1985 Toyota Land Cruiser (FJ60)




As of March 1, 2014, I have 371,790 actual miles. This truck is 4 wheel drive, 4.2 liter straight 6, manual choke, 5 speed manual tranny, 33x10.5x15 BF Goodrich tires, Man-A-Fre tuned ceramic-coated header, Old Man Emu 2.5" Lifted Heavy Duty Suspension and shocks, Kenwood-Sirius Satellite Radio, Cobra CB radio, custom bumpers by Gary Coberly, weighs 5000+ lbs., gets 14.2 mpg w/85% highway driviing, which is pretty good for this truck with a tractor engine. I get that "good" of gas mileage because of regular tuneups, tall tires, and the 5 speed. I have added rock sliders, a Safari roof rack, and a rear tires and gas can carrier to the back bumper. I need to update the above photo. Not for Sale!

 

I bought this vehicle in January of 1987 from the original owner when it had only 30,000 miles on it. It was only a little over 1 year old because it was built in September '85.

This truck was my only vehicle for daily driver for 22 years. I never had to do one single thing to it until it had 112,000 miles on it. Since then it has required a lot of maintenance. See below for details.Of all the accessories I have bought for this old truck was my 2010 Prius. Finally I have a daily driver that will help me afford to buy gas for my Land Cruiser, and also help me to keep from wearing her out too soon. I have named my Land Cruiser "Precious", because I treat her so well, and spend so much money on her.

I have taken Precious to Santa Fe, NM twice, to South Texas several times, and to the Ozarks in Arkansa 7 times, to the hill country countless times, to the annual off-road Roundup in Katemcy,TX 4 times. But by far this trucks greatest adventures have  been on its 3 trips the the Maze District in Canyonlands National Park Utah. Each trip means10 days of expedition style off roading/camping.

I plan on keeping it forever and taking it on many more road trips, like Big Bend, & the Copper Canyon.













Upgrades:

CD changer added.........................................................................April 2002

installed Kenwood/Sirius Satellite Radio...........................................July 2002

mechanical oil gauge added...........................................................April 2002

installed Man-A-Fre Tuned Ceramic header Dadja DoRite Auto.......August 2002

upgraded to Gary Coberly bumpers front and rear............................June 2003

added power steering pump radiator...............................................Jan 2005

new BFGoodrich 33x9.50 tires & new wheels 289,117.....................Sep 2005

added manual throttle to dashboard...............................................Apr 2005

installed Tsunami onboard air compressor under the hood...............Sep 2005

replaced battery with Optima Yellow top.........................................Feb 2006

replaced transmission with new 5 Speed........................................May 2006

added Clifford Alarm System.........................................................Aug 2006

Old Man Emu Heavy Duty 2.5" Suspension/shocks/shackles..........Feb 2007

Cobra CB Radio..........................................................................Feb 2007

upgrade headlight wiring & lights to Cibie......................................April 2007

added on-board 120V Power outlet & 12V Power outlet to rear........April 2007

added TomTom GPS Navigation system........................................May 2007

added grab bar just above glove box...............................................June 2007

added Damplifier Pro sound deadener.............................................Aug 2007

added added Tuffy Console............................................................Aug 2007

installed Wilson 1000 permanent whip antenna on rear center roof.....May 2008

added Autometer maniifold pressure gauge......................................Jan 2009

replaced postive battery terminal with fancy gold multi-port one .......Sep 2010

De-Smogged..................................................................................April 2011

AC leak fixed, retrofitted w/ r134 fittings, recharged with 134 freon...... May 2011

catalytic converter removed......................................................Feb 2012

replace dash lights with Super LEDs......................................March 2012

added custom rear tire & can carrier.....................................Apriil 2012

replaced alternator fuse buss with a heavier duty one........April 2012

add strap tied downs to cargo space to tie down fridge....April 2012

added RAM mount for iPad ..............................................April 2012

added double swing arms 333,133mi .............................April 2012

 license plate light added to swing arms...........................April 2012

added tie down anchors 333,133mi................................ April 2012

two power ports added to dash...................................................Oct 13

Fuse box added under the hood.......................................Feb '14 Yang

added upper rear brake light.......pending.......................March '14 Yang

Stainless Steel Spare Battery tray........................................Pending



repair / restoration records:


prior to 1996 I had replaced windshield, stereo, starter, alternator, clutch, and had wheel bearings repacked. Of course I also replaced normal wear and tear items.

