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    Default Some tips and suggestions regarding the Land Cruiser 60 series

    So brothers,
    I have been trying for an SUV for past 6 or so months-(this is probably my third thread asking for suggestions) but somehow circumstances have not allowed me. Now I am hopeful that my efforts will be fruitful and soon I will be the owner of my first SUV.
    One vehicle that has grabbed my attention is the Land Cruiser 60 series,particularly the later models of 1988-89.I have seen good clean vehicles which have clocked only 100-150k kilometers.It is indeed a truly tough and durable vehicle.

    My major concerns are:

    1) It is a known fact that the LC 60 have been known to cross well above 500,000 km ..So if I get a decent,maintained one having approximately 100,000 mileage(and is 25+ years old), and spend some cash on it , can I expect it to serve me for a further 300,000-400,000 km ?

    2) How much frequent and costly maintenance would be required to keep it in good condition ?

    3) Will it be reliable enough to go on long,bumpy journeys keeping in mind its age?
    4)What about motorway/highway performance?
    5) Is it likely to have overheating issues in hot weather?
    Or issues in extreme cold on northern areas in winter?

    Thanks

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    Lovely conclusion @jehanzebnasir bhai.. "Jeep is a way of life"
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    Quote Originally Posted by jehanzebnasir View Post
    Actually I think most of your question s have already been answered so I havent replied, I am still proud that I had one of the cleanest/unaltered 60, the only reason I sold it, was to upgrade to newer SUV and to make it my daily runner as well, secondly if I wont have sold my 60, i would have gone lift kit and MTs, so I thought couple of months (one of the difficult decision of my life) before making my decision whether to spend more on her or to sell it and upgrade.

    1. I had 2H, 3980cc, non turbo engine with 425000 kms driven without overhauling and even nozzles were still original, giving 7.5-8.3 km/l in city, it was having 5 speed manual transmission, max 11 km/l wo AC on highway @ 100 km/h.

    2. Al hamd o lillah I havent encountered any problem regarding engine, transmission and differentials. Vehicle was all original but not maintained well, so I did changed all its oils, filters, belts, leaking seals, suspension bushes, shocks, tie rod ends, brake booster, generator, self, batteries, alot of faulty relays, lights, thermostat valve, new sound system etc, did all the preventive maintainence in short and the most costly item was new Yokohama Geolandar AT/s. I spent almost 350k on her, but now she was not having a single rupee work left, and my confidence was never let down by her, even if I had to go to skardu by middle of night, all I needed was to fill the tank, thats all, al hamd o lillah.

    3. I made my trip to Naran-Babusar-Astore-Rama-Chilum-Deosai-Skardu-Shigar-Khaplu-Hunza and way back in Aug 2013, here is the link:

    https://www.pakwheels.com/forums/4x4...ptember-2013-a

    For bumpy roads you can decrease the air pressure to 27 psi and it will be quite comfortable.

    4. These SUVs are not designed for high speed motorway cruising, it aerodynamics is too bad, you can get 11km/l wo AC @ 90km/h and 8.5 km/l @110km/h. Air resistance is a major factor.

    5. I came to know that my thermostat valve is not working properly when we were in Deosai, so I came back to Lahore and got it checked and to my surprise it was still original one, and it was getting struck when it gets hot, so I got new one in two to three weeks after ordering and replaced, no issue afterwards, I put Toyota Anti Freeze Coolant that works upto -37C, before visiting Kalam in Feb 2013, and the beast got started in second self even in -11C, I put 4 gallons of coolant and it costed me Rs. 9500 alone , here is the link enjoy:

    https://www.pakwheels.com/forums/4x4...nowplow-2013-a

    It was having a single alteration thats was an after market AC, as it was London model GX originally.

    So i would recommend to get an un altered SUV and spend money on her slowly.

    You will find answer to your each and every question in the link below:

    60-Series Wagons | IH8MUD Forum

    I kept on reading this forum for hours, in order to search for my probelms and I figured out almost all the probelms by myself.

    In case you need further info, do let me know, you are more than welcome.

