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    Anyone sticking around that area for a while I know a few good sites and would share via PM.
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    Go to a few serious vehicle accidents in modern vehicles and you won’t want to give up any of the airbags. The difference in occupant outcome with and without is dramatic.. which should be no surprise to anyone. But still.. the absolute shock I...
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    bloc replied to the thread Calling all Wheel/tire Experts.
    Per the load charts 26 psi will support the load without self destructing but is too little pressure to avoid the sidewall folding while cornering on-road. Yes it is very plush and isolates the truck from the road surface but frankly isn’t safe...
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    Toyota must be pretty bad at designing cooling systems for a vehicle with Genuine Toyota pump, radiator, thermostat, fan clutch, belt, idler and tensioner pulleys, coolant, and most hoses with less than 30k miles to run hot while running passes...
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    Gay Lussac’s law. It states that the pressure of a given amount of gas varies directly with the absolute temperature in a given container. Put simply, for the gas portion of the refrigerant, if the temp rises so will the pressure.
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    bloc replied to the thread P0171: System too Lean (Fuel Trim).
    Very nice
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    Temps there would still be elevated and struggle to do much cooling.. For an air/liquid cooler we’d want as much ambient airflow as possible.
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    bloc replied to the thread P0171: System too Lean (Fuel Trim).
    Good call on the sender.. a relative with a different toyota vehicle but similar generation has had issue with it.
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    bloc replied to the thread P0171: System too Lean (Fuel Trim).
    Based on that picture I’ll remove the access hatch and hose off the top of the tank as best I can before removal.. if I ever need to do this job. Just a thought.. did you get the gasket for the pump module lock ring?
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    Our trucks step down fuel pump voltage at lower flows.. but that means the fuel in the rails has more time to sit there and heat up. Ultimately it is probably a similar amount of thermal energy being carried back to the tank.
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    Where is the substantial difference you mention in the original post? I’d imagine the mud flaps and possibly wheel liners are different but these don’t matter for a slider install. In your case it would just mean sourcing a few more parts.
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    There are adjustment screws to set the effective zero point that they then “self level” from. They aren’t smart enough to know true level and get feedback about whether they are approaching that.. they just lean on AHC to keep the truck level and...
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    My friend’s 13LX has great headlamps with the original 120k mile bulbs.. Not quite as good as my cruiser but I put the Philips xtremevision upgrades in and I chalk the difference up to those.
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    I remember some discussion in this section on the vapor pressures of different octanes a while back and my takeaway was there may be some benefit, but it is highly location and even batch specific. Even ethanol.. I tend to run ethanol free once I...
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    Within reason the alignment tech can set the caster to be perfect at whatever rake you want. But if the attitude of the vehicle changes, the caster will too. So if it was dialed in while loaded with no rake, when you unload it and end up like...
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    Panhard rod angle will be off making the tail wag over large bumps, and caster gets reduced making it more twitchy at highway speeds.
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    bloc replied to the thread Possible to add drain to oil filter.
    By who? There is no reason not to use the drain and it does reduce the mess substantially. A variety of torque wrenches should already be on hand, including an in-lbf wrench for the KDSS valve screws. I’ve been setting the drain and cap to the...
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    And still, people’s coolant temps aren’t higher than expected when this happens. Clogged fins, radiator caps, thermostat, irrelevant if the coolant temp is in the ideal range. Plus, a damaged evap system likely isn’t lowering fuel tank...
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    Truer words were never said.
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    That is not “professional” work in any way.
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    Plus many of us have relatively low mile radiators. I don’t monitor ECTs beyond the gauge but have never seen it move above normal, not one iota. I’m thinking clogged fins aren’t the issue here. It’s fuel in the rails absorbing a ton of heat and...
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    Totally makes sense Toyota would put the most costly but better performing system on this platform. It still has some clear drawbacks as this whole thread shows.
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    The reason fuel lines get brought up is our trucks use a fuel pressure regulator that flows the excess fuel back to the tank, and during its trip up to the engine compartment and through the rails the fuel gets quite hot. This thermal energy is...
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    I’ve done *lots* of cuts with a reciprocating saw using all manners of blades cutting all kinds of materials. Using a long blade without the ability to put the depth guide against the work is the second quickest way to bend that blade.. the end...
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