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  1. Re: I am getting ready 2 put 2c in my gas 89 4x4

    Did you ever do this? I have a bad head gasket and Iíve been interested in a diesel conversion since day 1 of ownership. Iíve never done an engine swap but if itís possible and not too crazy I could...
  2. Re: Is there a way to disable the red oil light?

    Sorry to hijack, Does anyone know where to get a connector that works for the oil pan harness? My oil lights been on since I rewired my alternator and I canít find that connector to make a new...
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    Re: Resplining torsion bars

    Gosh that seems like a good question. I donít know enough to answer that one but hopefully someone who does can see this and chime in!
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    Re: Upgrading to 15" rims

    Iíve run BFGs and grabbers on my 15Ē sidekick wheels and both work perfect
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    Re: Removing the Air Filter

    Tim has a really good write up on cleaning the throttle body here

    All the photo links are broken thanks to PhotoBucket, but if you use Google Chrome browser, there is a Chrome extension called...
  6. Re: This is how forums die and lose any new members that might want to start posting

    One thing I'd point out as well, is keeping the content and number of submissions low and preventing Tim from answering duplicate threads over and over allows him to respond with extremely high...
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    Re: Power steering delete

    As I understand, you can use the existing rack, and just connect the two ports together on the existing rack, so it forms a closed loop.

    I read this general guide on deleting your power steering...
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    Power steering delete

    After a second failed power steering pump and having my aternators keep getting ruined, Iíd like to just disconnect the PS system entirely and remove the pump and components. I donít have problem...
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    Re: change the cylinder core of the back door.

    I correct my earlier statement. The rear lock core is different. Mine looked like the photo above. Its exposed to the elements and gets clogged up extremely easy. I was able to have the locksmith...
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    Toyota Van Bulb Sizes

    Heres a little list I had put together previously for everyones reference. If I've got something wrong or missing let me know and I'll edit the post with the proper information!


    Toyota Van Bulb...
  11. Sticky: Re: Upper throttle body cable broken

    Interesting, mine doesn't have the upper cable.
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    Re: Intake boot, very good condition

    I actually ended up buying a 90deg and 45deg silicone intake hose and an aluminum tube to join the two. going to cut a hole and add a grommet/silicone to stick the tee thingy into. cost was about...
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    Re: change the cylinder core of the back door.

    Not sure about the LE or power locks, but i removed all the lock cores on my 87 cargo (with manual locks) to have them cleaned and re-cored by a locksmith, and they all looked exactly the same.
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    Re: Need new front shocks '87 4wd

    a member here, coronan told me he had some Rancho shocks up front. Another member VanCo has some skyjackers up front. im not sure what the part numbers are on those, but they both have told me they...
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    Re: Intake boot, very good condition

    I might actually just get one new for the extra 20$. Thanks for the opportunity to let me grab it first though!
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    Re: Coolant Leak Problem Solver

    Awesome, ive had a very slow and mysterious disappearance of coolant ive been trying to figure out recently. I didnt know about this method. i might have to give it a try. thanks for the tip!
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    Re: Fitting 30x9.50 15's on the Van

    I have seen this van in person and its every bit as amazing as it sounds. the level of effort and attention to detail is astounding. He should get an award for this - oh wait - he did! :rol:
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    Re: ball joints

    BUMMER! i was really hoping this mod would work out!
  19. Re: Hesitation / Low Power Below 2K RPMS - No CEL

    when i had my exhaust rebuilt, i pulled it off where it connects at the intake and drove it to the shop. i was worried the whole way i'd get pulled over for noise pollution :LOL2:
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    Re: Reworking 4wd radiator

    wavegobbler, im very interested in your dual 8" fan setup. keep me posted on the process and how its working (and if the CFM's keep it cool enough). I have a newly re-cored stock 4wd radiator and im...
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    Toyota Van weight

    Does anyone know the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the 80's toyota van? Or wet/dry weight?
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    Re: Is Roy Meyers still making push bars?

    Damn, this is some slick looking work... how much did it cost you for the front and rear bumpers altogether?
  23. Re: Ignition switch question.

    Tim, mind if I ask the length/gauge of wire you used? What about the lugs, what size are those? seems like 3/8" and 5/16" are the common sizes.

    I'd like to fab up a new negative battery cable, my...
  24. Re: New alternator was good for a month but now Im getting Christmas tree lights agai

    wow thanks for this post, ive been having this same problem. ill have to give that a try and see if it resolves it. hopefully it makes my Christmas dash go away too but I think that may be a harness...
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    Re: Cruise control not working. Steps to diagnose?

    :doh:Doh! that was it. I didn't realize I had the controls on the wiper stalk. Still doesn't activate however, so my next step is to remove that foot box and check out the actuator. ill do that and...
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    Re: Is Roy Meyers still making push bars?