    I came to know about the meanings of two statements by my HJ60 experience:

    1. A non turbo diesel engine is half the engine. But good for newbies.

    2. Jeep is a way of life, my kids regularly ask me when are we getting our new Jeep ?

    Welcome to Jeep family.
    like always well said @jehanzebnasir bhai

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    Quote Originally Posted by kamranyousuf View Post
    Also timely and on the dot diagnosis from @HamzahF saved the day and I got the problem rectified. The senior members here are great people with valuable advice. Hats off to them.
    This is with regard to the drive shaft/crosses or the harmonic balancer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jehanzebnasir View Post
    Actually I think most of your question s have already been answered so I havent replied, I am still proud that I had one of the cleanest/unaltered 60, the only reason I sold it, was to upgrade to newer SUV and to make it my daily runner as well, secondly if I wont have sold my 60, i would have gone lift kit and MTs, so I thought couple of months (one of the difficult decision of my life) before making my decision whether to spend more on her or to sell it and upgrade.

    1. I had 2H, 3980cc, non turbo engine with 425000 kms driven without overhauling and even nozzles were still original, giving 7.5-8.3 km/l in city, it was having 5 speed manual transmission, max 11 km/l wo AC on highway @ 100 km/h.

    2. Al hamd o lillah I havent encountered any problem regarding engine, transmission and differentials. Vehicle was all original but not maintained well, so I did changed all its oils, filters, belts, leaking seals, suspension bushes, shocks, tie rod ends, brake booster, generator, self, batteries, alot of faulty relays, lights, thermostat valve, new sound system etc, did all the preventive maintainence in short and the most costly item was new Yokohama Geolandar AT/s. I spent almost 350k on her, but now she was not having a single rupee work left, and my confidence was never let down by her, even if I had to go to skardu by middle of night, all I needed was to fill the tank, thats all, al hamd o lillah.

    3. I made my trip to Naran-Babusar-Astore-Rama-Chilum-Deosai-Skardu-Shigar-Khaplu-Hunza and way back in Aug 2013, here is the link:

    https://www.pakwheels.com/forums/4x4...ptember-2013-a

    For bumpy roads you can decrease the air pressure to 27 psi and it will be quite comfortable.

    4. These SUVs are not designed for high speed motorway cruising, it aerodynamics is too bad, you can get 11km/l wo AC @ 90km/h and 8.5 km/l @110km/h. Air resistance is a major factor.

    5. I came to know that my thermostat valve is not working properly when we were in Deosai, so I came back to Lahore and got it checked and to my surprise it was still original one, and it was getting struck when it gets hot, so I got new one in two to three weeks after ordering and replaced, no issue afterwards, I put Toyota Anti Freeze Coolant that works upto -37C, before visiting Kalam in Feb 2013, and the beast got started in second self even in -11C, I put 4 gallons of coolant and it costed me Rs. 9500 alone , here is the link enjoy:

    https://www.pakwheels.com/forums/4x4...nowplow-2013-a

    It was having a single alteration thats was an after market AC, as it was London model GX originally.

    So i would recommend to get an un altered SUV and spend money on her slowly.

    You will find answer to your each and every question in the link below:

    60-Series Wagons | IH8MUD Forum

    I kept on reading this forum for hours, in order to search for my probelms and I figured out almost all the probelms by myself.

    In case you need further info, do let me know, you are more than welcome.

    I came to know about the meanings of two statements by my HJ60 experience:

    1. A non turbo diesel engine is half the engine. But good for newbies.

    2. Jeep is a way of life, my kids regularly ask me when are we getting our new Jeep ?

    Welcome to Jeep family.
    Thanks a million for the valuable input Jehanzeb bhai

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    @ jehanzebnasir Where/how did you source the thermostat valve? Apparently its a rare commodity here for the 3F as well.
    Flat six flattening things out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HamzahF View Post
    @ jehanzebnasir Where/how did you source the thermostat valve? Apparently its a rare commodity here for the 3F as well.
    I asked aamir autos, Montgomery road and they got it for me in three weeks costing around 3k I guess

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