Post by warrpath4x4 on Aug 13, 2019 7:00:17 GMT -8
I am guessing the passenger door has not been locked in a long time since it wouldnt open with the outside door handle, and I didnt think about it when I had the door apart. Yesterday I stop at the grocery store and reach over and lock the passenger door and immediately regretted it. Now I cant get the door to unlock, the rod is hooked up but im guessing the latch is gummed up because there is resistance when trying to unlock it from inside or outside.
Post by warrpath4x4 on Aug 14, 2019 7:10:23 GMT -8
weeeelllll its more than gummed up, its broke. so I ordered a new latch and a new striker because im going to have to cut the striker to get the door open to change the latch. I got the door panel off and was moving things around on the latch and it will not unlock no matter what I do. Tried soaking it with carb cleaner then soaking it in PB blaster, nothing.
The heater core in this thing finally decided to give up about a month ago, which is when I started daily driving the 4Runner. I picked up a heater core but never had time to get it put in so I just decided to take it to a local shop. Glad I did because they got it all back together and the heater core they got wouldnt put out any heat, so they had to rip it all back out and get another core. I would have been sooooo pissed if I had put it all back together and had to redo it.
Post by warrpath4x4 on Feb 24, 2020 10:35:25 GMT -8
We all know the headlights on these things suck, I finally got fed up with it and ordered some Philips Crystal Visions from Rock Auto for $11.91 a piece. have not driven it at night yet but cant argue with a comparison shot of old and new.
Post by warrpath4x4 on Apr 10, 2020 7:59:55 GMT -8
I ordered an all aluminum 3 core radiator for the TJ. one issue with running aluminum radiators is galvanic corrosion which is an electrochemical process in which one metal corrodes preferentially when it is in electrical contact with another, in the presence of an electrolyte. A common example of galvanic corrosion occurs in galvanized iron, a sheet of iron or steel covered with a zinc coating. Even when the protective zinc coating is broken, the underlying steel is not attacked. Instead, the zinc is corroded because it is less "noble".
which brings me to the sacrificial zinc rod drain plug from Flex-a-lite PN 32060.
Also i will be using Fleetguard ES coolant which has aluminum and solder protection; compatible with gaskets, elastomers, and other non metallic components in the engine; scale inhibitors; and its compatible with all other antifreeze/coolants.