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  1. Crimson Cruiser

    12HT / 2H Oil Pressure Relief Valve Removal Tool

    Thought you guys may be interested in what I came up with. I've been dealing with high oil pressure and I changed my valve assembly out to new. As you may be aware, the valve is a little tricky to get out. Some people say to remove the spring, put the cap back on and blip the starter but that...
  2. Crimson Cruiser

    DIY Engine Temp Sensor/Gauge for 12HT (or any engine really)

    I've been struggling for years on how and where to install a secondary Engine Temp Sensor/Gauge on my 12HT. We all know that the stock Toyota Landcruiser Temp gauge is a little flakey. Many people suggested to tap/splice into the top hose but I was very hesitant to do so since it's not really at...
  3. Crimson Cruiser

    My 12HT Rebuild Journey...

    Disclaimer… I’m not a certified mechanic but I’m fairly “handy”, have a lot of tools and I have rebuilt a few 4cyl gas engines before…. Background, I purchased this 12HT back in 2014 and swapped it into my Hj60. The engine came from a 1988 JDM HJ61 and had approximately 270,000KM’s on it when I...
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    For Sale  2H or 12HT Thrust Washers Bearing Set

    New set of Thrust Washers for 2H or a 12HT - #BTT0300 STD (or X-Ref: 11011-68020) I rebuilt my 12HT, these came with my rebuild kit turned out I needed O/S ones. Never install, brand new from TAIHO, Standard size. $20.00 Canadian + shipping.
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    12HT Thrust washer/bearing Part Source

    Hello all, I'm in the middle of a 12HT rebuild and I'm having a hard time sourcing these. Require: 0.250 O/S Part# 11013-68020 Does anyone have a set they would sell? Or.... does anyone have a source that actually have them in stock? Seems to be a rare item. Doesn't need to be OE but it...
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    HJ60 DIY Bumper

    I've had a 24V Aisin winch in my shop collecting dust for years... Finally found some time to design and build a new bumper. Wanted it to be modern (A bit like an ARB) with a retro vibe, hence the alum checker plate. I mocked it up using wood and cardboard. Tried different angles until it...
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    HJ60 Pyro Issue - SOLVED

    My AutoMeter Pyrometer “3344” had intermitted malfunction issues. The needle would just bounce around for no apparent reason. Anything would set it off… Lights, brakes, single lights, hazards… even if it was raining! This seems to be a common theme for Autometer Pryo gauges. You can read it all...
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    and now for something different, Coleman Lantern Restoration

    Picked this up last month off of Craigslist for $10.00. It's a 1965, 200, Made in Canada. Original Globe, no dents. When I went to purchase it, the guy said it was old and did work the last time he used it... but when I showed up he couldn't get it to work. Offered him $10... and he took it...
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    12HT Intake Heater / Glow Screen help

    Last spring I did a 12HT swap into my HJ60. It's starting to get colder and I want to hook up my glow screen/intake heater. I've purchased a Hella 24V 60amp relay and set up a push button/manual switch circuit. My question is, I'm not sure what terminal on the glow screen I should be...
  10. Crimson Cruiser

    ARB Fridge on 24V Question

    I can't find my manual, can't find it online... can someone please tell me if this ok? I've alwasy used 12V or 120V... Does the ARB fridge have internal switching for 24V? Is it just plug and play or do I need to do something when using 24V source? Thanks Mike
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    For Sale  Used 1987 2H 4.0L Diesel Engine - Good Fuel System, Block is possible core.

    Used 1987 2H 4.0L Diesel Engine - Good Fuel System, Block is possible core. 340,000KM's, 24V Good- Injection system works good, Glow system works, Cyl 1 to 5 have ~420PSI, good head. Bad- Injectors will need to be rebuilt or swapped. Ugly- No.6 Cyl is dead, ~100PSI, No.6 injector is...
  12. Crimson Cruiser

    Recommendation of a good rad shop?

    I have a LC apart.. like to get the rad pressure and flow tested. Any recommendation of a good shop on Langley Or Abby? Thx M
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    For Sale  Toyota Land Cruiser HJ60 (2H) Injectors and Glow Plugs

    ***SOLD*** Toyota Land Cruiser HJ60 (2H) Injectors and Glow Plugs Freshly re-built 2H injectors. These injectors had only 15-20min on them and one trip around the block! Rebuilt by NW Fuel Injection, paid over $600CAN to get them done. Includes new brass rings and heat/crush washers. New NGK...
  14. Crimson Cruiser

    2H Injector Help...

    I hope some one can shed some light on this for me. (I posted this over in Diesel Tech but no response yet. I hope you guys can help) I have a FSM manual but it doesn't really say anything in detail about the injector seats. I got my injectors rebuilt and the Injection Shop supplied me...
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    2H Injector Washers/Seats Help

    I hope some one can shed some light on this for me. I have a manual but it doesn't really say anything in detail about these washers. I got my injectors rebuilt and the Injection Shop supplied me with small concave steel washers and some copper washers. I removed my old injectors the...
  16. Crimson Cruiser

    Got Pulled over by Abby 5-0 today....

    Got pulled over by the Abbotsford Police on the way home from work today. It was not for speeding, it was not for a mechanical, it was not for excess smoke...It was for going "too" slow up a steep hill by my office. (King & Riverside) I was doing 25km/h in a 50 zone. The officer thought I...
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    For sale - Miller Diversion 165 TIG Welder

    *** SOLD *** Miller Diversion 165 TIG Welder As seen here: http://www.millerwelds.com/products/tig/product.php?model=M00325 Great little TIG welder. It's AC/DC... meaning it will weld Steel, Stainless, Ti and Aluminum... pretty much anything your skill set allows you. Has High Frequency start...
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    For the next Cruiser days... lets set this up!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=cZrhuSE_ivA No thanks! :eek:
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    Engine rebuild question…

    The 2H in my HJ60 is consuming more oil that I’m comfortable with. I’m thinking a rebuilt may be in order within the next year or so. I have a few options… - Find a lower KM’s 2H and just pop that in, - Get a rebuild kit and do most of the work myself Or - Find an engine shop to just...
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    HJ60 cold start issue?

    Now that the weather is a bit cooler, my 1987 HJ60 (2H - 24V) needs at least two glow cycles to get going. This is the scenario: - Cool morning - Cycle glow plugs - Glow light goes off - starts fine, (no smoke) - runs for 5-7 seconds @ 650RPM, stalls (relay on the passenger side...
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