AC compressor replaced........................................................................1995

replaced distributor cap, plug wires..........................................................1997

wheel cylinders rebuilt & brake drums replaced..................................Feb 1999

brake master cylinder replaced.....................................................March 1999

windshield replaced........................................................................Sept 2000

pedal pads replaced.......................................................................Sept 2000

rear tail light lenses replaced..........................................................Sept 2000

transfer case rebuilt........................................................................Dec 2000

starter replaced..............................................................................May 2001

head rebuilt................................................................................August 2001

engine rebuilt w/new pistons, cam, rings, water & oil pump....Nov 2001 @ 225,500 miles

clutch assembly replaced.................................................................Nov 2001

radiator rebuilt.................................................................................Nov 2001

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AC condensor replaced....................................................................Jan 2002

wheel bearings / steering knuckle rebuilt............................................Feb 2002

tie rod ends replaced.......................................................................Feb 2002

exhaust system replaced w/ hi-flow muffler........................................Feb 2002

complete body resurfacing and paint job........................................March 2002

steering dampner replaced with OMEs..........................................March 2002

carb rebuilt by Jim Chenowith.......................................................March 2002

vacum hoses and fuel lines replaced.............................................March 2002

new custom steel bumpers.............................................................April 2002

power steering pump & hose replaced..............................................April 2002

alternator & regulator replaced.........................................................April 2002

smog (air) pump replaced...............................................................April 2002

new shocks and shackles..............................................................April 2002

crank pulley replaced.....................................................................May 2002

fixed carb fan ...............................................................................May 2002

31 x 10.5 x 15 Pirelli tires..............................................................June 2002

replaced pwr steering pulley...........................................................June 2002

replaced smog pump w/rebuilt....................................................August 2002

replaced pwr steering resevoir........................................................Sept 2002

AC leak fixed, recharged w/ freon Dadja DoRite Auto......................Sept 2002

fixed radiator leak Dadja DoRite Auto.............................................Oct 2002

installed new driver's seat cushion...................................................Nov 2002

replaced belt to smog pump/ water cooler Dadja DoRite Auto............Nov 2002

installed all new suspension...........................................................Dec 2002 new springs, bushings, U-bolts, greasable shackles and pins. The McCoy Bros ........springs give me 1.5 inch lift. McCoy manufacture Pinacle & BDS springs

replaced right front brake rotor........................................................Dec 2002

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replaced starter, alternator and battery ground wire..........................Jan 2003

replaced battery with Optima redtop...............................................Sep 2003

replaced front brake pads..............................................................Sep 2003

replaced distributor cap, spark plugs and wires, rotor.......................Sep 2003

replaced disk brake calipers & rubber brake line to them..................Nov 2003

replaced heater blower motor.........................................................Nov 2003

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replaced front main seal on engine.................................................June 2004

replaced power steering pump with rebuilt......................................June 2004

replaced AC belt..........................................................................June 2004

replaced power steering hose with new Toyota OEM.......................Aug 2004

replaced AC compressor, clutch, O-rings, belt................................Sep 2004

4 wheel alignment........................................................................Dec 2004

