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Does anybody know much about this motor? I am looking into getting a 1970 Toyota Landcruiser FJ40 with Rebuilt F2 Toyota strait six motor less than 1k miles and was making sure this is a solid motor and does not have any known problems. Is it better to get a rig with a different motor? Thanks in advance for your help.
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Does anybody know much about this motor? I am looking into getting a 1970 Toyota Landcruiser FJ40 with Rebuilt F2 Toyota strait six motor less than 1k miles and was making sure this is a solid motor and does not have any known problems. Is it better to get a rig with a different motor? Thanks in advance for your help.
You mean 2F head? If so, it's a very reliable straight six. IIRC, it's based off the Chevy 258 I-6.

Regardless, the 2F is a solid performer, short of a V8 swap, it's the best engine you could have in a TLC.

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Re: F2 Toyota strait six motor.

The 2F is a great motor, and came stock in U.S.A. Land Cruisers from 1974 through 1987. It is a decent upgrade from the F motor that originally came in your 1970, the 2F has a better oiling system. There are few issues with the 2F, it's a proven platform. Like all the F-series motors, they're very heavy. There is a press-fit oil gallery plug in the head near the #5 spark plug that sometimes works its way loose, some people thread the hole and put in a threaded plug. Mine is still running on the original pressed-in plug with no leaks. You need to find out what year the motor is and figure out which distributor is in it.

In my opinion the 2F is the best motor to have in your FJ40, but there are lots of folks who put cheby motors and etc. in them (not to my taste). A properly set-up and maintained 2F will take you anywhere and last a long long time. The condition and driving satisfaction for your 2F will depend on the previous owner / builder of the motor. If it was done right, you will be very happy with it, but there's no way to tell from here if was done right. If it has good compression, doesn't burn or leak oil too badly, and runs good you are on the right track.

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Re: F2 Toyota strait six motor.

Oh and I almost forgot, read this: Buying a land Cruiser - IH8MUD Forums thoroughly before you look at or buy an FJ40.

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Here are pictures of the 2F engine with a homemade snorkel that I took yesterday at the Petaluma swap meet.








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I always used 2F in my 40's and the FJ 45 I have had because it has more low end torque than some built chevy v8.

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Re: F2 Toyota strait six motor.

Never had probems with my 2F engine. They are pretty low revving units, built to last. I even believe they were used in fork lift trucks too, and they used run all day. Bullet proof, if you ask me. And it's a Toyota engine. Putting another brand motor in an FJ40 just doesn't feel right.

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2f = great
1f = not as good.

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The 2F is a great motor, and came stock in U.S.A. Land Cruisers from 1974 through 1987. It is a decent upgrade from the F motor that originally came in your 1970, the 2F has a better oiling system. There are few issues with the 2F, it's a proven platform. Like all the F-series motors, they're very heavy. There is a press-fit oil gallery plug in the head near the #5 spark plug that sometimes works its way loose, some people thread the hole and put in a threaded plug. Mine is still running on the original pressed-in plug with no leaks. You need to find out what year the motor is and figure out which distributor is in it.

In my opinion the 2F is the best motor to have in your FJ40, but there are lots of folks who put cheby motors and etc. in them (not to my taste). A properly set-up and maintained 2F will take you anywhere and last a long long time. The condition and driving satisfaction for your 2F will depend on the previous owner / builder of the motor. If it was done right, you will be very happy with it, but there's no way to tell from here if was done right. If it has good compression, doesn't burn or leak oil too badly, and runs good you are on the right track.

Good luck with your search / decision.
As Lee mentioned the 2F is a solid motor. Please keep in mind that the vehicle you are looking at is NOT cheap to maintain. While the 2F is a great motor its one you also have to keep you eyes on and make sure your fluids are always right.

Most people think that b/c they buy a 40/45/55 they have a cheap car to work on, that's not the case. After having owned a 40 I can tell you be prepared to spend some money it adds up real quick.

Like Lee also mention I'm not a fan of Chevy engines in them or aftermarket parts. Every part I bought for my 40 was a OEM part and they come with hefty price tags. That's the main reson some folks end up going to the chevy engine b/c to rebuild a 2F is not cheap.

Be sure that this is what you really want and how you plan to use it.
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