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  1. pinkiedog64

    Fuel Tank Cleaning with Electrolysis FJ60

    MarkBC, I used a 3/8" carbon (not stainless) steel rod as the anode. I'm not sure what the residue is, whether converted rust, or something that came from the sacrificial steel anode. If you are doing electrolysis and wondering about switching to a steel anode from graphite so you don't get...
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    Fuel Tank Cleaning with Electrolysis FJ60

    Haven't tried various solvents like acetone or MEK. I'll give them a shot. Nuts and bolts or length of chain inside and shaking is out because of all the baffles in an FJ60 tank. Hardware won't get past the baffles. For the same reason, I can't power wash it off as the baffles block the...
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    Fuel Tank Cleaning with Electrolysis FJ60

    Have a question for those who have used electrolysis to remove rust from steel parts, particularly those with closed interior access, such as fuel tanks. My FJ60 fuel tank had a thin layer of rust inside. Not bad, but enough that the loose rust powder was clogging the filter. I removed the...
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    SOLD 83 FJ60 with Vortec Swap

    Pm sent.
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    For Sale 1988 FJ62 177k near San Antonio, Texas

    No, rack went with truck. Thanks.
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    2F Thrust Bearing Width

    Figured I'd update with the answer to this one. Turns out with the 2F (probably F, 3F/3FE, too) when you go up to .030" on the mains the thrust width increases by .010". So standard, .010" and .020" over all have standard width thrust bearings, but it jumps up .010" at .030" over. I had...
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    2F Broken Crankshaft!!

    Update, got the engine put back together with the new crank and ran it today for the first time. Crank went in easy, after I got the thrust bearing width issue fixed. See 2F Thrust Bearing Width. Cleaned out galleys, put in new rod and main bearings, seals, gaskets, etc. Rotating assembly...
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    For Sale 1988 FJ62 177k near San Antonio, Texas

    Sold for $11,500 to a guy taking it back to California.
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    For Sale 1988 FJ62 177k near San Antonio, Texas

    Pics of the two rust spots
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    For Sale 1988 FJ62 177k near San Antonio, Texas

    Well, time to drop the price. $11,500 without rack and awning, $12,500 with. Bought it two years ago for $9500 with 167k miles on it. It is now at 177k miles. I've put about $4000 in maintenance in it over the last two years. Have receipts for all of it. Moving and need it gone. Offers...
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    For Sale  1988 FJ62 177k near San Antonio, Texas

    Selling our '88 FJ62. Moving to Oregon and have an FJ40 and another old car so have decided to not take this with us. Basic info: 177k miles, all stock, lots of recent maintenance, clean inside and out, runs, and drives well. Please see my craigslist ad: 1988 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ62. I am...
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    2F Thrust Bearing Width

    Thanks. It does seem odd to me that the thrust faces of the crank would be machined. I am ok with polishing the bearings, but to remove .005" from each side of the thrust bearing is quite a bit. Think I'll check with SOR where I bought the bearings and see if they would be willing to measure...
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    Where to place the hood rod?

    I welded a piece of steel tube to the end of my hood rod (1/2" ish ID?) and now can set the rod over the first or second valve cover acorn nut. Works pretty well and holds the hood a bit more open than it does with it in the hole in the bib. I'd post a picture but my engine is out at the moment.
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    2F Thrust Bearing Width

    I've rebuilt two other engines and not run into this and both had the cranks machined down undersize. So are you saying when a crank gets machined undersized for new bearings the thrust faces are not typically also machined, and thus the thrust width of a brand new crank should be the same as...
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    2F Thrust Bearing Width

    Reassembling my 2F and went to install freshly machined crank tonight and crank hung up on thrust bearing (#3). New crank is from a '79 2F and is .030" over. Old crank was .020" over. Block is 11/75. I bought .030" main bearings from SOR that are for 9/73-10/84. Old thrust bearings (upper...
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    2F Broken Crankshaft!!

    The whole rotating assembly still spun freely by hand after the failure. It seemed to be all contained by the big end of the #6 rod other of course, then the scored up #6 rod bearing. I have the engine on a stand. Crank and cam are out. I was planning to do exactly that-install main...
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    2F Broken Crankshaft!!

    I do rag on it occasionally, like when I need to pass a tortoise! I bet I may hit 3000 rpm for a few seconds in that case. Hah. It's a slow truck so I don't bother trying to go fast in it.
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    2F Broken Crankshaft!!

    Rarely over 2800 rpm. The limited highway cruising I do is limited to 2700 rpm. 95% of the time it is under 2400 rpm.
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    2F Broken Crankshaft!!

    Well, finally got the broken crank out. Figured out it had been welded on in a previous life. Pretty plain to see looking at the crank up close. Pics show it too. Guessing in the previous rebuild the crank, or at least the #6 rod journal where the failure occurred, was badly scored or...
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    2F Broken Crankshaft!!

    Have a freshly machined 2F crank coming from a fellow Mud member in New Mexico. Gathering other parts I'll need when I replace the crank. I'm going to check out the harmonic balancer and replace it needed. Will also have flywheel balanced. May not need it or make much of a difference, but...
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