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Forum: General Tech Forum Yesterday, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By RicardoJM
I also have an OBDII code reader. All vehicles...

I also have an OBDII code reader. All vehicles sold since 1996 adhere to the OBDII standard and any OBDII code reader should be able to provide the code(s) stored in the computer and clear the Check...
Forum: General Tech Forum 09-02-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 94
Posted By RicardoJM
I'm with Dave on this, don't see a VIN. My...

I'm with Dave on this, don't see a VIN. My recollection is that my 40 tag had just the Frame No.
Forum: General Chit Chat 09-02-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 95
Posted By RicardoJM
The write up is for an earlier model carb than...

The write up is for an earlier model carb than what came in the 77 model, so there will be some minor differences. Pinhead (on IH8MUD) has video's posted up on youtube that go through the process as...
Forum: General Tech Forum 08-31-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 114
Posted By RicardoJM
When I built my F engine (several years ago),...

When I built my F engine (several years ago), Gunn Automotive did the machine work and were able to source all new freeze plugs. You might want to give them a call to see if they have a source.
Forum: General Chit Chat 08-23-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By RicardoJM
Ken, who did the remediation on the grading? We...

Ken, who did the remediation on the grading? We are looking at doing this as well.
Forum: General Chit Chat 06-19-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,033
Posted By RicardoJM
All good advice, especially from Wesintl. A 40...

All good advice, especially from Wesintl. A 40 is a fantastic DD, provided you have an alternate vehicle for when those days you don't want to freeze or burn or beat your body up. :D

I drove my 40...
Forum: General Tech Forum 06-13-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,695
Posted By RicardoJM
Nice :D

Nice :D
Forum: General Chit Chat 06-08-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,517
Posted By RicardoJM
I did not like the plastic backed mirrors that...

I did not like the plastic backed mirrors that came with mine. I went to NAPA with the diameter of the ball the mirror mounts to and picked up some metal backed replacements. Pretty straight...
Forum: General Tech Forum 05-31-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 5,522
Posted By RicardoJM
Way to go! :D

Way to go! :D
Forum: General Tech Forum 05-22-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 5,522
Posted By RicardoJM
That's bitchin :thumb:

That's bitchin :thumb:
Forum: General Tech Forum 05-19-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 286
Posted By RicardoJM
Frontrange is correct, you will need a 4 speed...

Frontrange is correct, you will need a 4 speed bell housing. I edited my post.
Forum: General Tech Forum 05-19-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 286
Posted By RicardoJM
Subzali's links should cover it - more...

Subzali's links should cover it - more specifically both Jeff's used the three speed t-case. IIRC, Zepp included specific part numbers needed to mate the two up. In my swap, I used the four speed...
Forum: General Tech Forum 05-11-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 509
Posted By RicardoJM
Isaac, I have the FSM for the 99 LX470. Book one...

Isaac, I have the FSM for the 99 LX470. Book one is primarily devoted to detailing the trouble shooting steps. You are welcome to borrow it for whatever insight it may provide. I was having issues...
Forum: General Tech Forum 05-03-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 5,522
Posted By RicardoJM
You are going to love your new engine. It is...

You are going to love your new engine. It is coming together nicely. :D



There are not cold specifications. You set them to .008 and .014 check them after you break in the cam. :thumb:
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-02-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By RicardoJM
Follow up... I tested the old thermostat this...

Follow up...

I tested the old thermostat this afternoon and it failed to open.
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 05-02-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 66
Posted By RicardoJM
I picked one up from Marshall ( troll hole on...

I picked one up from Marshall ( troll hole on Mud) for my 71. They are no longer available from Toyota.
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 05-02-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 119
Posted By RicardoJM
For 11, you can also get a brush at the local Ace...

For 11, you can also get a brush at the local Ace and use a spring from a pen.
Forum: General Tech Forum 04-29-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,221
Posted By RicardoJM
+1 :d

+1 :d
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-28-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By RicardoJM
It is in the mid 80sK. Relatively low miles for...

It is in the mid 80sK. Relatively low miles for the age. The service records we have indicate the thermostat failed open last fall and was replaced. They further go on to indicate the thermostat...
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-24-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 443
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: 14
Views: 443
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: 167
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: 457
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: 457
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: 104
Views: 3,118
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...
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