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  1. "Freedom Machine"

    Hi Everyone,
    I'm the new kid on the block, from "Down-Under" in Brisbane, Australia and this is my little baby!
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    I've been the proud owner of "Freedom Machine" [name on my motorhome] for 21 years now and she's a 1982 Hi-ace.

    What led me to "Toyota Van Tech" was that I'm having difficulty in finding the location in my vehicle of the external electrical regulator.

    Please, can any
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    Updated 06-12-2016 at 12:12 AM by Ivor

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  2. BOSCH Oversize Oil Filters for Previa, Estima (S/C and N/A). high quality and cheap

    Quote Originally Posted by Akagi82 View Post
    So I have decided to go the oversized oil filter route because I want to implement 10000km oil change intervals paired with a good quality synthetic oil. A larger filter would be perfect for longer oil change duration; potential to trap more particulates with less drop off in flow rate. I personally like the Bosch filters as they are easier to find, have a high amount of actual filter media per oil filter, are all metal, and generally high quality while affordable. I also prefer their WS "workshop"
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  3. Logging roads and Gravel Pits.

    Quote Originally Posted by Akagi82 View Post
    First offroad excursion; logging roads and gravel pit. Bottomed out on a steep decent, and scuffed the front lip! No problems with the precariously low hanging mid engine. Something mysteriously fun about driving a van around off road. great traction, and smooth ride.

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    Now Looking for a cheap set of 215 75 15s (commonly found on geo trackers), and a set of spare rims. Anyone know anything about fitting mud flaps on these?
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  4. Estima First Roadtrip

    Quote Originally Posted by Akagi82 View Post
    First road trip, arrived successfully; Starting a new job in another city and this is a great excuse to load up the van and go apartment hunting.

    300 miles No problems. Rained quite a bit, was thinking how well rainex would work on the front windshield. Front wiper rubber was loud at times.

    Observations:
    -This route is known for long stretches of steep inclines at high speed (120km/h 75mph)and the supercharger allowed me to travel at desired speed.
    -Driver
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    Updated 05-30-2016 at 07:04 PM by Akagi82

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  5. New Owner of my First Estima/Previa 4wd SC Van.

    Quote Originally Posted by Akagi82 View Post
    Hi Everyone.

    Finally made the leap. I grew up with my parents owning a basic burgendy rwd version; I really liked everything about it, and finally, I have made the leap and bought myself a JDM low milage estima. It has 26000km, and looks brand new. It has some cool features that I didn't really see around before, including independent rear suspension, 4wheel disc with 4 channel abs, a cool box, curtains, automatic headlights, keyless entry, auto climate control. I have spent the
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