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i was hunting around on ebay and found a toyota dealer offering key blanks for $250. If it is not legal to post links here...will someone let me know. http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-TOYOTA-...arts_Accessories&hash=iitem20d65bfd55&vxp=mtr.
Then I googled and found this...http://amazingkeys.highwire.com/pro...uiser-landcruiser-integrated-remote-key-02-sp.
I also went to walmart for mobil one synthetic and saw that they have a high mileage version and a 15,000 change interval version. Any one have any thoughts on those variants? I am using the bosch 3330 filter.
Lastly... I saw the Reese adjustable hitch in walmart and I am considering putting in the front... bolting it to the recovery points. Any thoughts?
 
I just got a 100 LC with only a valet key and the key "head" with the remote buttons. The shell had come apart and the actual metal key lost. Now the shell was taped together and acted like a fob only. I got a mobil locksmith to get me a new "shell" for the guts of the fob and the metal key made and installed. The guy also made me a spare master (no remote buttons). Total was $100 and I have a normal key again with remote buttons, a spare master to keep at home, and the original valet key. All he needed was the "master" fob I had and called in with the VIN to get some key code. Then he got in the LC and did the abracadabra thing. Took 10 minutes total. Was very easy and cheap. Hope that helps.
 
So... I dont need to spend 500 for a key... So I can be clear. Your man got a new shell for the remote and then a key blank and put them together to make a new master key. Then he got another blank and then cut and programmed that key to make another valet key?
 
So... I dont need to spend 500 for a key... So I can be clear. Your man got a new shell for the remote and then a key blank and put them together to make a new master key. Then he got another blank and then cut and programmed that key to make another valet key?
Hi buddy, I have a front receiver in my garage that I am putting on my 100. But I am determined to put it up higher on top of the frame. I think I can get it positioned so that it sticks out where the license plate is.

My thought is that I want to run a hitch mount winch, but the bottom of the frame would be so low that the approach angle would be bad. Also the winch might be underwater often down there. I will post up pics of the project, I bought a Warn front receiver for a 1996 4Runner. I will have to do a little fab work, hopefully just cutting and drilling some steel plate, and maybe welding captured nuts in a few places. Something to consider, I have found welding shops and hot rod mechanics very helpful with stuff like this. Good luck!
 
So... I dont need to spend 500 for a key... So I can be clear. Your man got a new shell for the remote and then a key blank and put them together to make a new master key. Then he got another blank and then cut and programmed that key to make another valet key?

CLose. The important thing is that the keyless fob I got with the LC was a master (had whatever electronic chip gizmo inside it that Toyota calls a master). You're right that he got a new shell for the remote and cut a key and put them together. Then he made another master (not a valet) key using the "rebuilt" master.

Thats important because you want a spare master key. I have two master keys now. The spare stays at home and has no remote capability. My daily key is the rebuilt master / remote. Then I have a third key which is the valet key that came with the truck.
 
I change my Mobil 1 ~ every 7500 or so...I don't think which type of M1 oil makes any difference. I get the non-high-mileage stuff when I get a Costco coupon. If you'd like a little more filter media, try the extended version...I have no idea of the Bosch p/n, but you should be able to cross a Mobil 1 p/n M1-209 to Bosch. No difference in price, at least for the Mobil 1 filters.

My experience with front hitches is that they're made for light duty trailer maneuvering...I use one on the Ram to spot :princess:'s horse trailer. I don't think I'd want to use one for recovery.

Steve
 
Brevitything.... I am also thinking about mounting the front receiver so that the front plate hides it. But.... Let's say your in 3 feet of snow or water or that deep in mud. If the receiver fits flush with the front bumper you have to get down in the mud,snow,water and reach up behind the bumper to get the pin into it. If you mount it so the the reciever is out far enough to get the pin in from the front.... It will probably make for good front bumper protection.

Handkind...the Reese hitch is made for the rear of a vehicle...5000 lb pull 500 lb
tongue... But the way its made...it looks like I can drop the 2 front recovery hook/loop, mount the 2 side brackets for the.hitch and the recovery points back in the same bolt holes and the mount the cross pieces upside down behind the bumper and it should come out pretty much right behind the license plate.

Short of that ....my neighbor is the mechanic for the county truck fleet. I may have to buy him some wine...but I can get something welded up. I got the receiver it self last week at HF
 
Higher mounted front receiver on 11 series

Hi buddy, I have a front receiver in my garage that I am putting on my 100. But I am determined to put it up higher on top of the frame. I think I can get it positioned so that it sticks out where the license plate is.

My thought is that I want to run a hitch mount winch, but the bottom of the frame would be so low that the approach angle would be bad. Also the winch might be underwater often down there. I will post up pics of the project, I bought a Warn front receiver for a 1996 4Runner. I will have to do a little fab work, hopefully just cutting and drilling some steel plate, and maybe welding captured nuts in a few places. Something to consider, I have found welding shops and hot rod mechanics very helpful with stuff like this. Good luck!

Hi Brevitythimg, did you ever figure out how to mount a front receiver up higher on your LC?

Thanks
 
Hi Brevitythimg, did you ever figure out how to mount a front receiver up higher on your LC?

Thanks
The answer is a firm "maybe". I have gathered up some steel stock and I have a plan. Check out my kind of build thread, I will update with pics as I work.

https://forum.ih8mud.com/100-series...ings-first-yota-98-lx470-black-unicorn-2.html

The current plan is to use a mid-90's 4Runner front receiver from Warn, and fab brackets that bolt to the bottom of the frame in the recovery point locations. The brackets will wrap around the outside of the frame rails, and the Warn receiver bar will bolt up.
 
I use Mobil 1, I would go to www.bobistheoilguy.com and look at the oil analysis threads. Note the Toyota 4.7 liter engine is one of the easiest on oil. If I remember correctly several analysis with regular Mobil 1 that were at over 9k miles stated the oil was good for several thousand more miles. I change mine every 5k because that is what the owners manual states and Totota built it so I follow their advise.
 

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