Not a good start 200 series landcruiser

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Heavw8
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Not a good start 200 series landcruiser

Unread post by Heavw8 » February 23rd, 2017, 7:41 pm

Hi recently bought a 2007 200 series vx drove home from the car yard experienced rough idle changed fuel filters still no good so i took it to a diesel specialist scanned the car found out injectors no good further investigation the car has had contaminated fuel so they had changed everything injector pump injectors fuels rails and chemically cleaned the fuel tank $10890 bill.On start up still had problems and have found five cylinders have low compression now im up for a new motor installed at $21000 car yard gave me $7000 for there part pretty piss poor effort and now up for new turbos as well.Any way was looking at getting the upgrade turbo intercooler kit from roo systems with remap and exhaust
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Re: Not a good start 200 series landcruiser

Unread post by Peter Aawen » February 23rd, 2017, 8:03 pm

That's not a great start & is never good news to hear!! But at least you're well on the way to getting back on the tracks, even tho it's certainly been a bloody expensive process!! Now you've had all the expensive repairs done, you really might want make sure you fit a Water Watch (http://www.waterwatchdieselprotection.com.au) or similar device before you hit the streets again, just so that you don't get ever caught with contaminated fuel again!! :petrified:

These modern diesels really don't tolerate less than perfectly clean fuel too well, & that means you really need to fit aftermarket filters that are better than OE without restricting the flow at all & preferably also add a better warning system than they have as OE in case you do get another tank full of dodgy stuff - especially if you ever go 4Wheeling in the bush or driving thru deep water, where the chances are it WILL happen at some stage in the future!! I can't tell you exactly how many times my Water Watch Alarm has saved me from expensive damage by detecting & removing contaminants - but I know the alarm's gone off more than once; so as I know & you now know thru your expensive experience, all it takes is ONE load of dodgy fuel before the better alert & filter will have saved its purchase & installation cost probably twenty times (or more) over!! :thumb:
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Re: Not a good start 200 series landcruiser

Unread post by mickkk » February 24th, 2017, 10:04 am

If it happened on the drive home from the car yard, you would have the right for a full refund.
Check out the acc website. I wouldn't be copping it. I'm pretty sure if there major issues like this that surface within 3 months of purchase it's pretty clear cut.
Either way, that sucks, good luck.

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Re: Not a good start 200 series landcruiser

Unread post by nilla60 » March 7th, 2017, 10:33 pm

Thanks for sharing your terrible experience. It highlights how vital it is to get an expert opinion on an expensive used diesel, repairs get really expensive, really quickly. Bugger.

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Re: Not a good start 200 series landcruiser

Unread post by wombats80 » March 11th, 2017, 11:39 pm

1st word that comes to mind is "pre-purchase check" .. so many people dont or dont know or dont care.

I've doubts on PA's comments but 32 minus 7 in additional costs after purchase is not well on your way to getting it back on tracks. I'm convinced he's not read the post properly. Gorblimey!! I hope Heavw8 sent the bugger right back to where it came from, for that full refund.

Look up pages like 'destroy my jeep' who have GREAT coverage on consumer rip off. Dont be a mug and not research this out.

Heavw8
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Re: Not a good start 200 series landcruiser

Unread post by Heavw8 » March 19th, 2017, 9:32 am

Finally got our car back goes a treat so it bloody should!!! had the pre filter fitted and a catch can, just had elockers installed as well. now for some lift

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Re: Not a good start 200 series landcruiser

Unread post by GXL4X4 » April 18th, 2017, 9:33 am

Sorry to hear that bloody car yards my mate bought a 200 series from a Auction in Sydney and drove back to melb and got to holbrook and bang engine gone. This rwc law is ***** too we bought a car and i tild the car yard its needs a few things fixed he said yes it will be done by rwc well nothing got done the law is to i dont know relaxed

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