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  1. Re: DIESEL PUMP FIXES TO AVOID EXPENSIVE REBUILDS AND CURE LEAKS!!!!

    Mostly. I developed additional leaks, I think from the fuel supply line or the return line or both. Sadly, the van sits until I can dig into it a bit further.
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    Re: 2CT timing belt change

    The seals get hard with age and can no longer seal the oil. Each of the seals needed to be pulled in order to measure and then replace. No need to pull the crankshaft to replace the seal. I believe I...
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    Re: 2CT timing belt change

    My water pump went out over the summer, at about 112,000km and I decided to replace the timing belt while I was in there. The timing belt had been replaced previously at 90,000km. I also replaced the...
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    Re: Townace started blowing white smoke

    Probably, I don't recall you mentioning the engine overheating.

    - check for unexplained coolant leaks/coolant in the crankcase - milky engine oil is a sure sign of internal head gasket leaks
    -...
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    Re: Townace started blowing white smoke

    Harbor Freight carries a 20 piece diesel compression test kit that would likely work just fine. Cost is around $30.
  6. Thread: Front Rotors

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    Re: Front Rotors

    Yes, the caliper bracket would need to be removed. Those bolts are always quite tight. I use a breaker bar with an extension pipe to break them loose. You might want to soak them with PB blaster or...
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    Re: Hard to put stick into 1st gear

    Clutch could be worn. Does it lurch when going into 1st? Does it try to pull forward even though the pedal is depressed?
  8. Re: DIESEL PUMP FIXES TO AVOID EXPENSIVE REBUILDS AND CURE LEAKS!!!!

    Awesome write up. My injection pump leak(s) had progressed to the point where I had to prime the fuel filter each morning. The o rings behind the thermo wax coupler and the timer piston cover were...
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    Re: 5 spd shift points

    I can't give a reasonable comparison from my automatic transmission diesel engine but....

    I'll cruise on the interstate at 70 MPH at about 3,000 RPM in overdrive. I was paying good attention...
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    Re: 5 spd shift points

    Are you looking for economy or power? These little engines are great for economy and not so great for power. Generally, you would want your cruising speed to be 1/3 to 1/2 of your RPM red line. I'm...
  11. Re: Strange Exhaust Noise - Help with diagnosis please

    Yes, the O ring around the spark plug tunnel is leaking, but doesn't normally cause an issue until the tunnel fills with oil, over the top of the spark plug boot and prevents a good connection.
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  12. Re: Strange Exhaust Noise - Help with diagnosis please

    That first spark plug doesn't look like it is firing. It looks very clean.

    Second plug looks like a slight lean condition. A touch of white ash forming on the tip.

    Third plug looks like it may...
  13. Re: Strange Exhaust Noise - Help with diagnosis please

    It's not smoking, does the exhaust have a gasoline or acrid smell to it? If anything, I'd think it might be a bit lean. Idle it for 10 or so minutes, after it cools, pull the spark plugs. That will...
  14. Re: Compatible Parts for 1990 Toyota Hiace Import

    Most likely, you could use the 1989 model year when you go to a parts store or online site, such as RockAuto. Brake and suspension parts seem the to be same across the board for these vans. Diesel...
  15. Re: automatic transmission oil pan - which sealant to use?

    Most oil/transmission pan gaskets are some type of flexible rubber type material. A silicone sealant isn't really necessary. If you don't have a good rubber gasket to use, Permatex does offer a...
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    Re: Intermittent Power Loss

    Could be a bad ground. Check ground connections for the ECU, alternator, under the dash and the battery.
  17. Re: Neutral Safety Switch (aka Neutral Start Switch)

    I posted this in the diesel section because my van is diesel. I was thinking, might this really belong in the van section, because it isn't really diesel specific.
  18. Re: Neutral Safety Switch

    Alright, so I believe I have the answer to my own question. A little bit of researching reveals the neutral safety switch can be taken apart and cleaned. Essentially, you put the transmission in...
  19. Neutral Safety Switch (aka Neutral Start Switch)

    I think this might be informational, but there's a question here too. I've had my 1988 MasterAce Surf for a little over a year. It's always had an intermittent starting quirk, where it won't. Turn...
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    Re: Stalling Mystery

    There's a few ways to go about it. Visually inspect the vacuum lines. Feel around and pull a bit. If they feel hard, crackly or are loose around the fittings, might be a good idea to replace.
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    Re: Stalling Mystery

    You just need to go through the engine checking likely suspects.

    - check/replace all the vacuum lines
    - check the air intake manifold for leaks
    - compression check
    - I believe the valves are...
  22. Thread: Overheating

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    Re: Overheating

    As long as there is no coolant in the oil and no visible oil in the coolant, I wouldn't worry about microscopic hydrocarbons being present in the coolant. There are many reasons they might be...
  23. Thread: Overheating

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    Re: Overheating

    It seems you have replaced everything in the coolant system except for the heater core and the radiator. One or both of these parts could be partially plugged, reducing the efficiency.

    Get a...
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    Re: Fuel Pump Loses Prime Immediately

    It is possible the fuel pump could have deteriorated over 10 years. Start with a general diagnostic. Air filter, spark plugs, ignition wires, distributor and check for spark.
    Check the fuel...
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    Re: 1987 toyota van tires

    Replacing the brake pads is just like replacing any other brake pad. Replacing the rotors requires removing the locking hub and the wheel hub as the rotor is bolted to the wheel hub. This is a good...
  26. Thread: Fan Bracket

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    Fan Bracket

    I recently replaced the water pump, timing belt and v-belts in my 1988 MasterAce Surf. The cooling fan pulley, which I recently found out is called the fan bracket, is a bit noisy. I was unable to...
  27. Re: Any good places to import a used 2ct engine from?

