Got a call from Richard while on my motorcycle trip, seems the head gasket is blown on the FJ.
So much for getting a few more thousand miles out of it before considering a diesel swap.
Had him go ahead and redo the gasket and the valves, hope to be picking it up by this coming Tuesday.
The transfer case work will have to wait until next month as the gasket job sorta blows my monthly Cruiser allowance for June.
Anyone have an idea what an 3F engine with over 200,000, new head gasket and valves might be worth when it's time to yank it and put a diesel engine in it's place? I'm sure I won't be able to get back the cost of what I've had done to it so far but I'd be curious as I've never priced a used 3F before.