So Carfax didn't tell me much other than the two previous owners.
The first owner had the 5,000 and 50,000 mile service done at the dealership. Not much else.
The second owner installed BFGoodrich All Terrain KO2's on 6/25/2016 @ 130,370 miles. Crown Toyota on 02/15/2017 offered the car for sale @ 143,720 miles.
and here I am as the third owner, ready to take the FJ on camping/offroading adventures and daily drive it ! (Bought the car saturday, offroading @ Gorman Friday night - Sunday afternoon)
I only drive 3.3 miles to work
the reason I decided to post this thread was because I could read and read on this forum about what to change and what to do for days. But I wanted to get personal opinions from owners because it's very easy to miss on the small details and I wanted to get opinions on what I plan to do to the FJ.
EVERY ANSWER HELPS !
I bought the FJ just a week ago and replaced the spark plugs (NGK Iridium IX), cleaned the air filter, cleaned the MAF sensor and installed new PIAA headlight bulbs.
I plan on changing the fluids on the front and rear diffs, transmission, and oil. I already ordered the TRD High performance filter and oil plug gaskets and auto transmission gasket and filter by FRAM.
I'm still debating on whether to use oil/fluid from oreillys or buy from the Toyota dealerships. Heck, I haven't even decided what brand to use if I go to oreillys.
I also ordered a Front CV boot replacement since the oem one slightly ripped on my trip to Gorman and I wanna take those off to keep as spares since I'll buy new axles and since we'll be doing that, replacing the front wheel hubs too for safe measure. Maybe change stuff in the rear too while I'm at it.
I wanna buy a thermostat to replace the old one since I read somewhere that it helps with gas mileage too and it wouldn't hurt.
I'll probably look at replacing fuel injectors and anything else fuel related.
My FJ also has the 'shudder' everyone talks about so changing the transmission fluid is my top priority right now. I also looked at torque converters just in case.
I also looked at transmissions
Mods in the future will just be a 3 inch lift, a baja drop in rack, front and rear bumper protection ( Still debating on choosing steel or aluminium.) but I will not mod the FJ until I feel comfortable with all the mechanical parts replaced/serviced.
THANK YOU GUYS !!