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LC 200 TD oil use question.

I have wanted a new LC200 TD since before they were introduced but had to wait as my LC100 was only 12 months old when the LC200 became available. I am now ready to buy and would like to know more about the reported oil use.

Have Toyota found a solution to rectifying existing vehicles suffering high oil consumption? What is the solution?

Does this issue continue to be a problem on 2009 vehicles or have Toyota fixed it?

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Unread postby Topcar » March 18th, 2009, 8:29 am


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You will find the answer and more at LCOOL forum.

Unread postby GV88 » March 18th, 2009, 1:49 pm


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It's got alot to do with restriction of the intake!!! Fit a snorkel and unifilter and it reduces the oil consumption!!! :thumb:
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Reedy wrote:It's got alot to do with restriction of the intake!!! Fit a snorkel and unifilter and it reduces the oil consumption!!! :thumb:



For what these vehicles are worth I'd be farked if I'm going to fork out even more dollars on a snorkel etc just to stop it using oil!!! :confused: Toyota needs to sort itself out, they are really starting to turn to crap!!

Unread postby CHMS » September 9th, 2009, 8:39 pm


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The mate is a Service Manager at Toyota and he advised that Toyota have acknowledged that the v8 TD has an oil burning problem. Their solution is to reduce the service intervals to 5,000 kms.

I recently bought one and it is the biggest heap of s&%t I have ever owned. It won't change into top gear under 115 km/h and it won't change out of 4th gear when towing my caravan (16'). It has been using approx. 1 litre of oil per 1,000 kms.

After owning 5 Patrols and never having a moment's trouble with any of them I am very disappointed especially at $30,000 more. Very keen to trade the 200 on a Patrol but their resale sux.

Unread postby mylesjohn » September 15th, 2009, 3:18 pm


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Toyota actually made a change to he vacum pump assembley as it was picking up oil and misting it into the intake system. Problems are delt with on a case by case basis. 10,000km serivce intervals still stand.
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I haven't had my TTD VX for long enough to reply authoratively, but, having taken delivery in Brisbane on Wednesday, and covering 1800 km in the delivery drive home to FNQ, I averaged 12.3l/100 km and didn't use a drop of oil, as far as I can see on the dip-stick. :truck:
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After 7600 km in just over two weeks, about 1100 with Kimberley Kamper, and 2500 with a Quantum (2000 kg) behind, I've used no oil up to my last fill at Mt Surprise. :)
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Unread postby TOPNDR » October 12th, 2009, 3:37 pm


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LC200 has just been upgraded with a lot of low key and quite important changes. A good time to purchase. We did an evaluation on a GXL with KDSS a couple of weeks back and loved it so much I am thinking of replacing a perfectly good Prado with everything on it.

We know of one very hard working one that tows a KK everywhere, has covered over 40K in less than a year and not a problem with oil consumption

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Those upgrades were enough to tip me over the edge and order one! :-)

I think the most useful upgrade for me is standardisation of the rear reversing camera on the GXL.

Too bad Toyota won't make KDSS standard across the range though.

Oil service intervals for the turbo diesel V8 are 10,000 kms and not 5,000 as reported above. In fact the original oil service interval was 20,000 kms back in 2007 when the 200 Series was first released but this was revised to 10,000 kms. Which is a big step forward from the 100 Series where fastidious owners were constantly changing their oil every 5,000 kms. This may have been due to Australian diesel fuel being relatively high in sulphur back when the 100 Series TDs were on the market. Since the start of 2009, Aussie diesel is now Ultra Low Sulphur at 10 ppm.

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Mate has got a 2008 Tray top 4.5 V8, just ticked over 16,000km. He is not happy with the oil consumption problems said it used no oil when it was new but once it did some K’s it started drinking it, His is on oil watch at the moment and he’s likely going to get a new engine.

Can’t remember but I think he said it needs to be toped up with oil about every 2000-3000km.

[font="]He normally punishes his 4WD utes pretty hard, but said he actually looked after this one from new, but now it’s on Oil watch he’s making a point of thrashing the Christ outa it to make sure he get a new motor. [/font]

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Green X wrote:Mate has got a 2008 Tray top 4.5 V8, just ticked over 16,000km. He is not happy with the oil consumption problems said it used no oil when it was new but once it did some K’s it started drinking it, His is on oil watch at the moment and he’s likely going to get a new engine.

Can’t remember but I think he said it needs to be toped up with oil about every 2000-3000km.

[font="]He normally punishes his 4WD utes pretty hard, but said he actually looked after this one from new, but now it’s on Oil watch he’s making a point of thrashing the Christ outa it to make sure he get a new motor. [/font]


Errrrh,,, I suggest that he stops thrashing it. If he is on an oil watch, and really using oil, the fix that Toyota do is a new oil pump, not a new engine.:crazy:

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Mate he brought the thing new, only going on what he told me.
It’s on Oil watch and it has to go to Toyota every 1000km to have an inspection + Top up.

[font="]How does replacing a oil Pump stop it burning oil??? [/font]

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boobook wrote:Errrrh,,, I suggest that he stops thrashing it. If he is on an oil watch, and really using oil, the fix that Toyota do is a new oil pump, not a new engine.:crazy:


If its a 79, then the vac pump is not the problem. 79's have an issue in the oil pick up and they loose oil through there somehow. I believe the fix has something to do with gaskets for the pick up.
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Green X wrote:Mate he brought the thing new, only going on what he told me.
It’s on Oil watch and it has to go to Toyota every 1000km to have an inspection + Top up.

[font="]How does replacing a oil Pump stop it burning oil??? [/font]


Its not the oil pump that gets replaced its the vacume pump. Whats happening is that the valving in the pump is wrong and its sucking up oil and misting it into the intake. The fix is a revised pump.
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