Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Oil pump O-ring & front main seal replacement

There has been a bunch of thread post on this leaking oil pump repairs going around lately. @1973Guppie is having probs with his crank bolt also. My guess is the changing to the colder weather this fall.
My oil pump just has been just a seap all summer, but now became an official leak once I saw my 1st drip in the driveway. :(
@jcardona1 sent me this awesome vid by @Texasknowhow & this is my next job on the list. 
I'm not looking forward to this... a lot of people have had many problems with getting the bolt & screws out, but mine came out with a bit of a fuss. I got them all out though.
Got the parts from CDan. Plus a blue modulator.
Well, one down 7 more to go...
Praise the Lord!
I got the other 7... can you tell I was worried?
We are home free, it's down hill from here...
Got it back on torqued screws to 8 in pounds, but had probs getting the main seal out.
Lexi450 is now back to drive way status from getting kicked to the curb. No more leaks.
177,125

I also relocated the washer bottle so can add the second battery.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Monday, December 14, 2015

80 series with cut fenders

80 series with FJC, 4Runner, Sequoia, IFS wheels

80 series with 37 inch tires

Christmas on the Mountain

Lexi450 got to streach her legs out & run. It feels good to drive somewhere other than just to work.
We went on a 250 mile road trip up to the annual Family Christmas on the Mountain Top event. There was barley a bit of snow, the kids really had a great time. That's what it's about, kids. On the way home we went through a Christmas Tree Lane, putting it in low & Cruuuzed the Cruiser...
Lexi450 ran like a champ!