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replaced power steering pump with new Toyota OEM......................Jan 2005

replaced smog pump w/rebuilt replaced belt...................................Mar 2005

replaced clutch master cylinder w/new...........................................Mar 2005

replaced smog pump with rebuilt....................................................Apr 2005

replaced smog pump/water pump belt............................................Apr 2005

had steering box rebuilt................................................................Apr 2005

replaced speedo cable.................................................................Apr 2005

replaced rear shackles with longer ones........................................Apr 2005

front end alignment at Ken's.........................................................Apr 2005

replaced rear dome light fixture.....................................................Apr 2005

replaced rear tail light lenses and bulbs.........................................Apr 2005

replaced side vinyl panel in driver's side seat cushion......................Apr 2005

replacedU-bolt bottom brackets under axle/spring assembly...........July 2005

replaced plug wires,dist. cap 287,418............................................Aug 2005

replaced fuel pump.......................................................................Aug 2005

replaced alternator and voltage regulator w/ remanufactured.............Sep 2005

replaced smog pump hose and valve cover hose.............................Oct 2005

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replaced steering stabilizer............................................................Jan 2006

replaced all 4 univeral joints..........................................................May 2006

rebuilt transfer case.....................................................................May 2006

replaced front wheel & trunion bearings, rebuilt steering knuckles....June 2006

replaced sway bar bushings.........................................................June 2006

front main seal replaced...............................................................Aug 2006

timing cover gasket replace..........................................................Aug 2006

compressor to condensor hose replaced.......................................Aug 2006

radiator taken out, tanked and repainted.......................................Aug 2006

bottom radiator hose, and several heater hoses replaced...............Aug 2006

AC compressors idle up solenoid replaced...................................Aug 2006

AC low pressure switch replaced.................................................Sep 2006

Smog pump replaced ( rebuilt NAPA )..........................................Sep 2006

wheel cylinder (rear) replaced......................................................Sep 2006

master cylinder (brakes) replaced (new).......................................Sep 2006

tie rod ends replaced...................................................................Nov 2006

Harmonic Balancer and seal, replaced..........................................Nov 2006

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left front motor mount replaced.....................................................Mar 2007

replace all rear brake shoe springs, parking brake cabe.................April 2007

replaced tail light, back-up, & license plate light bulbs...................April 2007

replaced pedal pads (clutch & brake)...........................................April 2007

replaced starter..........................................................................May 2007

repaired tail pipe hanger................................................................June 2007

replace wiper arm actuator...........................................................June 2007

clean & lube drivers window regulator, sound dampened doors........June 2007

replace transmission mount........................................................June 2007

replace hub seals front axle.......................................................June 2007

replace exhaust flange bolts........................................................June 2007

replace driver's door hinge...........................................................June 2007

replaced battery hold-down...........................................................June 2007

windshield & gasket replaced.......................................................Aug 2007

replced carpet............................................................................Aug 2007

steering knuckle rebuild..............................................................Dec 2007

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replaced passenger side shock...................................................Jan 2008

Replaced the Harmonic balancer seal..........................................Feb 2008

Flushed the cooling system.........................................................Feb 2008

Replaced the seal on the back of the hood....................................Feb 2008

Resealed the window seal all the way around................................Feb 2008

Replaced the oil cooler hose.........................................................Feb 2008

resealed body joints, cowl and drain areas......................................Feb 2008

steering campener replaced ..........................................................Jan 2009

starter replaced............................................................................Aug 2009

replaced Alternator & Regulator.....................................................Oct 2009

replaced water pump...................................................................April 2010

replaced battery connectors.........................................................Nov 2010

replaced fusable link...................................................................Nov 2010

replaced radiator and hoses........................................................March 2011

replaced water pump...................................................................March 2011

rebuilt both steering knuckles (HD washers)...................................March 2011

replaced rear tail lights lenses and bulbs........................................March 2011

replaced water pump.....................................................................April 2011

rebuilt fan clutch.............................................................................May 2011

replaced front pinion seal..................................................................April 2011

replaced choke cable.......................................................................May 2011

replaced AC evaporator................................................................May 2011

replaced AC belt................................................................................July 2011

replaced voltage regulator..................................................................July 2011

