Sorry to leave details out, Ill check valves tonight and update the thread. If I may ask, a blown head gasket can for sure get in the way of the engine starting even with semi decent compression correct?
Thank you for the insight! Ill check my valves tonight and keep the thread updated. I thought I was in a hole with such a low reading on cylinder 4, but will see what I can do before I get the head off to check the gasket condition.
I did take a look at the distributor as soon as I couldn't get it to fire, when I took the cap off I found that there was oil residue inside the dizzy, and promptly removed it and cleaned every surface. Dizzy O ring replacements are in order.
I should have clarified,
By steamy I meant clouds billowing from under the hood, and a replica of the ye old faithful geyser coming from the radiator when I popped the rad cap off. It definitely was an overheat. I noticed on the way to work that temps were higher than usual so I took it slow...
Also, does anyone have recommendations on a source for an OEM Toyota head gasket? I have found many variations online, but am curious if anyone can point me to a site or forum post that can connect me to good quality at a good price. And any recs on valves, springs, rings, ect.
Update after my original post!
I managed to get a compression test done with a kit from autozone, took out all plugs, and just used the starter to crank the engine, no firing obviously.
and here is the news....
1 - 143
2 - 100
3 - 100
4 - 40
5 - 110
6 - 147
Im aware that they all need to...
Looks like im in the market for a replacement as well. Not too worried about the job, just know it can be a bit of a bear in the time department.
Any resources you have collected to help with the process would be greatly appreciated.
No steam out the tailpipe, just the expected cloud out of the hood when I pulled off of the road. Coolant was not milky.
I do have the correct radiator cap, but have yet to pressure test the cooling system. No squealing, not sure of water pump fail, just loss of power the higher the temps got...
BTW, I removed all belts and spark plugs, and turned the crank by hand, it moves freely.
A good sign, the engine is not seized, but not going to get my hopes up on the simplicity of steps foreword.
I have owned my FJ60 for almost 2 years now and have kept up with it well.
The engine has been desmogged, and am running a webber 32/36 carb.
I have kept up with maintenance, and replaced various odds and ends as they have said hello.
Has been my only car, haven't been hard on it until now...