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Old 10-18-2011, 10:14 PM
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I think that's the way to go...

I decided to do the same thing as while I could buy a replacement engine, nothing guarantees the condition. I now have a 3B block awaiting a rebuild. it took more cash to buy than a replacement, but I know what I have when it goes into the rig. I think you will feel better for the rebuild than adding another unknown to the equation with a replacement engine.
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:39 AM
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I have a blown head gasket. 1993 FZJ80 at 225,000 miles. I decided to start this thread to:

I've had our '97 FJ80 since near new. It started fouling #6 plug at about 180K. At 200K it hydro-locked on starting one day and a quick check showed most of the antifreeze had made it to the pan. So I had the same questions. The car ran fine in all other respects.

I took it to Christo's this summer where Joe opened it up and found a blown gasket on #6. There was some erosion on the head and block. The bore looked OK other than some staining. Just enough surface damage that what to do was debatable. Because the rest of the car was fine I decided to chance it. The machine shop cleaned it up as good as they could, then Joe put in a new gasket, lapped the valves, and added plus a few other things like hoses and water pump. It runs fine and definitely has more zip than it ever had. At 4K miles it is still holding and I'm glad we did it. This '80 is a keeper. I wonder how long that cylinder had been leaking? It might have been years.
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:21 PM
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Tomorrow the flatbed arrives to take my 80 to Robbie for him to work his magic and I get back to working hard to pay for it all, knowing how lucky I am to have Robbie close by.
Everything was delayed for Robbie's knee surgery. Robbie is getting around more but not ready to pull a block and dissemble it. So, we are looking for a a couple of guys interested in pizza, beer and tearing into a block under Robbie's watchful eye and tutelage. Head is already off. We will remove more parts and pull the shortblock. Then we will disassemble the bottom end.

Date: Sunday, December 11
Time: TBD
Location: Central Boulder

2-3 people is maximum we can use at any time, as this will be a serious day. This is an excellent opportunity to know your 1FZFE better, maybe planning your own rebuild some day? I will also be grateful for any assistance. If you are coming from Denver I'll also be happy to pick you up.

Photog welcome if you want to document a tear down.

Please PM me.

Thanks!
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:44 AM
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Sounds like something I would like to do. I have a committment at noon in Westminster, but could be there in the morning.
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:50 PM
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Probably something I should do, not sure the wife will let me out of working on her's first though. CEL has been on for a year with that nagging EGR issue. I'm probably due for a preventative HG though...oil is disappearing down a valve guide, and I have some good pinging to boot.
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Old 12-05-2011, 03:33 PM
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I'm in for the tear down. I love taking things apart that I don't have to put back together
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Old 12-05-2011, 05:49 PM
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I so wish I could come! Would be interesting to watch and help...Alas, I'll be down in the Springs that day
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:11 PM
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I will get with Robbie tomorrow and look into times.


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Sounds like something I would like to do. I have a committment at noon in Westminster, but could be there in the morning.
Sweet. With your skills it might be completed by noon!

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Probably something I should do, not sure the wife will let me out of working on her's first though. CEL has been on for a year with that nagging EGR issue. I'm probably due for a preventative HG though...oil is disappearing down a valve guide, and I have some good pinging to boot.
What year is yours? You know the 93 computer has a problem with that. I have a 94 or 95 computer now.

So you are a maybe?

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I'm in for the tear down. I love taking things apart that I don't have to put back together
Sweet! And yes, there is a lot of freedom in doing just the tear down and with the master.

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I so wish I could come! Would be interesting to watch and help...Alas, I'll be down in the Springs that day
I'll definitely keep you on the shortlist for another day
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:42 PM
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if you still need help, i may be available next sunday for part of a day of greasy wrenching... let me know.
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:50 AM
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Sweet. With your skills it might be completed by noon!
You may be overrating my skills.

On a more serious note, will equipment/tools be available? That is to say will we be using air tools/hoists or wrenches/block & tackle. Oh - and is the work area a parking lot, garage or heated shop?
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