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    MN > MEX Build/Maintenance/Route Advice

    It's a Toyota Land Cruiser - Gas and go! If you hit oil change mileage enroute pull into a shop and get the oil changed. The problem with preventative maintenance is there is always a chance of the repair causing a new problem (Bad part or bad installation). To avoid that inspection is your...
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    Modifications To Improve Gas Mileage

    My cruiser gets a very consistent 13 mpg. Good Cruiser mileage is not a thing. Not really a Toyota thing. Reliability is Toyota's focus. Fantastic fuel economy is like any other high performance goal. Diminishing returns and compromises to reliability. If you can get the top gear in the...
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    Front sway bar bracket

    I thought I was having a bad day when I broke two of the bolts with one stuck in the bracket! I now see I should be counting my blessings to have a bracket at all. I was able to remove the broken bolt with a torch on the welded nut and turning the bolt 1/6th of a turn at a time with a part of...
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    Wheel Bearings - When to replace / repack

    This SK snap ring plier tool is well worth it ! - Also wish I had purchased Slee's spindle lubrication tool before I started. If you want a bolt to pull on the axle spindle a good one is at the front top of the radiator.
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    Another key question, need to replace the transmitter housing (not talking about the key shell)

    If you find the Stauber shell isn't up to the task then I recommend a ToyotaMD shell. Very happy with mine.
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    For Sale 2011 LC200 197k Miles $21k Mods

    Vin search in Google will often get you pictures of the damage pre-salvage auction so you can judge how much was done and what to look for. For a vehicle with 200k miles even a minor event could result in salvage title. A problem I found is that all the salvage "rebuilders" in my area were...
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    Help me decide - repair or scrap my son’s 100 series

    I vote for take the money and run. If you love the cruiser watch for it in the regional auction and pick it back up if it's going for very cheap. No matter how well it is rebuilt it will never have the same value with a branded title. There may be value there for a "flipper" but the profit...
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    LX470 Cabin Air Filter Replacement DIY

    This thread appears to have gone plenty long but I know there was a lot of interest by some for a activated carbon filter. I see that FRAM is now selling one - FRAM CF11923 Fresh Breeze Cabin Air Filter FRAM CF11923 Fresh Breeze Cabin Air Filter - $45 A little spendy for me but I can see...
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    Best Mod for under $100

    I'm still stalking my GX 470 but have this radio repeater/Bluetooth/USB/Aux input device in my 98 100 and have been very happy with it. I mostly load podcasts onto USB but the Bluetooth connects well with my phone.
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    Talk me out of a 5th gen Runner

    I find the 100 easy to work on and affordable to maintain. Parts are higher but problems are rare. Since I enjoy driving it so much the occasional expense doesn't hurt as much. ($1100 for new tires last week did sting a bit.) Even at 200k not much has needed work. I don't replace parts that are...
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    For Sale 2005 Lexus GX470 - 43,600 Miles and Super Clean

    That is a perfect truck. You'll get your asking price.
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    Best place to sell a 200

    Get a good ad up on Craigslist and all the aggregators like Autotempest will pick it up. Also gives you a place to send people for details. MUD forum will get the enthusiasts. I think ebay or might be worth it. As a buyer searching I have found the best but it...
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    200K Maintenance

    I replaced a fuel filter at around 100k. Looked brand new when I took it apart. Unless you are in the third world pumping gas from 55 gallon drums or working a fuel problem I wouldn't bother. I am definitely in the "If it's not broke don't fix it camp'". On an older vehicle you could poor...
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    Throttle Control Motor...

    I replaced my TPS today and cleaned the TB. Initially after the repair I cleared the codes and the P0121 stayed and truck started in "limp mode". Removed the battery cable for a few minutes, put it back, cleared the code on and it runs great. I removed some slack in the throttle cable attached...
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    98 Transmission and differential fluid questions

    You can also run a Dexron VI fluid. Dex VI is backward compatible with Dex III but incorporates the latest in synthetics and additives. Although my 100 currently runs on Amsoil I have had Dex VI in my 99 Camry's Dex III transmission for the past 100,000 miles with smooth results.
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    Common rust areas - Is there hope for a LC100 purchase in the midwest?

    Rather than drag a nice well treated 100 into the rust belt save yourself and move to one of the western or southern states.
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    TPS/APPS/Throttle Control Motor Issues

    12guns - Were you able to get this fixed ? What was the issue?
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    Throttle Control Motor...

    LXMUTT - Did you get your problem fixed ? I am troubleshooting a TPS/APPS/TB issue throwing P0121 and P1128 codes. Used a mechanics stethoscope to listen to the Throttle Control Motor and heard nothing bad. The resistance in my motor and motor clutch was in range. I will replace the TPS and...
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    Amateur Coolant Level Question

    When you find and fix the leak then get rid of the green coolant and add the proper Toyota coolant. It has a different chemistry that is compatible with the materials used in the system.
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    The Grease Thread

    The Green Grease is NLGI 2 and so meets the Toyota requirements. I do like a Moly grease for the drive shaft. But a $5 Ford rated chassis grease meets that requirement and can be found in any parts store. I used to spend hours on BITOG and chased exotic greases to find the best. You can find...
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