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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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    1979 Toyota Pickup - millennial edition - older than I am. Tell me all about it.

    The smashed body mount: Another angle: And the PS for comparison: One thing that seems evident to my eye is that, while the mount is smashed, the frame seems dead straight on both sides. Reading yotatech, it seems like the frame often kinks right behind that mount. Inspecting it...
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    1979 Toyota Pickup - millennial edition - older than I am. Tell me all about it.

    At the risk of further lowering mud's already-low opinion of me, this is the first manual I've ever driven. As a millennial, I'm offended that I'm expected to use my brain for this (or anything), but I took it in stride and called a good friend who gave me the rundown on it. I managed to get the...
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    1979 Toyota Pickup - millennial edition - older than I am. Tell me all about it.

    I appreciate what you said. I'm here to learn, and part of learning is accepting that one doesn't already know. As for the power issue, allegedly, this truck is "regeared for 35's". I have absolutely no proof that this is true, but it happily does 35-40 up a steep grade, so perhaps it is. I...
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    1979 Toyota Pickup - millennial edition - older than I am. Tell me all about it.

    @PAToyota No offense taken, and you've made a fair assessment. That said, I've purposely sold my mechanical abilities short, mostly because I feel badly about destroying our 1FZ. I knew better, and I ignored the signs. I'm not doing anything but putting new tires on this truck till the 1FZ is...
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    1979 Toyota Pickup - millennial edition - older than I am. Tell me all about it.

    Just went outside and took a look, but it's very dark and snowy. The wheels look like they're dead straight, and there's no unusual wear on the tires to indicate that they're off camber. How can I tell for sure? Put a plumb line next to them? Spirit level?The axles also look perfectly straight...
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