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    Builds OL'BETSY ZX: Rust-o-mod (1991 HZJ77)

    Here's a non-advertorial look at Thermo Cure's usage... THERMOCURE | Cooling System Rust Remover - DSPORT Magazine - https://dsportmag.com/the-tech/thermocure-cooling-system-rust-remover/ I am not a chemistry teacher, just a general science teacher (plus Math, LA, PhsEd, and Art), but...
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    Builds OL'BETSY ZX: Rust-o-mod (1991 HZJ77)

    Yes.
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    Builds OL'BETSY ZX: Rust-o-mod (1991 HZJ77)

    For the record, hose was green in last pic. Coolant was not. I like mine pink. Today was the start of my truck's cleanse. LOL. I refilled the empty cooling system with water and Thermocure. I have many friends who've used this with good success, and although my system didn't look *that* bad...
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    Builds 2002 HZJ76 Build

    Definitely some irony in "one step forward - two steps back", when your missing feet are the thing keeping you from moving forward... I always forget something when I make an order. Drives me nuts. But speaking or orders, ordering your injectors outside Partsouq (nevermind the savings) was...
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    Builds OL'BETSY ZX: Rust-o-mod (1991 HZJ77)

    I'm still mulling the springy situation. Meanwhile, maintenance never sleeps. Even when my helper does! Oil change on the Prado 90, and then on to cooling system overhaul on the 77. Which meant of course that puppers had to go in the house. Started by trying to find that damned block drain...
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    engine knocking and intermittent extreme smoking from exhaust

    Always best to start with all the info Year, model, engine model, transmission? There were two diesels offered in the 90 series, and several transmissions, over 7 plus model years.
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    HELP! How to change ignition cyclinder 1989 FJ-70

    What are you using to push the pin? I had good success with a right angle pick. Just slid right out...
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    Builds 2002 HZJ76 Build

    Darren, remind me again about the spare situation. Is it a full size 35 that you're rocking up there? I had one occasion of carrying a spare on the roof, and that was on one of our moab trips. I didn't like what it did to my COG. And when I had need to huck it up or down... Even less so. I...
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    Builds OL'BETSY ZX: Rust-o-mod (1991 HZJ77)

    I give you an A+. Actually the current AB Ed vernacular is "excellent", or "proficient". 100% helpful @Rigster . Appreciate it. I've actually found a few shackles online that are in the exact range of what you postulated... 5.71 inches eye to eye are the ones I'm looking at. Haven't pulled...
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    Yes/No?

    I like them, but damn that thing looks so good the way it is. I dunno... I'm gonna vote no. Where's the poll button? 😂
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    What did you do on your 70 series today?

    Did something shocking today. I'm almost ashamed to admit it. First I washed the 77. Okay. But... then... I actually worked in some spray on wax. 😚 I almost feel like I should apologize to someone. 😂 So fellas... Sorry? Bahahah. No pics. What's seen cannot be unseen. And honestly it's not that...
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    Builds OL'BETSY ZX: Rust-o-mod (1991 HZJ77)

    Actually, @FJBen is right. 12.8 l/100 is about 18.4 USMPG or 22 imperial MPGs. And @Gun Runner 5 wonders why I post metric? 😂 So, back to the build... I've noticed, even unladen, that I have a slightly lower back end. Measuring confirms that the front is higher than the back by around 3/4...
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    Builds OL'BETSY ZX: Rust-o-mod (1991 HZJ77)

    (from my prado 90 thread, elsewhere) I've been pleasantly surprised with the fuel economy. My latest tank spent 3/4 of the fuel pulling my military trailer with RTT on top, mountain bike on back, and water on board. I got 12.8L/100 in mixed driving. I thought that was really good, esp at 1000...
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    Builds Canada - 1999 KZJ90 Land Cruiser "build"

    Drove the 90 for the first time in a few weeks last night. Managed to wrestle it away from my wife. I sure do miss that turbo whistle. But then I tried to pull away from a stop sign in 2nd and almost stalled it. 😂 Damn you 1HZ!
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    Builds OL'BETSY ZX: Rust-o-mod (1991 HZJ77)

    Thank you sir! Its been fun so far. The bodywork was daunting, but rewarding once I got a handle on it. The front porch is definitely a conversation piece. Like, literally, yourself and a dozen of your closest friends can sit on it and have a conversation. 😁 I wonder if my PTO version is even...
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