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    Mechanic Says Blown Motor

    The mechanic is giving other mechanics a bad name by seemingly trying to take advantage of you. Having actually thrown a rod in a 1FZ before, I can see nothing in particular about your engine that would necessitate replacement, nor would I let some random mechanic do that in an 80 - in the...
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    Sway bar removal

    You'd be a brave man to do so. On 35's, with the sway bars connected, the body roll is downright threatening on the highway. They don't weigh that much.
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    Grinding noise while truck is off with battery disconnected.

    It ground/gurgled for maybe four or five minutes before I went inside. I don't think it was the starter because it persisted when I disconnected the negative battery terminal. The thermostat is Toyota OEM, and was installed by 80 series specialist when we put a new engine in. He provided...
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    Grinding noise while truck is off with battery disconnected.

    I see. Could I have damaged anything by running it frozen? I thought Toyota Red froze at -36F, and it's only 0F here...
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    Grinding noise while truck is off with battery disconnected.

    Hi, all - started the truck in extreme cold, about 0F. Noticed that the truck's water temp was increasing way, way faster than normal, as it usually takes several minutes. Truck drove normally, drove back, same problem. Sat and let it idle, brought revs up to about 3k and it did manage to hit...
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    Reassembling valve cover...what goes here? Not a standard carb.

    Can I plug it, or should I get a filter for it? I have been examining my carb and I can't figure out where this hose ever was attached. And the back of the engine (where I found the loose end of the hose) is filthy. So maybe the PO never connected it.
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    Reassembling valve cover...what goes here? Not a standard carb.

    Where on the carb should I be looking for? I doubt it was ever hooked up honestly.
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    Reassembling valve cover...what goes here? Not a standard carb.

    Where does the PCV valve hose go, and what goes in the little round hole near the fill cap? The little hole near the fill cap was plugged with a stick when I bought it. Thanks.
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    Will a 1FZ-FE engine from a '95 LX450 fit my '97 Land Cruiser?

    Thanks, beno! :notworthy: p.s. Are you still moving to CO? I haven't been reading the forum enough lately to know.
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    Will a 1FZ-FE engine from a '95 LX450 fit my '97 Land Cruiser?

    Oops. I was confused because of the way the original ad was written. It should be a Land Cruiser, based on the VIN. Previous threads were indicating that the '95 Land Cruiser should be OBDII, but that they might have both an OBDI and OBDII connection? I'm honestly ignorant about which...
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    Will a 1FZ-FE engine from a '95 LX450 fit my '97 Land Cruiser?

    I just want to make sure that this should work before I purchase the engine. The VIN is a 4th-digit "H" number, and I posted the sticker with the manufacturing information with this post. Thanks!
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    1979 Toyota Pickup - millennial edition - older than I am. Tell me all about it.

    Should have the kinks knocked out of that body mount shortly. Will post pics when it's all welded up. Once it's straight, I may leave the fenders on it for now - no real reason for me to get nice ones, just to hack them up for clearance. I'm looking at a couple of options for an engine swap -...
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    1979 Toyota Pickup - millennial edition - older than I am. Tell me all about it.

    Tiny town in Colorado - central CO region. Is it true that the short beds have a different fuel tank?
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    1979 Toyota Pickup - millennial edition - older than I am. Tell me all about it.

    Thanks! Interesting, I didn't know they were tall to begin with - but most of the ones I see are bagged, so perhaps my perspective is skewed. As for the body mount, I find the truck looks a bit too much like a cat I adopted a few years ago: Definitely a little bit skewed and not so great...
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    Rth - cant get alternator belts on

    My idler pulley makes noise on its own without the belts helping. Noisy little thing.
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