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Forum: General Tech Forum 12-06-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By SteveH
Moderator - Please delete - thanks!

Moderator - Please delete - thanks!
Forum: General Tech Forum 12-06-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 103
Posted By SteveH
4Runner PS pump - Chinese?

The factory PS pump in my '98 4Runner (222K miles) is moaning loudly at idle. I have changed the fluid, cleaned the return screen, and tried Lucas PS additive.

It has plenty of boost, but is...
Forum: General Tech Forum 12-06-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 37
Posted By SteveH
4Runner PS pump

The factory PS pump in my '98 4Runner (222K miles) is moaning loudly at idle. I have changed the fluid, cleaned the return screen, and tried Lucas PS additive.

It has plenty of boost, but is...
Forum: General Tech Forum 12-06-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 425
Posted By SteveH
That was a sharp truck and a good deal - congrats.

That was a sharp truck and a good deal - congrats.
Forum: General Tech Forum 11-29-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 234
Posted By SteveH
Seems like a compression test is in order -...

Seems like a compression test is in order - timing belt may have slipped. Does it sound normal while cranking or sound labored (like it's fighting itself)? Try shooting Ether starting fluid in the...
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 11-27-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By SteveH
If you work in nerd-land, you get excess...

If you work in nerd-land, you get excess full-extension slides from rack-mounted computer equipment and use those as drawer slides. They are long, stout, and can be free.
Forum: General Tech Forum 11-27-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By SteveH
If the terminal post on the battery has broken...

If the terminal post on the battery has broken loose (internally) you can have this happen. Under a heavy load, the battery can't deliver the current. Wiggle each post by hand and see if there is...
Forum: General Tech Forum 11-21-2017, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 130
Posted By SteveH
Check the air intake hose very carefully for...

Check the air intake hose very carefully for cracks - always worth checking on an older truck.
Forum: General Tech Forum 11-17-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 261
Posted By SteveH
Great info, Jeff. although it will corrode...

Great info, Jeff.

although it will corrode eventually if it never has forward flowing air over it.

I have seen this in the past. My EGR is already blocked off (with all equipment still in place),...
Forum: General Tech Forum 11-15-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 261
Posted By SteveH
I have collector plates, but I was concerned...

I have collector plates, but I was concerned about changes in air quality rules that might bring back statewide emission testing. I could probably fab up a vacuum operated deal that would allow EGR...
Forum: General Tech Forum 11-15-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 261
Posted By SteveH
AFI TBI injection in Colorado vs. emission testing

I'm about to install the AFI TBI setup on my FJ40. I live in a non-emission test area, but in the past, they did a visual on the AIR system and EGR. The equipment had to 'be installed and appear to...
Forum: General Tech Forum 11-15-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,425
Posted By SteveH
Oilhammer - thanks for the update. Like Jeff, I...

Oilhammer - thanks for the update. Like Jeff, I have had great results with the AALs, which are here:...
Forum: General Chit Chat 11-15-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 677
Posted By SteveH
Is that a Jeep transmission? ;-). I think the...

Is that a Jeep transmission? ;-). I think the rear tires are not supposed to have water inside, but likely it just accumulated there from being outside.
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 11-14-2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By SteveH
IIRC the TREs hit the rims or wheel weights (on...

IIRC the TREs hit the rims or wheel weights (on the front) - but are close to fitting.
Forum: General Tech Forum 11-07-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 541
Posted By SteveH
The sloth clip you were looking for!...

The sloth clip you were looking for! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SmyATAYsNs
Forum: General Tech Forum 11-05-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 541
Posted By SteveH
Having consulted with Steve about this truck for...

Having consulted with Steve about this truck for the last year or so, he has overcome issues that would have killed off many of the lesser of us. A hearty congrats to him is most appropriate.
Forum: General Tech Forum 11-03-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 251
Posted By SteveH
I have heard a lot of bad things about tank...

I have heard a lot of bad things about tank coatings and modern gasoline. I would do some research on this, to avoid screwing up the tank. I recently looked at coating motorcycle gas tanks, and even...
Forum: General Tech Forum 10-30-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 845
Posted By SteveH
Great writeup - thanks. I would think that...

Great writeup - thanks. I would think that underhood mounting would shorten their lives significantly.
Forum: General Tech Forum 10-24-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By SteveH
Sometimes dealers give good prices on Toyota...

Sometimes dealers give good prices on Toyota TrueStart batteries (mfg. by Interstate, I believe), and I have had long life and good performance with those. They are ordinary wet cell batteries, so if...
Forum: Trip and Event Reports 10-18-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By SteveH
They have a guy in custody for related stupidity...

They have a guy in custody for related stupidity (menacing with hatchet, felony warrants, etc.) , but haven't fully tied him to the Mt. Herman murder.
Forum: Trip and Event Reports 10-17-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By SteveH
I live near the Mt. Herman area, which connects...

I live near the Mt. Herman area, which connects to Rampart Range Road, and wouldn't go there unarmed, or leave a vehicle unattended for long. Fun area to poke around in, and many side trails, but too...
Forum: General Tech Forum 10-11-2017, 11:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 563
Posted By SteveH
Ravelcos are put in 7.3l Ford diesels in TX and...

Ravelcos are put in 7.3l Ford diesels in TX and AZ (where they are frequently stolen). I believe that the device interrupts 3 wires (in various circuits) and is impossible to hotwire. I think they...
Forum: General Chit Chat 10-11-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By SteveH
Maybe Four Wheeler magazine should have their...

Maybe Four Wheeler magazine should have their editor take that quiz, so that just once, they can edit an article properly, and not refer to FJ50s, etc.
Forum: General Tech Forum 10-09-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 563
Posted By SteveH
You can purchase a remote-control operated relay,...

You can purchase a remote-control operated relay, and replace a common relay (like fuel pump) with it. Many in the PowerStroke community use this. This is not that one, but shows the concept. Pretty...
Forum: For Sale / Wanted 10-04-2017, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By SteveH
I have a pair of 80 series side-steps (running...

I have a pair of 80 series side-steps (running boards) in Colo. Springs. Free, rust-free (from Calif). Have the plastic treads and rear end caps, and mounting brackets. Do not have front...
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