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Toyota Land Cruiser- 10K Kms & Tyre Burst update :ODO now 145500 Kms

August 29, 2012 Leave a comment

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.

Goa Road Trip

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

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Toyota Landcruiser–Review of Suspension Bushes after driving 4000 Kms

March 6, 2012 Leave a comment

The Toyota Landcruiser (TLC) has covered 4000 Kms since the suspension bushes were changed in February ’12 at 1322xx Kms. The ODO now reads 1361xx Kms.
Now having driven the TLC for approx 4K kms, I’d say that I’m really happy with the way the ride quality of the vehicle has improved. Infact (strictly not a wise comparing though) I think the ride quality is even better than my 2 year old i10 that’s done 32K kms (all city driving). During this 4K kms the TLC did marshal duty for 3300 Kms in Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm storm which included driving 25%, off-road and very very bad roads, especially my drive from Delhi to Sardarsher.
Here is the update that I shared on a social network for the Delhi to Sardarsher route

 

Drove from Delhi to Sardarshahar took the following route
Delhi- Rohtak- Jhajjar- CharkhiDadri- Loharu- Pilani- RajGarh- TaraNagar- Sardarshahar
The road was bad from Loharu and we thought that after Pilani they might get a little better. But were wrong. If they were bad earlier they were very very and agaijn very pathetic after Pilani all the way upto Rajghar. It seems that only BITS, Pilani is good about this place. The only consolation was that there was little to no traffic. Just paid a bomb to get all the suspension bushes changed on my Landcruiser 😦 Worried whether it would hold.
After Rajghar the roads were a little better.
Would not advise anyone to travel on this route and I wouldn’t even if anyone paid me to do it.
Total distance from delhi apporox 370 Kms.

So all in all I’d say it was money well spent.
Other work that was done on the TLC at that time is as follows

  • The rear tyres were turned inside out and at the same time got the balancing /alignment done.
  • Topped up the GearBox oil
  • Changed the Rear Diff Oil
  • Normal Servicing (Oil /Oil Filter)
    • Normally I get the normal servicing done every 5K Kms but this time it was done in 4300 Kms as I was departing for a long 3.5K Kms trip. Hense I decided to do it beforehand.

During my drive though Gujrat and Rajasthan I faced the following issues with the vehicle

  • Head Lights
    • They used to switch on on their own, even when the switch was in OFF position
  • RPM Needle
    • The RPM needle started dancing , literally. Yes it started dancing to the beats of the stereo. Well not only the stereo but even when the headlamps were switched on the RPM needle used to come to zero on high beam and even on low beam, they used to drop significantly. 😦

Solutions to the above 2 issues

  • A faulty relay was the culprit in the FUSE BOX. This was the Toyota OEM Relay and not the after market ones that I’d put. This was promptly changed.
  • An earth grounding wire was the culprit in this case. This was the main cable that runs from the -ve terminal of the battery to the body panel. This too was promptly replaced.

At the same time the power window motor for the Rear Left door was replaced. The Rear Right power window along with the central locking motors (guns as the mechanic was referring it), key type,for all the doors will be attended too this weekend. And during the next week I am getting it serviced again as I am off to Mumbai and Goa (Annual vacation time ) in this month. Just finalised my Goa bookings. So the vehicle and its owner is ready for another trip of 4000-4500 Kms.
Will keep the thread updated.

Toyota Landcruiser – Maintenance Update VIII – (111813 Kms)

March 16, 2011 Leave a comment

111813 Kms on February 15, 2011

Post this update the the maintenance log is upto date.

As I had to go for the Desert Storm 2011 I started to drive the vehicle quite extensively and since the last service interval I drove the vehicle for a shade under 1000 kms. And am glad that I did. The issues that cropped up during this period were

  • The Fuel pump had started leaking diesel, and started to leak quite a lot
  • The Head Lamps went kaput, in a span of 10 days. Actually the low beam was working but on switching on the high beams the vehicle was not giving any power on the high beams.
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Toyota Landcruiser – Major & Minor Maintenance Update(s) IV, V, VI & VII

March 13, 2011 Leave a comment

 

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)

Radiator Cap

Differential Oil

Power Steering Oil

Brake Oil

Grease

Washing

Labor Charge

Power Steering Change

Brake Master Cylinder Change

Differential Seal

Front Guard Setting

Washing

110295 kms 7591

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Toyota LandCruiser – Maintenance Update III (108105 Kms)

February 7, 2011 Leave a comment

Hey Guys
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.

Collage Maintenance 111030 kms TLC 

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Toyota LandCruiser – Maintenance Update Part II (105100 Kms)

February 6, 2011 Leave a comment

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!!!

MH01 7591 Collage

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Toyota LandCruiser – Maintenance Update I (104600 Kms)

February 3, 2011 1 comment

Summary of Maintenance of the TLC
Thursday 2nd September 2010
Now that I was back in Delhi I had to get the vehicle checked up completely.
I’d earlier decided that I would get it done at a trusted garage in Vasant Kunj. The name of the garage in BE BOBBIE AUTOMOBILES (BBA) and is owned by Benedict Bobbie. Bobbie has been in this business for the past 20 years and my friend Neeloy Sarkar, another TLC owner, has been getting his vehicle serviced and maintained from Bobbie since the past 3 years and needless to say that he is extremely happy. Also I had been to Bobbies workshop previously, and the kind of vehicles standing there simply amazed me. I had seen the likes of Range Rover Sports, a Mercedes M class, numerous E Class’s, Pajeros, PARADO’s amongst many other vehicles. So I thought if these owners can trust Bobbie with their vehicles why can I. I’ll be honest that all these vehicles were not there for mechanical work, some of them were just for a complete paintjob, but still many of them were for mechanical work. Then moreover I do not really want to go to high profile places to get my TLC services, reason being one I didn’t want to overspend and second in my experience independent garage do the work better, So as I’d decided earlier that I would first hunt for a decent garage and then buy the vehicle. My simple philosophy is that if I don’t know or understand the vehicle, I should know and have to trust the person who is doing or working on the vehicle.

 

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