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  1. NeNeFJ62

    Help! Engine rebuild on 1 week old 89' fj62

    No leaks and doesn’t burn oil..:the verdict is engine is shot and has been In the shop for a couple weeks now. I have it over at topline and they specialize in LC..: bunch of my fj friends have had rebuilds and work done and are stoke plus it’s 10 min from my house. Can’t wait to get it back...
  2. NeNeFJ62

    Great Orange County. CA Mechanic

    I think labor rate is $150 my trucks there now
  3. NeNeFJ62

    Help! Engine rebuild on 1 week old 89' fj62

    Oh good to know .... I’m not getting an engine from them.... but did look into it as an option. Thanks for the heads up.... the engine was good and it passed smog the tapping sound was a bad lifter.... then after smog and a week or so later the engine started going down hill.
  4. NeNeFJ62

    Great Orange County. CA Mechanic

    Starting my rebuild at topline on Monday! Love here others that are stoked on their rebuilds!
  5. NeNeFJ62

    Help! Engine rebuild on 1 week old 89' fj62

    Unfortunately the miles on an engine really don’t mean much. It’s more about how that engine was driven and maintained. Any used engine is going to be a risk. If you could get another bottom end, do a bore and hone and put in new rod and crank bearings, gaskets and seals. And put it back...
  6. NeNeFJ62

    Help! Engine rebuild on 1 week old 89' fj62

    If I go this route I’m rolling the dice... For the labor I would put into having another engine installed it could happen again. Don’t you think? I can get a low mile 120k engine from cruiserparts.net for $2250 and $2500 for instal.... but like I said below i’m close to the same price with a...
  7. NeNeFJ62

    Help! Engine rebuild on 1 week old 89' fj62

    I wish I could do that!!!! But honestly I don’t have the tools or time. I would love to learn all that but I’m just not there! Jen
  8. NeNeFJ62

    Help! Engine rebuild on 1 week old 89' fj62

    No I want to keep it 3ef ..... maybe a diesel 🤣
  9. NeNeFJ62

    Help! Engine rebuild on 1 week old 89' fj62

    Same.... I’ve spoken to him many times and the tine has changed... funny thing is, mechanic I’m working with his bought cars from this guy and swears that he’s honest.... The guy sells tons of cars and has a website .... my mechanic is trying to push the guy to help with the rebuild... super...
  10. NeNeFJ62

    Help! Engine rebuild on 1 week old 89' fj62

    talked to the mechanic today..... low compression, and rod knocking.... so rebuild for sure. Compression check worked my dad did it and showed coming from the piston or valve. Talked to all my mechanic buddies and all the machine rebuild shops in my area and gonna stick with keeping my car...
  11. NeNeFJ62

    Help! Engine rebuild on 1 week old 89' fj62

    Agree, head is fine.... so Im gonna go ahead with the rebuild!!! I called around and they are the best priced, other shops wanted $8000+
  12. NeNeFJ62

    Help! Engine rebuild on 1 week old 89' fj62

    Thank you I agree I met with the mechanic today and we are gonna start the rebuild of the current engine they are on the h8tmud mechanic list and a lot of my buddies go there. buy buy $6500 :((((
  13. NeNeFJ62

    Help! Engine rebuild on 1 week old 89' fj62

    What they told me is they send the engine out to have it rebuilt they said that starts at $4000 then the labor to put it back.... he said you May need new hoses or a water pump... they said $6500 is the highest and I said I need a number I’m not gonna leave it open.... seems high to me too...
  14. NeNeFJ62

    Help! Engine rebuild on 1 week old 89' fj62

    No they said low compression and piston and rod I’m going in tomorrow to talk to them.
  15. NeNeFJ62

    Help! Engine rebuild on 1 week old 89' fj62

    They said it’s a piston and a rod and they won’t know what else til they get in there. My only concern is if I get another engine the same thing could happen again?! And don’t want to deal with this again.... but I could get a low mile 120-160k engine from cruiser parts for $2250-2500 and I...
  16. NeNeFJ62

    Help! Engine rebuild on 1 week old 89' fj62

    OK guys the ol fj has been gone through and it is confirmed that the engine needs a rebuild... pretty much have two options part it out and sell as is.... just paid $7500 for it two weeks ago... Hit up the guy I bought it from and he claims he didn’t know anything was wrong with the engine...
  17. NeNeFJ62

    Help! Engine rebuild on 1 week old 89' fj62

    No I still have it! I’m gonna do the leak test this weekend.... it’s not going to the shop til Monday! Thanks!
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