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    Odd metal noise when letting off the gas at 1900 RPM. What should I do?

    Evening everyone, Was hoping my first post back from deployment would be a lot nicer, but unfortunately, ran into an issue. Cruiser was ran this morning and was completely fine. I started going at highway speeds and noticed as I left off the gas, this weird metal noise comes it at 1900 RPM. It...
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    Long Term Storage Preperations. What should I do?

    Hi all, I am deploying very early January for about 8 months. What are some preparations I should make before leaving my cruiser in the garage? I was told by a few colleagues that I should treat the gas? I have my parents looking after it, and my dad offered to do anything to it while I was...
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    Thank You All

    Hi Everyone, It has been a very hot minute since I have been on mud, no thanks to the arduous underway schedule my ship has had these past few months. We recently returned from a month long trip out at sea. On New Years we will be deploying for a (hopefully) 8 month long deployment out in the...
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    Bad Alternator?

    Good morning everyone one, while enjoying some leave in Las Vegas, my rig wouldn’t crank yesterday. I still had power to AC and stereo, but the engine wouldn’t crank. I decided to start with the battery and had it tested at the local autozone. They said it was bad, so I got a temporary...
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    Power but car won’t crank

    Good morning, On my way to church yesterday, tried starting the engine, but the engine wouldn’t crank, but I still could receive power and what not. Went to local autozone to test my battery, and they said the battery was bad, so I bought a new one, slapped it in, and it worked just fine. This...
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    Would anyone like to lend a hand on Sunday, 25JUL21?

    How's it going everyone? Apologies for the inactivity, my ship has had a busy underway schedule, and we finally have some down time before we head back out again. I will have sunday the 25th off, and I was hoping someone could give me a hand in determining the issue with lights mounted on my...
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    How do I Maintain Paint while running trails?

    Afternoon everyone, Recently bought a 80s back in September, and so far I’ve loved it. The reason why I chose my 80 was because of the immaculate paint job the previous owner had done before they sold it. As much as I love my pavement princess, It’s time to take her off road. My major concern...
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    Slee Off Road Bumper Install Advice

    Evening everyone, Really didn’t expect to be making this post so late, but I didn’t expect to be home this weekend either. Figured with my day off tomorrow, I would start installing my new bumper before I have to drive back to base, but I decided to start tonight in case tomorrow didn’t work...
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    Tips for a Mechanically Impaired New Guy

    Evening Everyone, Had my cruiser recently come out of the shop for some repairs, and while the shop did a great job, it had me wondering "could I do this myself"? Unfortunately, I did not grow up surrounded by cars, my first one being the 80s I bought about 7 months ago. Is there any wisdom you...
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    Show me your racks

    Currently debating as to whether or not I should get a roof rack for my cruiser. Personally, I love the slick look of a cruiser without a rack, but I have seem some trucks that look mean as hell with their rack. Kindly asking yall to post a picture of your truck with (or even without) a rack...
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    How Should I go about getting my transmission fixed? Major Leak between Tranny and Flywheel.

    Evening everyone, Just made it to Vegas after a long cross country trip, and while visiting family, my uncle pointed out that there was a large puddle under my car, but that it probably wasnt mine. Went to get dinner, and my transmission was slipping like no ones business. Came back to my...
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    URGENT- Low Oil Pressure during road trip

    Morning everyone Traveling on the I-40 not too far from fort smith. Stopped outside Little Rock, and this morning, checked all the fluid levels to be safe. Could have used a little more oil so I added about a 1/4 of a quart and added AT-205 reseal (to see if it could fix a small leak I had)...
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    Traveling through Vegas for two weeks, little meet up?

    Good evening everyone, I am a Las Vegas resident returning on leave from the military. While at my current duty station, I bought a '95 Landcruiser GXL, and while its been a great experience so far, I have yet to meet any other land cruiser owners due to the size of the small town I live in. I...
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    First Cross Country Trip: South Carolina to California. What can I expect/tips for the drive in my '95.

    Good Morning everyone, The Navy is having me move from Charleston to San Deigo, but during my 30 days of leave, I plan on stopping in Las Vegas to visit my family. Doing the math, this drive will be approximately 2000 miles. My cruiser is pretty low miles (75,000) so the idea of putting so...
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    95 FZJ80- Rough idle only when the AC is on. Otherwise, low idle at 600 rpm. Where should I begin?

    Morning everyone, I have a low idle at 600 rpm, but when the AC is on, I hear a click from the engine bay, and the car idles at about 900rpm. About two minutes later, another click (which sounds like an "off" click), comes from the engine, and the car nearly stalls at 200 rpm until it rises to...
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    Upgrades on my exhaust system? '95 80s

    Recently bought a '95 that was fairly stock and I am looking to upgrade everything about it. Currently looking for complete exhaust systems like the ones sold on ppdperformance, but unfortunately those are for turbo diesel cruisers. Has anyone been able to upgrade their exhaust, and if so, where...
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    ‘95 80s has an extremely rough idle. What can I do?

    Recently, my cruiser has been idling very rough. It will stay around 700 RPM, and then suddenly drop to about 200 RPM and nearly stall. Has anyone had trouble with this before? What do I do?
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