valve clearance

  1. AfricaPhil

    Valve Clearance too big

    Hi guys, Greetings from Central Africa. As part of a rebuild of my HZJ75 1996 troopie with 300.000 Km checked valve clearance yesterday after engine rebuild including a new cylinder head (old one had cracks from overheating). the clearance is far too big for all my valves (between 1 and...
  2. Dork

    Valve Clearances - How much is a "slight drag"?

    When checking/adjusting Valve Clearances on the 1hdft, the FSM says to put in a 0.2mm feeler for intake, 0.5mm exhaust, and adjust until there is a very slight drag. What exactly constitutes a slight drag? Current example: I can fit a maximum 0.3mm feeler under intake rocker 1, but 0.2...
  3. BHillteq

    Failed emissions, poor idle, high in hydro carbons, temp spikes

    Well, I finally bought my dream car! 1988 FJ62. She's a beaut, but she needs some love. I live in Salt Lake and I'm having a heck of time getting it to pass our super strict emissions. I know this is a very common occurrence for Cruiser owners, and I've used the nifty search tool quite...
  4. NLScooby

    Valve Clearance Adjustment Tool - anyone have one I can use?

    Good afternoon! I'm preparing to do a valve adjustment on my HDJ and it appears an SST is in order. Its the SST 09248-64011 - called the Valve Clearance Adjustment Tool I'd really like to find someone who could loan or rent me the tool. I'm really good (obsessive) about taking care of tools so...
  5. NLScooby

    Valve Clearance Adjustment Tool - Anyone have one I can borrow/rent?

    Good afternoon! I'm preparing to do a valve adjustment on my HDJ and it appears an SST is in order. Its the SST 09248-64011 - called the Valve Clearance Adjustment Tool I'd really like to find someone who could loan or rent me the tool. I'm really good (obsessive) about taking care of tools...
  6. C

    Adjusting valves on an HJ61 12HT

    Hey guys— first post here. I recently joined the LC community with a new old HJ61 VX automatic. I know very little about engines and repair and decided to dive into the deep end with the HJ. I've been having smoke issues and luckily there's a guy that works on old/JDM LC's here that I was able...
  7. Tofel

    Hot engine & rattling noises (far from home)

    Hi! Need your advice badly on this as I´m thousends of miles away from any car mechanic I know and trust. Hope that some of you had similar problem and managed to fix it. For the last 1800 miles I´ve observed a strange behavior of the engine noises. When the motor is cold everything sounds...
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