I've been off the forum for sometime (more kids and more work) , but finally have to time and resources to get my old truck functional.
So, I finally have enough to tackle the rust. Next issues is seating. I now have 4 boys and would like to be able to take them with me.
So my 60's been running greatish for years now thanks to y'all and now I need y'all advice again.
2 days ago I started her up as I always do, pull choke out all the way, pump gas and turn the key. Usually after about 3-5 secs she starts up. All normal.
I lower the choke the...
Thanks all for the advice and especially for the pictures.
Wifey got all excited when she saw the views.
Any recs on where to stop, enjoy a view and let the dogs out for a bit?
ps... Promise to throw up some pics when we get back
Been lurking for awhile and busy with life. Had my old FJ60 for 14yrs now and have been in Phoenix for about 3.5yrs now. Was able to go on a run a couple of years back, but training and life have made time scarce.
So, training is finished and I actually have a few days before X-mas...
Just got back home... Will be flushing the block tomorrow after I free up from work. I'll look into the tefba filters. Anyone have a reliable source. Only seen it on eBay thus far.
Will check out amazon as well
Thanks for the advice and the help. I'll flush here tomorrow and let y'all know what...
I heard of that egg trick, but always thought it was someone's idea of a joke.
I can promise you that over the last 12 years no egg from any animal has been near the radiator.
Also I changed out the waterpump ~8-10 yrs ago and recorded the rad and didn't see anything like this or at least I...
Ok will have to find the block drain, but I'll get it flushed.
What is this Coolant Filter you speak of?
I found a couple of images, but where do I find one for my fj60?
Aside from jamming a hose in, Any other advice on cleaning out the block?
Oh and what is the the best place/method to...
I honestly i haven;t messed with it since i took the pump off a week ago and then had to leave the state for work.
Prestone Green stuff with Distilled for the last 5-6 yrs... Didn't know any better.
The Rad shop just said there were flakes of yellow stuff in the radiator??? Didn't really...
What do you mean, corrosion where and what can I do about it?
Could easily be hard water, will use distilled when I put her back together
Never used radiator sealants and I've had her for 12yrs
Thanks again for the help
FINALLY Got it this sometime!!! What the Hell is this????
Ok Ladies and Gentleman,
I sincerely apologize for taking so long.. Life and work have given me severly limited time.
So i finally was able to pull the water pump and I found this yellow gunt inside the pump!!!!! see the pictures...
Just dropped my rad off at Hays Radiator on 20th street here in Phoenix. THX138 thanks for the link to the reviews.
Bunch of nice guys to BS with and all were knowledgable.
I'll let y'all know how this all turns out. Thanks for the advice.
Just a thought, but make absolutely sure you have a great connection at the terminals. When I had electrical problems, I ran checked every part and component... Put new battery terminals on and charging/starting problems stopped.
Might not be your problem..but cleaning the battery posts and...
No flow with thermostat out. That was the first thing, i did when I did not feel pressure/flow in the upper hose.
I get the bit about sufficient flow....
I'll have to make sure the thing is heating the air. The problem is it's 100 degrees in the shade here in Arizona. I can not recall if the...
Thanks for the posts guys.
Cruiser Drew and ELbert,
1. About the waterpump: I was also thought that water pumps leaked when they fail. That is why I initially thought I had an issue with my radiator, since my water pump was dry. But, I am getting no flow through the upper radiator hose when the...