3FE Owners Check-In

Joined
Mar 24, 2007
Messages
36
Location
Suttons Bay, MI
 
 
Hey Guys. I'm getting a strange hesitation when its hot out and my cruiser is warmed up. I let it sit and its running fine now. Any ideas as to what is going on?
 
Joined
Oct 6, 2016
Messages
396
Location
Kansas
Got my 1991 out and wiped it down with a nice clean dust cloth. I "finished" restoration last fall and have really enjoyed it. I considered selling it to buy my wife a Grand Wagoneer, but I just can't part with it. Probably spent too much bringing it back to this level. It is a joy to drive and gets complements from everyone who sees it. The virus stopped most of the car shows so I have not been able to enjoy bringing it out this spring.

I found a Grand Wagoneer project so that will consume my spare time this summer/fall. Wow are those things junk compared to my Land Cruisers. Hopefully my wife will also reach that conclusion and I can sell the GW for a nice profit. I suspect, however, I will over-restore it as well. It is a nice localish car with no rust and a good original interior. It should be fun to improve over time.

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polsci

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Joined
Nov 24, 2010
Messages
19
Location
Florida panhandle
 
So my production date is 7/92, I’m not certain that is last month of production of the FJ80 but I’m pretty sure the first FZJ80s were produced 7/92. Anyone else have a 3FE from 7/92 (or later)? Wondering how close to the end of the run mine is.
 
Joined
Oct 6, 2016
Messages
396
Location
Kansas
Did anyone just see that 92 FJ80 sell on Bring a Trailer today? $19K!!!!!!! I am sure it was here on mud in the last year or so. The BAT "premium" sure kicked in this one. Hope someone enjoys in and restores it to perfection. Search BAT 68k mile 1992 FJ80
 
Joined
Jun 29, 2020
Messages
1
Location
detroit
Apologies if this isn't the right place to ask - but - does anyone have a link to the FJ80 FSM - I have a 1991 FJ80 in need of some love!
 
Joined
Aug 18, 2014
Messages
85
Location
Boise, ID
 
Question for anyone that has worked on your steering gearbox-

Im trying to track down a power steering fluid leak. Rebuilt the power steering pump, and the leak is coming from the driver side, so the steering gearbox would be the next logical check right?

if so, will this upgrade work for the FJ80? Joey has it listed for the FJZ so not sure if it carries over. If not, any recommendations on how to fix or upgrade?

 
Joined
Feb 5, 2019
Messages
52
Location
Southwestern AZ
Question for anyone that has worked on your steering gearbox-

Im trying to track down a power steering fluid leak. Rebuilt the power steering pump, and the leak is coming from the driver side, so the steering gearbox would be the next logical check right?

More than likely. Is your gear box all oily? I did mine last winter following all the guides here. A bit annoying but well worth it.

if so, will this upgrade work for the FJ80? Joey has it listed for the FJZ so not sure if it carries over. If not, any recommendations on how to fix or upgrade?

"Im trying to track down a power steering fluid leak. Rebuilt the power steering pump, and the leak is coming from the driver side, so the steering gearbox would be the next logical check right?"

More than likely. Is your gear box all oily? How do the hoses and "paperclip" look? I did my gearbox last winter following all the guides here. A bit annoying but well worth it.

"if so, will this upgrade work for the FJ80? Joey has it listed for the FJZ so not sure if it carries over. If not, any recommendations on how to fix or upgrade?"

It should be okay because the boxes are the same, but I personally haven't done the 105 upgrade. I am sure Joey would know though.
 
Joined
Aug 18, 2014
Messages
85
Location
Boise, ID
 
Yes to both, looks greasy on the driver side, and it follows down all the way to the tow hook.

Was going to reach out to Joey, but seems like he’s got a lot going on so figured I’d check with the forum.
 
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