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Old 07-15-2010, 03:04 AM   #1
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What did you do to your rig today?

Have seen this done on a few other sites as well.
Pictures would be helpful if you want to share.

I do not do much to my rig during the work week other than driving it back and forth to work.

But I do have work planned for it this weekend.
Interior needs cleaned, but I do intend on organizing some camping gear in there, and moving some other stuff around.

Been meaning too to unspool the winchline and reel it back in, and see if the battery is still good for the winch remote.

Might work on the tent some more too, working on a new shelf for inside.
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OK, I'll play along....
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:25 AM   #3
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yesterday i installed Hella 500's with a HID conversion.
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pics or it didn't happen?
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i need to finish wiring the switch but i'll take pics once its done. i hooked them up just to see it work and HOLY crap they are bright!
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Sunday I started my rig for the first time in 2 months, revved the engine, and blasted some tunes through my 10 speaker 1000watt system...poor poor crawler. Baby girl is just about old enough for her first wheeling trip though so time to pull it out of the garage and use the dang thing this summer for a change.
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:09 AM   #8
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Funny you should ask. I went at the FJ this week big time.

-- Changed oil and filter with Mobil 1 0W-40

-- Changed ff/rr/center diffs, t-case and tranny to Redline synthetics

-- Greased driveshaft U-joints and sliders (6 zerks)

-- Full Griot's polish and wax for paint

-- Mother's Back-To-Black all exterior plastic

-- Mother's Conditioner interior plastic

-- Wheel brush and car wash soaped upholstery, great results

-- Blech-White tires (3 times) to restore letters and flat carbon finish

-- Will polish exterior glass with Griot's Glass Polish and buffer today

It's looking spiffy. When I came out of Office Depot today some guy with a 3rd Gen 'Runner was taking a pic while another guy was looking inside admiringly so I answered questions and felt quite chuffed.

None of this was deferred maintenance. I'm getting ahead of the curve while waiting for clutch v.3.0 TSB (warrantied free like the last one) to arrive at the dealership any day. Meanwhile I'm trying to avoid driving it since the gears are grinding on upshifts.
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:22 AM   #9
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Soft scrub with bleach and a good brush works killer on white tire lettering.
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:25 AM   #10
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I use Ajax and a scrub brush on the tires each time when I wash it.
I also spray Bleach White on it too.

Learned the Ajax trick from my dad long ago.
This is what most firehouses use to clean their firetrucks tires with.
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Fixed broken battery box and wires. Need new battery, fell against the superchager belt and now has a hole worn in it.
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Learned the Ajax trick from my dad long ago.
This is what most firehouses use to clean their firetrucks tires with.
That's what we used to use at the FD.

I drove mine today, that's about it.
It needs a detailing badly though - I'm tied up for the next few weekends unfortunately.

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-Replaced the alternator
-Replaced the battery
-Replaced the battery again
-Checked the wiring
-Checked more wiring
-Got the battery tested
-Pulled the alternator
-Pulled the starter
-Gonna get them tested again
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im in, scrubed bolts, painted oil pan and clear coated a freshley bead blasted valve cover, all for the new motor. Going to be putting the long block together tommorow and sat i hope...
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i did simple stuff today
put new spring for the throttle return
fixed mudflaps
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Put a tachometer in the 4runner as well as replaced both reverse lights. I found it odd for both to go out at the same time....
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I left it at home in the garage while I went to the office today - what a bad dad I am
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did rr brgs last weekend (major pita), yesterday checked all fluids, belts & hoses, lubed all door hinges, locks, gate window track, parking brake pivot points, shift linkages and shot all the rust spots i could find. gotta try and keep the body from deteriorating any further until i can get it in for some new sheet metal. today got it e-tested, new sticker, determined it needs new shocks up front. tomorrow, check with stealer if new bolts for t-case xmember are in.

good news, brakes are in great shape!

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I turned my truck around in the driveway, that's about the extend of it I'm lame...
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replaced leaking right rear wheel seal
extended rear diff breather to firewall
discovered that my positive battery cable end is cracked and needs replacing
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