smells like gas in my rad :(

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  1. FJ60LG-K4

    FJ60LG-K4

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    There s also brown(oil)
    could it just be that it ran real rich or am i looking @ another pricier issue.

    Should I flush and see what happens,drive around with water for a bit?

    thanks
    MA
     
  2. Wile E Coyote

    Wile E Coyote Dave's not here! SILVER Star

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    I'd look for other signs that the head gasket took a dump, or even the oil cooler is bad.
     
  3. PhilC64

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    X2^ Chocolate Milk looking anti-freeze means oil got in there somehow. Do a compression check first and see where it leads you.
     
  4. Matt60

    Matt60 KiSS of Death SILVER Star

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    the oil on the stick is brown? radiator smells like gas. does it shoot water out the filler neck when the cap is off and running?

    pull the head-

    oh and good luck

    matt
     
  5. sdbrassfield

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    Oil Cooler x2...Bypass it temporarily
     
  6. wagon4wd

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    The fuel smell in the radiator concerns me and makes me think that it might be more than the oil cooler, and be more like a head gasket or cracked head. But certainly do the easy troubleshooting first.
     
  7. cruiser88

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    I also think the fuel pump is leaking gas into the crankcase if it is not then your rig is running really rich. ...but yep its time to do a compression check.
     
  8. mrlocksmith

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    Although the gas smell in the Rad pretty much nails it, there is a kit you can buy from Napa to confirm the problem:

    Head Gasket or Combustion Leak Test Procedure (Gasoline Engines Only)


    Then you could do a "Leak Down" test, somewhat like a combustiuon test but gives you a much better picture of what is going on in the motor as you can monitor how much air pressure escapes from a cylinder and more importantly in your case... find out where the air goes... If you get bubbles in the rad as I suspect then you will have to address it.

    http://www.carcraft.com/techarticles/116_0406_cylinder_leakdown_tester/index.html

    Mark
     
  9. wagon4wd

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    Duh, forgot some of these weren't injected and had a fuel pump attached to the block. Had that problem on an old cherokee a while back. :rolleyes:

    Like everyone else says, though, it's time for at least a compression check. While it's possible a few things could fail at the same time, it's a lot more likely that it's just one thing causing all the symptoms.
     
  10. FJ60LG-K4

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    environment + procedure

    good one
    do not have that tool NEED it :)

    PRIOR to starting this project:
    `search...read
    ` located some canisters. To bleed/clean the fj60(lot's of liters/gallons of pollute)
    read /searched
     
  11. FJ60LG-K4

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    running RICK it was. Carb ,air intake... everything THE smell from the exhaust

    Compression
    1 @125
    2 @ 130

    I stop compression testing. Get depressed quick

    no matter,LC ran b4,senses got invovled oil,gaz,green or yellow red but it RAN

    Really needed canisters to dump the oil,gaz,green or yellow red drainage

    +++ decided to be a wire guy... groundin... to be followed

    PS WOW thanks for the tips and postings! and PICS:bounce:
     
  12. FJ60LG-K4

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    oil inside engine, actually dipstick was pretty good,but PO could of changed it a month earlier

    Didn't boil over No


    I changed(garage) when I got certification done. Along with ALL fluids besides :eek: rad.
    I ll double verfy if THEY did the job,paid cash to save 15% rear,transfer case,grease every greaseable'S.

    Then I get more familliar with my FJ60

    No Steam out of muffler

    FJ60 2F I ll attempt pulling(heads+gaskets/boats:)) crammin(stuff),stompin(anyt'in),pushin(more)climbin(higher) now to get it started! no more CLIKKs please

    you mean



    "Leak Down" test,

    How to do Cylinder Leak Down Testing- Car Craft Magazine

    Mark[/QUOTE]
     
  13. Bahndo111

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    uh..... huh?
     
  14. RockDoc

    RockDoc my bad habit SILVER Star

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    I think Tntoyota/Hilux has a Canadian cousin.
     
  15. Wile E Coyote

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    FJ60LG-K4, slow down bud. We're losing you. Personally, I don't know whether you're asking for more help, or just sharing your inner dialog with us? Good luck with your project, either way.:steer:
     

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