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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 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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    None Toyota engine/trans swap

    Mission creep. Very nice project. +1 for the 1UZ.
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    Sunroof spacer and washer

    I appreciate your continued support. I fear that this will be the path I eventually resort to. These jobs rarely seem to go the easy way.
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    Sunroof spacer and washer

    :grimacing: I have looked at doing that, although the pan does seem to be bonded to the roof. The current issue is that the sunroof panel is still stuck in the aperture due to corrosion, so I am concerned that it still might not budge even if I undo the sunroof mechanism fixings. I am also...
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    Sunroof spacer and washer

    Thanks again. That is what I was expecting. I think I need to keep working on freeing the corrosion on the back edge. Once free, I expect to be able to push down on the rear edge and then slide the sunroof section back. Any idea if the headlining material on the underside of the sunroof can be...
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    Sunroof spacer and washer

    Another quick question for those with an LJ70 with a sunroof. Does the sunroof just go backwards and forwards? ie no tilt option?
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    Sunroof spacer and washer

    Update of sorts. I still don't understand the purpose of the spacer but I removed the screw to access the manual opening/closing head. Predictably - no joy with moving it with a screwdriver. So, I removed the motor. Yuk! Drive gear is rusted solid and the drive cable looks rusty too (what I can...
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    Sunroof spacer and washer

    Thanks again qbatx. I found the off side rear drain pipe to be folded over and stuffed into the rear of the wing somewhere. It was full of water but is now back where it belongs! In a second positive note I also found the sunroof spacer and washer in a door pocket! Next job will be to work out...
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    Sunroof spacer and washer

    Hi qbatx. This sounds very helpful! Thanks. This is a metal sun roof. I intend to check all the drains soon too (also easy with the headliner out). I have not checked the bottom ends of the pipes yet. I have just replaced the fuel flap release cable and I'm looking for a replacement cable to...
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    Wanted & 70 Series rear seat cable 78920

    Thanks for checking! 70 Series - LJ70.
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    Sunroof spacer and washer

    Thanks Tel Boy! I did subsequently wonder if the spacer and washer were concealed by the screw head. I did slacken the screw but I have yet to remove it completely and try moving the roof with a screwdriver as per the manual.
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    Sunroof spacer and washer

    I have started to try to diagnose a stuck and leaking sun roof. The roof appears stuck in the closed position. I can hear the motor try to move but the roof does not budge. The handbook describes the emergency procedure to close the sunroof. The description leads me to think that I am missing...
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    New Hella Driving lights fitted

    This was not something I considered, but since it lives in a garage at the moment I should be OK.
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    Wanted & 70 Series rear seat cable 78920

    As per title I am looking for one of the cable assemblies in the folding rear seat. It is the one that releases the seat base from the floor allowing it to fold forwards. Anyone have a rotten seat that can be cannibalised?
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    New Hella Driving lights fitted

    :blush: Yes, I resisted the temptation to go for the more expensive options that were available.
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    New Hella Driving lights fitted

    I just thought I would share this with you like minded souls. I fitted a pair of new Hella Rally 3000 compact driving lights as replacements for the old Cibie fog lamps. I bought a driving light and a fog light to give a combination of beams having seen it mentioned elsewhere. I made up brackets...
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    LJ70 2L-T Turbo removal - how?

    All back together now. I ended up removing the manifold as it was a right botch job, leaking terribly. The whole exercise consisted of a mix of bolts and studs, some of which were the wrong size. Seized and rounded off, sheared off - the whole collection. I had to make a new manifold gasket as...
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    LJ70 2L-T Turbo removal - how?

    Thx. It's the Max one was thinking of. The current one is a similar thing I think. I can't imagine anyone refurbishing it for less than the cost of a new one.
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    LJ70 2L-T Turbo removal - how?

    Hi, I managed to remove the turbo without too much drama. Access to some of the bolts / nuts is challenging. There is no play or movement in the turbo (I think it is about 2 years old) but I have engine oil leaking out of both sides I think. I guess this means that the oil seals are leaking. My...
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    Dashboard issue

    You might want to explain your problem more precisely.