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Flat towing FJ or old land cruiser?

Discussion in 'FJ Cruisers' started by skippermike, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. Oct 21, 2011 at 4:06 PM
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    skippermike

    skippermike [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I seem to recall that you should not flat tow an older style FJ or Land Cruiser. This one is probably a mid-80s.
    Anyone with experience/knowledge before we hurt something??
    Thanks
     
  2. Oct 21, 2011 at 4:10 PM
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    BEEFY_CHEESY_TACO

    BEEFY_CHEESY_TACO DUDE MAN BRO

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    I know that with my '86 Bronco I had to disconnect the drive shaft from the transfer case and just zip tied it up out of the way....
     
  3. Oct 21, 2011 at 4:36 PM
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    skippermike

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    So, Christian do you have any advice??
    I posted here and on FJ Forum.
    Some say transmission in neutral/transfer in neutral.
    Others say, no - transfer must be in high or you'll burn up transfer case.
    Seems to be a question of splash lubrication.
    I'd like to help this guy who is planning on towing an old, restored 80s diesel Land Cruiser.
     
  4. Oct 21, 2011 at 4:44 PM
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    skippermike

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    Thanks for response.
    Mike
     
  5. Nov 2, 2011 at 7:30 PM
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    The whole point of having a Neutral setting on the transfer case is for towing, right?
     
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