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06-16-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Melrose 4r

Why risk overheating with an unknown thermostat?...

Why risk overheating with an unknown thermostat? The first thing i do with every used Toyota i buy is pitch the thermostat and put in a new one of the correct rating. In my experience thermostats...
06-12-2019, 04:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By Melrose 4r

X2. Mine does not run hot, only reaches about 1/3...

X2. Mine does not run hot, only reaches about 1/3 on the gauge ever, but when i put the ir gun on the thermostat housing with the engine at full temp, it reads almost exactly what the rating of the...
06-12-2019, 04:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By Melrose 4r

ACC is known for good quality carpet in the...

ACC is known for good quality carpet in the classic car world.
I don’t know of any other brand reproducing carpets for our trucks.
06-12-2019, 04:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 920
Posted By Melrose 4r

I remember a buddy had a 77 Monte Carlo with an...

I remember a buddy had a 77 Monte Carlo with an optional vacuum gauge for fuel economy. The idea was to optimize the vac reading as you drive.
My wife’s 2014 CRV has the same thing in digital form....
06-12-2019, 03:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 920
Posted By Melrose 4r

Lol, sounds like Maine drivers on the roads of...

Lol, sounds like Maine drivers on the roads of Massachusetts. Ironically, they have posted 75 mph speed limits. We don't!
06-11-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 26,292
Posted By Melrose 4r

I had a street driven 22re balaced on stock...

I had a street driven 22re balaced on stock rebuild once. The difference was dramatic. I can't wait to hear your report.
06-11-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By Melrose 4r

The pulling plug wires method is a pretty...

The pulling plug wires method is a pretty standard way of locating rod knocks also.
06-11-2019, 03:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By Melrose 4r

I had a car that had a crack in the piston at the...

I had a car that had a crack in the piston at the wrist pin. It was a constant knock and there was oil consumption but it ran ok. If you pull plugwires individually you can probably isolate it to a...
06-10-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 26,292
Posted By Melrose 4r

How did you keep the lift after removing the bj...

How did you keep the lift after removing the bj spacers? did you crank the torsion bars? I would expect the camber curve to be different due to the spacers. Was there more to it than that?

EDIT:...
06-06-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,784
Posted By Melrose 4r

Good input TLfromAI. Let me ask you, when you...

Good input TLfromAI. Let me ask you, when you turn the steering wheel with A/C off, what rpm change do you get?
I’m not convinced mine is working correctly. I found the nipple that's threaded into...
06-05-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,368
Posted By Melrose 4r

Great deal! Thanks for the info. I had no idea....

Great deal! Thanks for the info. I had no idea. Its been probably 20 years since i drove by there.
06-05-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,368
Posted By Melrose 4r

Ha! Frog Rock! Glad to see it looking good. ...

Ha! Frog Rock!
Glad to see it looking good. That rock was a magical thing when I was a kid. We used to drive by there on the way to visiting family in Coventry, CT.
06-05-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,619
Posted By Melrose 4r

Irv, which state are you in? In CT it's...

Irv, which state are you in?

In CT it's only 1995 and newer cars that require smog testing.
In MA it's only 2001 and newer cars but we do have annual safety inspections.
06-04-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 838
Posted By Melrose 4r

Rag joint or steering coupler rebuild?

Iíd like to rebuild the ragjoint on my 86 4runner. Iíve been searching for more than an hour and canít find a repair kit for Toyota listed anywhere.
i think the Toyota Parts Overstock shows...
06-04-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,236
Posted By Melrose 4r

Some(most?) tire shops won’t put in the extra...

Some(most?) tire shops won’t put in the extra effort to break loose frozen bolts anymore. Nor do they test drive vehicles after alignment.
i shamed my tire shop by bringing the truck back home and...
06-04-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 28,730
Posted By Melrose 4r

Safari time! Looks awesome and thanks again for...

Safari time! Looks awesome and thanks again for the bumper brackets. I'll be putting them to good use very soon.
06-03-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,517
Posted By Melrose 4r

You wouldn't be reading Hz via a Frequency...

You wouldn't be reading Hz via a Frequency counter. Just looking for an AC spike... I didn't mean while driving...
06-03-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 35,459
Posted By Melrose 4r

We've had some nice weather interspersed with...

We've had some nice weather interspersed with rainy days and I've been putting some miles on the 4runner on the sunny days.
I've been watching the gas mileage on several tankfulls and using 93...
06-03-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,269
Posted By Melrose 4r

The power steering pump has a valve on it that...

The power steering pump has a valve on it that senses pressure changes. When it does, the valve opens creating a vac leak which raises the engine rpm slightly to compensate for the extra load. ...
06-03-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,517
Posted By Melrose 4r

I would test the sensor with a DVM on AC voltage...

I would test the sensor with a DVM on AC voltage with the engine running. Look for a spike as you tap the area of the block surrounding the sensor. See if you get a response. I haven't tried it...
06-02-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,517
Posted By Melrose 4r

What octane fuel are you running? Are you sure...

What octane fuel are you running?
Are you sure your knock sensor is working?
06-01-2019, 03:39 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 26,292
Posted By Melrose 4r

Wow! It looks great!

Wow! It looks great!
06-01-2019, 03:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,599
Posted By Melrose 4r

Welcome! Your 4runner looks really straight! ...

Welcome!
Your 4runner looks really straight!
I am sort of in the same boat as you, watching values, hoping they increase and enjoying my 4runner at the same time while trying not to be...
05-31-2019, 03:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By Melrose 4r

Great pics and story. I see you had the bottom...

Great pics and story. I see you had the bottom end balanced. I once had a 22RE that died from oil starvation when the original oil pressure sending unit ruptured. On the rebuild i had it balanced and...
05-30-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Hi.
Views: 395
Posted By Melrose 4r

Welcome! We love photos if you have any to...

Welcome! We love photos if you have any to share. Keep us posted on your build/swap progress.
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