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Toyota Land Cruiser 2004 Green

Toyota Land Cruiser 2004 Green
Toyota Land Cruiser 2004 Green
In the last review, we found out that, despite the really strong design with a double resource of many units, both technical problems and design errors are inherent in the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado. However, the flagship series with “eights” under the hood, which today, given its age, is comparable in price to the “Pradiks”, is still considered the canonical “Cruiser”. So maybe it makes sense to immediately watch the legendary “Sotka”? Understanding.
As in the case of the LC Prado, when choosing a top-end Toyota SUV, you need to take into account all the indirect factors of its image in Russia. Namely, increased hijackability, popularity in criminal circles and a sufficient number of “gray” copies imported from abroad. In addition, most of the TLC 100 today has monstrous runs (over 350, or even more than 500 thousand km), which, of course, confirm the legend of the unprecedented endurance of an SUV, but this will not be easier for the new owner, since the mass of units has long been has rolled out its resource and needs to be replaced.
So, Toyota Land Cruiser 100 appeared on the market back in 1998, so the first copies today have crossed the 20-year mark. At the same time, even they, due to Russian myths, legends and traditions, as well as immense admiration for the Toyota brand of Russian motorists, cost no less than half a million rubles. Moreover, these are the cheapest specimens, which we would not consider. Decent versions, at least in appearance, start at 800 thousand rubles, and options with at least some guarantees start from a million.
In 2002, the Land Cruiser 100 underwent a restyling, and in 2005 another cosmetic update. In 2007, the model rolled off the assembly line, giving way to a new generation with the “200” index.
In Russia, the flagship Toyota meets with only two engines: an in-line diesel “six” and a mighty gasoline V8. It should be borne in mind that the SUV had a special utility version with the index “105” (in fact, this is the last Land Cruiser 80, covered with a body from the LC100), which was often used for special tasks. For example, such “Cruisers” served in the army, police, UN and many other places. And in the secondary market, they were often bought as the basis for off-road tuning.
“One hundred and fifth” is distinguished by hinged rear doors, often unpainted black bumpers, simple trim levels up to manual windows, a derated diesel engine, and a 4.5 petrol engine with manual transmissions.
The base for the Land Cruiser 100 was a 4.2-liter inline 6-cylinder diesel of the 1HD series. The motor had several modifications, the most common of which was the top version with 204 horsepower. The engine is far more reliable than its 3.0-liter Prado counterpart, but it also has a number of nuances.
First of all, it is worth remembering that the motor has a timing belt drive, which requires replacement every 100,000 km, and taking into account the age of the car, it should be changed no later than 80,000 km. We will not talk about high-quality fuel and oil (replacement at least every 10,000 km) – it goes without saying.
The engine is critical to the cleanliness of the air and fuel filter, which is reflected in the unstable operation of the unit. In addition, valves must be adjusted every 40-50 thousand km. Ignoring the procedure will lead to the destruction of their drive system and unfortunate consequences for the motor.
The cooling system also requires special attention, which cools not only the engine itself, but also its turbine. Any malfunction in the system leads to overheating of the boost and its breakdown, which also affects the motor.
Increased oil consumption is the first hint of an impending overhaul. If replacing the valve stem seals does not help, get ready for a big waste.
The most common engine for the Land Cruiser 100 remains a cast-iron gasoline V8 4.7 series 2UZ with a capacity of 235 horsepower. The engine really has impressive reliability and a service life of over 500 thousand km, of course, with proper care.
Again, a feature of the motor is the timing belt drive, which on an age machine needs to be changed every 70-80 thousand km. Moreover, the work requires accuracy due to the fragile tensioner. Just like on a diesel engine, a gasoline V8 requires mandatory valve adjustment every 40-50 thousand km. Surprisingly, all other engine malfunctions can only occur with unlucky owners who ignore preventive maintenance of the car. The main control is associated with the fuel and cooling systems, as well as with all kinds of sensors that fail due to physical wear (in particular, contacts) or damage.

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