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Old 12-04-2011, 01:28 PM
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The adventure is not over...California washer fluid is no bueno for this weather, frozen solid.....

Don't drink that bright blue stuff in the water bottle, that ain't Gatorade
it's washer fluid.......
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:55 PM
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The adventure is not over...California washer fluid is no bueno for this weather, frozen solid.....

Don't drink that bright blue stuff in the water bottle, that ain't Gatorade
it's washer fluid.......


They probably used straight water...

Just a suggestion, have the antifreeze/water ratio checked soon. When I bought my 40 from CA, it was mostly water in the radiator and would have only protected to about freezing...That won't cut it in CO

You can buy one of those Prestone testers as most auto parts shops for under $10 and at least you'll know right away...


P.S. on the new 100
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:24 PM
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They probably used straight water...

Just a suggestion, have the antifreeze/water ratio checked soon. When I bought my 40 from CA, it was mostly water in the radiator and would have only protected to about freezing...That won't cut it in CO

You can buy one of those Prestone testers as most auto parts shops for under $10 and at least you'll know right away...


P.S. on the new 100
I had this issue on both vehicles I bought from Texas and Az. Ths stuff they sell there has no anti-freeze in it. Made a point to use all the fluid in the 100 and replace it with stuff sold in CO before it frooze. With the 80, was up in the mtns and could wash the windows because the fluid frooze.
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Old 12-04-2011, 07:40 PM
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When my washer fluid froze in the 60 a while back it took basically a day in the garage at warm temps before it thawed. I think it takes a while for that ice in the tiny tubes to thaw. don't be surprised if you have to leave it in the warm garage for a while before it all works.

Congrats on the new rig. Just in time for the meeting on wed
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:31 PM
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Cruel Wes. Just cruel.

Looks like a nice ride. Can't wait to see what's in store.
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:16 PM
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Cruel Wes. Just cruel.

Looks like a nice ride. Can't wait to see what's in store.
I can't wait to see what his next purchase is....
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:21 PM
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So, I was talking with Jeff at NSTBC on Friday and he mentioned that his 100 has torque steer after he lifted it, (the truck pulls to one side when acceleratiing).

Just FYI, but this is all in the back end. You likely need to simply build brackets to drop your panhard rod, though the best solution is to bring the lower links back to level with the ground, but this is really not a practical idea.

However, this is not in the front end. You will not get this out of an IFS front end because the two sides are not connected.

What Jeff has is oversteer. Straight lower links give you instant oversteer if they are not parallel with the ground (wonder why toyota built those MONSTER rock anchors down there? On stock trucks the links are at, or very, very close to, parallel with the ground (truck sitting on a flat surface).

You can help this by bringing your panhard rod back to parallel with the axle (on flat ground). This will keep the axle from shifting against the suspension as much when the truck squats during acceleration. Because of the increased angle of the panhard from a lift, the rest of the geometry is out of sync with the panhard rod, and you get increased response when the vehicle squats and lifts during accel/decel.

Pretty simple to make a bracket. Just some thoughts if anyone else experiences this phenomenon.
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Old 12-04-2011, 10:27 PM
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Cruel Wes. Just cruel.

Looks like a nice ride. Can't wait to see what's in store.
I hope you are all sitting down... I guess you would be, if you were on the computer..

No I am not returning this 100...But Melinda just gave it the once over, took the keys, drove it around the block in the snow storm and said "no way are you modding this truck it is too nice, can I have it? You need a 62 to wheel like you have always wanted..."

So I am sure this is somehow good for me and as it stands, I guess I just went to California to buy my wife a new Land Cruiser for Christmas...

Really the whole reason for buying the 2001, was so it was not too nice to wheel but this one happened to be nicer than anticipated. The paint, engine and interior look like the car has 20k miles. I guess if you take care of your vehicle 75k doesn't look much different from 20k.

Anyway, I thought you guys would get a kick out of my still on going saga for a Land Cruiser...I can only hope to goodness I do not have to go to California for a clean 62 but I am willing to do so.. Stay tuned..
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:39 AM
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Just get your 80 back and call it good. You are not going to be happy with a 62. Tell your wive it is only a truck. You can always buy 2 100's.
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:07 AM
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Buy her a 200 Then you won't have to find your next truck in 0-10 years....
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