I'm running, shell rotella 15- 40, but am having my oil pan gasket and rear main seal replaced, so I'll be trying 10-30 and seeing how she does, (she had a massive rear main seal leak)Hey guys,
Just bought a 92, curious to know what oil you all are running. It has been running a Castrol Hi Mileage blend. I was thinking about switching to Eneos or Rotella. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
was it easy to tell between the arch gasket and the rear main? I haven’t been able to diagnose my leak yet, but have seen a lot of threads saying it’s usually the arch seal.I'm running, shell rotella 15- 40, but am having my oil pan gasket and rear main seal replaced, so I'll be trying 10-30 and seeing how she does, (she had a massive rear main seal leak)
So actually, I didn't know my oil pan was leaking, it all appeared to be coming from the rear main seal, but the mechanic showed me how bad the rear main was leaking, but also showed me how bad the oil pan gasket was leaking but he didn't mention anything about the arch seal, I'll ask him tomorrowwas it easy to tell between the arch gasket and the rear main? I haven’t been able to diagnose my leak yet, but have seen a lot of threads saying it’s usually the arch seal.
Sounds like a winner. The 3FE is pretty impervious to neglect--good find, and let's see some pics!Hey all! Just picked up a '92 FJ80 from a friend of a friend's dad here in NJ last week. Sat in his garage for 3-4 years or so, but from around '99-00 until he parked it, he'd daily drive it into Manhattan every day for work, he apparently works for the TV station CBS. Anyways, it currently needs a lot of love since it sat for so long, but it actually runs perfectly fine with no abnormal noises to note on 3-4 year old oil and gas, and all the other fluids have even more questionable service dates.
Currently has the common hot start issue, where it cranks and doesn't start. Working on restoring it a bit by bit back to its former glory!
Oil pan bolts eh? Non synthetic regular ol' 15w-40? Interesting. I switched to T6 about a year ago fwiw. I leak like a champion, and have never even attempted to figure the source. It's kind of everywhere lol. Builds character.I had a few oil leaks coming from which seems to be the rear arch seal and oil pan when i first purchased the rig. I have then switched to Rotella 15W-40 and tighten up the oil pan bolts and almost all of the oil leaks were gone.
Have a 92 that is your trucks twin (loving that slate blue - was looking for a white truck initially but think I like it better). What is the replacement of that oil pan gasket costing you? Next on my list and thinking it’s a bit much to tackle in the drivewayWell, I figured that I'd post an update on my cruiser, she's been in the shop for almost 2 weeks, but hopefully will be finished soon, I went out to check on it today and was able to get a good look at the bottom end of the engine, and some pics too, maybe they might be of some help, idk
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I don't have many good pictures of it yet since I seem to only drive it around at night lol! Hopefully once I get it all detailed up after I do all the maintenance, I'll take some proper pictures of it!Sounds like a winner. The 3FE is pretty impervious to neglect--good find, and let's see some pics!
It's been an NJ/NY truck its whole life, so sadly already has surface rust on a lot of components. Nothing is rotting though, so perfectly saveable! Got the whole truck very cheap, so couldn't really complain even if there was any.That new jersey road salt is going to destroy that 80.