Brand new in packaging knuckle rebuild kit with Marlin seals, new felts, all new inner and outer bearings.
Includes new special service tool for knuckle bearing removal and placement.
Also includes 3 new u-joints, brass cleaning wheels, and a fish scale.
All was intended for a 1984 FJ60...
I probably add a quart every 1000 miles.
Very little leakage on the ground, a little around the flywheel and main crank.
Passed emissions with flying colors about a year ago.
Pretty sure it is getting burned.
Haven't been on here in a while (guess the truck's been running good!)
Pretty sure I have an exhaust leak near the manifold. Exhaust is creeping into the cab with the windows open.
Just looking for advice on easy fixes, or how much to expect to pay to have the manifold planed out.
Dude, you're the wizard (i.e. tell us please)! I don't know, thought they were supposed to be in phase. Have you had success running at 90 degrees? might be worth a try. I'm not going to mess with it until I can get new ujoints pressed in.
Cool tip I learned on mud:
Do this when you are using all new fluid.
Get a silicone hose long enough to go from the bleed plug to the reservoir. Pump pedal until bubbles disappear/ tighten plug. Done.
By closing the loop, you eliminate the need for help and closing the plug between pumps.
Pretty sure it was seals and valves due to the leaks and lack of power, but I never took the thing apart. It was leaking a lot at the pulley o-ring.
I was warned against doing a rebuild or buying re-manufactured by several Mud members, but to save a buck I bought a remanufactrured stock...
In my opinion, the stock pump is too weak. My stock pump died at ~185k, replaced with a rebuilt unit. That one failed 6 months later. I'm only running 31" tires.
Replaced with saginaw, not easy, but much more power than stock.
Fun to check on on this thread and see the evolution taking place.
pretty much what I would hope to do someday when I have
some money, garage space, and more skills!
As much as I love my cruiser, the frame and body are pretty rusty, and it looks like some day it would be fun to just start...