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    Re: Replacing a Previa head gasket.

    Awesome! Thanks for taking the time to document! :dance2:
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    Re: Replacing a Previa head gasket.

    Well that certainly makes me feel better about it. If I ever run into that situation I'll likely give it a try. Looking good! Thank you for the awesome documentation and please keep us posted on how...
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    Sticky: Re: Basic Van knowledge for new owners

    I usually pull the pressure feed line off the rack, put it in a jug, start the engine, and let it dump into the jug. I am in WA state though, and they don't salt the roads (undercarriages here are...
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    Re: Replacing a Previa head gasket.

    I agree. If I ever needed to use that stuff, I think I would spray it in the pitted area, let it dry, then sand or file it smooth (assuming that can even be done???). When I've had similar issues in...
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    Re: Replacing a Previa head gasket.

    I guess it depends on how deep the pits are. Machining (decking) the block is always best, but that would require complete disassembly and then hauling the bare block into a machine shop. There is a...
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    Re: Change your alternator ILLUSTRATED!

    It's worth mentioning the alternator mount bracket is only held to the block with 2 bolts. If you're having an issue you can always drop the bracket then view/understand the problem up close and...
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    Re: Replacing your van's thermostat

    There is likely another issue that's causing the overheating. The PO probably wire tied the old one to keep it open. All that did was delay the inevitable. Putting a new OEM one in was the right 1st...
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    Re: Replacing your van's thermostat

    LOL, he obviously had more knowledge than the engineers who designed it. Hopefully there's no duct tape or bailing wire elsewhere in the system :rol:
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    Re: Replacing your van's thermostat

    Toyota has at least 3 different versions of that PS hose (2wd & 4wd), so there's always going to be a variable there. I still don't think you need to remove it though. If you pull the coolant...
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    Re: ELECTRIC DOOR-LOCKS....TROUBLE-SHOOTING

    Fixing switches is tedious at best and somewhat of a "hail Mary". I guess it depends on why the switch doesn't work. If there's a particle or hair or something on the contacts, you might get lucky....
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    Re: Stalling Mystery

    I think dancing bananas are appropriate here :yes: :dance2: :dance1::dance1::dance1: :dance2: :thmbup:
  12. Re: Other parts to replace while replacing Head Gasket

    :thmbup: :dance2:
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    Re: Changing the fuel filter

    You can use a socket/ratchet as these are banjo bolts. 6 point sockets will offer the best grip (if available). Open end wrench is good for back-up. Tim
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    Re: Changing the fuel filter

    OE Toyota ones do............not sure about aftermarket. Tim
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    Re: Idle adjustment question

    Thanks Original. As old as it was I was previously unaware of that post. I just searched and found that thread too. To avoid future confusion I put your edit right in that post so readers won't miss...
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    Re: Stalling Mystery

    I'm fairly confident it's your ECU, but there's not an easy way to be 100% sure until you swap it. Now that you have hundreds of dollars on the line I certainly hope I made the right call. My...
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    Re: Idle adjustment question

    I can't read that (too small). Idle speed is set in neutral or park. The service manual calls out 700 rpm for manual transmission and 750 for automatic. It's not a super critical thing to have it...
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    Re: Article: Cleaning the Throttle Body

    https://www.ebay.com/p/Fuel-Injector-Rebuild-Kit-Walker-Products-18093-fits-84-89-Toyota-Van-2-2L-L4/220081249?iid=303150521469&chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=3031505...
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    Re: Full coolant flush tips?

    If you pulled the block drain and drained the radiator that should be all of it. Sometimes a vacuum can cause some to stay in the system, but you should have gotten most of it. After all is said and...
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    Re: Stalling Mystery

    It's always a good idea to perform tests and follow the manual. I think it's an ECU because it's flashing code while running, but no code is recorded. Also that VSV is controlled by the ECU and it's...
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    Re: Stalling Mystery

    I think it's a bad ECU (Electronic Control Unit). Get the number off your old one and use it in an eBay search. Hopefully you'll find one for cheap and that will solve your problem. If nothing else...
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    Re: Article: Cleaning the Throttle Body

    Oh yeah, good point.....(I see he's in Hawaii). The coolant flowing through the throttle body is just to prevent freeze-ups in cold climates. If it never freezes where you are you could simply bypass...
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    Re: Article: Cleaning the Throttle Body

    We touched on that in posts 49 & 50. If you figure something out please share with the rest of us. Tim
  24. Thread: Alternator woes

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    Re: Alternator woes

    It's hard to say. I know nothing about Toyota's foreign markets, so your guess is as good as mine. You might try asking your question in the diesel section as some of those guys know more about the...
  25. Re: Other parts to replace while replacing Head Gasket

    That sucks. You could also try the 4y kit. I think everything should work except the plenum gasket and maybe the intake/exhaust gaskets. You might also try to order just the head gasket, then use...
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    Re: Replacement head bolts / studs?