_________Repairs: 2012_____________

replaced fan clutch 333,133mi April 2012

replaced passenger door handle April 2012 333,133mi

replaced small alternator to battery cable w/ beefy red one 333,133mi April 2012

new AC compressor, dryer, evaporator, clutch, hoses April 2012

rack was welded, powder coated 333,133mi April 2012

Repairs 2013

AC drain was cleared....................................Sept 13

______________Repairs 2014________________

Header Gasket replaced with OEM ...............Feb '14 Dadja

Crank Pulley replaced with new OEM............Feb '14 Dadja

Replaced starter with OEM.............................Feb '14 Dadja

Desmog completed........................................Feb '14 Dadja

Rear hatch lock replaced with used................Feb '14 Dadja

Rewired wiring under the hood......................Feb '14 Yang

Rear hatch supports replaced with new..........Feb '14 me

pending..... replaced carpet, repaired front seat covers...March '14




My mechanic from June 2002 to May 2005 was Mike Dajda of Dajda Do-Rite in North Richland Hill, TX 817-427-4857 I highly recommend him.

In May 2005 Randy Suttles in Irving took care of this truck until April 2012.

I have started going back to Mike Dadja. I believe Mike is the most knowedgeable, and thorough Land Cruiser specialist mechanic in North Texas. He can be reached at (817) 427-4857. He is in North Richland Hills Texas.

I still replace things like starters, alternators, disc pads, etc. My friend John Yang is an electrical engineer and Land Cruiser owner, he redid my wiring in Feb 14



for any questions, email me,

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regular maintenance since engine rebuild at 225,500

adjusted & cleaned brakes, flushed hydraulic lines 3/02

valves adjusted 228,000 3/02 did it myself

replaced plugs, rotor myself 3/02

adjusted timing and mixture 9/02 did it myself

replaced front brake pads 12/02

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adjusted valves, replaced plugs, rotor, 5/1/04 did it myself

replaced rear brake shoes & flushed hydraulic system 8/04

adjusted & cleaned brakes, flushed hydraulic lines 9/04

rear differential drained & refilled 10/21/04 273,970 Toyota of Irving

radiator flushed & filled (1 gal antifreeze) 10/21/04 273,970 Toyota of Irving

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retorqued header 01/05

replaced plugs, rotor, fuel filter, PCV valve, 8/12/05 287,418

adjusted valves and timing timing, replaced air filter 9/9/05 289,117

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rotated tires 294,000 2/13/06

retorqued header 5/19/06 297,000

rotated tires 299,000 7/6/06

front disc pads replaced 9/12/06

spark plugs, rotor replaced 11/15/06

timing adjusted, 11/15/06

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rear brake shoes & all rear brake springs replaced 4/4/07

spark plugs & rotar replaced 4/07

retorqued header and exhaust connections 6/07

new fuelt filter, sparkplugs, sparkplug wires, distributor cap, PCV valve, rotor 9/6/07 310,500

valves adjusted 9/8/07 319,700

replaced Optima Yellowtop under warranty 9/15/07

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freon added 7/25/08

spark plugs replaced 10/10/08

fuel filter 10/10/08

PCV replaced 10/10/08

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tiiming checked 320,466 1/11/09

all wiper blades replaced 1/11/09

air filter replaced 320,466 1/11/09

rotor replaced 1/11/09

retorqued headers 2/15/09 321,300

repaired splines on drive shaft 6/2/209 324,000

-------------2010

rotor replaced 4/1/10

fuel filter replaced 4/1/10

PCV replaced 4/1/10

radiator rebuilt (unsuccessfully) 4/1/10 (still leaks)

headers retorqued 4/1/10???

front brake pads replaced

replaced freon with R12 August 2010

timing adjusted September 2010

_____________2011

header retorqued May 2011

_______________2012

replaced rotor and distributor cap 333,133mi April 2012

replaced air filter333,133mi April 2012

replaced fuel filter 333,133mi April 2012

Timing, May 2012 Dadja

_________________2013

_____Regular Maintanence_______2014______________

replaced all 3 wipers/blades..................March '14

pending... adjusted valves.....................March '14 John Yang

 

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Fluids (other than motor oil and chasis lube)

