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Forum: General Tech Forum 02-09-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 169
Posted By Phrog
Well it turned out a critter (squirrel?) decided...

Well it turned out a critter (squirrel?) decided to build a nest next to the brake master cylinder, and 'customized' the wiring by chewing through some of the brake-related wires. After a mess of...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-03-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 169
Posted By Phrog
Yes, my suspicion is a rear wheel sensor since...

Yes, my suspicion is a rear wheel sensor since the E-Brake light is on. Drives fine, brakes fine, no recent brake/tire work. Not sure if ABS is actually working - need to find some ice to play...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-01-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 169
Posted By Phrog
Okay, borrowed a code reader and...no codes. ...

Okay, borrowed a code reader and...no codes. Dang.
Curiouser and curiouser.

-Phrog
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-01-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 169
Posted By Phrog
100 series brake/electrical weirdness

I started my 2003 100-series this morning, after ~2 weeks sitting, and the
following dash lights came on and stayed on: BRAKE (e-brake), ABS, VSC TRAC, and VSC OFF.

Any ideas?

-Phrog
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 09-07-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By Phrog
Dang that's tempting. Used to have one - fun to...

Dang that's tempting. Used to have one - fun to drive, easy to fix, cheap to maintain. Good in snow, fits more stuff than you'd think, and reliable. Can't possibly justify yet another vehicle tho....
Forum: General Tech Forum 08-26-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By Phrog
loose seat - how to tighten?

The front passenger seat in my 2003 100 is rocking, due to the right front
bolt (see pic, it's the large bolt) being loose. However when I put a socket on it, it just spins - it's not catching...
Forum: The Bike Forum 07-29-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 630
Posted By Phrog
Mountain Bike

I'm doing a similar search - I've narrowed it down to a hard-tail 29er. (For those of you not into mountain bikes, 'hard-tail' means front suspension fork but no rear suspension system, and '29er'...
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 06-25-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1,898
Views: 136,030
Posted By Phrog
FJ62 with V8 conversion

Not mine, but looks interesting:

http://boulder.craigslist.org/cto/4538412051.html

-Phrog
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-06-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By Phrog
300d

Test drove it - it's in good shape for a 30 year old car, but still pretty tired. Needs new shocks, new driver seat foam, dash cover, some interior work. A/C not working, reverse slow to engage. ...
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-04-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By Phrog
PM replied to. Thanks. -Phrog

PM replied to. Thanks.

-Phrog
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-03-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By Phrog
Thanks Overlander - great advice. Here's what...

Thanks Overlander - great advice. Here's what I'm looking at:

http://boulder.craigslist.org/cto/4351823833.html

Owner is out of town but back this week - so I'll see what I can learn from him....
Forum: General Tech Forum 03-03-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By Phrog
emissions testing

My 1976 FJ40 failed the emissions test. I turned the idle up from ~650 to
~900, and it passed. So - as others have noted - if you're concerned, turn the idle screw (not idle mixture screw) up a...
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-01-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By Phrog
Mercedes Diesel mechanic?

A 1983 Mercedes diesel has caught my eye. Anyone know of a mechanic in the Boulder area who works on these old tanks? I'd like to get a thorough pre-purchase checkover before I do something I'll...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-26-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By Phrog
stallling

Where's the vent intake for the distributor? If it's similar to my old FJ60 - in the passenger compartment - it seems unlikely that it would see any snow. If however it's in the engine compartment,...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-26-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By Phrog
stalling

Could snow have gotten into the distributor and caused a temporary short/ground, which went away as soon as the snow evaporated? The spark plugs themselves wouldn't have gotten wet, but the ignition...
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-25-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By Phrog
re: body work

Did some budgeting and found out I didn't have the $ for significant body work.
So I had an attitude adjustment: I now believe rust=character.

-Phrog
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-25-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By Phrog
You can find a few leads at this thread...

You can find a few leads at this thread (http://www.risingsun4x4club.org/forum2/showthread.php?t=18729).



-Phrog
Forum: General Tech Forum 02-18-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By Phrog
I haven't done exactly what you are trying to do,...

I haven't done exactly what you are trying to do, but I have found that these nutty programming routines for cars are quite sensitive to the timing of the various steps. The various steps have to be...
Forum: General Tech Forum 01-15-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,265
Posted By Phrog
Emissions testing

Just got collector plates on my 1976. I did have to sign a form saying I wouldn't drive more than 4,500 miles/year. I couldn't get the plates online, I had to go to the DMV office. But it's well...
Forum: General Chit Chat 01-12-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By Phrog
Door lock

Problem solved! Poked around on their web site and found reprogramming instructions. Thanks to Kurt and Dave for the hints.

Nothing like fixing something to give you that warm smug buzz. Now on...
Forum: General Chit Chat 01-12-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By Phrog
Door lock

Okay, took the whole assembly off the door. No reprogramming instructions but did find the manufacturer (Alarm Lock, Amityville NY). Checked their web site, what I have looks nothing like what they...
Forum: General Chit Chat 01-12-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By Phrog
door lock

Great idea, I'll try that. I have taken off the battery access panel and didn't find anything. I'll try disassembling the rest and see what I can find.

-Phrog
Forum: General Chit Chat 01-12-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By Phrog
Reprogram door lock?

I have a condo that has an electronic push button door lock. I'd like to reprogram the lock, as it seems everyone in town knows the current code. I can't find a make/brand anywhere on it. Any ideas...
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 01-08-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 150
Posted By Phrog
PM's replied to. All gear sold. That was quick! ...

PM's replied to. All gear sold. That was quick! I'll repost if the deals fall through.

-Phrog
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 01-08-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 150
Posted By Phrog
Baja1d claimed the Corny tank, CO2 tank, and...

Baja1d claimed the Corny tank, CO2 tank, and regulator. Compact tank still available!

-Phrog
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