Recent content by dcruiser666

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    Is there a trick to folding the back seat?

    Mine was very similar when I first got it. I had to do it from the front and reach over the back to pull the loop, using my body weight to make it fold. Once down I sprayed gun cleaner into the hinges, a couple dabs of grease, and moved it up and down till the action smoothed out. Now I can pull...
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    Can I put suspension seats in LX 1996 HZJ77

    Do it, this mod is a lot easier than one might think. Intimidating due to the cutting, but a huge upgrade and really not much work. Even if the captive nuts aren't there (like on mine), you can still see where to drill/mount because the reinforcement plates are all the same and already have the...
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    Strange Fuel Sending Unit Behavior - BJ70

    Okay, I’ll do the tests. The reason I replaced the sending unit first is because the po told me he tested it and determined it was the culprit. I have no particular reason to trust/distrust this person but it did work when I swapped it. On your 75, when you say the gauge barely moved off 2/3...
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    Strange Fuel Sending Unit Behavior - BJ70

    I see, could I just splice in a new ground from the sending unit ground wire? I haven't looked at this wiring diagram, but seems like that could save me some hassle.
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    Strange Fuel Sending Unit Behavior - BJ70

    Since I've owned my BJ70 I have driven without a working fuel sender. Always used the trip meter and filled up between 800-900km. I finally decided to replace it last week and it worked fine with correct readings since the install. Today was the first time I completely filled the tank and the...
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    Wanted 70 series grey suspension seats w/bases (California)

    @jfrench thanks for the tip but we finalised a deal already. If I’m not able to complete my conversion for any reason I’ll definitely send you a pm.
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    Wanted 70 series grey suspension seats w/bases (California)

    Sent you a pm. I checked shipping from a generic address in Nashville and it's about half the price I got from Canada. So we might be in business.
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    Wanted 70 series grey suspension seats w/bases (California)

    Looking for a set of these in decent condition within a reasonable distance. Preferably with the grey cross hatched cloth upholstery. A couple others on here had them in Canada but even using my commercial shipping account the international charges were way too high. Fingers crossed for someone...
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    California Title and Registration of Diesels

    I recall that clause being up there for a long time. There's no reason not to call CARB and ask any questions you have. I have bombarded them with calls in the past and they have always been forthcoming and are generally nice people.
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    Parting Out 24V BJ70

    Can you post pictures of the seats if they are still around?
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    Alternator pulley destruction

    This doesn't sound ideal in an emergency. Have you heard of anyone installing a kill switch on the IP?
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    Alternator pulley destruction

    Thanks, new alternator comes today so I'll just put it together and start it up. Probably just being overly neurotic but feels like there is so much at stake with a healthy non-domestic Toyota diesel. I also went with a new old stock 60amp for a 22r, I think 100 was overkill since there aren't...
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    Alternator pulley destruction

    Sorry, it’s in the first post, 89 3b2
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    Alternator pulley destruction

    Sounds hilarious, hope he saved it. First time I did that replacement on a w123 a mechanic friend told to keep a phone book handy just in case. So what about the heat? Last unanswered question, and I know it's a difficult one. I have luckily never experienced an overheating issue in any...
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    Alternator pulley destruction

    I believe a runaway is caused by an uncontrolled unintentional fuel source getting in the combustion chamber like the vapor from heavy blow by recirculating through the breather. Basically a feedback loop. Blow by vapor might not be accurate though, it’s something along those lines. It’s always...
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