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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2015 23:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK CJM - got that thanks - might have a look - but been OK with what its been doing for the past 4 years or so... :-} ... so far anyway .....
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 21:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

LC back and all good.

Thks CJM for the menu tip, finally got the auto lock switched off, will look at the other options also when time to see what they do  Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 22:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just in for it's 48k service and still going well, no further issues as yet, heat shields coming lose with corrosion, but a few larger washers and all fixed.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 21:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

Over a year since last post, now @ 54k mls, nothing to report, BF Goodridges doing well, still 6-8mm tread after 34k mls.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2016 22:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, about your bfg's, you mentioned they are 265 / 65 / 18. I'm about to change to bfg's myself and was wondering about if it fits under the car on the spare wheel, I had a quick look the other day and it looked a little tight in there with the standard Dunlop duellers 265 / 60 / 18. Cheers
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 22:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've not fitted to the spare, but it's only a small increase to the overall OD, be surprised if it didn't fit.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 23:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, nearly 5yrs ownership with this 150, getting closer towards the 7yrs with the 120, not to mention the decades previously with 80’s and 100’s, having a land cruiser in the garage never gets old !

150 now has 59k mls, and All good apart from.........KDSS warning light has now been appearing  intermittently on the dash.

Checking on inter web, seems like only a dealer fix, special pump/fluid/pressure/tools etc, and looks pretty expensive.

I’m planning to check around underneath myself soon, thereafter if nothing obvous and it’s starts flashing more frequently will head to a dealer, we’ll see.

Out of 5yr warranty now, typical etc.

Post 8ncase anyone else exp, but also will inform with mine, if it does really become an issue.

Quiet forum as always, not sure due to lack of 150 owners, or problems, I hope the latter 😀
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you ever get to the bottom of the KDSS light?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi There,

Fortunately it went completely away.

Not sure if it was an equipment, or outside temperature issue (was very cold at the time, but off course that really shouldn't matter either).

Nothing since, glad, as looked only a dealer solution/special tools, and closed loop type circuit, no DIY fill points etc.

I do think my rear shocks are on there way out, so planning to replace soon, but they to are expensive ~£400 ea.

We'll see.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 20:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

67k mls, servicing, timing belt replacement etc by myself now I’m out of warranty.

Only comments:-
Drivers rear calliper seized, being replaced (pair)
Getting bi-annual undersell to keep corrosion in check
BFG tyres no 47k mls old, still good 6-7mm accross tread patten
Brakes in general need to be maintained, can see a new set of front calipers being needed soon
Keeping the tail shift “clunk” in check with greasing of the driver train
Had new discs and pads a wee while ago
Thinking about dropping the sump to check the oil strainer pick up to see if “coked” up, after my 120 experience “injector seals failure” some years ago, but the pick up sump is so small, we’ll see, need to order the gasket etc.

Other than that, all good, planning to keep for a while, newest styling changes are the front are nice, but not really worth changing for.

Newest RAV 4 looks funky also !
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

Small update, looks like I need to spend sometime on her.

Front upper and lower ball joints, and a steering rack, started leaking where the steering linkage connects.

Have put in some liquid leak fix stuff (which is actually very good at slowing the leak and indeed making the steering much smoother) but it does still leak, albeit much slower.

So looking around, steering rack Toyota £1500, e bay new £500, e bay repair/service your rack £215.

Planning to remove shortly, undecided whether new/replacement rack, or fix/service my OEM unit, kinda thinking fix/service OEM unit, but off course a big job, so perhaps a new ones the way to go.

Other than that, still like it, a keeper.

Bought some upgrade parts for the side panels to give it a changed/fresh look, still going strong.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi All,

Ref steering rack leak, the STOP leakage fluid route was a quick fix to buy time and work out a plan.

But, this STOP leak fluid I has worked really well, and seems to have not only soften the seal, to allow it to re-seal, but also made the much steering smoother, it is a visibly a higher viscosity fluid than normal/STD power steering fluid, but has for the moment solved the problem.

Still monitoring, but this £15 bottle has saved a few thousand £££'s, it was a bad leak, I'd lose the oil reservoir contents in around 2 tanks of fuel.

Hopefully I haven't spoken to soon, but in case anyone else comes across this on an LC, or indeed any other car, link to product here:
STOP LEAK
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