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Old 11-17-2011, 09:03 AM
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Good news from Western slope Toyota in Grand Junction...

With the new ECU board, she started right up!

A little worried about the carpet still, as they said it appears to be drying just fine..so they are not pulling it up.

They are also doing an oil/filter and transfer case/diff fluid change out, which is good news, alignement and checking all wheels for sand/rocks based on the squeaking sound..

I will be out of pocket a new battery and alignment, plus the hundred bucks for the deductable..

Marco, I can't remember what I tossed in your rig, tool box etc..Maybe I can coordinate with you on my return into town. Hoping to pick up my rig tomorrow afternoon.

Anyone headed to GJ tomorrow?
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:15 AM
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Great pics, James!! I know we're a wheeling club and all, but that hike was arguably the highlight of the whole trip for me, what an amazing place to be. You captured it well!
Thanks and I agree on the hike. It is always memorable. I would like to take the hike down from the Nuts and Bolts (Maze overlook) next time and also check out the hikes behind the Dollhouse.
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:24 AM
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Good news from Western slope Toyota in Grand Junction...

With the new ECU board, she started right up!
The mighty Toyota will live on for many more epic adventures!
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:56 AM
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A little worried about the carpet still, as they said it appears to be drying just fine..so they are not pulling it up.
It's great to hear that it was easily solved with the ECU.

I would be very wary of the carpet. The problem is that it is very difficult to get it all dried out faster than mold/mildew can start to grow. At minimum, I would lift it in a couple of places just to verify whether it is dry or not on the backside.
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Old 11-17-2011, 11:22 AM
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It's a lot drier here in CO and UT than in other states, so that helps with the mold/wet carpet issue. But definitely put baking soda or whatever you need to as soon as you can to get that stuff dry and smelling nice. That 80 full of snow came out ok so hopefully the 4runner will too
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Great News Man!!!!!

Woohoo!!!
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It's a lot drier here in CO and UT than in other states, so that helps with the mold/wet carpet issue. But definitely put baking soda or whatever you need to as soon as you can to get that stuff dry and smelling nice. That 80 full of snow came out ok so hopefully the 4runner will too
Sadly nice crisp clean Colorado snow is a lot different from the dark dank Dirty Devil.. that stuff was yucky. I'd still be tempted to pull the carpet.. take the opportunity to run more 12v to the back, hide antenna coax, wire up screens.. turn it into a mod project while you take that carpet to the car wash, then hang in the garage with a space heater.

SOOOO glad to hear she's running again. Just get it home man.
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This thread needs more pictures..........


Awesome news Chris!

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Last year there was a little mouse trying to steal stuff from us as we sat around the fire ring. At some point we think someone tracked where the little guy was living and built him a house. Someone coined this "Mouse on Fire" as a tribute to the House on Fire ruin.



On Saturday morning as we stood around waiting for the last vehicle to be loaded, I snapped these pics from Dollhouse #1. I did nothing to the colors in these two pics but you can see some weather rolling in.





Lining up for departure from the Dollhouse on Saturday morning.



A brief line up on the trail back towards the intersection. This is probably somewhere around Teapot Rock.

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