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    LJ70 Alternator removal how to?

    I replaced the alternator with a reconditioned replacement from QX Components. The cost was £165 and it arrived the day after ordering. It went in easily enough. The main fixing bolt is very difficult to see but is accessible. Thankfully there was nothing seized. I also tidied the wiring by...
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    Front door weather strip replaced

    No problem. $78 (US Dollars) delivered including the spare clips that were about $12.
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    LJ70 Alternator removal how to?

    I suspect that my alternator is on the way out as it is not charging the battery and the lights on the dash are on when the engine is at low revs. Does anyone have an instruction for alternator removal? It is the type with a pump on the back complete with oil feed and return from the block. It...
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    Front door weather strip replaced

    I replaced the outer weather strip on the LJ70 recently as it was misshapen and hanging off the door - not a good look. I ordered the part from JP-carparts.com. It cost a fortune, but arrived very quickly. I made a point of ordering a set of clips but the part arrived with the clips already...
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    LJ70 2LT Fuel filter drain how to

    Hi, 1989 LJ70. I can't find an instruction for draining water from the fuel filter. I can see what looks like a drain pipe at the bottom of the filter. What do I turn to release any water? How much to drain? Do I need to prime the fuel system afterwards?
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    LJ70 wheel refurb?

    I did experiment with some rubbing but the corrosion in the rim parts will not allow a job good enough for my liking. I took them to a local alloy wheel repairer who was confused by the finish. He pointed out that the rear faces were very rusty (no silver), the rims quite rusty, but the centres...
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    LJ70 wheel refurb?

    1989 LJ70 in the UK. The wheels are a little jaded by rust and I have started wondering about how to refurbish them. I am keen to keep the original wheels rather than buy after market replacements. The centres seem to be in good condition, but the rims / barrels are affected by rust. The back...
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    LJ70 Rear Number Plate parts

    I have a few spare bits for the rear number plate light. I will send them in the UK for the price of the postage. See picture for the bits available. The metal section is solid and would clean up prior to repainting. Send a dm if you want them.
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    Purchases from Europe

    On checking, I paid 20% VAT to Ebay - nothing else "According to the UK 2021 VAT e-commerce package, we will collect and remit VAT where eBay is deemed supplier"
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    Purchases from Europe

    If it helps, I just purchased a part for my LC from an Italian Ebay seller. The package had customs documentation on it. I did not pay any additional charges, and the part arrived reasonably quickly.
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    Which modifications will devalue an original BJ43?

    The only thing that adds value to a car is originality - discuss :grinning:
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    Sunroof spacer and washer

    I have put the old sunroof back in the car. I used a 10mm neoprene seal to replace the factory foam seal. If I did the job again, I would look for 8mm or maybe down to 5mm. I took the opportunity to inject Dinitrol into the areas where the roof joins the body which are normally completely...
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    Sunroof spacer and washer

    The fight with the roof continues, although I think rust has definitely won round 1. Having removed the tracks from the main frame panel the roof panel still will not move and I have found considerable rust in the panel itself. I am inclined to think it is unrepairable when you consider the all...
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    LJ70 DIESEL. Won't start

    Sorry to hear this. I can't be of much help but if the heaters are not working and the engine is cold I would expect it to be hard to start. You could try a can of easystart to get you going?
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    Anntena replacement; LHD, RHD vehicles

    You might want to check if you can find and fit a replacement mast. I have done a couple in the past, although admittedly not on a Land Cruiser.
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