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    Re: 87 cranks weak spark has fuel no start

    well, its running perfectly once again..what was it? dont have a clue.. as usual ill jump to conclusions and chase my tail for a while, but it did seem like weak spark not being able to ignite in the...
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    Re: 87 cranks, weak spark? injectors dumping fuel, no start

    interesting development today, day 3, although my spark doesnt look super fat and blue after many coil, ignitors, etc. i let it dry out over night and pull the circuit opening relay and put the fuel...
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    87 cranks, weak spark? injectors dumping fuel, no start

    well im stumped..87 4x4 manual has been running great with 257k now, bought with 232k..had it stop running close to home headed out on a trip, was pretty cool at this point i.e. not heat soaked,...
  4. Re: 1987 Van 5 speed manual won’t go into gear.

    not sure it was mentioned, the flywheel should be inspected and likely machined...also from the 1st post , you couldnt get the transmission into gear or once in gear the van wouldnt go?
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    Re: 1986 4WD Van Parts

    nope
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    Re: Gas Cap - Vented or Unvented?

    i would guess unvented as well, i also get the pssshht when undoing my cap...and the emissions place tests that it doesnt leak either....there is a vent on the tank top in case of big pressure i...
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    Torsion bar compatibility

    Do we know if torsion bars are compatible among 2wd to 4wd and differing years? quick search gives different part numbers for left and right on an '87 but no mention of 4wd or 2wd...im thinking it...
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    Re: For Sale: 87 4x4 Van Automatic So Cal $6K

    more pictures and advertise somewhere other than tvt where most of us have too many vans as it is...or quit worrying about parts drying up(will/way) and.enjoy your van..install the hi/lo, thats a...
  9. Re: LED Headlights ... and troubleshooting problems after install

    no led light up, i tried grounding the r/y, and r/blue to high beam on led and it lit but no outer beam at that point...led was bench tested to be good this is with stock wiring..

    update!!!
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  10. Re: LED Headlights ... and troubleshooting problems after install

    well....no, you cant just add high beam leds...thought because there was no switching on the inner high beam light it might work but it doesnt.
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    Re: Shifting Issues

    ive had similar issues, sometimes double clutching or like you shifting into another gear to get into 1st or reverse, which im pretty sure doesnt have a synchro so not surprising if theres a little...
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    Re: Upgrading the Alternator

    can you elaborate on your welding set up? ive seen people rig up a second alternator, which seems safer than one thats still powering the van..very curious as we get further out in the boonies...id...
  13. Thread: No Spark!

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    Re: No Spark!

    ive read about the 22re truck guys adapting gm style ignition modules...someone smarter than i should figure this out for our vans...
  14. Re: LED Headlights ... and troubleshooting problems after install

    im considering installing just high beam socket l.e.d. 4x6, am i correct in assuming i wouldnt need to create a positive switched circuit?
  15. Re: Headlight rewiring guide (headlight relay plug melting)

    they added that ground in the second pic..maybe it was done before the fuses had been rewired to make them work period but im not sure...when i undid the ground all was back to normal
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    Re: For Sale: 87 4x4 Van Automatic So Cal $6K

    he wants and should keep it...we're helping convince him that parts arent gonna dry up and he can enjoy the ownership of one badass van..hes even got the hi/lo transfer case....honestly everyone is...
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    Re: For Sale: 87 4x4 Van Automatic So Cal $6K

    cool, my buddies been getting shot down here in abq...is it a big chain shop or...?
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    Re: For Sale: 87 4x4 Van Automatic So Cal $6K

    haha fair enough! although i think we'll be able to keep our vans going quite a while even though oem toyota parts are drying up...where theres a will theres a way, we gotta keep these things going...
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    Re: For Sale: 87 4x4 Van Automatic So Cal $6K

    are you advertising any other places than the forum? maybe just not reaching a wide enough audience..they can come to the forum after they buy it, probably the way most of us got here...of course the...
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    Re: F282 rear differential

    i think there were some changes in 94/95 with the previas regarding supercharged and all trac...i know a drivehaft from an earlier non s/c would not fit a 95 s/c i owned...
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    Re: Installing a New Brake Master Cylinder

    ahhh nice catch, i know from the motorcycle world using a larger bore mc will make the lever feel stiff and hard, i wonder if the cailper pistons and wheel cylinders are smaller on the 1st gens..well...
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    Re: Installing a New Brake Master Cylinder

    im curious if anyone knows of theres a difference in master cylinders from 1st to second gen vans? they seem to have different part numbers but after ordering a spare closeout for my 87, i just....
  23. Re: The Fan Clutch (clutch fan / fluid coupling) Thread

