The way I understand this hose, is that it is a temp fix for a bad seal between the gearbox and the transferbox. And if the seal is fine, there is certainly no need for this hose.
I'm curious, are the filler holes at the same height?
I replaced the fuel filter once on my 2H, and it was really easy. I also replaced the primary filter as I was at it (mesh screen in front of primer).
I installed it dry and simply filled it up using the primer, and it ran again after that.
I even ran out of fuel once, and it sufficed to just...
I'm not sure, an auto electrician did it. But he said he pulled it apart and cleaned it, and then it worked again.
I'm guessing he indeed removed the unit from the column and disassembled it.
He also said that I was lucky it was a type that could be pulled apart, because modern ones could not.
Isn't the filter a reusable mesh screen?
I think the part number is 35303-60010, which was used in:
Part 35303-60010 (STRAINER SUB-ASSY, OIL) was found on the following models:
Date range Model Frames/Options Found in diagram
11/1984-12/1989 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER RJ70,LJ70,BJ7*,HJ75,FJ7*...
I agree with the above, preferring one from Japan over Australia.
People are very very aware of how valuable these engines are, and charge accordingly. On ebay Australia, they want 5 grand for an exchange 12HT, and I saw one once that was damaged, yet still going for 4 grand.
If one went for...
What a decent guy, giving an additional 2500 back.
Though it was awesome, that engine and those miles, maybe an even better one is waiting for you.
I too want to get an HJ61 one day. Planning to go to Japan on holiday eventually, and bring one along back home.
Edit: just noticed the oil...
I was once quoted about 7000 AUD by a shop in Australia. That included the transfer case too. As well as the upgraded a440f parts.
Based on that, 4500 seems a bit steep.
I think the a440f should always have a separate cooler.
Just throwing it out there: could it be the type of fluid? Maybe DOT4 where DOT3 is specified, or vice versa?
That may explain the delay between the installation of a new cylinder and its deterioration a month later.