It is with a heavy heart that I’ve decided to sell my Cummins-swapped 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser. It has taken me on two long expeditions that I’ll never forget and many camping and road trips.
I’ve decided to start building up a 2017 Power Wagon for overlanding and while having a spare overlanding vehicle sounds great to me, I need to be realistic. I guess.
Cummins 3.9L 4BT Motor (s/n, p/n available on request)
P7100 Fuel Injection
GM 4L80E Transmission (Comes with TCI Transmission Controller Unit)
Block heater with timer
4” OME lift
Heavy Springs (front/rear)
Land Tank Caster Correction Kit
Rear Sway Bar Relocation (from Iron Pig)
Front Runner Slim Line Roof Rack
Front Runner Featherlite Roof Top Tent
Front Runner Dual Fuel Can Carrier
Front Runner Tie-Downs
Dual Battery Smart Solenoid and Monitor (Replacement solenoid ordered)
Tepui Awning Extension
Two (2) 20L Scepter Water Cans
One (1) 10L Scepter Water Can
Scepter Water Spicket for easy dispensing
Two (2) 20L Diesel Cans
4×4 Labs Scepter Water Can Carrier
Rear Platform and Extra Tie-Downs for Cargo
IPF9000 Off-Road Lights
ARB Front Bumper
ARB Rear Bumper (dual swing-out, fuel can and tire carrier)
Custom Proffitt’s Rock Sliders
315/75R16 Kelly Safari TSR Mud Terrain Tires (~50% tread remaining)
Rear Harrop (Eaton) E-Locker
10’000lb Warn Winch
Hi Lift Jack
Hi Lift Jack Base
Hi Lift Front Bumper Jack Mount
Bag of Recovery Gear
18,000 lb. Recovery Strap (20’)
30 ft. Tow Strap
Pioneer DNX9980 Head Unit with Bluetooth and Navigation
Reverse Camera (currently inoperable – reason unknown)
None of the below are critical in my opinion. They certainly wouldn’t stop me from taking it for a road trip or expedition.
If I were going to keep the LC, the next modification I would make is an manual torque converter lock-up switch. The 4L80E is widely known among the GM guys to sometimes have fickle lock-up (overdrive) behavior. I’ve found a few write-ups out there on how to install one. Another option is to use the TCI TCU programmer to tinker with lock-up ranges. Regardless, I’ve made two trips from Virginia to Colorado/Utah and back, and one trip from Virginia to TX and back (and a few short trips as well). When lock-up is reliably chugging along (the majority of the interstate miles I’ve covered), I move comfortably at 70-75mph.
In my last expedition, the antenna caught a little tree branch action and had to be replaced. After the replacement, the automatic raising and lowering of the antenna doesn’t work. Probably a simple fix, but I never used the feature so I was never pressed to fix it.
The reverse camera is also intermittent.
The tachometer is disabled. The conversion module to get an RPM reading to the tach came with the Cruiser, but I never got around to installing it.
Notes about the diesel swap
When I purchased the vehicle, it had oil leaks that were a bit more aggressive than the normal Cummins oil leaks/weeps. I had the upper and lower gasket and seal set replaced by a diesel mechanic and now the leaks are more in line with what I see other 6bt and 4bt owners experiencing. With an 11 quart capacity, I’ve topped off the oil to the tune of a ½ quart at the most – though it probably wasn’t required. But don’t be surprised or panic if you see a few drops in the driveway. It’s normal.
The power steering pump housing was also leaking, but the pump was replaced and the leaking was resolved.
I have the 3rd row seat, which will convey with the sale. The platform in the back with various tie-downs and the option for sleeping can convey, or I can trash it. Seller’s choice.
Maintenance records will convey. I’ve kept track of everything I’ve done and I have some of the maintenance and build records from the previous owner.
The vehicle is located in Chantilly, VA 20152
Contact: Matthew 859-496-0753