Post by warrpath4x4 on Jun 19, 2019 6:58:12 GMT -8
I have been working on it about 10 minutes each night, not much but its something lol. I was able to finish drilling and tapping the broken thermostat bolt, wasn't the cleanest job so I am changing it from a bolt to a stud which I epoxied into place last night to let it dry. Now i can start getting the intake put back together and delete as many vacuum lines as possible.
Post by warrpath4x4 on Jun 26, 2019 11:56:14 GMT -8
just chipping away at it, last night was mounting the steering box, hooking up the hydraulics and steering shaft, then removing ang capping un-needed vacuum lines. I tried the oven cleaner instead of like a brake cleaner or engine de-greaser, it worked but I dont know that it worked any better than anything else. it was not a miracle in a can lol.
Post by warrpath4x4 on Jul 30, 2019 7:09:50 GMT -8
We have been busy with junior rodeo season so its been a couple weeks since I have even touched the 4Runner. went out last night mounted my circuit breaker for the new alternator and tried my hand at building battery cables out of welding ground cable. I got both my positive cables made, from the alt to the breaker and breaker to battery. By the time I was done with those it was dark and bed time, hopefully tonight I can get out there and make a couple ground cables and get the alternator put in.
Went out last night and routed my positive cables, mounted the alternator and the power steering pump, went to put the power steering belt tensioner on and the bearing is seized. Pulley would move but not free spin, tear it apart and the bearing was spinning on the bolt spacer. pressed the bearing out and am picking a new one up in town today. Looking online the tensioners are about $200, I can get the bearing in town for $15 or order it online for $6
Still chipping away at it, went home last night and pushed the new bearing into the pulley, easy as butter and got it mounted, got the water pump pulley bolted on and the belts put on but not tightened yet. Then the family went to dinner down town.
Post by warrpath4x4 on Aug 15, 2019 6:53:44 GMT -8
test fitted the new radiator, had to drill new mounting holes but fitment looks good
not too keen on how the upper hose fitting points to the passenger side though but I was still able to get the hose on it.
my de-vacuumed engine
I was originally going to run the air cleaner in the stock location but after dealing with fitment issues of the intake pipe and now the location of the upper radiator hose I am just going to swap the battery and air filter sides, this should give me plenty of air flow to the filter
Post by warrpath4x4 on Aug 19, 2019 6:58:05 GMT -8
Saturday while waiting for the wife i was able to go out and look at the AFM harness. I didn't have to cut and extend the wiring like i first thought to move the AFM to the passenger side, I was able to separate the harness from the loom and reroute it. picked up some 3/8" split loom and spiral taped the wires up, came out pretty good and there is definitely enough harness to reroute.
just a simple elbow and a cone filter with an adapter is needed
I need to build a battery tray but test fitting the battery in the driver side
Post by warrpath4x4 on Aug 26, 2019 7:08:33 GMT -8
Friday took the family to the fair so we could check on my sons photo exhibits, he got 3 1st place ribbons and 1 2nd place.
Saturday was the last rodeo of the season
Sunday we had to go back to fair to pickup his photos exhibits. Then it was getting the door latch replaced on the TJ, changing the oil in the TJ and the oil and fuel filter in the Cummins. Then i was finally able to get some work done on the 4Runner.
finished building the battery cables, mounted the circuit breaker, mounted a power junction on the passenger side. It is tempting to yank the engine just to be able to clean the engine bay lol.
Post by warrpath4x4 on Sept 1, 2019 18:31:30 GMT -8
Yesterday I got the coolant hoses put on, filled it with antifreeze and the thermostat housing started leaking. I knew it was a possibility with how my broken bolt repair went. I am going to try a quick fix for now but a friend of mine has a spare manifold for me once I can pick it up from him. Set the engine to TDC and installed the distributor, wired up the controler for the electric fan, put the battery in, tried to fire it up but no luck. the starter seems to be sluggish and almost hanging up. I need to follow RAD4Runners starter relay fix and see if it fixes it, I also need to check my fuses and fuel delivery because there was not even a spit or sputter but it was late and getting dark so I just closed up last night.
Today was honey-do lists and homework, tomorrow morning is our local States day parade and festivities so maybe in the afternoon I can put a little time in the 4Runner again.
Also tomorrow I need to get our camping stuff set out for next weekend.
Took a vacation day yesterday, worked around the house and put some time into the 4Runner. Got it running for the first time in a year, had to set and reset the timing but finally got it to fire up. I still need to actually set the timing but my thermostat housing fix didnt work and i had a geyser of antifreeze shooting out, I ordered a lower intake manifold off Ebay for it, still need to finish my electric fan install and replace steering components and it should be drive-able once again.
Post by warrpath4x4 on Oct 3, 2019 12:12:52 GMT -8
Figured since I will be in there I may as well add some Bosch 4-hole injectors, found a refurbished set on Ebay with good reviews for $40. all the parts should be here by the 11th, were going camping that weekend so it will be after that before i can get it put back together and timed.
My new(ish) lower intake will be here this week so Saturday I went out and started tearing that side apart, when I was removing the injectors I made sure to twist them so they were free moving and there was no resistance in them. I pulled the rail and they all came out of the intake easily, but number 2 came out like this. surprisingly it wasn't leaking.
My new 4 hole injectors showed up yesterday, glad I had already planned on replacing them. My pink injectors lol
One issue i have ran into is the wiring harness runs right through the middle of the lower intake, how did they expect it to be removed?
Ya between the 4 hole injectors, the header, and the Supra AFM, better flowing intake pipes, it should flow pretty good. I ran across an Ebay add yesterday for an aftermarket turbo kit with an intercooler for less than $600, really got me thinking.... but not right now lol.
Post by warrpath4x4 on Oct 10, 2019 6:51:12 GMT -8
I would like to kick a Toyota engineer in the nuts that thought this up. lets run a 13 wire harness through the middle of the intake manifold so it cant be removed with stripping 8 feet of harness out. well i am gonna cut the manifold between these 2 bolt holes.
The "easy" way to change the fuel filter, I am moving it to the wheel well like i did in the Frankenstein 1st gen