Not sure of what the cut off date/vehicle age is for emissions test, but once I changed my '40 tags to 'hot rod' status, I no longer had to do the tailpipe test.Unless it's old...
I have a 1995 glove box manual for you.aha, thank you. it doesn't happen too often, and seems to be when i hit kickdown or WOT; i clear the code and it's fine for a while. maybe the sharp change in vac is messing with a switch? i definitely want to service the vacuum system at some point, but i wonder if a chemical cleaning would help in the meantime.
that's a nice surprise! i figured i might have a shot at looking for a paper manual, but also that it probably wouldn't be a 1995. thanks, i'll keep an eye out for you & your Cruiser.I have a 1995 glove box manual for you.
Welcome. You certainly jumped right in, doing it in style. The 80 will feel small once you are fighting off the Suburbans and full size pickups on the beltway.howdy!
i'm new to Mud and kinda new to the DMV area, as i moved from California for a job at the start of last year. i'm also new to Land Cruisers, solid-axle drivetrains, giant SUVs, and off-roading in general - though i'm definitely not new to working on cars. i ended up here because i was looking for a second car to drive while i do a major service on my other ride (2007 S4 that needs an engine pull timing job), so i figured i would get something that's better for snow and camping in rough areas.
i was originally looking around 4Runners and Xterras, as friends have had them and they're solid rides. then i went into the Land Cruiser rabbit hole and emerged with the FJZ80 that Lance from IPOR was selling for someone else. this is massive and definitely not my usual style, but i think it'll be great for what i need.
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i'll start a proper technical thread in the 80 forum, but here's a quick rundown:
it came with some pretty small and sorry tires, but as of last week it's now sporting a set of Grabber A/Tx in 285/75 R16. it also overheated on the way back from Fredericksburg (it came with awful belts that i shouldn't have driven with) and blew out the anonymous replacement radiator, so i put in a new rad (Liland all-aluminum) and associated parts.
- 1995 @ 325K miles
- zero service history
- OME 2.5-3" lift
- otherwise came stock, besides a few basic bolt-ons (radio, ladder, RAM mount, very rusty hitch)
- included both 3rd row seats
- light frame rust, mostly on welds
- body in good shape, except for rust holes in the RH quarter panel rear, LH rocker-quarter panel joint, and upper hatch
- large muffler cracks
- carpet is filthy in spots (did they bleed a pig in the back?) but should clean up well
- front seats are nearly shredded, other seats are fine
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of course, i dropped it off for inspection yesterday because i bought it in VA and live in MD. i'm pretty confident that it won't pass because of the cracked muffler and the broken instrument cluster PRNDL "D" light. i suuuuper hope i don't have to tear into the dash for a $1 bulb, but at least it would be an opportunity to replace them all with LEDs.
i'm planning on driving down to the swap meet this Saturday, both to meet the community and keep an eye out for parts. see you there!
I am soooooo glad I don't live in the People's Socialist Utopia of MerryLandistan!