head gasket failure

  1. Sibleycrest

    Blown Head gasket Warped Cylinder Head Custom Solution

    Recently started working on a 1996 FZJ80 with a blown head gasket... amongst other minor issues. The cylinder head was totally warped with the apex of the damage happening between cylinders 4 and 5, with a peak of about 0.029" (29 thousandths). I'm getting the head machined down and spent some...
  2. Y

    FJ40 broke my heart yesterday

    Hello all! This is my first day, first post on this forum and unfortunately it's a sad one. I confirmed yesterday my 1978 FJ40 has a blown head gasket and to be honest I came here with the intention on posting in the classifieds to sell it. Like many forums you can't do that with your first...
  3. Bear Kaufmann

    Blown Head Gasket on 2H engine, HELP!

    My HJ60 has been my daily driver for 8 years, now it needs a rebuild, (Blue smoke machine out the back). my problem is I am largely priced out of the diesel land cruiser platform, Breaks my heart to say it but doing all the things a have planned over the years now seems unlikely. (12HT)...
  4. yodathegreen80

    Possible HG Leak

    Hi all, I recently picked up a 94 FZJ80 and have started building/repairing the truck. I recently replaced the valve cover gasket since it was leaking oil pretty bad and the bolts were not properly tightened down. I thought this was my only leak, but I was wrong... I noticed oil is also leaking...
  5. B

    New EGR head gasket conspiracy theory / how to REALLY delete the EGR (if you believe it could/ should be deleted in the first place)

    I'll start this with, I'm still not sure I want to delete EGR, mostly because after I rebuild my engine from a cylinder 6 head gasket failure, I have to pass emissions ONE MORE time in Georgia before the truck is 25 years old and no longer requires emissions. I just don't want the extra headache...
  6. M

    HELP!!! 2006 LC - To sell, or not to sell

    Hello all, It looks like I've purchased a lemon from a crappy dealership. Quick backstory: I was giving my car to a sibling, so I was told to buy a LC/LX470 for my next vehicle. I was living in Denver at the time and potentially had to move to GA for army stuff, so they're basically the...
  7. Miamedia

    LX450 Potential Head Gasket leak / Cracked Head

    I bought a well maintained ‘97 LX450 from a neighbor a few weeks ago. It has 188K miles, just had an oil change and it was running like a top before I took it to a local Midas yesterday for new belts (a/c, alternator and v-belt). Midas also replaced the fluid in both differentials and my...
  8. B1oodyBuzzard

    Head work recommendations

    Thought I'd throw this out there for future searches. I recently pulled my valve cover to investigate a rapid clicking noise thinking I just needed to adjust a rocker. To my horror I found a significant amount of rust on the rocker arm assembly and evidence of coolant, along with a stuck...
  9. D

    Severe Engine/Compression Issue - Next Steps?

    Hi All! I've been a reader on this forum since June 2016 when I picked up my 1994 FZJ80, but this is my first post. Apologies in advance for the lengthiness, but I'm sure the more information I provide, the better you can advise me on moving forward. I got my LC from a local guy who said it had...
  10. G

    FZJ80 - Gasket Replacement

    Hello All, Over the weekend I noticed a leak in the front of the car. 1997 Fzj80 120k miles. I found a video on youtube describing the issues and fix. He talks about fixing the 3 gaskets : O-Ring Shaft of distributor, Main Front seal on Crank (crank-case seal), Oil pump cover gasket O-Ring...
  11. DoubleNickels

    Head Gasket - How's it look?

    I picked up a 1984 2F motor. The seller was driving it around but claimed it had a blown head gasket and let me have it for $100. I'm just now starting to tear into it, and wanted to post some pics. Since I've never torn into a 2F, and never installed a new head gasket, I'm not sure how to...
  12. The Raven

    The reality of the Landcruiser Head Gasket Issue

    I have been around the block enough to know that in every genera from motorcycles to boats there is a hot potato that people get all chicken little about. I searched, but found little in regards to anyone who does not have any HG issues. I'm also not prepared to spend $2000 on a non-existent...
  13. Ali M

    Can you install 97 LX 450 engine on 94 fzj80?

    Would like to learn about your experience if you had your LC engine replaced with similar engine from another donor car? I have LC 94 w/HG that's been sitting there for a while and I want to do engine replacement and saw a recked 97 LX with 180K engine for sale. Could this work and what gotchas...
  14. Bambusiero

    A Coolant System Pressure Test

    As a follow-on diagnostic to an ongoing engine coolant overheating problem, coolant system pressure has been a question. So, I've finally gotten around to rigging up a radiator / coolant system pressure gauge that can be monitored while driving around at speed, rather than just guessing and...
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