Builds Supra88's High Mileage 200 Series Build

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Most recently I picked up a clean 2008 Land Cruiser from the PNW. I originally intended on picking up a low mileage 200, but ended up with one that has 228,000 miles on it! It's a one owner well taken care of vehicle. 100% dealer serviced and it came with a lot of extra goodies:

ARB front and rear bumpers
ARB steps
Warn 9500 winch
Front Runner Rack
ARB underbelly armor
GROM/Vline
Hi Lift (Yes he threw in a brand new hi lift!)
PIAA Led bulbs
OME lift
A second OME lift that he replaced because it was 1" too high (so I have a full spare lift!)
I also have both ARB rear swing outs

The original owner was meticulous. He replaced steering wheel because of the wear on the wood grain. So it has a brand new steering wheel (I have the old one too). He replaced the head lights and front valence because of normal wear too.

The build thread will document everything I've inspected, repaired, replaced, etc that you can expect on a high mileage 200. Most of which came from the 200 series forum, thank you!

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After reviewing all of dealer service records I determined that it needed the following:

Radiator, the original was replaced about 100,000 miles ago with the old designed radiator so it was time for the new design. Purchased from Toyota.
Water pump - This was at about 100,000 miles too so time for a new one. Aisin unit from Rock Auto
Thermostat - Surprisingly this was never replaced. So I essentially have a 228,000 mile thermostat. Purchased from Toyota
Sepentine belt tensioner - this was replaced about 120,000 miles ago when the orginal seized up and took out the serpentine belt. Purchased from Toyota.
Serpentine belt. Toyota
Fan belt bracket. Also oringinal, so time for replacement. Purchased Aisin unit from Rock Auto
Idler pulley. Also original. Purchased from Toyota
Fan clutch. Original unit. Purchased Aisin from Rock Auto
Spark plugs. Purchased OEM denso long life irridiums from Rock Auto
All 4 O2 sensors. Original units. Purchased Denso units from Rock Auto
PCV valve - This was also original. Shocking that the dealer didn't service this. Purchased from Toyota.
Upper and lower radiator hoses. These were original, so time to replace even though the originals looked good. Purchased from Toyota.

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Forgot to mention that I replaced the heater tees with metal units and constant tension clamps. Glad I did, the original tees disintegrated just like my 100 series tees did. Actually they were worse. Not sure why Toyota puts glass filled nylon tees in a vehicle like this.

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I noticed there was damage on the #1 coolant hose. I'm assuming it happened when the serpentine belt exploded. I went ahead and ordered most of the coolant hoses in the front of the engine.

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Might be my compulsiveness, but I decided after changing my PCV and seeing how brittle the PCV hose I went ahead and ordered all new ventilation hoses and fuel vapor hoses with new clamps. They were all rock hard.

Ventilation hoses purchased:

12263-38010
12262-38050
12262-38020
12261-38020

I replaced all of the clips too. 90467-19003

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After some research I realized that this is a common problem with the 5.7. Time for new valve cover gaskets, spark plug seals, and later realized all new cam seals that are inside the valve covers. This is not an easy job! If you look at the pictures you can see the 5 seals needed on each cover. 3 different part numbers.

90430-A0001
11159-38010
11159-0P010

valve cover gasket are:

11214-0S010
11213-0S010

Spark plug tube seals:

11193-70010

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The interior is in amazing condition. I was pleasantly surprised. The previous owner put in a brand new steering wheel/switches because of the wear on the original. The door panel grip handle had the usual paint wear and the shift handle did too. So time to replace those.

Grip handle: 74611-60030
Shift knob: TRD PTR57-34141

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Do dealers not grease the drive shafts? I went through more than one tube greasing the joints and slip yokes! Did I mention this 200 has zero rust! I absolutely love it. It's such a rarity in Michigan and was my #1 requirement for my purchase.
 
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Not sure how, but this 200 has the original starter! I have a new Toyota unit on the shelf, just deciding when I want to install it.

Couple of other things that I can cross off the list:

Verified that the AC recirc door above the evap core is functional. Luckily it was. It is noisy though. Any fixes for this? Also, the AC compressor cycles often. Not sure if this is normal or not. When I checked the low side AC pressure it was at 50 psi. Anyone know what the specification is off hand?

Verified that there isn't a front timing cover leak or cam tower leak. I don't see anything. I'm relieved because I just pulled the valve covers off which is more than half way in the process to resealing the cam towers!

Side note: The original owner used conventional oil for it's entire life. He had the dealer change it every 3-5000 miles. I was surprised it didn't call for synthetic? Thoughts?
 
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Nice truck! Seems well sorted.

How does one go about adding swingouts to that rr bumper?
Sounds like it can be done while the bumper is on this rig. The rear Slee on my 100 was pretty straight forward for the swing out, this ARB seems a little wonky on the swing out mechanism. I haven't tore into it yet, but will soon.
 
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Replaced the original hood and hatch struts before the hood came crashing down on my head! I couldn't justify OEM struts, but they lasted over 200,000 miles. Impressive.

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The 200 came with a front runner rack. I was getting wind noise in the cabin with the sun roof shade opened. Not terrible but I decided to install the FR fairing that the seller included brand new with the 200. Still have wind noise! Oh well not too worried about it. Anything I should check to make sure I don't have leak problems where it's bolted on? It looks a little messy.

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Adjusted the parking brake. It was pretty easy, tightened the star wheel and backed it off 8 clicks. Drivers side was pretty loose. Then I adjusted the parking brake lever to get 5-6 clicks. Works now, but will check the pads when I replace the rotors. Oh the area below the cup holders was a hot mess. Found a few business cards and some drink/food residue on an otherwise meticulously well taken care of vehicle.
 
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Not sure how, but this 200 has the original starter! I have a new Toyota unit on the shelf, just deciding when I want to install it.
I've got a 2007 with 222K miles and a 2010 with 242K miles, both with original starters, alternators, fuel & water pumps. The 2007 is having an engine rebuild as we speak, so it will get a new one fitted as it's easier to get to with the engine out (1VD-FTV diesel). Its stuff like this that makes these things bulletproof....
 
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