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My Cruiser

Postby knoath » Sat Oct 03, 2009 8:09 am

Put a deposit on a 1988 60 series Landcruiser yesterday!
228,500 k's appear to be genuine... 3 ltr Petrol, 5 speed. New starter, ARB bullbar, side steps, full length roof top basket (bonus!)
Paint (White) is in great condition, underside appears to have seen no off road use, bash plates are all straight. No leaks that I could see.
Air Con, power steering 6 seater.
Needs a CD player and re-tint of the windows.
Brand new Bridgestone Duellers all round on Sunraysia type wheels.
Drives really sweetly, no rattles, noises, grinding or shakes!!! For its age I reckon it's a beauty!!!
12 mths Reg, 12 mths warranty and a full RWC.
No pics as the yard has removed them! :(

If it gets the all clear from my mechanic on Monday, she's coming home with me!!!! ::)

We have asked Santa for some new camping equipment and if I've been as good a boy as I think I've been, we're in for a great Chrissy holiday!!!
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Re: My Cruiser

Postby Jo&Kev » Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:06 am

Dick

You sure it's a 3l petrol? I thought the 60 series came with a 4.0 and a 4.2l petrol and some 3-ish litre diesels.

The roof baskets are about the most useful accessory in the world and are an expensive addition. I'm sure you will love it - I had an 83 version, converted to gas, which provided us with some good entertainment and memories. Sadly, now gone, but replaced by a Land Rover Discovery.
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Re: My Cruiser

Postby knoath » Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:17 am

You sure it's a 3l petrol?

When I took it for a test drive I put $5 of unleaded in it as that's what was written on the fuel filler door, so I reckon it's a 3ltr Petrol! ;)

Gee, I hope this is a good honest car... with 2 growing lads and a missus who loves a break from the daily grind, I could do with a few weeks of hassle free camping/motoring!
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Re: My Cruiser

Postby Cheiffy » Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:54 pm

knoath wrote:Gee, I hope this is a good honest car... with 2 growing lads and a missus who loves a break from the daily grind, I could do with a few weeks of hassle free camping/motoring!


And with the high country just up the road, you're bound to have some awesome times coming up.

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Re: My Cruiser

Postby GypsyLady » Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:42 pm

knoath wrote:
You sure it's a 3l petrol?

When I took it for a test drive I put $5 of unleaded in it as that's what was written on the fuel filler door, so I reckon it's a 3ltr Petrol! ;)



If you do have a 3 Litre petrol 60 series cruiser Knoath then the engine has been replaced at some stage.

Standard 60 series Cruisers only came out with 2 engines; a 4 litre diesel and a 4.2 petrol. The 3 litre diesel engines did not come out until the Prado.

There was a 3.4 litre diesel pre 84 and it was called a 13BT turbo but still not a petrol engine.

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Re: My Cruiser

Postby Ozzycamperboy » Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:35 pm

It will probably be a 3.955L to be exact ;)

Would have been advertised as a 4L I imagine... did it say 3F in the fuel cap by any chance?

I think they changed from a 4.2L petrol (2F) to 4.0L petrol (3F) in 1988 so you could have either engine depending on the month in that year. At any rate, looking on the manufacturers plates in the engine bay will tell you.
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Re: My Cruiser

Postby knoath » Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:44 am

gypsylady, I apologise, you are correct.
It has a 3995cc petrol donk.

Not that it matters, as I decided to go against the purchase as my mechanic checked it over and thought it was a very clean, well looked after unit... except for the leaking rear main seal and the fact the front hubs would need a rebuild soon.
If anyone has the cash and the know how to do the job properly it is in great conditon otherwise.
No rust and is like new.

I can give details of its location if someone wants to know.

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Re: My Cruiser

Postby Ozzycamperboy » Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:43 am

Just out of curiosity, how much was it?

Your prolly better off with a diesel one anyway if you can put up with the lack of accelleration :lol:
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Re: My Cruiser

Postby knoath » Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:39 pm

$7750!
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Re: My Cruiser

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:52 pm

knoath wrote:$7750!


It would definitely have been more expensive had it been a diesel.
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Re: My Cruiser

Postby Ozzycamperboy » Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:13 pm

gypsylady wrote:
knoath wrote:$7750!


It would definitely have been more expensive had it been a diesel.

My turbo diesel was about half that price.

I know some people like buying off a dealer for warranty and other reasons, but it is seriously so much cheaper buying private.

It would want to be in deadset showroom condition to fetch that price ::()
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Re: My Cruiser

Postby knoath » Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:02 am

It was... that's why I was seriously after it!
It was the main reason the missus liked it, and my mechanic was reluctant to tell me the bad news!
He was walking around it shaking his head... looking for all the replaced panels etc., then saying "it looks original!"

If it wasn't for the rear main seal and the hubs, I'd have grabbed it.
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Re: My Cruiser

Postby Ozzycamperboy » Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:38 pm

I wouldn't be too stressed. Be patient and something cheaper/better will always come up. 60's aren't that dear.

Wouldn't worry too much about the hub seals next time though, I don't think there's a 4wd on the road that doesn't at least have a small leak in them.
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Re: My Cruiser

Postby Jo&Kev » Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:31 pm

Agree with that - my 60 leaked at the hub seals. No biggie really.

It also leaked from the rear main seal - but not a significant amount.

I paid less than that for the Disco when I bought it, and it is a small turbo intercooled diesel. Never regretted the purchase.

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Re: My Cruiser

Postby capella_ben » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:46 pm

This is the 60 series that I want:

http://www.carsales.com.au/all-cars/pri ... ter_Single

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