    I have a 1988 MasterAce Surf. It is running well but, I am concerned about eventual engine failure. The 1986 Toyota Camry was offered with the 2CT diesel engine as well. I am always stockpiling parts...
  28. Thread: Part numbers

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    Sticky: Re: Part numbers

    Oil pump seal and camshaft seal. The last week has been trying. The water pump went out on my 1988 MasterAce Surf. I figured it would be a good idea to do the timing belt as well. The 1986 Toyota...
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    Re: Windshield Washer Nozzles

    What a PITA. The rear washer nozzle simply snaps in....they engineer the front nozzles that you have to remove the dash. Ugh. I suppose this project will wait for a time when I have to remove the...
  30. Re: 93 2.2 Diesel 4x4 Town Ace Alternator replacement

    I have not rebuilt the starter. I was investigating because I have an intermittent problem where I turn the key, I hear the fuel injection pump solenoid click, I hear the starter relay/solenoid click...
  31. Re: 93 2.2 Diesel 4x4 Town Ace Alternator replacement

    Sorry for the delayed response. Yes, I'm still driving it, every day that I carry the mail. It is also my main driver.

    With 205/70R14 tires, the van will cruise 88 KPH (55 MPH) at about 3,000 RPM....
  32. Re: 93 2.2 Diesel 4x4 Town Ace Alternator replacement

    These vans are very much old school engineering, in that many components are intended to be rebuilt instead of simply replaced. The shop manual I have details rebuilding starter motors and...
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    Re: Hard Starting 2CT

    Recently, I spent several hours looking for a part number for glow plugs. RockAuto does have some, but I could not match up any numbers. I was able to cross reference a few manufacturers and found a...
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    Re: Reversing in 4X4

    It would be a good idea to disassemble and inspect the locking hubs but, if I understood your original post, it only popped once and hasn't done it since, it's probably ok.

    My van, MasterAce Surf...
  35. Re: 93 2.2 Diesel 4x4 Town Ace Alternator replacement

    Same thing with the starter, costs something like $1300 for a new one. Best to find an alternator shop and send it out for rebuild. Unless the windings have a short, it'll be much less to have it...
  36. Thread: Part numbers

    by bikeregg
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    Sticky: Re: Part numbers

    Glow Plugs for 2CT:


    TOYOTA
    1985064031


    BERU
    0100226475
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    Re: Hard Starting 2CT

    I appreciate the reply. I have a diesel engine, and it doesn't have any of those parts.
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    Hard Starting 2CT

    Recently, my 2CT has become hard starting. I've been pretty good about adding anti-gel conditioner to the fuel. Last week, it really didn't want to start, it took me about 20 minutes to get it to...
  39. Re: Looking for muffler information (2C-T, Masterace)

    Are you looking to do this yourself? I don't know what specific muffler but, when you talk to a parts guy or look up mufflers, you'll want a muffler that has a volume of about 2 cubic liters. I'm...
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    Re: Headlights out on passenger side?

    Ok, so if it turns up the fuse is the problem, what caused the fuse to pop?
  41. Thread: 2CT Starter

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    2CT Starter

    I've got an intermittant starting issue. I'll turn the key, relay clicks, solenoid clicks but starter does not turn. When this happens cycling the key quickly will get it moving and start the engine....
  42. Thread: Front Rotors

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    Re: Front Rotors

    For me, it is best to replace rotors in sets, if it comes to that. If the pistons push easily back into the calipers and are not leaking and the dust boots are in good shape rebuilding isn't...
  43. Thread: Front Rotors

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    Re: Front Rotors

    Remove the wheel, brake calipers and caliper brackets.
    Remove the 6 (or 8) nuts that hold the locking hub.
    *using a brass drift* tap the studs with a hammer to vibrate the cone washers out.
    Remove...
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    Re: Previa engine seized, ran out of oil

    It seems your options are to rebuild the engine or put a new/rebuilt engine in it. With no idea how long it was run without enough oil, there could be all sorts of issues that need addressed....
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    Re: Front hub bearing adjustable?

    The 4WD vans (auto or manual locking hub) have Timken type taper bearings. The wheel hub is held onto the spindle by 1 large nut followed by a locking ring and another large nut. You can google...
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    Re: Front hub bearing adjustable?

    Not sure how many miles are on them, but it may be time to pull the locking hubs and wheel bearings apart for cleaning and regreasing. According to the manual, set the bearing preload at 43 ftlbs...
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    Re: EGR - Black Exhaust and Low Power

    I though about simply disconnecting the vacuum line or the electrical connector. For some reason, I chose a more complicated solution.
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    Re: EGR - Black Exhaust and Low Power

    It's an automatic. I did not take any pictures, sorry. The EGR connects to the intake manifold by a two-bolt flange. I made a plate that fit that flange. I used a band saw to shape the plate, drilled...
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    Re: 1987 van, another overheating thread. please help

    It seems you have replaced your cooling system, piece by piece. When the engine is warm, do you get good heat running the heater? If so, when it overheats, does running the heater cool the engine at...
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    EGR - Black Exhaust and Low Power

    I recently purchased a 1988 MasterAce with the 2CT, 2.0 Turbo Diesel engine. It started great and had good performance when cold but, once it warmed to operating temperature (and the EGR Valve...
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