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The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for the 200/LX570 series tech section continues to be a work in progress. The goal is to have links in the below to other threads and tech articles. By having these linked, instead of pasting the text, the threads will remain live. The live threads can continue to be updated and/or modified for things such as part numbers, adding on additional insight or after a period of time, some follow up information.

These FAQs have been put together by FORUM members. They have put extensive time and research into them. So when you find yourself using them, it would not be a bad thing to send off a thank you.

Again, these will continue to be updated and we will continue to add new ones as we move forward. If you have an idea for a new faq, or would like to take ownership of pulling one together, then don't be shy about it, you'll be helping everyone

Acronyms and Definitions-
Wondering what those Acronyms mean, look here. PM a mod if you see one missing.

Thinking of Buying? - If you are thinking of buying or getting ready to look at an 200 or an LX570, look here for helpful links.

General - General information about this build series

Modifications - Need to start modifying your rig? Look here for what other forum members have done. A good place to start is also the Members Build Threads

Repairs /Maintenance - If you need to perform maintenance to keep your rig running in top shape or find solutions to common repairs, look here

Members Build Thread Links - Best place to find out what you can do to your rig is to learn from others

Event Threads - 200 series Off Road Events

Here is the old FAQ Thread in case that is easier to review

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Acronyms and Definitions for FAQ

Common Forum Lingo:
AFAIK - As far as I know
BTW - By the way
FWIW - For What it's worth
FYI - For your information
IIRC- If I recall correctly
IMHO - In my humble opinion
IMO - In my opinion
LMAO - Laughing my @$$ off
LOL - Laugh out loud
OTOH - On the other hand
ROTFLOL - Rolling on the floor laughing out loud
ROTFLMAO - Rolling on the floor laughing my ass off
RTFM - Read the F-ing Manual
RTH- Real Time Help
YMMV - Your methods/mileage may vary


Technical Acronyms:

ABS - Acronym for Anti-lock Braking System. This system uses a computer to control your brakes on your car by applying and releasing your brakes quickly to prevent skidding or sliding from occuring.

ALT - Alternator: power generator for automobiles

ARB - australian 4x4 accessories manufacturer

AT - Automatic Transmission

AT - (tires) All Terrain

ATF - Automatic Transmission fluid

BIRF - Birfield: Found in the front axles of our rigs; they are constant velocity joints that transmit power through variable angles, at constant velocities.

CEL - check engine light, sometimes refers tocode that cuased light that can be read by a code reader

CDL Switch- Center Differential Lock Switch- Switch installed to allow the Center Differential to be locked when the transfer case is in High. The actual Center Differential Lock is in the Transfer Case.



Reference on operation of Center Differential. Diffs and Difflocks for Dummies (George Couyant from www.lcool.org) - Can Purchase CDL from Cdan (Totota) or Slee offroad[/I]

DS- Driver's side

DS: Drive Shaft=shafts that carry power and torque from the engine/tranny/xfer case to the axles.

DC DS=Double Cardan Drive Shaft=a pair of joints in a drive shaft that allows the tube to move in various directions and angularities.

Diffs - Differentials: found in the front and rear axles that consists of gears that transmit equal power and torque even if they rotate at different speeds.

ECT - Electronically Controlled Transmission - allows the engine to rev to a higher rpm before shifting to the next gear. Basically changes the shift points for the transmission. (Best for towing or heavier loads)

EGR = Exhaust Gas Recirculation valve

EWD or WD - Electrical Wiring Diagram, (part of FSM set)

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

FHH = Firewall Heater Hose

FSM - Factory Service Manual. The "bible" as published by the manufacturer. Used to guide in repairs

HG - Head Gasket

IAC = Idle Air Control solenoid

JDM- Japan Domestic Market- Refers to items particular to vehicles manufactured and sold in the Japanese market.
Items include but are not limited to:
Power retracting mirrors
Dual air conditioning
Adjustible shocks
Winches
and various cool and some gawdy accessories.

KDSS-kinetic dynamic suspension system

LB/FT - pound feet of torque

LB/IN - pound inches of torque

LHD (Left-Hand Drive): steering wheel on the left side, driving on the right side of the road

LSPV - Load Sensing Proportioning Valve

MAF - Mass air flow sensor

MIL - Malfunction Indicator Light (same as a CEL)

M&S - (tires) Mud and Snow

MT - Manual Transmission

MT - (tires) Mud Terrain

NA - Naturally Aspirated - An engine that is not turbocharged nor supercharged

OBDII - On Board Diagnostics Port available on ALL cars sold in the US 199 and later. Allows a common intercface tool to be connected to read and reset engine fault codes (CEL). Many Autpart stores will read your code for free vs. paying the dealer.

OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer. (Toyota in this case)

OME - Old Man Emu. An Australian four wheel drive specialty manufacturer that makes all kinds of cool stuff that causes us to empty our billfolds.

PCV Valve - The Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve is an emissions control device that routes unburned crankcase blowby gases back into the intake manifold where they can be reburned.

PI - Propane Injection - Propane is injected into the intake as a diesel catalyst for a more complete burn and additional power

PM - preventive mantenance

PM - private message

PO - Previous owner

POS - Piece of S#1T

PS- Passenger side

PSI - Pounds per square inch - A measure,emt of pressure.

RHD (Right-Hand Drive): steering wheel on the right side, driving on the left side of the road.

RPM - Rotations Per Minute

SC or S/C = Supercharger/Supercharged

SSM - Special Service Materials

SST - Special Service Tools

SUA = Spring under axle. Stock configuration for a Leaf (80's use Coil)Spring Vehicle (vs. SOA previously mentioned).

TB - Throttle Body: controls air flow into engine system in response to gas pedal depression.

TC or T/C = Turbocharger/Turbocharged

TLCA - Toyota Land Cruiser Association (tlca.org) - The Toyota Land Cruiser Association (TLCA) is a 4 wheel drive organization open to all Toyota 4 wheel drive vehicles (except sedan types). This includes all models of Land Cruisers, 4Runners, and 4x4 trucks.

TPS = Throttle Position Sensor, may also be the "kick down" cable

USDS- US driver's side or the left-hand side of the vehicle.

USPS - US passenger side or the right-hand side of the vehicle.

VSV - Vacuum Switching Valve. An electrically controlled valve that diverts vacuum according to the position of the switch.

xfer=Transfer case: sits behind transmission, has front and rear drive shafts coming out of it, and distributes power from the transmission to the front and rear differentials/axles.
 
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General items for the 200/LX570 Series

Have a question you aren't sure where to ask? ask it here in the Stupid Question of the Day thread

General Information:



Compilation of Tools and Spare Parts from forum members

Tires and Wheels:


Electronics:
  • Need to connect your phone via Blue Tooth, here is arich's thread on how to do that
  • 200 series uses LOW Profile Mini Fuses instead of the Mini fuses you might be use to. They look the same from the top but are not. Here are what the correct fuses look like
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Matt Gaskins Video on what to pack for 4x4 trips​
 
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Modifications - Many of these are also discussed as part of members Build Threads

Internal
Misc
Electrical:

Replacing Multi- Display with Tesla style Android Unit

Misc Electrical
Dual Battery Setups

CB Radio Installs

HAM Radio Installs
Optional Power Outlets
Running Electrical Wires
  • Running wires from the engine bay to the cab, poke a hole in one of the larger rubber gromets and run the wire through.
  • Use the area under the plastic trim in the sides to run wire from/to the rear of the vehicle



Storage:
ARB Rear Storage Drawers

External

Front Bumpers:
ARB Front Bumpers
TJM Front Bumpers
Other Front Bumpers

Want to add the Black Grill with Toyota Logo, look here


Rear Bumpers:
ARB Rear Bumpers:
Slee Rear Bumper - In Design

Other Rear Bumpers:

Roof Racks
Snorkels
Sliders
  • dtt255s Slee Slider Install Thread
Skid Plates
Lockers, Lower and Upper Control Arms
Lifts/Suspension
RIMs/Wheels

  • Want to run wheel spacers read this first
  • Rockwarrior 17" wheel install thread
  • After Market Wheel Thread
  • Taking Tundra Toyota #75157 wheels and turning them into TRD Pro Wheels. Powdercoat the rims black and buy the TRD Pro Center caps
Before​
After​








Engine
Fuel
 
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Repairs /Maintenance

Maintenance
Changing the Cabin Air Filter in the Glove Box
  • Checkout ttrmikes thread on changing the cabin air filter
  • John E Davies thread on the HVAC recirculate door is important with regard to the filter change. It needs to be in the right setting to change and it needs to be closed correctly to work afterwards

Changing Engine Oil
Changing Differential Fluid
Changing Oil Filter Cap
Engine
Fuel
  • Markusons Fuel Evap Code thread

Driveshaft

Repairs

This link is a thread of Common Failures and Repairs compiled by the members. If you are having an issue, look here or the specific threads below
 
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Members Build Thread Links

Click this link for more build threads. Brings up all with the build prefix
 
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Events and Picture Threads:

Land Cruiser Destination Club Events
  • 1st annual 200's in Ouray 2015 Thread
  • 2nd Annual 200's in Ouray Thread
  • 3rd Annual 200's in Breckenridge Thread
  • 4th annual LCDC 200 series Destination club in Telluride Thread
Moab Related Events
Select this link to view more Event and Picture Threads
 
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