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    Default LC V8 LX - What do you recommend

    Greetings to my fellow Cruiser owners ,
    I need your expert advice please.
    In what order of importance will you invest in the following mods to your LC please:

    * K&N Filter
    * RACOR 2nd diesel filter
    * Oil catch can

    Your advice will be so much appreciated
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    Maybe the diesel filter but never had issues. Wouldn't do any of the things you mentioned.

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    Well that depends on what you planning on doing with the cruiser. I would do the exhaust change out and filter for now. If you going cross borders then yes the fuel filter and I would probably say the catch can if you have not had your egr deactivated in the software.

    What mods have you done to the cruiser so far?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Turftoon View Post
    Greetings to my fellow Cruiser owners ,
    I need your expert advice please.
    In what order of importance will you invest in the following mods to your LC please:

    * K&N Filter
    * RACOR 2nd diesel filter
    * Oil catch can

    Your advice will be so much appreciated
    Regards
    Please...if you are gonna be doing overlanding and dirt road driving, LEAVE THE K&N filter...it is just not worth the engine damage you might pick up...

    In my humble opinion, I would do the RACOR pre-filtration system FIRST AND FOREMOST...then whatever else...

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    Listen to Trevor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Listen to Trevor.
    Agree
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    Thanks fellow forum gurus!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roughneck View Post
    Well that depends on what you planning on doing with the cruiser. I would do the exhaust change out and filter for now. If you going cross borders then yes the fuel filter and I would probably say the catch can if you have not had your egr deactivated in the software.

    What mods have you done to the cruiser so far?
    Thanks Roughneck for the advice. I bought the vehicle with the following extras:
    Diesel free-flow
    Amada Xtreme suspension
    Both front and rear replacement bumper
    Ironman winch
    I then fitted :
    Wilddog rocksliders
    Drawer system
    And a few other "soft mods"
    I do intend doing a lot of overlanding (Bots, Nam, Angola, etc)
    I pull a Jurgens Xcape
    Prior to the V8 I had the 4.2 straight 6 donkey but did a very enjoyable trip to Angola last year March North of Namibie and South to Flamingo lodge.
    I then decided to upgrade and are very happy.
    You mentioned removing the EGR electronically... can you perhaps elaborate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Turftoon View Post
    Thanks Roughneck for the advice. I bought the vehicle with the following extras:
    Diesel free-flow
    Amada Xtreme suspension
    Both front and rear replacement bumper
    Ironman winch
    I then fitted :
    Wilddog rocksliders
    Drawer system
    And a few other "soft mods"
    I do intend doing a lot of overlanding (Bots, Nam, Angola, etc)
    I pull a Jurgens Xcape
    Prior to the V8 I had the 4.2 straight 6 donkey but did a very enjoyable trip to Angola last year March North of Namibie and South to Flamingo lodge.
    I then decided to upgrade and are very happy.
    You mentioned removing the EGR electronically... can you perhaps elaborate?
    Thanks Click image for larger version. 

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    The EGR can literally be switched off when remapping the ECU...they tend to get stuck in the open position due to oily sludge build up and when this happens you have a permanent error lightup on your dash and you need to replace it...big cost as it sits in a very difficult place to get to.

    The EGR is all about emissions...quite frankly useless and potentially causes unenecessary headach...

    If you do go this route, look at fitting an oil catch can while you are at it...look at the locally produced LOCO CAN...it has a washable stainless filter whereas the imported one needs a replaceable filter every so often at quite a cost.

    Hope this helps.

    God bless

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    Thanks Trevor, much appreciated
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    Removing EGR via remapping the ECU is not successful, go for a catch can, it work's very well. The K&N filter is a big NO, you will get dust in your engine. A Racor pre filter is also a very good idea. I have done the above on a 76 V8, 200VX and now on a 79 V8 and all of them have been all over Southern Africa and it is really worth-while.Enjoy your beautiful Land Cruiser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre Bos View Post
    Removing EGR via remapping the ECU is not successful, go for a catch can, it work's very well. The K&N filter is a big NO, you will get dust in your engine. A Racor pre filter is also a very good idea. I have done the above on a 76 V8, 200VX and now on a 79 V8 and all of them have been all over Southern Africa and it is really worth-while.Enjoy your beautiful Land Cruiser.
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    Please tell us why switching the EGR off in the ECU mapping is not successful?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor_Mathews View Post

    ...ook at fitting an oil catch can while you are at it...look at the locally produced LOCO CAN...it has a washable stainless filter whereas the imported one needs a replaceable filter every so often at quite a cost.

    ...
    Rather look at the Flashlube Pro .. filter housing/can can be drained at a tap on the bottom of the can and the filter only needs replacement at every 40K kms. Do a search and read the international comparative reviews and independent test results ....

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