Transfer case and Front Differential drained and refilled 4/12/03 24541

transmission fluid change 4/15/04 262734 Toyota of Irving

rear differential drained & refilled 295,536 4/4/06 Toyota of Irving

front differential drained & refilled 295,536 4/4/06 Toyota of Irving

transmission drained & refilled 295,536 4/4/06 Toyota of Irving

transfer case drained & refilled 295,536 4/4/06 Toyota of Irving

flushed brake fluid, adjusted brakes, 299,500 6/25/06

tranfer case fluid replaced with synthetic 12/8/06

replaced front and rear differential fluids, transmission fluid replaced 2/13/09 321,280

flushed and replaced all hydraulic fluid, (brakes and clutch) 2/`13/09 321,280

flushed and replaced all hydraulic fluid (brakes) 1/4/11 333,156 Toyota of Irving

brake & clutch fluids drained flushed replaced April 2012 333,133mi

flushed and replaced all hydraulic fluid (brakes and clutch 338,896 Toyota of Dallas 9/24/13

??????was transmission, differentials, and transfer case refilled Toyota Dallas 9/24/13

flushed radiator, heater core, filled with cooant/antifreeze Feb '14 339,500 dadja

 

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oil and lube:

oil/filter change, lube 3/6/02 226,276 Toyota of Irving

oil/filter change, lube, checked transfer,both diffs 5/10/02 228,845 Toy/Irving

oil/filter change, lube, 6/28/02 231710 10w40 Toyota of Irving

oil/filter change, lube, 9/06/02 234760 10W40 Dadja DoRite Auto

pil/filter change, lube, 11/08/02 238660 10W40 Toyota of Irvng

oil/filter change, lube, 1/17/03 242179 10W40 Toyota of Irvng

oil/filter change, lube, 4/12/03 245410, 10W40 Kwik Kar Lube

oil/filter change, lube, 8/04/03 252213 10w40 Toyota of Irving

oil/filter change, lube, 10/15/03 256230 10w40 Toyota of Irving

oil/filter change, lube, 1/15/04 259238 10w40 Toyota of Irving

oil/filter change, lube, 4/15/04 262734 10w40 Toyota of Irving

oil/filter change, lube, 6/10/04 265835 10w40 Toyota of Irving

oil/filter change, lube 8/30/04 269,627 10w40 Toyota of Irving

oil/filter change, lube 10/21/04 273,970 10w40 Toyota of Irving

oil/filter change, lube 12/8/04 274,764 10w40 Toyota of Irving

oil/filter change, lube 2/1/05 278,274 10w40 Toyota of Irving

oil/filter change, lube 4/15/05 281,532 10w40 Toyota of Irving

oil/filter change, lube 6/24/05 284,725 10w40 Toyota of Irving

oil/filter change, lube 9/29/05 289,800 10w40 Toyota of Irving

oil/filter change, lube 2/13/06 293,998 10w40 Toyota of Irving

oil/filter change, lube 5/19/06 297,050 10w40 Toyota of Irving

oil/filter change, lube 8/3/06 300,885 10w40 Toyota of Irving

oil/filer change, lube 12/7/06 304,670 10w40 Toyota of Irving

oil/filter change, lube 5/7/07 307,946 20w50 Toyota of Irving

oil filter change, lube 2/15/08 315,707 20w50 Toyota of Irving

oil filter change, lube 12/05/08 320,095 20w50 Toyota of Irving

oil filter change, lube 5/20/08 323,480 20w50 Toyota of Irving

oil filter change, lube 10/15/09 326,620 20w50 Toyota of Dallas

oil filter change, lube 4/2/10 327,981 20w50 Toyota of Irving

oil filter change, lube 1/4/11 333,156 20/50 Toyota of Irving

oil change, lube, Irving Toyota 333,133mi April 2012

oil filter change, lube 8/2/12 335,135 20/50 Toyota of Irving

oil filter change, lube 9/24/13 338,896 20/50 Toyota of Dallas

 

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