- Aug 7, 2020
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Thought I would share some of the work I have done to my 1999 HZJ105 Landcruiser.
Im putting a new radiator, hoses, thermostat, gaskets and a temp probe to monitor coolant temp. (The factory ones tend to be very dampened and I would like to see the instantaneous temp. Gauge also has an alarm which floats my boat).
I’m moving very slowly today as my little beasties have bought home the flu. I’m also 42 this year so broken sleep with a 2 year old hurts more than it did 10 years ago with my daughter.
Ive read the threads about whether needing a 4wd or not and one of the big themes I got out of it is they are bloody expensive.
I bought this car about 3.5 years ago as a daily driver/weekend explorer. It was pretty much standard except for a second battery and an aftermarket turbo. Had a good service history. The first owners were NSW police and have I bought it from the second owner.
It was well maintained but at the point where it needed a bit of time and money or it was going to end up a piece of crap at the wreckers.
Grew up with dad being a full blown British car nut and a mechanical engineer so there was always old cars around. My first car was a 1974 Mazda 929 so I already knew how to throw away money on cars. But I digress a little
I also have an amazing wife to be who loves to travel so I have an advantage straight away. This car was always for the family to enjoy which they do.
Current view of the cruiser.
coolant has finished draining so I’ll post some more soon.
Will probably end up a novel so I apologise in advance
As a side note, really enjoying this site. Don’t get the crap like facetard and other big 4wd sites.
There are opinions but not the cowardly crap. Big thanks to everyone on here