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

    Blake, you ever figure anything out with this?
  2. Re: DIESEL PUMP FIXES TO AVOID EXPENSIVE REBUILDS AND CURE LEAKS!!!!

    Looks like I get the pleasure of following your tutorial today! I have a suspicion that my leak is coming from behind that distributive head. In the diagram it looks like you could just remove that...
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    Re: Replacement Turbo Sourcing

    For what it's worth, my turbo went out a few months back and a shop where I take my van sometimes did a nice job with the turbo.

    Their opinion was that the original turbo was better quality than...
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    Re: How To Gain Some HP and TQ

    About a month ago I noticed my exhaust was pretty rusted and had a leak around the middle the way down the length of the van. There's a point at which you can just unbolt most of the exhaust after...
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    Re: 4wd vsv replacement?

    If you're referring to the silver-ish can under the intake hose, that's my fuel filter (its a diesel). Oil cooler is on the other side of the engine, right by the turbo that probably helps keep...
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    Re: 4wd vsv replacement?

    I had a look at that site and can see the part in a couple different charts, but didnt' see a part number. It showed hoses going to it, but then it wasn't labeled? Maybe I just didn't find the...
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    4wd vsv replacement?

    Went to use my 4wd today and turns out the the little plastic nipple on the vsv had broken off. I managed to get myself unstuck and home. I looked around for this part but had trouble finding it. ...
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    Re: Townace started blowing white smoke

    So it's been a while but now that the world is ending I have a little time to mess with the van again. If I was going to check the turbo, what's the first thing to do? Pressure gauge and drive it...
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    Re: Townace started blowing white smoke

    Haven't checked that either. In the past I did notice a little oil in there but I thought it was mostly coming from the hose that goes between the valve-cover and intake. I installed an oil catch...
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    Re: Townace started blowing white smoke

    It's never overheated on me. The engine has never leaked a drop of oil either, it's completely bone dry on the outside. Could be leaking now though and i just didnt spot it. Nothing on the ground. ...
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    Re: Townace started blowing white smoke

    I'll start there, thanks.

    Any other tips/tricks for diagnosing? Will a cracked head show the same symptoms as a bad gasket?
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    Re: Townace started blowing white smoke

    Does anyone know if I need an adapter for a compression gauge on the 2CT? The service manual calls out a special tool number. Or if I buy a generic kit at the auto store, will one of the adapters...
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    Re: Townace started blowing white smoke

    I drove 9/10 of the way to our campsite, filled up, then it sat there for a few days till I drove about 100 miles home. The next day, first time after driving it again is when I first noticed the...
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    Re: Townace started blowing white smoke

    I replaced the filter about a year ago. If there was any water trapped in that filter I'm pretty sure it was drained out when I changed that little 0-ring,
    (most of the fuel in the filter drained...
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    Re: Townace started blowing white smoke

    It wasn't running hot. I've never seen it really get past that mid-point on the gauge. Maybe about a year ago it kept running kinda cold, replaced the stuck thermostat and its been pretty good...
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    Townace started blowing white smoke

    My townace started blowing white smoke. I don't really see much or any when idling, but any acceleration produces a nice lingering cloud, even when parked and just revving the engine. Slightly...
  17. Re: 5 x 14" original Toyota van wheels with newish tires

    Anyone want these Wheels and tires? I feel bad bad tossing them but the only storage i have is the back of my van.

    I'll give em away if you want to pay for shipping or collect them.

    Im in...
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    Re: Oil in intake.

    I ended up doing the exact same thing about a month ago. The oil was definitely coming from the vent back into the intake. Its definitely collecting oil so hopefully things look more dry next time...
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    Re: Sliding door center roller guide

    I think what you're suggesting in that picture is probably the simplest.
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    Re: Sliding door center roller guide

    I spotted this from a chevy astro van forum. The astro van roller looks more similar than the Ford.

    They removed the pin and added a second joint in the hinge. I like the simplicity if it fits...
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    Re: Sliding door center roller guide

    Im also curious. I just put wider tires on and the door doesn't clear the wheel unless i pull on it a little. It rubs the tire as kinda force it open. 1/4 inch would probably even do it.

    Ideas...
  22. 5 x 14" original Toyota van wheels with newish tires

    I upgraded to 15" rims and have my original 14s left over. Who wants them. They could use a good sanding and repaint but they are perfectly fine. I bought new tires last year and have maybe put...
  23. Original Townace 4x4 rear coil spring dimensions

    I had my original rear coil spring laying around so measured them before tossing them out. Probably good to start with if someone was going to have custom springs made.

    From a 1989 Townace 4x4. ...
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    Re: How To Gain Some HP and TQ

    Thanks for the detailed reply. Makes a lot of sense. I'm definitely looking into an intercooler. I'm thinking of removing the rear blower for the ac/heater and putting an air to water cooler...
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    Re: Need new front shocks '87 4wd

    Hopefully that included the bathroom angle grinder experience!
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    Re: Need new front shocks '87 4wd

    I got the front bilstiens in over the weekend. What a difference. The van handles better and rides smoother than it ever has.

