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  1. crawlr
    04-25-2018 07:19 PM - permalink
    Hi there,
    I see you are a busy guy, but I was wondering if you might be able to help me with a couple of issues on my 85 pickup? I would gladly pay you of course. Truck is a rock crawler, built right in a shop. Pretty stock 22re. Yotamasters just had it for a few weeks and said they had fixed the issues, but it still has a rough idle and gets up to 220 degrees on the mechanical temp gauge pretty regularly. For the rough idle we have already done plugs, wires cap rotor new egr new fuel filter, put smoke through the vacuum system for leaks, and fixed them. For the running hot issue, we have done a new Marlin recommended water pump, 3 row radiator, new fan clutch, new thermostat. I am totally out of ideas on how to get it idling smoothly, and how to keep the engine a bit cooler. Any help would be so appreciated.
    Thank you,
  2. Taco Eater
    10-07-2017 11:42 AM - permalink
    Hey I work up the palos verdes area and have seen your trucks in the driveway. I stumbled upon one of your youtube videos and heard the peacock in the background so I knew it was you. I see you are a pretty experienced mechanic with these trucks. I have a question. I need to change the rear output seal on my 84 t-case. Is it possible to jack the rear end up enough to be able to swap out the seal without having to drain the gear oil? My name is Mason i'm a firefighter.
  3. Taco Eater
    10-07-2017 11:36 AM - permalink
    Hey I work up the palos verdes area and have seen your trucks in the driveway. I stumbled upon one of your youtube videos and heard the peacock in the background so I knew it was you. I see you are a pretty experienced mechanic with these trucks. I have a question. I need to change the rear output seal on my 84 t-case. Is it possible to jack the rear end up enough to be able to swap out the seal without having to drain the gear oil? My name is Mason i'm a firefighter.
  4. r4veRUNNER
    06-23-2017 03:27 PM - permalink
    Everyone in the SoCal area seems to say "ask chef!" when I ask about anything Toyota truck related... So I signed up for yotatech and here I am... I'm rebuilding a 87 22re trash truck of a 4 runner and just need some shop recommendations if you don't mind. I'm in the east Hollywood part of town. Machining a head? Buying a new one? Just a good 22re mechanic to help put the hoses back and run down an electrical short? I don't think I'm getting fuel in the cylinders but the pump is still good..... Thank you for your dedication to the most fun truck.
  5. coreytrevor503
    05-06-2017 03:24 PM - permalink
    Hey there, I was wondering if you still have the Toyota labeled Key Cylinder and License Plate Light Housing for a 1st gen 4Runner you listed on here a while back? If so, I would like to purchase it from you. I live in Portland, OR and will be able to give you extra for shipping. Please let me know if you still have it, I know it has been a long time since you posted, but thought i would ask anyway. Have a great day, blessings!
  6. KO3AK
    09-06-2016 09:56 AM - permalink
    Hi Chef,

    Just acquired a '86 Turbo and it's got some starting and idle issues. Was wondering if you had time to run through some checks with me, seeing as you are in the SoCal area, I wanted to see if we could chat over the phone while I was starring down this engine with it's at least 3 disconnected vacuum lines and electrical nightmare and just guide me as to what the heck could be going on.

    Thank you,
    Serge
  7. postawkwardkid
    12-16-2015 02:11 PM - permalink
    Hey quick question Mark, do you know if the axles, fenders, hood, and transfer case from an 85 pick up fits a 85 4runner, I think they do but just want to make sure, thanks in advance!
  8. Fleeker
    08-18-2015 02:09 PM - permalink
    You know who it is!!! :p
  9. paultt4runner
    04-05-2015 06:39 AM - permalink
    Hey Chefyota. First off sweet 4runner! I am new to the site and am currently restoring/lifting/SAS'ing my 4runner that I have owned for 11 years. I like how your wheels don't stick out a mile from your fenders on your silver truck and need to get a set of 10" ers for my krawlers. I am putting them on a 89 runner and going to run the spacers on my 82 axle until I swap over some IFS hubs. I don't want my tires to stick out any further than they have to. Any thoughts on backspacing? Also, I am stuck with 15" rims as 35" krawlers are only available in 35x13.5R15. Thanks!
  10. 864RunnerRaul
    02-25-2015 09:53 PM - permalink
    hi, i need the UP Down rear window switch for a 86 4Runner, do you still have any available

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  • About ChefYota4x4
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    Former Exec. Chef, now Private/live-in, 2 Daughters-17&19, Divorced/Single,
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    Palos Verdes, California
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    Camping, 4x4'n, Photography(Canon lover), Skiing/Boarding, Motorcycle, 4Runner Repair(not always by choice, is it a hobby, haha)
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    Certified Executive Chef(Gone Private/Personal)
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    87 4Runner SR5, all new Hi-Perf. brake system, Driveline, Suspension, Warn Premiums,(get'n started)
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    BUILT NOT BOUGHT! lots of goodies, check threads^

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    Do like me. Plug in Bob Segar and turn up the volume, all fixed...When something falls off, then fix it....Hey, pretty job there, Chef!..Congrats!!...*EB

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