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01-28-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,362
Posted By MudHippy

3VZ-E valve adjustment shim grinding DO's & DON'Ts

I almost can't believe someone smart enough to be able to adjust the valves correctly on a 3VZ-E could possibly be stupid enough to do it the wrong way. Causing more harm than good. Yet...I must...
10-20-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,852
Posted By MudHippy

5 months is pretty good. Even if you did...

5 months is pretty good. Even if you did everything by the book. IMO, since you own a 3VZ-E, you should just get used to the fact that the valve cover gaskets are always going to leak(to some...
05-25-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 66,527
Posted By MudHippy

Y'all have obviously never heard of the 400HP...

Y'all have obviously never heard of the 400HP 3VZ-E that TRD built for Ivan Stewart to run in the Baja 500/1000 races.




https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f116/400-horse-3-0-have-look-121056/
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11-22-2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,737
Posted By MudHippy

1. Not being lined up/out of phase = BAD. The...

1. Not being lined up/out of phase = BAD. The u-joint yokes have to line up with each other. Liked razed is trying to explain. See pics below for more on that too.

2. Diff tilted up = GOOD, if...
11-20-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,666
Posted By MudHippy

Dead-serious! They're not even in the same...

Dead-serious! They're not even in the same ballpark for a comparison.

3VZE = Most under-rated Toyota engine ever.

22RE = Most over-rated Toyota engine ever.

You couldn't pay me enough to...
11-19-2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By MudHippy

Windshield dimensions will be the same as a...

Windshield dimensions will be the same as a pickup. Frame dimensions will be the same as a 4WD Regular Cab: Short Wheel Base....
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11-18-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,429
Posted By MudHippy

Exclamation O.k., I've been wondering what "post padding" is...

O.k., I've been wondering what "post padding" is lately. And now I think I've got even less of an idea.

So is it short posts? Or passing comments? Or so called "stupid" posts?

And what the...
11-16-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,596
Posted By MudHippy

Ball joint spacers won't add lift, unless you...

Ball joint spacers won't add lift, unless you want them to. They will provide atleast an extra 1.5"+ of suspension travel, whether lifted or not above stock height. The down side to that is extra...
10-27-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,095
Posted By MudHippy

I left mine in the truck. I did pretty much what...

I left mine in the truck. I did pretty much what is says to do on the page below. You could use scotch-brite, but I chose not to because I was concerned about it getting into places it shouldn't....
10-25-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,095
Posted By MudHippy

I'll hazard a guess as to exactly why(not so much...

I'll hazard a guess as to exactly why(not so much why as in how, but why there, I know exactly how actually). It's believed by some(including me)that the 3VZE blows head gaskets on the #1 and #6...
10-17-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,313
Posted By MudHippy

I'm way too attached to my truck to ever let it...

I'm way too attached to my truck to ever let it go. No matter how bad I "wreck" it. I also had a big time disaster happen to her on 3-9-10(a date now burned into my memory for eternity). So I know...
10-31-2007, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,961
Posted By MudHippy

I liked the way my engine was running without a...

I liked the way my engine was running without a working TPS(unplugged runs the same). I swear I was gettin' better gas mileage before I fixed it. It has made my idle super smooth, I like that.

I...
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