    The front shocks weren't hard but did require a little grinding to...
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    Re: Axle question

    Did you see this thread?

    http://www.toyotavantech.com/forum/showthread.php?35-Drive-shafts-and-u-joints

    Maybe taking it to a driveshaft shop is the best deal if you're going to keep the van for...
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    Re: Need new front shocks '87 4wd

    I just got done installing the aerostar springs, the tacoma bilstien shocks in the back. I cranked the tortion bars and my Durango bilstiens came in the mail today. I'll finish the front this...
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    Re: Axle question

    You gotta look up the liteace part numbers and compare to the US part numbers.

    There is another thread or two on part numbers and foreign parts.

    I would think the axels would be the same...
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    Re: How To Gain Some HP and TQ

    I know this thread is kinda old but i was reading through about the experience with turning up the fuel. I'm definitely no expert but from what I've been reading lately it sounds like turning up the...
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    Re: So how slow is everyones van?

    On the way there it took me about 8 hours to go 368 miles. I averaged 46mph on hwy 101. No traffic just me sitting there in the van. I filled up when i left and barely made it the whole way. Not...
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    Re: 2C-T: tip for rocker cover gasket

    Yeah I'm not sure why only the auto. I've heard of people removing the whole egr setup and making a little metal plate to block the outlet.

    Maybe the Egr is like the van's single wisdom tooth. ...
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    Re: 2C-T: tip for rocker cover gasket

    I also had to take off that same part to get to the farthest back glow plug. I don't remember having to remove any horizontal bolts. I also don't have an egr. I thought only the automatic...
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    Re: So how slow is everyones van?

    I'd say my Townace is the slowest car I've owned or driven. I get passed by similar year VW Vanagons on the highway.

    I also owned a 1980 Mercedes 300D (non turbo diesel). It's been quite a few...
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    Re: 4runner upper ball joint conversion?

    Is it possible to pull the ball joint out of the arm with a puller? It looks like its just pressed in there, but I haven't taken a good look up close.

    If the ball joint could be removed from the...
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    Re: Door Seals/ noise reduction

    It helped for sure but it's not like new door seals. I applied them by sticking them between the metal door frame and the original rubber. Over time they have squeezed out a little in places where...
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    AC compressor for townace

    Does anyone know if its possible to fit the AC compressor from a US van on a japanese version? USA 4x4 to 89 Townace 4x4? They definitely have different part numbers but it looks like maybe its...
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    Re: Replacing your van's thermostat

    I recently replaced the thermostat on my 89 townace. Thought I'd mention a couple of things unique to the diesel townace that I learned along the way.

    Thermostat is in the same spot, but the...
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    Sticky: radiator hoses for 2ct

    I want to replace some of the radiator hoses on my townace. Is there an easy way to look up all the part numbers? a good diagram? Are auction sites the best place to source these?
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    Re: rough idle after freeway driving

    I've been waiting till i hear the click and had better success starting. My light works but i seem to have a much better time If i wait for that click long after the light turns off.

    So mine has...
  41. Thread: Snorkel ?

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    Re: Snorkel ?

    Can you give some dimensions? Overall length and rough opening dimensions. I'm curious if this would fit on a townace.

    Where'd you find it?

    What did you have to do on the inside? Adapting it...
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    Re: rough idle after freeway driving

    FRAM PS4922 Fuel and Water Separator

    I just left work and it was hard to start so instead of giving it gas i warmed the glow plugs 2 more times and it started on half a crank. I think that was...
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    Re: rough idle after freeway driving

    Very helpful. I always wait for the glow plug light to go off but I've never tried repeating the glowplug warm up step. I'll try that tomorrow morning when it's cold again.

    Replacing the 2 bad...
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    Intercooler?

    Anyone thought about an intercooler on their diesel?

    I feel like it would be possible to fit a small water to air cooler on top of the engine and put the radiator part down below the van. Some of...
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    Re: rough idle after freeway driving

    Replaced all 4 glowplugs and its starting and running like a champion. No more idle drop after freeway driving. No more smoke, no more rich smell.

    For anyone who hasnt done this, it was fairly...
  46. Re: LED Headlights

    Just ordered some LEDS. I'll post some pictures when i get them installed.

    How do you remove the light from the townace? Is it the bolts on the inside then pull the assembly off the front?
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    Sticky: Re: Part numbers

    Original Glow plug for 2ct:Toyota 19850-64020
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    Re: rough idle after freeway driving

    Found 1 bad glow plug and another with fairly high resistance. I'm guessing it's on its way out. Hopefully i found my problem.
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    Sticky: Re: Part numbers

    I found a goldmine of parts on here. Maybe easier than hunting through Japanese auction sites for some?

    https://parts.loc8apart.co.uk
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    Re: rough idle after freeway driving

    reply to my own thread :)

    So I've been digging into this more. I still have a rough time starting on cold mornings and my RPMs dip pretty hard after freeway driving in the morning. After the van...
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