All Wheel Drive Club

The Toyota Landcruiser Owners Club
Landcruiser Club - Dedicated to Toyota Landcruiser, Amazon, Colorado and Prado Owners
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   Watched TopicsWatched Topics   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your personal messagesLog in to check your personal messages   Log inLog in 
TLOCUK Club ShopClub Shop  TLOCUK Classified Ads serviceClassified Ads  dynamic online chat serviceChatrooms  Yellow Diamond ClubsYellow Diamond Clubs
TLOCUK HomeTLOCUK Home   TLOCUK ForumsTLOCUK Forums  Click here to link to the South African LandCruiser Owners Club websiteLCCSA  Click here to link to the Australian LandCruiser Owners OnLine website - possibly the longest established Land Cruiser club on the net!LCOOL  Click here to link to the IH8MUD website - run by extremely enthusiastic Land Cruiser owners, with a fantastic source of DIY information and useful forum!IH8MUD

Help on buying an Amazon


 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Toyota Landcruiser Owners Club Forum Index -> General non-technical Q&A
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Adriana1
*


Joined: 17 Aug 2012
Posts: 19
Location: Glos

PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 18:41    Post subject: Help on buying an Amazon Reply with quote

Hi Guys
I have been looking for some time now to buy an Amazon just need a bit of help to enable me to decide what to buy for my budget of around 10k
Auto or Manual- whilst modern Autos are great not so sure about the older ones- I am happy to have a manual and understand they are Rare- do the Autos have any issues
4.2TD or 4.7 petrol with LPG- I understand that the Petrol with LPG conversion are as reliable and economical as the 4.2 is the petrol with LPG a good option

Air suspension or springs- is the air suspension a reliable option given the age of the car I would be buying- I know the air can be very expensive to fix

Sorry to ask all these questions but it a lot of dosh to spend on an old car??

Thanks in advance guys
Back to top
View user's profile Send personal message
Google
Sponsor





PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 18:41    Post subject: Google Ads keep this community free to join!


Back to top
Shep69
Lifetime member
Lifetime member


Joined: 20 Sep 2012
Posts: 78
Location: Banbury, Oxfordshire

PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been running a petrol V8 Landcruiser with auto box for the last 9 years now. The car was converted to LPG before I bought it. (an OMVL Dream system which I believe is Italian) + a Valve lube system which I am told is essential in the 2UZ-FE engine. In 9 years of ownership my car has never failed an MOT or left me stranded on the side of the road. (It is almost 19 years old now) Things that have broke: I had some trouble with the throttle body housing, I had to replace all the drop links (as per usual for every 4x4 I have ever bought) I have had to have the steering rack refurbished. I have had to replace the rear load hieght sensor. On the LPG side, I have had to replace the injectors once (80 all in) and the switchover valve (50 all in) apart from that it has just been regular maintenance.  I only use my car for driving holidays and shopping trips (under 3.5k miles per year) A landcruiser is not a cheap car to run. On a run on LPG I can expext to get somewhere between 250 and 300 miles from 86litres of LPG. It cost me about 140 to get to Anstruther and back which is roughly a 810 mile round trip - In total comfort) I'm would suggest that you watch out for rust, mine is just starting to rust, but I am keeping an eye on it and having it dealt with.

Hope this helps? If you have any further questions please feel free to ask!

Regards,

Shep,
_________________
2001 Toyota Amazon Landcruiser 50th Anniversary Limited Edition (No 117) 4.7 V8 LPG 115k miles & climbing slowly.
Back to top
View user's profile Send personal message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Toyota Landcruiser Owners Club Forum Index -> General non-technical Q&A All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


All contents © Hobson's Choice IT Solutions Ltd 1997 on
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group