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Forum: General Chit Chat Yesterday, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 106
Posted By RicardoJM
The cooling system :D, ask me how I know. ...

The cooling system :D, ask me how I know. Seriously, in my research, the head does not do well if overheated. There is quite a bit of plastic in the cooling system components and after many years...
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-21-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 106
Posted By RicardoJM
Local BMW Resources

My youngest son recently picked up a 2003 325XI and had the expansion tank blow out on his first drive. We had a shop replace the expansion tank, but the car would overheat very quickly. I signed...
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-15-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 141
Posted By RicardoJM
Welcome, did you see my old FJ40 in Austin? The...

Welcome, did you see my old FJ40 in Austin? The fellow that bought it drove it from Slaughterhouse Gulch trail home to Austin last summer.
Forum: General Tech Forum 04-02-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 336
Posted By RicardoJM
I bought a used engine and junkyard...

I bought a used engine and junkyard transmission/t-case to swap into my 40. The output shaft on the tranny was severely worn and I bought another used transmission. The engine developed a coolant...
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-31-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 336
Posted By RicardoJM
A Troopie is a nice rig. Post up some pics of...

A Troopie is a nice rig. Post up some pics of what you have.

I would not fret too much about the wiring harness until you have the engine. As you source the engine, it would be great if you...
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-26-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,540
Posted By RicardoJM
You do have the vacuum shift control levers in...

You do have the vacuum shift control levers in the cab. If they work, it would be cool to keep them as you can have shift on the fly 4WD. If you decide not to keep them, you can source the parts to...
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-23-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,540
Posted By RicardoJM
Yes, well to move between hi and low. Disconnect...

Yes, well to move between hi and low. Disconnect the arm from the tcase and manually move the lever. There are three distinct stopping points, low, neutral and high.

If it is vacuum shift, there...
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-18-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 18,350
Posted By RicardoJM
Oops. You are correct, it is the side cover. I...

Oops. You are correct, it is the side cover. I edited my post above. :o
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-18-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 18,350
Posted By RicardoJM
The crack should not be there. A couple of...

The crack should not be there. A couple of options...


Weld the crack
Replace the valve cover


With both you would need to remove the side cover. If it were me, I would replace the side cover. ...
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-18-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 18,350
Posted By RicardoJM
I'm not sure you both are on the same page. ...

I'm not sure you both are on the same page. Zach, this post (http://risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showpost.php?p=13618&postcount=36) has the pictures that might help.

I have seen a few variations...
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-08-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,972
Posted By RicardoJM
Don't worry about it, everything works better...

Don't worry about it, everything works better without the handles. They are always slipping off when you don't want them to or not moving when you do want them to. :D
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-08-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,972
Posted By RicardoJM
Does the big ole nut have a locking tab?

Does the big ole nut have a locking tab?
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-01-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,972
Posted By RicardoJM
Have you removed the starter? The parts causing...

Have you removed the starter? The parts causing the binding may be there.

You can also use a pry bar or large screw driver to move the fly wheel a couple of teeth at a time.

Will an extension...
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-01-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,972
Posted By RicardoJM
Nice work Kurt. Once that engine is on the...

Nice work Kurt. Once that engine is on the stand, it won't take long to strip it down and get it to the machine shop.
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 02-18-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,130
Posted By RicardoJM
I don't have any input on the rig. The guy that...

I don't have any input on the rig.

The guy that bought my 40 lives in Austin. He booked a one way flight to Denver; Nattybumpo joined us for a run on Slaughterhouse and the he drove that 40 back...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-12-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,972
Posted By RicardoJM
With it "nose in", will there be height issues...

With it "nose in", will there be height issues (garage door) that will be a factor in getting everything up and over the frame. With the front grill removed, you don't need a bunch of height - but...
Forum: General Tech Forum 01-30-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,972
Posted By RicardoJM
I have an engine hoist and stand you can use for...

I have an engine hoist and stand you can use for as long as you need them. I no longer have a 2F FSM engine manual, I passed it along to someone (don't remember who) at the Rally last summer.
Forum: General Tech Forum 01-21-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 379
Posted By RicardoJM
I would lean towards the starter. The symptoms...

I would lean towards the starter. The symptoms vary a bit from rig to rig, but the description sounds very similar to what is experienced when it goes bad. I've had to replace the starter on mine...
Forum: General Tech Forum 01-12-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By RicardoJM
Is the procedure above the same for a 91 4Runner?

Is the procedure above the same for a 91 4Runner?
Forum: General Tech Forum 01-08-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 2,972
Posted By RicardoJM
I had a very good experience with Gunn for the...

I had a very good experience with Gunn for the machine work on my F engine rebuild. I took my block and rotating assembly in to the shop, discussed what I was wanting to do and had a really great...
Forum: General Tech Forum 12-18-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By RicardoJM
Subzali did a good job of covering the subject. ...

Subzali did a good job of covering the subject. Your definitely want to have the rig stop reliably. Rebuilding the cylinders is pretty straight forward, provided you can source the parts - and this...
Forum: Trip and Event Reports 12-09-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,173
Posted By RicardoJM
I had an FJ40 and had grand plans to run it with...

I had an FJ40 and had grand plans to run it with several different carbs. I did run a couple of the Aisans and Holly, but never got around to running the Webber. Long story short, I have a spare...
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-03-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 72
Posted By RicardoJM
Happy Birthday Dean!!!

Happy Birthday Dean!!!
Forum: The Bike Forum 12-03-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 295
Posted By RicardoJM
LMGTFY...

LMGTFY (http://onlineslangdictionary.com/meaning-definition-of/cager)
Forum: General Chit Chat 11-16-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By RicardoJM
Happy Birthday Steve!!!

Happy Birthday Steve!!!
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