For Sale NorCal 1990 FJ62 (1 Viewer)

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Asking $14,500 for a well maintained 62 with 337k miles... I'm curious for everyone's input if this in unrealistic. I purchased through BAT in 2018 for $9,100 and have put quite a bit into it. I know vehicles tend to sell at a premium on BAT just not sure by how much. Spent most if its life in California with a few years in New Jersey. Let me know if you have any questions. Only trying to sell because my commute increased by about 80 miles round trip and this needs to become my daily driver so I was looking for a few more safety features for the kids.

Below is a cold start video

Additional photos can be found at the link below

Registered and Passed Smog in January 2020. It was repainted in the original Beige and Grey (27G) in 2004. At some point prior to 2004 a full floating rear axel was added along with a 2 inch OME lift. Both the Fuel Pump and Fuel Tank were replaced under Warranty.

The list of work completed over the past 8 years that I am aware of can be found below and includes a transmission rebuild, a/c conversion, knuckle rebuild, water pump replacement and BOSS Airbag installation. New BF Goodrich KO2 33 inch tires were purchased in 2019 along with new tie rod ends, front rotors/pads, battery, front/rear diff oil changes and a new thermostat.

Cylinder Compression test performed in 2018 showed the following numbers:
1: 175
2: 175
3: 175
4: 170
5: 160
6: 175

Some surface rust is present on the frame along with a small rust hole in the lower rear quarter panel on the drivers side. A photo showing this is included. There is also a small dent in the hood from a baseball, a dent on the rear bumper, a small dent in the upper/rear passenger side and a bubbling near the rear wiper. The vehicle also has various paint scrapes/chips from normal use. These scrapes/chips where covered over to protect from rust but are visible.

I bought this on the BAT site in April 2018


Occasionally, the check engine light comes on for a brief period and goes off after turning off the engine. The issue has been diagnosed twice, but the code has been too broad to pinpoint. When the light comes on, no change in the functionality of the truck is detected. The code generated is 25 & 26: Fuel mixture too rich or lean. Both O2 sensors have been replaced by the previous owner. I have not seen any issues arise from the check engine light and the Land Cruiser did pass California smog a few weeks ago.

The work completed from April 2018 forward was done by myself (the easier stuff) along with Valley Hybrids in Stockton California. Spare tire is included but not attached to the vehicle at this time.

DateDescriptionMileage
??Fully Floating Rear Axel swap
??OME Lift Kit 2"
??Fuel Pump replaced under recall
2004Repainted Original Beige and Grey (27G)
1/5/2011Replaced Timing Cover Seal295,695
1/5/2011Replaced Front Crankshaft Seal
1/5/2011Replaced Belts
1/5/2011Replaced PCV Hose and Air Intake Boot
12/1/2011Replaced Distributor Assembly (Cap, Rotor, Spark Plugs, Spark Plug Wires)302,882
12/1/2011Warranty replacement of Fuel Tank and All Associated Hoses and Gaskets
9/1/2012Transmission Fluid Replaced308,377
3/2/2013Shifter Bushings Replaced311,950
3/2/2013Transmission Fluid Replaced
2/15/2015Rebuild Transmission324,836
2/15/2015Torq Converter, Seals, Bushings, Gasket
2/15/2015Steering Gearbox
2/15/2015Steering Relay Rod
2/15/2015Steering Dampner
2/15/2015Replace Catalytic Converter
2/15/2015Replaced Steering Dampener
9/19/2017Smog Check328,707
10/6/2017Oxygen Sensor x 2328,774
10/6/2017Shocks x 4
10/6/2017A/C Conversion Kit
10/6/2017Oil/Filter Change
10/12/2017Replace Starter328,907
10/12/2017Replace. Neutral Safety Switch
1/17/2018Replaced Shifter with Used OEM331,203
3/30/2018Oil/Filter Change332,962
4/3/2018Transmission Service (Replace fluid, filter, gasket)333,216
4/3/2018Install Transmission Cooler
4/9/2018Smog Check333,257
4/26/2018Purchased BAT $9,100333,446
5/23/2018Inspected:
5/23/2018Cylinder Compression test
5/23/20181 at 175
5/23/20182 at 175
5/23/20183 at 175
5/23/20184 at 170
5/23/20185 at 160
5/23/20186 at 175
8/10/2018Replace Intake Air Hose Cleaner
8/10/2018Replace T/C Side Cover Gasket
8/10/2018Replace P/S Hose and Clamps
8/10/2018Replaced P/S Fluid / Gear Oil
8/10/2018Add A Leaf - Rear
8/10/2018Replace Greasable spring pin
8/10/2018Replace Transmission Shifter Bushing
8/10/2018Replace Transfer Case Switch
8/10/2018Replace PRNDL Switch
8/10/20184 Degree Caster Shims
11/8/2018Replace Belts (OEM)
11/8/2018Replace Water Pump (OEM)
11/8/2018Replace Hoses (Mostly OEM)
11/12/2018Oil/Filter Change335,942
11/12/2018Coolant Flush
1/31/2019Knuckle Clean/Rebuild
1/31/2019New Bearings (wheel and trunion) (Koyo Japan)
1/31/2019New Gaskets
1/31/2019New Inner Axel Seals (Marlin Crawler)
1/31/2019New Tie Rod Ends (555 Japan)
1/31/2019New Botls, C-clips, Snap Rings etc
1/31/2019New Break Front Break Pads
1/31/2019New Rotors (Duralast)
1/31/2019Front Diff Fluid Change
1/31/2019Brake Fluid Change
5/24/201933 inch ko2’s
9/21/2019Replace Thermostat\Clean housing sensors337,473
9/21/2019Rear Diff Fluid Change
12/7/2019BOSS Air Bag Installation
1/2/2020Vehicle detail in and out. Paint added to chips to prevent rust
 
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tstockto

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The mileage is probably what some would pause on. But if it has been well maintained then.. ? I had the code 25/26 and it took a lot of diagnosing and testing parts to figure it out. It ended up being VSV valves (Check Engine Light - 25, 26, 51)
Why not post it on BaT again? You have documented improvements and the market seems to have gone up since when you purchased. Seeing what some of the reserves have been on there, I bet your asking price would be approved as a reserve.
 
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The mileage is probably what some would pause on. But if it has been well maintained then.. ? I had the code 25/26 and it took a lot of diagnosing and testing parts to figure it out. It ended up being VSV valves (Check Engine Light - 25, 26, 51)
Why not post it on BaT again? You have documented improvements and the market seems to have gone up since when you purchased. Seeing what some of the reserves have been on there, I bet your asking price would be approved as a reserve.

Thanks! I did send it to them to repost and they wanted to set the reserve at $12,000. Probably reasonable in the end but I wasn't sure.
 

tstockto

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Haha I remember this auction and I thought 9100 was a steal. But I’m also not impartial as I own a 280k mile fj62 that has a lot in common! You’re in NorCal- Just go put up some flyers at some Apple/google/Facebook campus. You’d probably get $20k!
 
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Haha I remember this auction and I thought 9100 was a steal. But I’m also not impartial as I own a 280k mile fj62 that has a lot in common! You’re in NorCal- Just go put up some flyers at some Apple/google/Facebook campus. You’d probably get $20k!

:) I didn't care much about the mileage either as I never planned to sell it. Then life got in the way a bit.
 
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Would like to give you the award for most detailed for sale post of the year and its only February
 
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Good choice...I sold my '88 and I kick myself everyday because I just it was completely dialed in.
 

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