ODO Meter reading 145500
The last update of the vehicle was at 1361xx Kms in March 2012. Since then the vehicle’s been driven 9400 Kms in about 6 months time. Of this 9400 Kms majority of the drive was done on my Delhi – Goa – Delhi driving vacation. You can read about it here.
The majority of the jobs done/ expenses incurred on the vehicle since then(Mar’12 136K Kms) have been as follows
- May’12 – Full Comprehensive Insurance
- Mar’12 – Bought a single tyres Prielli Scorpion in Baroda @ 140050 Kms (explained below)
- Mar’12 & May’12 – 2 Normal Services @ 136535 Kms & 142442 Kms. The second service was slightly overdue as the vehicle was out of station at the time.
- Jul’12 – Bought 4 new tyres Yokohama Geolanders AT-S @ 143090 Kms (explained below)
- Aug’12 – Changed the Air Conditioner Blower 142223 Kms
- Aug’12 – Replaced the Spider Kit for the Rear Shaft/ Differential 142223 Kms
- Aug’12 – Changed the Studs & Nuts for the front right wheel (apparently it had been wrongly tightened which resulted in the grooves being worn out) 142223 Kms
The Path to Prestige
The concept of the 80 series was the combination of "Advanced" and "Top Quality" features at the highest level. However, the true reason why the 80 series gained worldwide attention was the fact that it able to maintain its original toughness of excellent off-road characteristics while being loyal to the above.
In 1989 regular minor changes were introduced, all in the direction of greater luxury, which led eventually to the evolutionary transformation of the ever-popular 60-series into the new 80-series.
At the time the 60-series was being driven more for leisure or family use, and as a town car, than as an off-road vehicle. Over time the demand increased for more fashionable and passenger car like characteristics.
Post the previous service interval, I had taken the vehicle for an outstation trip to Tordi, Rajasthan for some dune bashing and off-road fun. This was a three day trip and the TLC performed remarkably well during the entire trip both on and off-road.
However there were some parts that conked off during/ after the trip and I had to replace them after I came back to Delhi. The following was the job done
110295 kms on November 22, 2010
Power Steering Pump replaced
Brake Master Cylinder replaced
Rear Differential Seal Replaced
Oil Pressure Switch (This was not working since the day I bought the vehicle)
Power Steering Oil
Power Steering Change
Brake Master Cylinder Change
Front Guard Setting
I had to share this one fast. Sorry for the bad picture quality as it has been taken from my mobile phone camera.
My Cruiser has finally completed 10000 kilometers under my belt. After completing this small journey, I am still now sure whether I liked the Cruiser more when I bought it or whether I like it more now. This vehicle is growing on me and I’m simply loving…reminds me of the McDonalds tag line, but you can get a sense of the feeling
As I got the mechanical fuel pump re-calibrated, I’d taken the Cruiser for a test run to Karnal, Haryana. What was the reason for this, well? Well, I am taking the vehicle for the Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm on this sunday 20th February 2011, so I wanted to check the vehicle for any faults, shortcomings, etc etc as if anything cropped up, I’d have time to sort it out.
Anyways more of that later, during this time the statistics of the vehicle are as under
Total no of Kilometers under the belt 10,132 Kms
I’ve owned the vehicle for 171 days
It has given me a Fuel Efficiency of 8.52 KM/ Liter
Total Value of Fuel Consumed Rs.45,686.90
Cost per Kilometer Rs.4.51 per Km
Total Fuel Consumed 1189.60 Liters
Average Cost of Fuel Rs.38.40 per Liter
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The other day I was reading a review of the LandCruiser and found this one to be really interesting. So I though that it would be nice post it on my blog so that I could share it with everyone.
All credit to the following goes to
1990 Toyota LandCruiser 80 Series GXL 5-dr wagon Overview.
This page also includes links to a full list of Toyota car reviews, Toyota model news and Toyota family tree
The ODO has now (as of today) crossed 111k kms and now reads approx 111030 kms .
In the past couple of months I took the vehicle to the workshop thrice to sort out some small and big issues that are natural to crop up with the ownership of the vehicle especially when one buys a second hand or in my case a 3rd hand vehicle. Please do not misunderstand me as I am not cribbing or complaining, I am rather happy that these issues are cropping up as, as and when I am resolving these issues my vehicle is getting close to near perfection, atleast mechanically.
This particular maintenance/ update was carried on at 108105 Kms on 09th Of November 2010.
Fast forward to Friday 10th September 2010
We had scheduled the work remaining the last time for today. This post you would have to excuse me for the crappy pics as I forgot to carry my camera and all pics are from the crappy phone cam!!!