Meet the Land Cruiser Landcruising Adventure

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Toyota Land Cruiser I

Meet the Land Cruiser

We a Land Cruiser BJ45. No, the Cruiser was not built in 1945 as Surinamese assume(d), as in their BJ stands for  Bouwjaar of Construction). The Land Cruiser from 1984.

The Engine

The was taken out in Bolivia for a compression

In Copacabana, Bolivia, we had the Land blessed by a priest after a overhaul

Diesel. Iranians had a hard believing this, because in all private vehicles run on petrol. At gas we often had the attendant smell the cap so he could confirm that, the Land Cruiser drives on

3.5 liter.

Non turbo.

24 volt. The has 2 starter batteries + 2 batteries to electricity inside the Land to run the fridge, lights, charging appliances and such.

The Land has its original washable wire filter, which sits in an oil We never have to worry where to buy paper filters. we have a Donaldson pre cleaner as of 2012 (Read about here ).

We discuss details on the Land equipment in this post: the Cruiser’s Ins Outs .

Why this Cruiser?

Before we started our we had no clue what car to buy. We knew it shouldn’t cost too as we had no clue either if we were to like traveling this way at Coen asked on forums kind of car we should buy for long-term to Asia. The majority answered: a Toyota Land Cruiser as it can be anywhere and make sure to buy one before 1987, when it was entirely mechanical.” We followed the and bought this Land

Has it been a good buy? it has. It’s our home, our zone and we love traveling in it, the continuous maintenance (see It’s a relatively small so driving through narrow is never a problem (unlike to overlanding trucks). In Asia we used the Land Cruiser as a we always lived outside and in the roof tent.

In South America this Cold and rainy weather in and the Andes forced us to spend hours inside and we have to acknowledge the advantages of more rigs. Among our favorite for the Land Cruiser are a Volkswagen and the small Iveco 4×4. But no, let be no misunderstanding: we don’t want car. This one is and stays our

Toyota Land Cruiser I
Toyota Land Cruiser I

Toyota Land Cruiser I
Toyota Land Cruiser I

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