Why I hate MY FJ60 today...

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by Doc, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. Doc

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    In honor of the previous thread:

    1. My dumb @ss forgot to plug in my truck last night, and this morning it wouldn't start. I had to drive the wifey's 80 to work.

    2. I hate that the 80's AWD makes everything else look like 1wd.

    3. I hate that my door seals are old and I had to literally pry my door open this morning because water got in around them and froze it shut.

    4. I hate living in Iowa with an old truck.
     
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    These are the threads that make me happy to be in Guatemala!! Frost, plugging in the truck and scraping windows are only memories! :) !

    I've probably got the only truck with a block heater in Guatemala!
     
  3. jefferson-mo

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    I thought my door was froze shut once


    but I was drunk and had the wrong keys
     
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    Doc, Doc, Doc, welcome back to reality here in our great state of I-O-WAY!!! Overly hot summers and dang cold winters. :ban: When we moved back to the C.F. area, my wife insisted on a connected garage. :grinpimp: Our prevoius house only had a one car garage so mine stayed outside during the winter. Hey, atleast you have some hills and such to climb and mess around with, its pretty flat over here....:mad:

    Blue 60
     
  5. Doc

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    Yep, our garage is a single-porter as well, thus driving the nicely kept 80 instead. I guess I'll have to break out the timer and extension cord tonight. It's supposed to be even colder.
     
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    How cold was it that it wouldnt start? My stinkyfj60 will start at -20 without being plugged in. When I had the factory carb I had to pump like 40times an pull the choke, with the Weber its three pumps at that temp.
    It doesnt move easy though, gear oil is all thick.
     
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    trick we use here in CO. spray a little non-stick Pam around the door gaskets. just a little... no more frozen doors. -other sean
     
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    Doc I feel for ya. I really do. We always get your weather a day later here. Make it stop. I'm not ready for winter yet! Although, I did just put my block heater in the 60 last week...

    :)
     
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    I have a block heater, but some of the wires are not connected to anything....

    Anyone have a short how-to?
     
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    I've never used that trick, but that is a good idea :D thanks!

    I remember once hunting near Saguache, CO during a killer blizzard. Texicans and Okies were killing themselves to get out the mountains. It dropped a good foot of snow (good amount in that area) and the winds were howling. By the time I get back to my 1987 Mini, the doors were completely frozen becaues the wind had pushed so much moisture and then it froze. Too bad I never though about the Pam thing.
     
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    About 4 degrees or so. I didn't spend a lot of time trying to get it to start... choked it, didn't start. Pumped the gas a few times (not mroe than 10) no start...

    Factory carb.

    I was in a hurry so I just took the 80. Wifey isn't going anyplace today.

    I knew I should have plugged it in last night, but I was lazy and didn't feel well enough to go digging around in the cold garage for the timer. I have my heater on a timer when plugged in- usually no more than two hours of heating are needed.
     
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    Yeeeaaaa, frozen door locks, block heaters, yada-yada-yada

    chit man, I'll stay here & swallow a few hurricanes now & then . . .

    Pete in sunny, cozy warm Flah-ra-dah . . .
     
  13. Cruiserdrew

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    Yep-I hate this winter weather. It must have gotten down to 50 degrees last night. Oh yeah-the 60 started on the first crank!:flipoff2:
     
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    In California it's cheaper to build a new garage than to run a block heater for winter season!
     
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    i hate my 60 toay because all the banging i did to install my shackle lift cracked the tailpipe artthe muffler. and today is going to be the LAST day of decent weather, probably until april.
    so under the truck i go, suited up like an eskimo, WHEN i can get around to it.
    but i do have a block heater!
    hammer
     
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    today i hate my 60 cuz everytime i fix an exhaust leak I make a new one. and it runs like @&@&@&@& until i drive it for 20 min in this colder weather
     
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    the mighty 3FE always starts! might be time to trade that 60 in for a nice 62! I still have that 3FE sticker as well if you get a 62 :D
     
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    today I hate my 60 because we don't cuddle like we used to. She is all into big tires and size matters and stuff ,and I am like what about..... nevermind.

    Even though she is sitting in the garage with the hood up now getting some sorely needed replecement parts I could never hate on the 60.

    P.S. Supposed to drop into the 50s here in the next couple of days. Can one of you snowmen send down a block heater?:grinpimp:
     
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    Is it that expensive for energy there? Wow. Yeah its freezing here..been in the high 60's low 70's here. Crazy crazy I tell you!

    Supposed to be only 50 tomm for the high. I guess I might have to wear a coat in the AM.
     
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    A coat?! We don't break out the coats here until it gets below 40
     
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