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'85 overheated

Discussion in '1st Gen 4Runners (1984-1989)' started by flamatap, Nov 28, 2017.

  1. Nov 28, 2017 at 7:30 PM
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    flamatap [OP] New Member

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    I need some guidance. My 85 V6 over heated. Nothing in the oil, thermostat works, no noise from water pump. what do I check next.
     
  2. Nov 29, 2017 at 1:00 AM
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    33"KM2s, 4.88s, Spartan Locker, TG rear bumper, AllPro Kickout sliders, 4Crawler 1.5" BJS, OME 2" Dakar springs.
    Radiator. At this age it probably needs to be either replaced or, if you have a good radiator shop nearby, have them rod out the original. I did this with mine. Refill with Zerex Asian.

    Also 85s never came with the V6 so when they swapped it in, they most likely left the 4-cylinder radiator.
     
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  3. Nov 29, 2017 at 8:45 AM
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    i must sincerely thank you. if I blew the head gasket I will probably put an original 4 back in it. i have.very little invested in the truck, s o I don't mind making it right, it's a Toy, they are worth it. thank mutf
     
  4. Nov 29, 2017 at 9:07 AM
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    33"KM2s, 4.88s, Spartan Locker, TG rear bumper, AllPro Kickout sliders, 4Crawler 1.5" BJS, OME 2" Dakar springs.
    You're quite welcome! And you are right about them being worth it. They SO are! I used to be a Jeep guy but this 4rnr won me over 20 years ago and I've never looked back!
     
  5. Nov 29, 2017 at 9:53 AM
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    I've been driving for runners and Pickups since 1998! I won't drive anything else my wife thinks I'm nuts but I haven't had a car payment since 1987. My 91 pickup was totaled after hitting two deer in one week but it still runs like a charm I took the insurance check and bought the 4Runner I'm miles ahead I can invest in it thanks so much it's nice talking to you
     
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