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How Long Does a Series 80 Last

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by tomlite, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. tomlite

    tomlite

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    Since I am slowly getting to like my Cruiser, I was curious on how long it would last.
     
  2. Brentbba

    Brentbba Former Golfer SILVER Star

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    Longer than any BMW. :flipoff2: Welcome newbie. :flipoff2: What did you expect from a LC board? hehehe
     
  3. Junk

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    It will last longer than this thread will :flipoff2:
     
  4. cary

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    Actually a BMW 735i (assuming it is an E32) is not good for 250k. It goes more like this:

    Every 50k, replace the climate control system so you have heat and air conditioning. Cost $1500 plus.

    Every 125k or so fix the ZF Tranny.

    We of course don't want to forget about all the other electrical gremilins that the 735i suffers from like bad window switches, misterious tailight out warnings, dash lights failing, OBC failing, service indicator board breaking, and just about everything else you could imagine.

    Of course all that crap surrounds a the lovely BMW M30 Big 6 motor, that if you keep the oil changed, adjust the valves regularly and make sure to check the banjo bolts on the oil bars for the cam so it gets lubed properly will go 400K miles.

    Bottom Line, if you want the reliability of your 735i, get a land rover. To answer your question, its like asking how long you are going to live. It all depends. Don't ever do any service on you Cruiser, don't check the oil, don't change it either, and I can guarantee it won't go more than 20,000 miles.

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    Cary

    P.S. Welcome to the Board :cheers:.
     
  5. T Y L E R

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    [glow=black,2,2]Thomas ,

    I take it the gamma brothers repaid their debts to you ? :D . Don't worry , your cruiser will make it to your 30th reunion with you aboard ...

    BTW , lets see some pics of that ride of yours ... :cheers:[/glow]

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  6. Beast II

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    If you put a bullbar on it, it should last longer. :D
     
  7. Pitbull

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    I think it's a real mistake to buy the 80 series Landcruiser, if you like to drive new vehicles on a regular interval. These damn 80's just don't wear out and they continue to look new even with over 100K miles on them. It really makes it hard to justify buying something else. Example when you get over 100K miles on any vehicle the resale value goes way down, problem is the LC is still in great shape but not worth that much as a trade-in. So you end up looking like a real nut case to the wife if you even look at another vehicle, even if it is a low mileage 100 series. Sometimes life is just not fair :)
     
  8. scottm

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    My daughter's turbo quattro is just reaching 250k with only a few annoyances. It was her first car two years ago, and the original clutch has survived. My previous two synchros were running well when totalled by deer at 200k each. I expect the 80s to last longer and have less problems because they're simpler, easier to work on, and designed for rougher use.
     
  9. Sammy Jenkins

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    It will last forever. Can not kill the thing, no matter how hard you push it. The best SUV on the planet. Realisticly though, at 300k miles you might want to replace the engine with a V8 or not. The I6 should still be working, and have its regular check ups for any problems.
     
  10. floatinghat

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    The 535 with the 5speeder might give an 80 a run. Bottom line the vehicles have different intended uses and to compare a freeway/autobahn cruiser with a truck is apples to pears, is the 80 a mall cruiser or will it see the dirt? BTW, the 535is is one of my favorite cars.
     
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    I used to have 91 BMW 750IL V12. I sold it when it had 231k miles with only issue with self leveling suspension leaking. It is a bulletproof car.
    I do like to change my cars or trucks once a while but, Damn, I am not going to be able to do that after I bought my 97LC. Since the resale is not going to be as I expected, I am going to drive this thing to the ground.
     
  12. ginericLC

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    [quote author=cary link=board=2;threadid=13298;start=msg122855#msg122855 date=1079562994]
    To answer your question, its like asking how long you are going to live. It all depends. Don't ever do any service on you Cruiser, don't check the oil, don't change it either, and I can guarantee it won't go more than 20,000 miles.

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    Cary

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    I would gladly take that bet. I would gladly take a new 80 series and put synthetic oil in it and drive it for a continuous 20,000 miles. Heck, I'd probably do it to my 94. It has 185k on it already. How much is the bet? $10,000, $5,000 US dollars. Let me change the battery and I'll only open the hood to add windshield wiper fluid for those 20,000 miles.
     
  13. cary

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    [quote author=MNCruiser link=board=2;threadid=13298;start=msg123244#msg123244 date=1079629129]
    I used to have 91 BMW 750IL V12. I sold it when it had 231k miles with only issue with self leveling suspension leaking. It is a bulletproof car.
    I do like to change my cars or trucks once a while but, Damn, I am not going to be able to do that after I bought my 97LC. Since the resale is not going to be as I expected, I am going to drive this thing to the ground.
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    Man you had the only one ever!!!!! Every 750il I have ever run into was a maintence nightmare. $2,000 leaking intake gaskets, Electrical problems up the wazoo, failed A/C boards!!! If you don't play the lotto, you should, because you are the luckiest person in the world!!!!!
     
  14. cary

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    [quote author=ginericfj80 link=board=2;threadid=13298;start=msg123270#msg123270 date=1079632083]
    I would gladly take that bet. I would gladly take a new 80 series and put synthetic oil in it and drive it for a continuous 20,000 miles. Heck, I'd probably do it to my 94. It has 185k on it already. How much is the bet? $10,000, $5,000 US dollars. Let me change the battery and I'll only open the hood to add windshield wiper fluid for those 20,000 miles.
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    Look a little more closely at what I wrote. For starters I did not make a bet. Second, even if you assume that my statement was a bet, you were not the intended recepient and therefore could not accept the bet. Third, even if you were the intended receipient, you changed the terms of the "bet" and therefore rejected my original offer and made your own offer. Now since you want to make a bet, sure. To clarify the terms, and since you have not specified the Synthetic oil, lets make it Mobil 1 0w-20, which no additional amount can be added after the begining of the 20,000 miles period. Should your motor not suck up 8 quarts of that and grenade itself within 20,000 miles I will send you $100.
    Now included not checking the oil. For most LC's that are burning 1 quart every 3000 miles, it will mean a sump with less than 2 quarts after 18,000 miles. :flipoff2: :flipoff2: :flipoff2:

    Cary
     
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    I "heard" that the LC's target mechanical failure mileage is 200K-250K miles.
    Compared to US Manufactures who have a target failure mileage of 100K-125K miles.

    Most foreign automakers (aka Germans and Japanese) have target failure mileages of 125K-150K

    ...or I have no idea what i am talking about.. ;)

    later,
    joe
     
  16. scottm

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    [quote author=cary link=board=2;threadid=13298;start=msg123477#msg123477 date=1079652167]For most LC's that are burning 1 quart every 3000 miles, it will mean a sump with less than 2 quarts after 18,000 miles.[/quote]
    It's unfortunate, but I've only lifted the hood to change oil and coolant in over a year. My cruiser uses no oil between 5k filter changes, and I run my oil 10k. I know I could go 20k without opening the hood, but I plan to have it for a very long time, wouldn't do it for $100. I have to admit, my wife's truck would never make it.