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    Re: Oil leaking from spark plug housing

    for finding part numbers with your VIN : https://www.toyodiy.com
    ive found parts on amazon with just a part number and been able to order directly from the local dealership so far.
  2. Re: LED Dash and Brake Master cylinder change, or not?

    ive had great success with LEDs from amazon, they make a huge difference.changed ALL interior lamps in 3 vehicles! when you change the MC, consider replacing any flexible lines.
  3. Thread: 4WD Drums

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    Re: 4WD Drums

    any trucks (hilux/4runner) with the same rear axle? :cnfsd:
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    Re: Intermittent Dead Van

    i think my door switches contributed to my draining problem.
    mostly they wouldnt turn on unless jiggled or flashed on when driving.
    replaced the 2 questionable and that issue has stopped.
    ...
  5. Re: Auto Trans Won’t Shift Into Top Gear Until Fully Warmed

    does it shift cold when you get to highway speeds?
    i dont think mine hits OD until warmed around town, i also use the ECT button.

    i dont like those additives. once i flushed mine with castrol...
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    Re: Help locating the starter relay

    no bad key connections found, but the keyed start wire to my starter has a 0.375 spade terminal connector that wasnt fully locked.
    along with this, i found my original starter connections and...
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    Re: Cooling system Mods

    anyone who has done this mod, do you monitor trans temps?
    added a trans cooler but doesnt help when in 4wd above 90 outside.
    mods coming when the timing belt gets done.
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    Re: 91' TownAce Air Conditioning.

    below the F bumper on my hiace
  9. Re: IGN fuse blows when I turn key to 'on' position

    i'd start where any recent work was done for a bad wire... sounds like a short :wall:
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    Re: Liteace 2 front door speakers remove/install

    which are different from my Hiace.
    Same speaker, in the lower dash. My pickups of the same years also had the same setup.
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    Re: Idle adjustment question

    Vacuum sucks, that's why.
    Check those hoses for cracks. Makes you crazy looking for the one:wall: but so satisfying when a new rubber hose fixes it.
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    Re: Steering wheel shake, smoking right wheel

    How's the brake fluid?
    I'd check the brakes and bearings first to rule them out.

    Ive had a bearing seize without warning(noise or vibration)
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    Re: 2CT timing belt change

    :dance2:

    I like to start at TDC
  14. Re: Battery Upgrades that work with the stock terminals

    The P.O. swapped in an Optima battery to the original terminals/cables.
    Shouldn't be any issue's
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    Re: Need help getting car work

    Find a small shop that specializes in Toyota and diesels.
    Basic after that. Shops are easily intimidated by JDM
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    Re: Timing Mark help

    I jammed BB in the vacuum line. Same results.
  17. Re: Over heating / reservoir full / cold air from vent

    I found the same issue. Had to replace the cheesy sections.
    Would of been disastrous if it had blown when driving
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    Re: Window Switches and rolling up all the way

    I have taken mine apart and cleaned the contacts. They are delicate and will break.
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    Re: Hiace super custom wiring diagrams

    Id go crazy with the ALH
    My jetta has more power than the 3L

    https://www.toyodiy.com
  20. Re: 4wd members with All/Mud Terrains: What’s your MPG like?

    Grabbers 205 75-15
    3L diesel
    700mi trip to the mountains and exploring, a/c on the highway %40, loaded rack, 21.3mpg
    I was happy:greenvan:
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    Re: Liteace 2 front door speakers remove/install

    Beep 2x to shut off?
    :rol:
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    Re: Removing power steering pump

    I cut a section of an old belt and use it on the pulley to prevent knicks
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    Re: Previous Owner Had Only the Thermostat Top Installed

    I found a corroded pipe that developed a hole when I hit it. Could of been disastrous.
    I don't think it was used much as there was a lot of sediment once I opened it.
    Next time I flush, I will...
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    Re: 1992 HIAce Dash / Instrument Panel removal

    Very helpful--> https://jp-carparts.com
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    Re: 1992 HIAce Dash / Instrument Panel removal

    Need to get some experience as my heater diverter foam is gone and it rattles :wall:

    So far any work on mine has been 90% like any other Toyota so getting under the dash is likely going to be a...
  26. Re: Front axle boots are disconnected and exposed

    Where the CV joints attaches (6 bolts) to the diff, can you access the bolt to the stub axle by just removing the 6 bolts?
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    Re: 4x4 MT radiator for sale

    I will be doing mine when I get to the timing belt this summer
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    Re: 4x4 MT radiator for sale

    Call Fuji Auto in Pasadena, he should be able to recommend someone
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    Re: So how slow is everyones van?

