FJ40 2F Engine Swap... Opinions of 'new' engine? (1 Viewer)

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Hi folks,

Well, The old 2F in our cruiser was overheated and now makes terrible racket after it warms up. I picked up this "good" condition 2F on craigslist to swap in. I stripped it of its bits and pieces, and pulled the head to examine.

This is where I need your help- I'm no expert "Engine-looker," but this thing looks a bit nasty to me. Cylinders are crusty and gunky but not rusty, and they smell like burnt. The cooling pipes are all rusty-sludge action. Here are pics:

Maren's FJ40 - a set on Flickr







There are a few more in the first link. What say you masses? Is this thing lame? Guidance is appreciated.

Thanks,
Ryan
 

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Looks like a used engine.. :meh:


Are you going to build it?

Did you hear it run before you purchased it?

Do you KNOW the person you purchased it from?
 
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I was told it was pulled from a running 60, but I dont know how long it'd been sitting. I do have the contact info for the guy I bought it from...

I was going to use the bottom end and put all our nice 2F parts from her old engine onto it with new gaskets...
 

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Are you going to open up the bottom end or just slap a head gasket on it and call it good?
 

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Some of the valves in that top set of pix look a bit rough... I'd at least take the head to a good machine shop and have it looked at. But if it were me, I wouldn't go to all the work of pulling it without having it mag fluxed and doing a valve job and maybe rockers polished ... From a GOOD machine shop that is familiar with F/2F motors...

Have you had a straight-edge on the block surface ?

And photos on flkr are too dark to see anything.
 
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Even if that engine has good rings and bearings, it's pretty obvious it's got a lot of miles on it. Save yourself the trouble later and get it rebuilt. It'll be worth it. If money is just too tight, I would at least pull the oil pan and check all the bearings, and hone/re-ring it.
 
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Thanks for the suggestions people! I'm looking for a nice block now, as we're going to put all the old parts from the truck on it with some new gaskets.
 

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