HOW TO: FZJ80 Throttle Cable Replacement (1 Viewer)

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Hey guys,
Thanks for the useful topic, But can anyone help me with the throttle cable adjustment in 3F carburetor engine? I have a loose cable also.
 

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Man oh man. Everyone should start with a worn out throttle cable so that they can fully appreciate how smooth a new one is. Don't get me wrong, the 1FZ is still a dog, but it is night and day difference. It feels like I picked up 100hp. 🤣

Great write-up, thanks!
 

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I had no idea either since I had never driven another 80 series. My Brother-in-law drove it once though and said something about effort needed vs. throttle response. I now have a new one installed, and it's waaaaay better.
 

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@LC4LIFE - you asked earlier about any sort of protection - stole @Kernal 's idea and wrapped just about the full length with 3/8" ID fuel line tubing.

The 5' roll covered the whole thing - I split it at all of the hold points. Looks factory and should offer some good longterm protection from the heat!

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Doing this with the hand throttle cable attached made it a 5 banana job...

95% of my throttle hang problem is solved, however, it still over revs by about 500 rpms and still require tipping the throttle slightly, a huge improve over the 3k RPMs previously. I suspect the throttle linkage is sticky, can folks share your experience with cleaning the throttle linkage?
 

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I've tried using lithium grease spray in the ends and that's helped for a while.
 
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I've tried using lithium grease spray in the ends and that's helped for a while.
Its smoother in lit grease from my prior bush fixes while on a trip! I think the throttle body/ linkage needs to be pulled off for a full clean but haven't seen anyone done it on mud yet.
 
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May be a dumb question as the FJ80 has a different engine all together, but would this write up still apply for a 1991 LC?
 

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