I recommend doing a compression test, and also try Kano Labs' "Kreen". I'm wondering whether it is actually rod knock, especially since the knock is intermittent. If the bearings are shot, then I've always understood that the knock would persist. Kreen would act as an engine cleaner and it has...
Great save. Glad it's not going to the crusher. I personally would think hard about putting vinyl or some non-carpet material in there. I do not understand that a utility vehicle would have carpeting and leather seats. For me, it would be cloth (maybe vinyl) and definitely no carpet. That way...
I admire all the engineering you do for our old rigs. I am right at the point of changing fuel filter and would love to move to this setup. I'd even be happy to be a guinea pig. :) I searched the Wit's End website in vain....
I have done hours worth of searching, finding LOTs of threads on this topic, e.g.
Disable the EGR system the (mostly) Toyota way
1fz-fe EGR disable ?
I'm trying to condense these down to something simple.
It appears (if its legal in your area or if your rig is...
1) Compressing the Shock: I used a jack and jack stands to push the frame up. I have two FZJ80s, and the first one I did without jacking up the frame, and it was a bear to compress the shocks. The second one was really easy.
2) Putting penetrating oil on the upper bolts. I note that the upper...
OK, so the problem as I understand it (i.e. Cummins 6BT with stock FZJ80 transmission) is:
Cummins engine has a redline of 3000 RPM
1FZ-FE engine has a redline of 5000 RPM
Torque and HP curves are very different.
Thanks for the quick reply. I am a BIG fan of diesels (owned a mint-condition Chevy Tahoe Diesel (don't hate me!) and it was a great rig. I sold it because I wanted 80-series quality and full lockers).
Great questions. Here are my answers:
I want to turn either my 80 or the...
I'd like your input please. A neighbor of mine has a 1993 80-series (unlocked) that has a Cummins 6bt stuffed into it. He's selling it, and I've been chatting with him about buying it. Here's what I know:
He said he used one of the kits from Duiser to do it.
No factory lockers...
I just did both O2 sensors. Wow. What a bear! I bought the factory ones from the dealership. The nuts were so firmly rusted onto the threaded shafts that I gave up (for fear of simply snapping the threaded shafts off) and went to the local exhaust shop.
It took two guys from the exhaust shop...