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    Re: Upper engine disassembly

    Have you tried a Flare or Tube wrench? it's open but grabs the head over 5 sides and 4 corners, minimizing the chances of striping the head.

    EDIT

    My bad, if you had room to slide the flare...
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    Re: Upper engine disassembly

    Careful there with PB Blaster and the heat wrench, make sure you invite Mr Fire Extinguisher to the dance :wnk:
  3. Re: What is more likely to get plugged? a Cat or a muffler?

    The cat!
    I had this experience on my Mini. I was tracking the car, so the cat was getting hyper-heated every week-end, the core finally got loose and turned sideways in the can. The Mini chocked...
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    Re: Is Roy Meyers still making push bars?

    You are making a very important point here. We always look at a project as "time and materials" and most of us forget to consider a cost for "brain cells" before calling it pricey, expensive, etc....
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    Re: Is Roy Meyers still making push bars?

    . If that what it was, it was a very reasonable price for a one time custom job :thmbup: You would barely cover materials for that much over here!
  6. Re: New Photobucket policy is blocking some TVT images

    I did a wickipedia search on photobucket, and boy, it's a wonder how this thing is still in business. Interesting read but be warned: pinch you nose before diving 'cause it stinks. Once owned by News...
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    Re: Daystar KT09100BK coil spring spacer

    MD,
    You can cut them yourself easily out of a sheet of hard rubber from Mc Master-car, MSC, Graindger, or any other supply house. Just make sure you chose a high Durometer Shore A (hardness...
  8. Re: New Photobucket policy is blocking some TVT images

    Dear photobucket Teddy,

    This kind of words soup is what we get when corporate greed overcome the geek brain.
    In your effort to purge your site of all "free" accounts, somebody wrote a wrong...
  9. Re: I am getting ready 2 put 2c in my gas 89 4x4

    Spacecruiser, at a 6100 ft elevation, you may want to reconsider the C and look at the Turbo version of the 2C. Then It gets a bit more complicated.
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    Re: Exterior trim pieces and clips

    I should check again but last year I found a small shop that did 3D printing, but the cad work made it so unaffordable that I gave up on it. Now they have some hand held scanners that should make it...
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    Re: Steering wheel shake, smoking right wheel

    I recently took my wife Civic to the stealership for service, while I was waiting, the tech send me a video of him removing the AC filter zoomed on it and asked me if i would authorize replacement,...
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    Re: Steering wheel shake, smoking right wheel

    How did the old bearings look?
    I hope that does it for you once and for all :thmbup:
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    Re: Power steering using alot of fluid!

    Just make sure you use these. The hedges are rolled and the slots are indents: Nothing there to cut into the rubber if slightly over...
  14. Sticky: Re: The WHAT-IS-THIS-PART and WHAT'S-THE-PART-NUMBER Thread for US Toyota Vans 1984-1

    And please post back to confirm : Worky.. No worky :wnk:
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    Re: Steering wheel shake, smoking right wheel

    If you have smoke at that time try and use your nose to identify the smell. Rubber, brake materials and grease, all have a distinctive smell. (Easy for me to say, I could do that in my sleep) Metal...
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    Re: Steering wheel shake, smoking right wheel

    Bad shock??? = Wheel bouncing like a beach ball, or more like an air plane doing a 1000 landing a minutes = shake and smoke! Doesn't explain the intermittence

    Drive shaft CV Joi.... never mind ,...
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    Re: Steering wheel shake, smoking right wheel

    Shacking: something is out of balance or binding. Smoking: something is overheating from chafing or binding. Not pulling to one side and intermittent : very weird indeed! You're right, it might not...
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    Re: Upgrading to 15" rims

    Actually, designSTUDIO, a negative offset moves the outer lip of the rim outboard, (street side). check post #27 and #28 of this thread. Also there is a small difference between the US van and the...
  19. Re: Urgent need for advice on space van wheels (OEM and alternate rims)

    I don't know AD, 185 is only 10 millimeters narrower than stock but the side wall at 65% is 120 millimeters, versus 146 stock, and you have to stretch that to 7" versus 5.5"... They might mount but...
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    Re: Coolant and Oil Leak

    Can't wait! :thmbup:
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    Re: slider door track/trim removal

    :roflmao::roflmao::roflmao: If only it was that simple :rol:

    There are studs in the back of the track with nuts only accessible from the inside. If your van is a cargo, No biggy! If it's a full...
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    Re: Clutch has nada

    What did you do to make it work? Share Please.:thmbup:
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    Re: The Cooling System Troubleshooting thread

    A little item of fairly high importance omitted, if I may:

    9. Fan shroud: verify that the bottom part of the shroud is there. If not, or not sure go there...
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    Re: Is it the infamous hot soak......

    What if you run the return line through the fuel cooler? You get a cooler tank = no pump cavitation = cooler fuel in the lines and injectors= more power, cleaner burn = less chances of hot soak :)>:...
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    Re: Is it the infamous hot soak......

