60-series FAQ

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by Mike S, Mar 23, 2004.

  1. Mike S

    Mike S

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    This is a permanent (sticky) thread which will attempt to categorize and post discussions on commonly asked questions about the Landcruiser FJ60 and FJ62 series trucks. I am NOT the expert here, but will be reviewing posts. gathering and combining information from members responses to questions posted in the Cruiser Tech section.

    This should help owners and caretakers to access the IH8MUD braintrust.

    If you have suggestions or comments, please PM me.

    Buying a 60 / 62

    FJ60 or FJ62?

    FJ 60 / 62 gas mileage

    60 Series Paint Color Chart

    Just bought an FJ62 - What's next?

    Smog issues

    Smog pump rebuilds and emergency fixes

    Emission System demons

    Removing Smog?

    Why do I have to recurve my distributor after desmog

    Silicone Air Injector Pump Hoses

    Common repair / replacements

    New seatbelt alternative using 79-series belts

    Modify the fan shroud to make water pump or fan belt access MUCH easier.

    Water in your floorboard? Repair your leaky rain gutters.

    Poor Heater Performance? Look Here!

    3FE Fuel Pulsation Dampner - may improve your MPG

    Intake and exhaust

    Where to find GOOD new vacuum hose

    Tips for installing Old Man Emu Lift

    Common Torque values

    Oil Galley Plug Fixes

    Rear lift gate support arm replacements

    Hood shock conversion

    Do your own alignment

    Aisin Hub Rebuild-from the 4Runner Section

    FJ62 Door Lock circuit breaker fuse location

    Fuel or temp guage spikes and goes back down occasionally.

    FJ-62 T-case actuator solenoids

    FJ62 4WD Vacuum solenoid fix for cheap


    The A/C Amp Thread

    fusible link

    FJ62 Starter Rebuild Instructions
    FJ60 alternator rebuild reference

    Driver side front power window auto down relay

    Power window permanent fix.

    Electrical Gremlins
    _____Specific Issue Here Read port #21 for the why.

    Ignitor repair
    Igniter Repair for Cheapskates

    Temperature Gauge Calibration - How To

    Tuning and problem solving

    Camshaft discussion

    Tuning 3F and 2F for better performance

    Valve Adjustment on an "F Series" engine

    3FE Specific valve adjustment tips

    3FE Specific Timing adjustment (in the 80's forum)

    3FE fuel supply problems

    Carb Circuits - Aisin 2F FJ60 USA - Troubleshooting

    Weber vs Asian

    Overheating - what to do?

    FJ60 Fuse Panel data

    Reading 3FE engine codes

    3FE top end engine mods

    Charcoal Canister / High Fuel Pressure in Gas Tank

    Chasing Vacuum Leak / Vacuum Understanding


    Lubrication Secifications - 60 and 70 series Gas and Diesel Enigines

    Engine oil choices for the 2F & 3F engines

    Conventional or Synthetic oils - what do our members run?

    The Oil Filter Discussion Thread

    Oil pressure readings - senders and gauges

    Automatic transmissions

    Changing Tranny Fluid

    More info on cleaning the filter and flushing the transmision

    FJ62 Transmission Oil cooler install

    H55F Toyota Manual Transmission swap into an automatic 3FE FJ62

    Loose shifter automatic shifter fix

    Loose shifter automatic shifter fix - permenant solution

    Valve body install

    $13 ATF temp "gauge"

    Official "How long does an A440 last" thread

    Suspension and Steering

    The Front End Clunk Thread

    Improved handling for a 60

    Fixing common steering problems

    When and how to rebuild the knuckles

    Jim Phillips detailed front end (Birfield and knuckle) repack

    Morgan's knuckle rebuild

    FJ60 – FJ62 stock spring packs

    Old Man Emu and alternatives

    Old Man Emu Install with pics

    Parabolic Springs - discussion and photos

    Talking about shackles

    OME or BDS?

    Thoughts on SOA (Spring over Axle)

    Extended sway bar and LSPV on a lifted FJ62

    FJ60 hydro assist porting

    Steering Box Reseal

    Differentials - gears, lockers, etc.

    Feedback on what IH8MUD Board members are running

    How to modify a Vacuum shift 62 transfer case to manual shift

    Wheels and Tires for a 60 / 62

    Aftermarket wheels that work & part numbers

    Rims and tires

    Tires the iH8MUD members are running...

    Engine and drive train swaps

    More power from the 2F - an alternative

    Looking for a definitive guide for Vortech conversion for 60s

    Bottom line for a Diesel swap in a 60 series

    Installing an H55F Toyota 5 speed in a PRE August, 1985 FJ60

    Installing an H55F Toyota 5 speed in a POST August, 1985 FJ60

    H55F conversion parts list

    Adapting the stock tach for use with a V8

    Building a 2FE from a 2F and a 3FE

    Split case ratios and Modifying a 62 vacuum shift case to a manual shift.

    Popular modifications

    Best mods under $50

    Just bought a 60 Series Cruiser? Suggestions on 'must have' modifications

    Long range gas tank

    Dual Battery installs and battery isolation schemes

    Maximizing performance of the stock alternator

    Brighter Headlights for the FJ60

    How to - Headlight wiring harness upgrade

    Questions about wiring driving lights

    Bed liner on the exterior

    4 Runner brakes - easy bolt on brake upgrade

    Sound Deadening

    FJ60 Dual Alternator

    Appropriate winch for 60 series

    Getting rid of the exhaust crossover pipe (rock catching) on the FJ62 Exaust

    Sway bar disconnects

    Extra grab handles in a 60 series.

    Very cool Under Seat Storage

    Sluggish windows fixed for $40!!!! Dial-up grab a coffee

    62 Power Window Help

    2WD LOW t-case mod

    FJ62 Headlight upgrade

    4Runner Calipers, T100 MC, Rotors and Backing Plate Eliminator install
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  2. beno

    beno Gihee Arakawa Moderator Supporting Vendor GOLD Star

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    beno Gihee Arakawa Moderator Supporting Vendor GOLD Star

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  4. Dr jay

    Dr jay

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    Trinity FL
    hey guys,
    anyone know where I can get a good rebuild kit for an HJ61 brake master/slave cylinder and booster? mine is leaking!
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