200 series Landcruiser V8 Diesel using oil and thirsty

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200 series Landcruiser V8 Diesel using oil and thirsty

Unread post by Bassding » May 21st, 2013, 6:23 pm

I am thinking of buying a new 200 series Landcruiser but still reading stories of the V8 diesel using oil to the level of 500ml / 1000km and that they are thirsty using around 14 to 16 litres / 100km and other bad items as mentioned by disgruntal owners, can anyone who has recently bought one is experiencing similar problems and if so is Toyota coming to the party and fixing these problems.

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Re: 200 series Landcruiser V8 Diesel using oil and thirsty

Unread post by ymy-88u » May 21st, 2013, 6:44 pm

It was apparently only with earlier ones...... But there are a shitload of them out there same for the 70 series if not most popular engine going atm,

I have a v8 cruiser, sure it uses oil same as my old 75 series... But it weights 3.5t daily, has bigger tires and works hard all day, Aswell as frequently pulling a car trailer all up 7t... But that 500ml to 1000kms is just ******* it's from people that have older 4.2's and that's there excuse why they haven't upgraded....., I might do 500ml to a service at every 5k,
But if your buying new and gonna get Toyota to service then if something happens there should be little hassles.
With fuel the 200s are better then the single turbos cause backed by a great auto, mine does 13-14l's so expect a few litres better then that obviously.

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Re: 200 series Landcruiser V8 Diesel using oil and thirsty

Unread post by Aaron Schubert » May 21st, 2013, 10:13 pm

Can you really complain about getting 14 - 16L out of a twin turbo, v8 pushing 3 tonnes around?

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Re: 200 series Landcruiser V8 Diesel using oil and thirsty

Unread post by cm4x4nut » May 22nd, 2013, 11:56 am


Mine does not even use 500ml per 10,000ks so the oil usage issues are very hit and miss and appear to affect mainly new and then it settles down, from what I read.

Back in the days when the 200 was stock, I could get 10l/100ks out of it on the open road, about 12 round town. Now that it is no longer stock, this appears to be have settled on a combined of between 15 and 16l/100ks.

Yes, it does use a little more fuel than I was expecting.........but with that much grunt......who cares, it is just so easy to drive, especially loaded with the camper on board, it will do 110 anywhere you like and still overtakes with ease.......this is probably why it uses a bit more fuel :)

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Re: 200 series Landcruiser V8 Diesel using oil and thirsty

Unread post by tempestv8 » January 20th, 2014, 8:47 pm

The early years were prone to engine oil consumption but Toyota addressed this by changing the design of the oil scavenger pump, fixed a quality issue with the finishing of come components and redesigned the piston crown.

A new 200 Series today will consume a small amount of oil (far less than the early ones) until the engine is run in, after which the consumption is negiligible. So if you want to avoid the oil consumption issue, buy a relatively new one like a 2009 update model or newer.

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Re: 200 series Landcruiser V8 Diesel using oil and thirsty

Unread post by Injected » January 28th, 2014, 11:52 pm

A bit of a late reply, but someone may use it in the future?
I have a late 2008 model and the only oil it used to use was the oil in the crankcase ventilation vapour. Now that I have fitted a Provent catch can, I don't use any oil ( I do because I throw that oil out and not return it to the sump).

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Re: 200 series Landcruiser V8 Diesel using oil and thirsty

Unread post by rat patrol » January 31st, 2014, 9:57 am

i have a V8 troopy 2009 modal with 180,000 on the clock I do a lot of heavy and hi speed hi-way driving .I use a oil called Cadillac Oil from here in qld we use it in our road train as well have been for over 12 years . In the troopy I am using the full synthetic 5w30 and my oil usage per 10,000 ks is always around 500ml that is all and my fuel is between 12 and 12.4 lt per 100ks
I have no issues at all with the motor.

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Re: 200 series Landcruiser V8 Diesel using oil and thirsty

Unread post by Fourbee » April 21st, 2014, 11:39 pm

Hi guys iam also looking at purchasing a 200 series thinking of buying a 2009 model can someone please confirm
What year toyota rectified there engines from this excessive oil consumption? Thankyou

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Re: 200 series Landcruiser V8 Diesel using oil and thirsty

Unread post by boobook » May 27th, 2014, 6:35 am

Fourbee, Firstly as mentioned by the posters above, generally the only people who are aware of big oil use issues are non owners. Having said that about 1 in a few hundred did seem to use excessive oil. 1/2 to 1 litre per 10,000km is normal, my 2008 uses about that.

Having said that, Toyota did change the production in about July 2009 from memory. Also there is a fix with a replacement scavenger pump for earlier units which. Before that fix mine used about 1l/4000km.

If I bought another I would robably get one built after July 2009, the production fix also involved changes to the rings.

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Re: 200 series Landcruiser V8 Diesel using oil and thirsty

Unread post by RichardID » November 30th, 2014, 9:38 pm

Im on my second 200 series, first V8 Petrol that used 20lt to 100. Prior to the petrol cruiser i had a 6cyl petrol Patrol guzzling no less than 28lt to 100 without towing and manual gear box. Although had it for many years of absolute no trouble at 85000ks i went for a cruiser. In 2013 i sold the petrol cruiser and bought a Gxl 200 series Twin turbo diesel. I have just turned over 45000 ks and have done alot of serious towing and love ng distance towing of a 1.5 ton boat and 28ft 3 ton caravan. It has never missed a beat or needed any special attention at scheduled serving. The day I picked it up it had the van on and did 2500ks before running in. The car is a beast and you will not find anything else as tough as these great machines. I did have to change the diesel filter from dirty fuel when the warning light went on (cost $40 and 15 mins to change myself).
My fuel economy is 10.2 litres to 100ks un laden and about 14.5 with the boat on and 16-17 with the big van on. My biggest trip was from Port Stephens NSW to Kangaroo Island to Melbourne and back up to Pt Stephens. The way back was non stop KI to Melb to Pt Steph. Left KI at 5am and hit Frankston 3:30 pm and then after dropping ofmy mate made it to Pt Steph by 3:30am.
All with fully loaded boat. I tell people its like driving your favourite lounge suite for a drive and with so much grunt makes it a pleasure to drive. I have had 4 caravans and countless boats and around 20 cars/4x4s and nothing compares to the diesel Landcruiser.
I had a Nissan Navara in 2010 after the Patrol, put 5000ks and drove the piece of junk to the toyota dealer and begged them to take it as a trade on the first cruiser. What a useless disappointing experience that was.
So on conclusion if you want the best tow truck that has room for all the family and great economy for its size and power then invest in a cruiser..,

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