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    decided i wanted to play around with a dead aisin fan clutch and did some research, land cruiser guys are using what called diff fluid for rc cars/trucks, its silicone and comes in many...
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    Re: Slight Differential Noise at 315K

    i know this thread is about rear diffs but i feel the term 'gearbox' can be misleading as theres quite some debate about modern gear oils, synthetics, and additives and their effect on 'yellow...
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    Re: Drive shafts and u-joints

    definitely pack the bearings i think theyre shipped with just enough grease to prevent corrosion, and i was concious of cooling the welds after each small bead as to not cook the grease...
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    Re: Drive shafts and u-joints

    ive got close to 20k on them with no issues...a fair bit of that offroad, i never had it balance checked but no vibrations of any kind...it would be nice to figure a zerk fitting out, it may be...
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    Re: New Flywheel source?

    ugh thats what i was afraid of...
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    New Flywheel source?

    figured id just slap a new flywheel on this rebuild but nothing at rockauto, ebay, or local o'reillys...i briefly searched toyotapartsdeal and didnt see anything there and im sure it would be...
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    Re: Upper engine disassembly

    theres a ton of brand new complete heads on ebay for around $300 delivered...previous owner of my cargo installed one, its going well with 30k on it so far...
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    Re: Blown Head Gasket?...OR is it?

    working on a friends 87 4x4, just did head gasket and van still runs hot..im still suspect of non aisin fan clutch, but we wanted to pull non aisin water pump and inspect...similar corrosion maybe...
  31. Sticky: Re: The WHAT-IS-THIS-PART and WHAT'S-THE-PART-NUMBER Thread for US Toyota Vans 1984-1

    sketchy wire is to brown thermal time switch, cold start injector...youre in maine? fix it(btw that sensor is expensive)....fix the other green wiring too as thats the sensor for ecu to read coolant...
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    Re: Manual locking hub rebuild/ maintenance.

    you want to strike cone studs with a brass drift dead on the end, this will 'release' the cones, dont bang or pry on thie hub body! theres a few youtube videos of this, it works!
  33. Re: very high idle after valve cover gasket replaced?

    my guess is a vsv didnt get hooked back up or got broken...dont mess with the 'idle stop' screw as someone on facebook mentioned..
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    Re: Resplining torsion bars

    it is a bit of a brain teaser but I started to think, whats the difference between a spline and lets say 4 turns of the adjuster? assuming this is all done with the van unweighted, when it is set...
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    Re: Resplining torsion bars

    right, unless one is cranked up on the stop its still the static weight of the van on the spring...i guess if you were out of adjustment on the screw then it might make sense to respline but not...
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    Re: Resplining torsion bars

    ...but i think i get what youre saying and maybe it doesnt really matter, the spring at rest will still be the same...i guess maybe time to delete this thread....
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    Re: Resplining torsion bars

    right, i dont want more range of motion, i realize there are upper and lower limits in the front of our vans, i want more ground clearance and maybe room for a bigger tire, both of which are achieved...
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    Re: Resplining torsion bars

    thats what im saying! trying to save myself some grief as i havnt messed with the torsion bars on these either...did a ton on old 911s tho...german shyte
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    Re: Resplining torsion bars

    right, so ride height is changed with out preloading the spring anymore...my 4runner kybs might be partly to blame but id like the front end to feel less harsh...
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    Re: Resplining torsion bars

    this would be a much better way to keep a decent ride quality..no one has tried this?
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    Resplining torsion bars

    is it possible to respline the front torsion bars to lift or lower the van instead of just cranking the adjusters?
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    Re: Datsun Nissan 280z wheels? 5 of them

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    just the one unfortunately..we do make it up to Colorado fairly often for fun and adventure....
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    Re: Timing 25 degrees is that even possible

    getting my rebuild together and harmonic balancer has spun about 90 degrees...id say anyone timing their engine needs to verify tdc...im very reluctant to run this pulley even with my new...
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    Datsun Nissan 280z wheels? 5 of them

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    ive got 5 nissan datsun 280z? zx? wheels, they need some clean up and have bad tires some of which hold air.
    should fit 2wd vans, make offer or trade...oil pan for 4ye?!?!
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    Sticky: Re: Places to NOT buy parts from!

    so now inspecting the chain guide, the rubber/plastic slider part just peeled off! wtf, dont use enginetech timing kits!
  46. Gas Fuel tank compatibility interchange ability crossover

    Do we know what tanks will work in what vans? specifically will an 86 2wd auto fit in an 85 2wd manual...
  47. Thread: HURRY

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    Re: HURRY

    i think the tire guys get them if the tires are ok and the rims end up in the scrap heap...
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    Re: Carb main jet / extractors

    not sure what kind of carb we're talking about but if richening the mixture screw doesnt take care of it, in the moto world shimming up the needle will help richen up the rest of the circuit..ol
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    Sticky: Aftermarket parts quality

    not impressed with the "MADE IN TW/CN/IN" timing set that came with my enginetech rebuild kit...chain plates are thin with biggish gaps on the pins. also the tensioner plunger has lateral play to it...
  50. Sticky: Re: The WHAT-IS-THIS-PART and WHAT'S-THE-PART-NUMBER Thread for US Toyota Vans 1984-1

    as i understand it, this allows for vacuum to pass to egr when coolant hits 104F...my valve on the austin cargo has been bypassed with a short length of hose since ive owned it..ive also eliminated...
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