Buying a 2004 Toyota 3.0 Kzte

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Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:13 pm

Good day
I'm new here and was wondering if you guys can help. Here it goes I'm considering getting myself a 2004 Toyota Hilux 3.0 kzte DC and was wondering if its a good move considering the age of should I just get myself a D4D. While we at it I'd like to know the typical service kits and estimate on a 2004 Toyota Hilux 3.0 kzte DC.
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Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:32 pm

The KZ was a good bakkie in it's time, but I would bite the bullet and go for the D4D. It's better on fuel consumption than the KZ and also has more power. The KZ cylinder head is known to crack if it works too hard and overheats. Fitting an AMC head sorts that out, but it's still a cost that you could possibly encounter down the line with the KZ.
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Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:23 am

I owned a 2004 KZ and the head went (due to a foot problem apparently) and a nice bakkie. I currently own a 2014 D4D and with the added power …… I would agree with Andy.
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