    Bummer, keep us posted if you ever find anything else. Reinforcing the stock bar sounds awesome to me. ive considered doing something similar myself. If i can find a buddy with a welder :LOL2:
  27. Sticky: Re: Searching TVT successfully and posting new threads

    Thanks for posting this, I started searching the site this way with google instead of using the built in search bar because its pretty much useless :rol:

    Google does an awesome job searching for...
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    Re: Front brake upgrades

    The OEM toyota part number is 96940-33055. You can also look for aftermarket parts. Can you use RockAuto.com? I don't know if they ship overseas. Here are the aftermarket parts that come up for front...
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    Re: Front brake upgrades

    I just did the front brakes, idk if its an "upgrade" more of an OE replacement, but they're working great so far. A lot better than my old, totally shot pads and rotors :dizzy:

    Heres the parts I...
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    Re: Locks for sliding side windows

    As I am an avid amazon purchaser (seriously, its just so damn convenient) I bought these and while they work, I already lost one of them lol. It fell down in a hole next to the rear heat controls and...
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    Re: Power steering system noise?

    I bet mine probably needs to be cleaned, it makes a whine on tight corners. Where is the screen located exactly? In the reservoir? Do you remove the reservoir to clean it? Thanks for the tips.
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    Re: Cruise control not working. Steps to diagnose?

    Just to update on this thread, my parking brake cable was disconnected. Reconnected it and it still wasn't working. Whatever. Fast forward to a couple days ago when I tore the dash off again, I...
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    Re: Need new front shocks '87 4wd

    that is pretty much identical to my experience :dance2:
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    Re: Need new front shocks '87 4wd

    I would assume cutting them to the same length would give about the same height as stock. I cut 2 coils from the top and it sits (with no load) about 2-2.5" higher than stock. It was a beast to get...
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    Re: Locks for sliding side windows

    only the inside pane opens, the outside pane is fixed.

    So these just lock into the window track and block it from opening. I think these will work in the perfectly! Ill pick up some of these after...
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    Locks for sliding side windows

    My van is a Cargo and appears to have had a cheaply done conversion at some point in its life. The side windows are sliding windows that appear to me like something you'd see on an RV. However, they...
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    Re: Dashboard Light Bulbs - Where to buy?

    Ever since installing LED's in my gauge cluster, I've had a few weird issues:



    Fuel light always on
    brake, oil, charge stay on dimly - only notice it in the dark
    dash backlights come on...
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    Re: Need new front shocks '87 4wd

    Yeah, its still pretty stiff and harsh over bumps, but i honestly dont notice or mind it too much. it feels just like the ride i had in my 1993 toyota pickup. i would have no qualms recommending this...
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    Re: Heater valve

    ooh - that might work. thanks for the link. I disconnected the cable and was able to manually open it so now its open all the time (which is fine now that its winter) but i think my valve might still...
  40. Re: For Sale - Westfalia style KITCHEN UNIT and HEATER out of a Country Homes Camper

    man that is awesome.... if only i didn't live on the opposite side of the country, lol
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    Re: Heater valve

    Tim, do you know of an aftermarket valve in particular that could be easily made to work? I believe my valve is bad. The cable likely needs lubing as well, but the valve is frozen badly and id like...
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    Re: Change your alternator ILLUSTRATED!

    I ordered a Bosch alternator off RockAuto and it was just EVER so SLIGHTLY wider on the lower mounting bracket as well. I had to lift the van to get some elbow leverage and used a hammer and just...
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    Re: Upgrading to 15" rims

    don't know about Samurai wheels but mine has wheels from a Suzuki sidekick/geo tracker and they fit and look great.
  44. Re: Are you having difficulties registering or not getting TVT emails?

    Thanks for the post. Hopefully people using aol and Hotmail will switch to a more modern email service like Gmail and join us in the 21st century :LOL2:
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    Re: Need new front shocks '87 4wd

    I bought new aftermarket aerostar springs, Moog CC845

    i know there are others in the forum that used that Moog spring without issue. Don't know if the van year or 2wd vs 4wd matters but i wouldn't...
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    Re: Need new front shocks '87 4wd

    In the front I used the 4wd Bilstein durango shocks. torsions are cranked as well. Finally installed the shocks about 2 weeks ago. Huge improvement. Rides more like my toyota pickup - a lot less...
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    Re: How to install Aerostar (aftermarket) springs?

    i have them and they're great. no complaints so far. They do feel a little firmer than the previous ones but I actually like it better than OEM personally, and they perform much better off road and...
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    Re: accessing the upper arm bushings grease points

    I'm wondering that myself, i greased the zerks in the wheel well on the upper ball joint, but the manual says there are 2 more on the control arm (one on the end and one on the top) but i have no...
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    Re: Bimetal Vacuum Switching Valve

    holy cow, cross referencing by part number? I'm going to use this site a lot. http://www.toyodiy.com/parts/xref

    glad i saw this! :thmbup:
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    Re: Bimetal Vacuum Switching Valve

    It looks like it'd work.... I guess for 20 bucks its worth trying, even if you end up having to return it!
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