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Forum: General Chit Chat 06-19-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 900
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: 4,634
Posted By RicardoJM
Nice :D

Nice :D
Forum: General Chit Chat 06-08-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,468
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: 5,347
Posted By RicardoJM
Way to go! :D

Way to go! :D
Forum: General Tech Forum 05-22-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 5,347
Posted By RicardoJM
That's bitchin :thumb:

That's bitchin :thumb:
Forum: General Tech Forum 05-19-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 274
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: 274
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: 480
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: 5,347
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: 422
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: 63
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: 114
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: 1,157
Posted By RicardoJM
+1 :d

+1 :d
Forum: General Chit Chat 04-28-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 422
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: 422
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: 422
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: 163
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: 421
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: 421
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: 2,984
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: 104
Views: 2,984
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: 19,113
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: 19,113
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: 19,113
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: 190
Views: 5,347
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
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