Toyota Land Cruiser 100/Amazon, Lexus LX 470

since 1997 release

Repair and operation of the car

Toyota Land Cruiser, Amazon, Lexus LX470
+ Identification numbers of the car
+ Governing bodies and methods of safe operation of the car
+ Settings and routine maintenance of the car
- Engine
   - Typical procedures of service of engines
      Preparatory actions and the list of repair procedures which can be executed without extraction of the engine from the car
      Reduction of the piston of the first cylinder in the provision of the top dead point (TDP)
      Check of pressure of oil
      Check of compression pressure in cylinders
   + Procedures of service of the petrol engine
   + Procedures of service of the diesel engine
+ Cooling systems of the engine, heating of salon and air conditioning
+ A power supply system and production of the fulfilled gases
+ Engine electric equipment
+ Control systems of the engine and decrease in toxicity of the fulfilled gases
+ Gear shifting box
+ Transmission line
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment


Check of pressure of oil

Pressure drop of oil can be considered as a sign that the engine needs recovery repair. The control lamp of pressure of oil is not among the diagnostic equipment controlling a condition of the lubrication system, and only informs the driver on dangerous decrease in oil pressure. Even the oil pressure measuring instrument which is built in the dashboard, despite a big detail of the issued information, can be considered only as the device of information character. For data acquisition about the oil pressure which then can be compared to requirements of Specifications it is necessary to use mechanical (not electric!) the manometer complete with an exact tachometer.


1. Find the oil pressure sensor switch block.
2. Remove the sensor switch and establish instead of it a transitional nozzle for connection of the mechanical manometer. For sealing of the threaded connection of a nozzle use a sealing tape from teflon, or the film FUM.
3. According to instructions of manufacturers connect an exact tachometer to the engine.
4. Check oil pressure at the engine which is warmed up up to the normal working temperature working at the turns stipulated in Specifications. Compare results of measurements to standard requirements. With excessively low pressure it is necessary to estimate degree of wear of bearings and/or the oil pump.