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    Best Radiator for 3FE?

    I don’t believe so for the 3fe, my Chinese one built for a diesel has been holding up but I have limited miles on it.
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    AA Ron's FJ80 refresh

    Yeah that is a good point, I don't have emissions testing where I am at and desmoged mine when I put it back together.
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    AA Ron's FJ80 refresh

    Just my opinion on your 3fe, just repower it. I just went through this and did a head gasket and head refresh on the 3fe, did everything I could new hoses, belts, idlers, water pump. After getting it finished I just thought I should have repowered it. One of the biggest reasons is the...
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    1991 3fe rod knock, valve tap, rod connector? How screwed am I?

    Probably a long shot but any chance it is valve train? When I first started up my 3fe after the headgasket change I had some loose valves that really made a pretty good racket. Maybe not that bad but something to check before you go pulling the engine.
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    Diagnosing broken front axle

    My vehicle had the birf and drive flange stripped so the birf was just spinning inside the drive flange. Wouldn't move unless the center diff was locked, because all the power was being sent to the wheel with the stripped drive flange and birf.
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    What Did You Do with Your 80 This Weekend?

    You my friend are a mind reader as are the good people at cruiser outfitters. While ordering all my parts I asked is there anything I could be missing and they suggested new spindle bushings. So happy I did that since the post office took an extra 4 days then planned to deliver. Everything...
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    What Did You Do with Your 80 This Weekend?

    When I bought the truck it was not running but I should have expected something was up since the snap ring and dust cap was sitting in the center console. Since repairing the engine and getting it running it will drive with the center diff locked, without that the passenger axle would just spin...
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    What Did You Do with Your 80 This Weekend?

    I started my first birf rebuild, and overall everything came apart super easy. Only thing is that I destroyed a tie rod because I was to lazy to get a new separator and tried to use a pickle fork. I did have one question how difficult is it to knock the brass bushing out of the spindle? I...
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    What Did You Do with Your 80 This Weekend?

    I bought parts for it, since it is a needy b**** but also drove it to a friends house to help tear off a roof. No one could believe I was actually driving it, since I've put 30 miles on it since June.
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    What Did You Do with Your 80 This Weekend?

    With the nice weather I decided I was going to wash the cruiser but as I was pulling it out of the garage noticed something leaking. Closer inspection shows the top of the 6th injector is leaking. Lovely! The good news is that the oil and coolant isn't mixing any more after I bypassed the oil...
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    New guy with a 3fe and blown head gasket looking for advice

    Wow the pictures of the engine in pieces brings up to many recent memories. I do agree about swapping to the LS for parts availability, I'm getting ready to order a fuel pressure regulator and a power steering pump for the 3fe and I believe it would cost half as much if I was ordering the same...
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    91-92 3FE Radiator Options

    I just got my 3fe running so I have no idea of longevity but the GPI radiator for a diesel fit reasonably well and is working. Again mine has only been running for the last week since a head gasket rebuild. It was $180 with some cheapo electric fans.
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    New guy with a 3fe and blown head gasket looking for advice

    HAHA I just went through this. Cliff notes currently I have the 3fe running but was given a 2004 suburban last week with 260k miles on it, runs great but has a lifter tick. Long story: I bought my 92 sight unseen off ebay for a low price but body and chassis was 98% rust free, with a known...
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    3FE no start after overhaul

    Just wanted to give an update, I found a replacement pump assembly and it fixed the issue. I had already replaced the fuel filter when I had the cylinder head off. The truck is running really well all things considered. I have to replace a drive flange to get it to move without the center...
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    3FE no start after overhaul

    Pictures of the fuel pump assembly. Never seen one look this bad before. Steve
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