    My hiace cruises flat at 105kmh, barely goes 120kmh and chugs up the pass at 45khm. I can pass going downhill
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    Re: Datsun Nissan 280z wheels? 5 of them

    I have a modified set of those for my 510 wagon.


    I may know where to find some used. NOS are not cheap anymore.
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    Re: 1995 super custom

    https://toyota.epc-data.com or http://jp-carparts.com/toyota/carlist.php?maker=toyota links are for parts by frame number, it uses diagrams for surrounding/attached components, which has helped...
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    Re: Alignment ok but still pulls right.

    Had this issue, 2 shops, 5 different techs.
    Problem always returned. Trying to get a refund too.

    Not sure what specs you found (I found several for mine) but the last shop used specs for a U.S....
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    Re: Installing a New Brake Master Cylinder

    I learned in HS auto shop to do both ends of pressure systems(clutch) at the same time or you'll be doing it again.
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    Re: 92 Toyota Town Ace

    Pre 1998 Diesels are exempt from smog. DMV had to follow their rules.
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    Re: 92 Toyota Town Ace

    Just renewed mine.
    Hassle, yes!
  36. Re: 4x4 Hiace Super Custom Limited rear heater/carpets in LA - FREE

    Assuming the relays are still the same, I'll take them.
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    Re: EGR - Black Exhaust and Low Power

    I stuffed a BB in the vac line that opens the valve. :)
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    Re: Transmission troubles!!!

    If a spill and fill doesn't help, try a machine flush.
    I used Castro transmax high mileage(I have less than 70k) and once I did a flush the issues haven't returned.
    Be aware this could also destroy...
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    Re: Parts sourced from Japan!

    Est for delivered windshield?
    Need just a quote at the moment.
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    Re: Parts sourced from Japan!

    Windshields???
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    Re: Seat belts - Which other vehicles would work?

    As long as they extend the proper length and attach to the vehicle in the same places, any should work well. I'd start with Toyotas.

    Obviously get all pieces.
    I've done this in other cars. Only...
  42. Re: Oil pressure

    Plastic line? I've seen that many times.
    I have steel braided lines to the gauge in my 510 .
    I use higher viscosity oil on old motors.
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    Re: Reworking 4wd radiator

    2nd fan location:
    I need to add a fan for additional cooling when off road.
    No issues on the road, loaded, uphills.
    Up hills in 4wd, going slow, causes the temp to rise and only drop very slowly...
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    Re: Yakima MegaWarrior Cargo Basket

    PM sent. :thmbup:
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    Re: Yakima MegaWarrior Cargo Basket

    Is the awning included?
    I'll be up there in a week if its still available.
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    Re: Previous Owner Had Only the Thermostat Top Installed

    No reason to modify a thermostat on a normal working system.
    I have a rear heater and once I fixed a leak\clog the whole system works better.
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    Re: FREE - Previa ski rack - FREE

    Can you post pics of the mounts?
    If it fits, I'll pay the shipping.
  48. Thread: Oil Coolers

    by Ace MM
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    Re: Oil Coolers

    Depends why he says to replace it.
    If you had a failure, then I'd replace it, as who knows if small bits are trapped.
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    Re: custom receiver hitch for lite ace

    Nice. I want to do the same thing under the F bumper.

    Is the pin easy to access?
  50. Re: Replacing piston rings on 87 Van LE?

    I've used Bardahls no smoke, on a motor with bad rings and had good results. Added 8mos to its life.
    I like marvel mystery oil better than ATF in the crankcase. Seaform has also done its job.
    No...
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