    I've looked for those before too and couldn't easily find them. I wasn't very concerned though as it's the big bolts that seal the cylinders. The 3 little ones are just there to help extend that...
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    Re: Replacement head bolts / studs?

    Yes, 10 big ones and 3 little ones. So far I've only replaced the 10 big ones & re-used the little ones.
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    Toyota has a habit of changing part numbers. I would trust ToyotaPartsDeal as they are more up to date on these changes. If they say it's for a 3Y, then it should work. The only thing I'd worry about...
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    Re: Stalling Mystery

    I also believe you may be dealing with more than 1 issue, but one of them sounds like a "Fuel Cut RPM" system issue. It's not talked about much in the manual, but mentioned briefly on FI-74 (87...
  30. Re: Other parts to replace while replacing Head Gasket

    Because these are "old school" engines without overhead cams, the timing gears/chain does not need to be messed with to replace a head gasket. That being said, 200 k + miles is starting to "get up...
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    Re: Throttle Position Sensor, TPS, Canada

    I've been using the Beck Arnley TPS units for almost 10 years now and they have been performing well. Here's a link to a post with more information:...
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    Re: TVT site maintenance underway

    I think everything is up and running correctly now and upgrades are in place. If anybody notices any problems or issues please let me know. Tim
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    Re: TVT site maintenance underway

    I see that. We will address this tonight when we shut down the forum. Thanks for the heads-up :thmbup:. Tim
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    Re: TVT site maintenance underway

    And again tonight 8/1/19 @ ~ 2:00 am. We will be installing an updated version of v-Bulletin software and adding additional spam protection. Thank you for your patience. Tim
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    Re: The fusible link thread

    Sounds about right. Please keep in mind though that the only fusible link I have needed to replace is the FL 0.5G (as shown earlier in this thread). That has worked well and there have been no...
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    Re: TVT site maintenance underway

    Site will be down a few hrs tonight while we beef up our spam protection and update the forum software. This should only take a couple hrs. Tim
  37. Re: Other parts to replace while replacing Head Gasket

    I wouldn't worry about the air bubbles unless you are also having other issues. When the engine runs there are vibrations that will dislodge small bubbles that were trapped in various nooks and...
  38. Re: Other parts to replace while replacing Head Gasket

    Congrats on getting it running! :dance2:



    If you're referring to the throttle body as the mixture control unit, coolant is routed through there as to prevent icing and freeze-up issues if/when...
  39. Re: Other parts to replace while replacing Head Gasket

    Since these gaskets are new, assuming you didn't use any additional gasket sealer, if you can remove without separating layers and/or tearing them I would re-use. I wouldn't try that on a head...
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    Update: I just got the following message from Amazon:
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    Re: Security certificate

    Unfortunately yes, Since about 3am this morning we have been under attack by spammers. There have been ~50 new registrations and they are still coming in @ ~ 1 or 2 every 10 minutes. Llamavan is on...
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    Having a torque wrench out-of-spec can be a big problem. If you think that may have happened, and you think they are not torqued properly, then I think it would be a good idea to go back and torque...
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    Re: Replacing your fuel pulsation damper

    I can't see how it would be related to anything you did (most likely coincidental). Make sure your battery cables are tight and check the fusible links listed in THIS THREAD.
  44. Re: Other parts to replace while replacing Head Gasket

    Lol, you could still try and get one. BTW, the other gasket kit I had ordered from Amazon (the complete kit) was cancelled. That listing now states
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    That Amazon gasket you linked to is only the head gasket (no other seals or gaskets included). I don't think it will come quickly though (if at all) the listing says "Usually ships within 1 to 3...
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    I don't disagree with anything you are saying, I just like to stick with what I know. More than anything I really hate doing a job like that twice due to "questionable" or poor quality materials. I...
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    LOL, I just got another email from them saying there was a price increase of $6.52 and if I wanted them "to continue processing the order" I had to pay. I went ahead and paid it and gave them the...
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    I just got a notice telling me there is a delay, but they expect to have it at their dealership by July 12th and will ship it at that time:

    Hello from ToyotaPartsDeal.com,

    Thank you for...
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    Re: Hello/Goodbye (end of the Previa for me)

    For organization reasons I moved your post into the classified section. Good luck. Tim
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    Re: Replacing your van's thermostat

    That's so it won't interfere with the alternator adjustment bracket. If you try to install it with the alternator already installed, it will be obvious which way it needs to be. Tim
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