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Old 05-09-2011, 03:23 PM
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I have air conditioning in my FJ40 crankcase - put a hole in it driving back from Moab on I-70. Threw a rod for sure and lord knows what else I will find, but that engine will never start again. Thanks to Steve Brady and his trailer we got it dropped off at Hugh's shop (Safari Ltd) in Grand Junction, where she sits right now.

Among the suggestions to get the rig back into my garage in Kittredge are to get one of you guys that has a tow rig and trailer and pay you enough to make it worth your while, plus cover all your fuel costs. Any takers?

Thanks and happy cruisin'!
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Old 05-09-2011, 09:51 PM
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Bummer to hear that Jeff! Good save Steve! Wish I could help.
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:27 PM
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Bummer Jeff!

Best of luck getting it home!
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Old 05-09-2011, 10:31 PM
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Ill call a buddy of mine with a hualin co, he is coming back from CA this week!

Ill keep you posted
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:00 AM
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Sorry to hear about your 40 Jeff! Did you have any warning before it threw the rod, or was it just it's time to go?
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:15 AM
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I have a tow rig but no trailer...
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:17 AM
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Jeff;

Let me check with my better half and see if we can go get the 40 on Friday the 20th.
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:35 AM
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Jeff, I could go get it with you at the end of the month say the weekend of May 28th. I am busy the next two weekends, unfortunately. Let me know if you don't get it by then and we will set something up.
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:39 AM
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Jeff,

Let me know what I can do to help. I can run down there this weekend if needed and I have at least three 2F builders in the garage you are welcome to.

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Old 05-10-2011, 08:04 AM
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If you find a shop rag sucked up against the sump - I just might giggle a little.

Sorry for the thrown rod. I just did the same thing with my #1 cylinder and it was a mess.

Good luck man!
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