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  1. Sticky: Re: The WHAT-IS-THIS-PART and WHAT'S-THE-PART-NUMBER Thread for US Toyota Vans 1984-1

    Maybe more of a question of WHY-IS-THIS and WHAT-TO-LOOK-FOR-WHILE-I-CAN:

    Sometime in the vans history, the back firewall was chopped into to gain access to the back of the engine. After removing...
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    Re: Clutch Replacement

    Actually I'd love to see the answers you came up with to your own questions here. I've been following. Need to take on this same job very soon!
  3. Re: Questions regarding rear Heater Core interchangeability

    Does anyone know more about the Cold Spec ("Heavy Heater") versions? Is it just a beefier core that fits in same housing? Are more parts needed up the line to convert to Cold Spec (bigger blower,...
  4. Re: 4wd members with All/Mud Terrains: What’s your MPG like?

    Found another post that answers my question pretty well on where to start looking for improving fuel efficiency:...
  5. Re: 4wd members with All/Mud Terrains: What’s your MPG like?

    On 8/31/2020 I upgraded to General Grabber 27x8.5 R14 LT. 1987 Van MT 4x4 (no AC) in Washington State.

    Since upgrading, I've been averaging 15.95 MPG combined: 13.81 in the City, 18.69 in Rural...
  6. Re: Transmission oil vs Differential oil, 87 Toyota Van 4wd

    Hey there, yeah I did end up using the Amsoil Severe Gear. I had to call around to 5 or 6 NAPA's in the area to find one that stocked it without special order. After all the research felt very...
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    Re: Various parts

    Ah ok, I hadn't realized there was a difference. Here's what I have now. Just out of curiosity is it the same fit or is opening a different size between LE & Cargo?

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    Re: Various parts

    Hey JDM!
    New and in your neighborhood (Seattle/Bothell). 1987 Van CRG 4x4 MT

    Do you still have a passenger-side tail light? (could use a Driver side too but not in as bad of condition)
    Might...
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    Sticky: Re: Places to NOT buy parts from!

    I'm contemplating buying parts I saw on https://www.jvilaplas.com/ but the price looks suspiciously low for "OEM" part.

    Has anyone ordered from them with good or bad results?
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    Re: ‘87 Cargo Van sliding door

    I'd take the window off your hands. Located near Seattle so I can pick it up. Looks to be the right size to replace the broken one I've been trying to replace! I'll send pm with phone number
  11. Re: Transmission oil vs Differential oil, 87 Toyota Van 4wd

    Asking AMSOIL direct:



    AMSOIL technical services Response:



    So in the end, feeling pretty comfortable using Amsoil SevereGear 75w-90 for all three: Transmission, Transfer and Differential...
  12. Re: New Clutch Inconsistent Shift

    I found this bit of research that might be of interest. It's a study of gear oils sponsored by Amsoil:

    Pg 16 of the attachment on my post gets into Copper Corrosion Tests across 14 brands which...
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    Re: Clutch Replacement

    After reading this I was doing some research on Gear Oils. Might find this study of gear oils sponsored by Amsoil interesting (ranked Royal Purple as an overall 3rd worst out of 14 brands):
    If...
  14. Re: Transmission oil vs Differential oil, 87 Toyota Van 4wd

    I wanted to learn more about Gear Oils and here is some research in case anybody's interested:

    Previously I was leaning toward Royal Purple synthetic gear oil 75w-90 for Transmission & Transfer...
  15. Transmission oil vs Differential oil, 87 Toyota Van 4wd

    Hi all, first time post!

    Recently purchased 87 Van 4wd MT. First project to get my hands dirty: replacing Transmission, Transfer & Differential oils. Comfortable with a wrench but low on...
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    Re: Finally lifted my 4x4

    Hey timsrv!

    I see you're from WA and considering the van I just bought has the same window setup I wonder if you might have been the old owner (or do you still have it)?!?!

    Going to try out the...
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