Post by warrpath4x4 on Oct 23, 2019 8:27:05 GMT -8
I figured since i had the intake off it was a good time to install a block heater and change and move the fuel filter to the inner fender. Its almost all back together, just need to put a couple hoses on and fill it with coolant and it will be running again. I removed the front bumper so i can install the winch mount.
Post by warrpath4x4 on Oct 28, 2019 9:41:43 GMT -8
Yesterday I was able to get the new-new injectors put it, the pink ones I ordered would not fit even though the ad said they would. So I ordered a different set, 4 hole, and these ones went right in. got the rest of the intake put back together, block heater installed, filled with coolant, pitman arm installed, oil changed. It fires right up, drove it around the driveway, BUT the idle is drastically jumping from 1500-2000 RPM, while sitting I give it throttle and it just bogs down and will not build rpm's, unplug the TPS and the rpm's shoot up to redline. the other week when I had it running (and leaking coolant) the rpm's were fine and had throttle response but I realized I had not hooked the coolant lines up to the IACV, I am going to bypass the IAC again and see if it fixes the problem.
but it runs and fires right up each time I start it.
I put about 15 minutes into this yesterday before it got dark at 2 lol. Makes a big difference when the TPS is installed right (i think i had the TPS tangs on the wrong side of the throttle lever tangs) and then get it adjusted correctly. Fired right up, smooth idle, throttle response is back, just a couple small things and it will be drivable. Then its will be done with the repair stage and move on to the accessories stage.
That's good news and sounds like an easy fix. What will you intent be once you have it complete? What accessories you thinking?
I have an air tank and pump that i need to install, sound system needs installed, i have a trail gear winch mount that needs installed and i will build off that. going to build a swing out tire carrier/bumper (hinge and parts coming tomorrow from Ruff Stuff), build some rock sliders. I also have a set of 4.7 gears to put in the transfercase, and am saving money for parts to complete a SAS later at some point.
It will be a back up rig and get it out and have some fun this winter in the snow. I wasnt able to get it out at all last year.
Post by warrpath4x4 on Nov 6, 2019 10:51:11 GMT -8
Yesterdays project was spark plugs, cap, rotor, wires, and timing.
No issue with changing parts but there is something off about the timing, it runs just fine but the timing mark on the damper is about the 8 o'clock range with the timing light on it. I noticed this when setting the TDC, I couldn't go off the timing mark and had to go off of the piston itself. Not sure if this damper is off a different year or if the pulley has moved on the damper or what.
Post by warrpath4x4 on Nov 18, 2019 7:28:59 GMT -8
re-aligned my steering wheel to the steering box to the pitman arm yesterday, installed the new steering stabilizer and the idler arm and bracket. did some more timing adjustments and cleaned it out (started looking like a tool box).
Then drove it to town and filled it up with gas!! runs pretty good but i still need to do some more adjusting on the idle, when i come up to a stop it stumbles and wants to die but corrects itself.
Post by warrpath4x4 on Nov 25, 2019 7:50:57 GMT -8
one step closer to getting my ARB working, pulled the side panel off so i could remove the cubby. apparently my 4Runner is special because it has a cubby on the left and right side. I still need to install the air tank and finish wiring the compressor.
Planning on taking it to Sunnyside this weekend for the lighted implement parade (not entering, just watching) to put some freeway miles on it.
parts have been trickling in to get the air tank installed and the ARB working, ordered up a winch with synthetic line, and picked up a nice kinetic recovery rope last night from tractor supply. 7/8" X 20' 24,700 lbs breaking strength Ditch Pig for $80. amazon and homedepot show them for $92 and NAPA wants $192
Post by warrpath4x4 on Dec 16, 2019 8:34:49 GMT -8
The steering felt really loose even after putting a new steering box, pitman arm, and idler arm and bracket. Yesterday i had the wife turn the steering wheel while i checked out the linkages. apparently when i hooked up the pitman arm, the steering was in a bind because it was super loose, i was able to pull the nut off by hand. She steers nice and tight now.