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  1. thrillhaus

    86 HJ61 automatic - dying while driving, now struggling to idle/run

    The 61 is running smooth again, and the fuel tank is pretty much "like new". There was a lot of rust on the bottom of the fuel tank. The "sludge" I could see in the bottom was actually just a big collection of rust possibly with a little aussie red mud mixed in. I couldn't find any local shops...
  2. thrillhaus

    86 HJ61 automatic - dying while driving, now struggling to idle/run

    If anyone is curious I dropped the tank. Not a bad solo job, but I wish I had less fuel in that thing before I started.. It just kept coming! I pulled the suction line and all I can say is it's amazing this thing was running at all. I am not sure of the source of all this rusty / crusty /...
  3. thrillhaus

    86 HJ61 automatic - dying while driving, now struggling to idle/run

    Well boys, the same problem cropped up again. I pulled the sedimenter and there was a bit of rusty sediment in the bottom, but not much compared to last time. I swapped the fuel filter as well. The rig is running again but I am concerned this is a much larger problem starting at the tank. I...
  4. thrillhaus

    86 HJ61 automatic - dying while driving, now struggling to idle/run

    Update: A big f'ing thanks to everyone who pitched in on this! The diesel is back at it and running as strong as ever. Dove into the sedimenter and it was loaded with rusty sludge. Cleaned that out, then pulled and replaced the fuel filter. My hand priming pump is shot, but I was able to use a...
  5. thrillhaus

    86 HJ61 automatic - dying while driving, now struggling to idle/run

    Any chance you pulled up that part number? My shipped filter hasn't shown up. Opened up the sedimenter and it was easily as nasty as the pictures you linked. Figuring the fuel filter is probably full of junk as well.
  6. thrillhaus

    86 HJ61 automatic - dying while driving, now struggling to idle/run

    That'd be great. I have one on order but if I can grab one locally I'll just keep the other as a spare. Let me know if you come up with the part #. Cheers
  7. thrillhaus

    86 HJ61 automatic - dying while driving, now struggling to idle/run

    Thanks for the responses you guys! I will be working on it this Sunday, so I'll start by pulling the water/sedimenter as I'm sure it could use a cleaning. I have a new fuel filter coming so I'll get that replaced as well. At that point if the rig is still having symptoms I'll see if I can get...
  8. thrillhaus

    86 HJ61 automatic - dying while driving, now struggling to idle/run

    Hoping you guys can point me in the right direction here.. I was driving my 86' HJ61 to work the other morning (short drive) and as I started going up a hill near the end of the drive my Landcruiser started to slowly lose power as I went up, even after giving a little more throttle. It died...
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