Im currently on my holidays in the lake district.
Are there any seasoned pros with this area?
Any hidden gems to go visit etc?
We are staying near lake windermere, il travel to preety much any area around here if its worth it.
Still on the task of going through my Garage.
I have the compressor that i took off the 120. if anyone wants it for parts of refurb then you are welcome to it.
the compressor was still working when i took it off, it has a noisy bearing on it. i did post a video clip at the time so if you do...
I have been tidying the Garage up and found this. i bought this when changing my compressor on the 120 and they had sold out, so i ordered another one (different seller) as i wanted it all back up and running and then this arrived later on.
Its the better version with the aluminium plug...
This time last year i had sold my 120. and purchased a Touareg. I really liked the Touareg for what i was doing (mainly the family weekend car with no offroading) i loved the v6 TdI and 8 speed auto box.
So I needed to buy a truck for my business, I went and test drove a Ranger, not bad but a...
Im finally starting on my Garage clean up.
I have the roof Bars that i bought for my 120. i bought the better whispbars that attach to the toyota rails and sit nice a and low (good for tight carparks) they are also one of the quietest bars on the market.
I was going to see if they fit...
I took the tuning box off the LC before selling , so if anyone needs a tuning box for the 164bhp version this will fit. it needs to have the six wires coming from the sensor near the EGR.
it cost me over £300 new so selling for £150 + postage.
I have just listed my LC on Ebay.
its time to upgrade i have been looking at the newer 150 series but still undecided what route im going. but for now i will sell the LC so i have the money sitting there to upgrade when the right 4x4 comes up...
Right my next thing i would like to do is change the auto box fluid. i know it takes the silly priced WS ATF and its supposed to be sealed for life, but it doesnt sit well with me.
My LC has done 81k now and is 13 years old. so the oil must be pretty crap by now.
what would you do?
Now I have completed my A.C. and brakes.
I thought what else can I do to the LC.
So I thought why not bring it up to date and install a rear view camera.
I plan to install it next to the number plate light and try to get it looking as factory fit as possible.
I went to view a BMW X5 tonight.
Nice car, it was the 35d 280 odd BHP twin turbo version. plenty off power. and lots of toys but if im honest i prefer the drive of my Landcruiser. so for now the LC's safe.:icon-biggrin:
I took the LC out tonight and left it running while i picked something up. i noticed my AC compressor is pretty noisy.
It blows out nice and cold and its switching in and out fine. but when its engaged its noisy.
I can pick up a new compressor for just over £300 and then need the gas...
has anybody had any dealings with cybox exhausts?
They do an off the shelf stainless exhaust for my 120, in the pics it doesn't look too bad.
they do three options
System with no CAT
System with Dummy CAT
System with Sports CAT
The link only shows the System with no CAT...
Due to a cock up on my behalf. I now have a Tunit VCR tuning box for sale.
I bought the one from Barry on here, but i assumed the connection would be the same (they are not)
My later 2004 164bhp d4d engine has a 6 pin connector on the end of the fuel rail.
This box fits the earlier 3...
Im thinking of Selling the Landcruiser.
Its a lovely Car i just feel like a change. Im not sure i should mention it on here, but ive been looking at the audi Q7's 4.2tdi's
It might be something i regret afterwards due to the complex working of the thing. but i fancy something with a...
Now i have got all my summer holiday/trips out of the way im now focusing on my Christmas trip to Aviemore.
We will be heading up to Newcastle and staying overnight and completing our journey the next day.
Once im further into Scotland what will the roads be like at this time of year...
I went on a Family trip to Devon last weekend, so i changed the settings on my tuning box. i had it set for power in France and the best i got was 29mpg. So this time the box was put on the eco mode. the journey to Devon was a bit stop start in places and i managed to get 30mpg. and on the way...
Just thinking out loud really.
Do any of the Toyota Guru's know if you buy new injectors, can a home mechanic do the swap over or do you need the software to code them in?
Not that my injectors need doing im just thinking in the long term, if they needed doing, could i do them.
Made it down to frejus with no issues with the LC. Fuel has not been a problem at all. Media hype one again.
I've been logging my fuel and got a constant 25mpg all the way down. That is with 5 people in the car, fully loaded boot, air-conditioning on, with cruise control set at 80mph. So...
I know ive got my new 120 but i just cant help looking at the hundys. maybe i need both:)
Looks and reads very nice even has the later gearbox.
in my opinion its a bit pricey but still nice.
was looking on gumtree this afternoon when some Bf goodrich AT KO2's came on, just down the road from me:icon-biggrin: they are 3 weeks old and done 400 miles, they still have the rubber spikes on them.
he put them on his truck and ordered some 20" wheels for summer but preferred the look of...
Im currently trying to change the thermostat on the 120 ( wanted to change it before the family trip to south of France)
I did this same job and it was the same location on the colorado it took me an hour. So far i have the airbox out of the way, turbo hose, serpentine belt, alternator a/c...
i have this dog guard sitting in my garage. I bought it from eBay a while back for my new 120. It fit inside my Colorado so i used it for a while.
When i got my new 120 it came with a dog guard:doh: So the other day i thought il take out my guard and put the other one in to take some...
would you buy a car this damaged? or is it likely to be used with a stolen one.
Today i have put my witter bike carrier on the tow bar.
same as this
the problem i have now is the bracket that stays on the towbar when not using the carrier is...
Im starting to go through my shed.
this is the first item to go. its a folding Ground anchor
it hasnt got the bag or shackle ( il look in the garage as im sure i have the shackle)
I can honestly say its never been used, i went to a pay and play site in my defender and...
Anybody got a sump guard laying in the garage, i know some members changed for asfir protection so thought there might be one laying around.
I took my sump guard off when i did the timing belt with the intention of painting it. Its got a design fault, where the front mesh grill is, it lets...
Part of my project today was installing my new alpine dvd satnav headunit.
the first problem ive come up against is the facia is wider than a standard 2 din unit :doh: so will be ordering a new fascia to correct this.
The second thing, it comes with a gps antenna( spelling) that you...
Ive had these in the garage since the summer and never got round to fitting them on the Colorado.
still in unopened packet
they are the better split bushes to help getting them in.
Now she's sold i might as well see if anyone else wants them.
ive looked on ebay and the cheapest...
I have searched on here and googled it but not come up with any answers.
I have purchased some dvd headrests, i thought id have a quick try today so i took the original headrest out.
i have fitted similar ones in my colorado before and all you do is feed the cables into the hole before...
i thought id put this in the correct spot.
This is my Landcruiser due to me getting the new one.
If a regular club member or their family are looking for one im sure i can sort out a better price.:icon-biggrin...
Just spotted this advert with Jims old landcruiser advertising the product.