    I'm still, once in a while, tinkering in my head with the the remote bilge pump idea. So the other day I'm on this Porsche forum, here is this guy trying to cool the AC condenser with one of this:
    ...
  26. Re: Over heating / reservoir full / cold air from vent

    Great :dance2:Hopefully you have an event-less trip. Can you take a minute to confirm after your return? please. And can anybody explain why the full return tank ???? I went to look at a van for sale...
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    Re: Power steering using alot of fluid!

    From the look of it, the clamp has been moved once down the neck of the hose barb fitting. You can see in-prints in the rubber just above the hose clamp. This kind of clamps can mash a rubber hose...
  28. Sticky: Re: The WHAT-IS-THIS-PART and WHAT'S-THE-PART-NUMBER Thread for US Toyota Vans 1984-1

    Load sensing proportioning and by-pass valve (LSP & PV ). It adjust the front to rear brake balance depending on weight and location of the load in the van. :)

    If the van has been lifted ( looking...
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    Re: Replacing Fuel Injector(s)

    The blue color is what gave me the EBGBs. The Chinese are well known for no being embarrassed by such detail, or a missing letter in a name or some small change in a Logo and still claim OE branding....
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    Re: Replacing Fuel Injector(s)

    Scrolled down the detail page: Country of manufacture: unknown.
    Shipped from Taiwan.
    I smell gas somewhere. Tim?
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    Re: Replacing Fuel Injector(s)

    Is the place of origin china? That doesn't look like Japanese characters to me?
  32. Re: 1988 manual 4wd le, central Florida ($4,000)

    Did you get my PM?
  33. Re: What are hard to find parts worth getting at pull yard?

    :whs::LOLabv:
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    Re: Safe spots to raise front end with a jack?

    :whs: can't beat this! :thmbup: #1 be safe.
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    Re: Safe spots to raise front end with a jack?

    Ok looks like he used the sub frame that Vanco described in a earlier post. If so don't worry about damage done to the van, that is about the strongest area of the under side of the van. It is also...
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    Re: Safe spots to raise front end with a jack?

    ".....Also still not sure if the car was already damaged when roadside assistance changed the tire with their hydraulic jack under the front axle....."

    Are you sure he used the driveshaft? It's...
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    Re: Safe spots to raise front end with a jack?

    At the back of the van the axle is one single solid piece across, drive shafts and differential are internal, you would not have any problem jacking up the van from the axle.
    At the front ,the axle...
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    Re: Safe spots to raise front end with a jack?

    There is two “horns” from the main body to the front bumper, anywhere along that , ahead or behind the axle , should do. I def. would avoid loading the drive shaft sideway!
  39. Re: Strange Exhaust Noise - Help with diagnosis please

    The bugger with the bad cat theory is that it's not throwing a code! Anything that has to do with emissions is usually throwing codes left, right, under and over!
  40. Re: Strange Exhaust Noise - Help with diagnosis please

    Yep it get your attention :yes:.
    The thing with Gambit problem is, it doesn't throw a code :cnfsd:. I don't see it on the list of things he has done but I assume he checked the air filter. It...
  41. Re: Strange Exhaust Noise - Help with diagnosis please

    BB, the catalytic converter does not have baffles but is has a honeycomb core that can burn itself loose in the can.(Ask me how I Know) If it melt itself enough it can turn sideways in the "can" and...
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    Re: 4WD rear shocks

    These are replacement parts for the Tacoma. They will fit fine without mod on a lifted Van. It is the front one (Dacota's) that need some adjustment, My bad!
    Google " lift kit ToyataVanTech" there...
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    Re: 4WD rear shocks

    You will need to mod the bottom bushing slightly. Google search this site for more.
    9201
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    Re: 1987 toyota seat/hood heat mat

    I used a product called Dynamat,(the thickest one). There are literally dozen's of brands but whichever you choose, stay away from Home Depot type of roofing materials. Asphalt based materials...
  45. Re: Other parts to replace while replacing Head Gasket

    MyToy,
    Have you tried ToyotaPartsOverstock.com, they are part or affiliated with LAKELAND TOYOTA Inc, a major dealership in Florida. If you are from the area you can pay them a visit at 2925 Mall...
  46. Re: Good ole 86 Van Overheating Problems [seeking advice]

    Here lies your biggest problem: You are in Florida! :roflmao::cry: Sorry, and welcome to the club.
  47. Re: Toyota Previa no power AFTER tune up - help!

    I have no experience of the SC Privia but on the Mini I would check the connections between SC and inter-cooler pre-throttle body. That would definitely throw the air flow sensor out of wack and cut...
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    Re: Parting out 87 Van

    https://www.toyotavantech.com/forum/showthread.php?6695-Window-Regulator-Removal Pay attention to post # 8
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    Re: Window Regulator Removal

    I was typing and taking to my wife on the phone when the dog just rushed under the desk ( big thunder and light show outside). The tongue went one way, the fingers another way, the brain short...
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    Re: Window Regulator Removal

    Yes I did ! :rol: Just my brain trying to multi task....and failing:roflmao:
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