That really is commercial information, for which Toyota would want to charge you for. Maybe it could be sold via the dealers.
I got lucky, my dealer GAVE me all my parts books for NOTHING, like zippo
Mind you, I spend quite a few bucks there, every year.
It sure would be nice to walk into a dealer (none of whom give a TLCA discount, or have even heard of the TLCA in my area) and give them a part number rather than have the conversation start with "what's an FJ-40".
That being said, I wouldn't hold my breath. Toyota has been quite disinterested in supporting the TLCA. They really don't have a lot of interest in supporting a bunch of people who would rather fix an old truck than buy a new one. We do buy a lot of parts and many, if not most of us, have newer Toys in the driveway. The 40 is the oldest of 4 in mine.
Dealers should think long term (mine does!) yes, I own a 20 year old truck and I probably not
in the market for a new Land Cruiser....BUT I bought a new car from them in 2000 and looking for another one now. They stuff me about on my truck parts......I COULD change my car brand
choice.....so its in their interest to look after me.
Maybe Toyota U.S./dealers needs th think along the same lines.......but I can't see that happening easily
It would be nice to have Toyota distribute cd's. In my expreience though not may everyone want that info. those that do need to get to know the parts people at their dealer. They get new updated cd's very regularly and toss the old ones. All you have to do is ask nice and I bet it would work. Also buy up the microfiche, it is getting more unobtainium. It is cheap and I was getting 1960 versions a couple years ago.
I agree that fiche is a good solution... that's why i went to the trouble and expense to have a bunch scanned and put on CD as Xplat pdf files. FYI the dealer cds are NOT useable at home due to some serious protection included in the process...