Re: True cost of a CHEAP FJ Cruiser
Thanks everyone... Some good information there.
Yes we saw the potential and after watching many car shows like Wheeler Dealers, For the Love of Cars, Gearz, Car SOS,etc... we realized that with a little elbow grease and alot of time you can get just about any vehicle back into good working order.
I'm so glad the wife did not see what was "hidden" the first few hours I put into cleaning up the car. Found about $14 in change though and numerous cigarette butts.
Yeah the prev owner seemed like a good guy but what a slob!
Re: Ozium: I used it like an odor bomb when we got it cleaned up a bit. Started the FJ, ran the AC on recycle, sprayed the ozium for about 4 seconds into the front passenger foot area. Sealed er up for about 5 minutes. Made a huge difference. When I drove it after the engine light, VSC lights came on but a quick disconnect of the neg terminal and I was good to go. Will monitor from here tho. WARNING: read up on Ozium before you use it. Some health hazards apparently.
For the seats we used the Turtle Wax with OXY upholstery shampoo. Anything we could wipe down was either Spray Nine or Windex.
We figure if we shampoo it a couple more times and some general cleaning from here we should see a huge difference.
Yup... That was the thinking. Engine (love me some V6) and Trans are running well we can manage\refurb the other things.
On the list to do when the interior is "acceptable" are changing of fluids
So nice that there's a drain plug and I don't have to go through the RTV process I had to on the Jeep XJ.
After that pick away at coolant, steering fluid and brake fluid.
BTW we paid $12,250 Canadian for it (179,000 kms) but all in with the taxes and recent work, light repair and inspection incl. We're in at just under $14k Canadian. Also we plan on keeping this one til I croak so we're gonna invest some time and moneys into it now.
Last edited by thesilkiest; 09-21-2016 at 11:19 PM.