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    100 Series starter failure poll

    Lol. I’m on starter number 4, at 360k. Absolutely replace it.
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    I have a problem

    Only problem I see is snow on the ground on April 18 😉
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    Engine swap-Engine absolutely stuck to trans. Guidance needed before removing entire drivetrain at once.

    Indeed. Flex head with a lot of grunting. Would have slipped my pipe/breaker bar on ratchet if there was room.
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    Engine swap-Engine absolutely stuck to trans. Guidance needed before removing entire drivetrain at once.

    I'll proceed with entire drivetrain removal, appreciate the comments. Agreed on the pros vs cons of installation.
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    Engine swap-Engine absolutely stuck to trans. Guidance needed before removing entire drivetrain at once.

    I've reached an impasse in attempting to separate the engine from the transmission. You name it, we've tried it. Mechanic friend with over a dozen engine pulls and I have been patient, but patience running thin. Jacks, blow torch, raising engine, shock drop with a 2x4 support under trans, pb...
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    The Motor is Coming Out

    I have to ask...how easily did the motor separate from the trans for you? The cruiser I'm working on is a bit stubborn. Motor seems to be fused to the trans. Friend and I worked it over for a couple hours today, to no avail. Next is a torch on the dowels!
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    Weighing value of Cruiser after worst case scenario

    Well...my 99 tranny needed a rebuild last month unfortunately at 350k. Seventeen years of loyal service to me, who’s to complain. Whatever, $2600 on a rebuild, money well spent. Back at it and ready for a few 100k more.
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    Raleigh Area windshield replacement

    For 100 windshields, would highly recommend purchasing new outer trim molding and inner trim strip that covers rivets, and the rivets of course. Recently did a friend’s windshield, used Transparency Auto Glass out of Garner. Jace and Daniel were careful, no extra charge for a second trip after I...
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    What have you done to your 100 Series this week?

    Not too sure on the details, but I believe it ran for an extended period low on coolant. An indie shop and a dealer both confirmed head gasket failure and after listening to the engine, its obvious. We lucked out (I believe) on the donor. I had called on another engine at a salvage yard in MS...
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    What have you done to your 100 Series this week?

    Prepping for an engine swap on a new friend’s Cruiser(blown head gasket, coolant leak). Valve cover gaskets, plug seals, starter and complete timing belt job with all the toppings before the install. So easy with the donor engine on a stand. 👍
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    HELP! Is my starter dead?

    First, congrats on having a starter that hasn't failed yet at that mileage. Second, I would suspect a fuel pump failure given the fact you stated that it cranks. Other potential problems given your symptoms would be a bad Crank position sensor, or the engine immobilizer causing an issue...
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    Making Progress - slow and steady on the blue 100

    I can break away for a bit to give you a hand tomorrow. PM me on the details.
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    Should the thermostat have a rubber ring on its edge?

    And don’t forget to make sure the jiggle valve is on top when you do the install of the thermostat.
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    Defective Timing Belt from eBay?

    never heard of a shop inspecting a timing belt that was just installed within the last year. Only inspection they could do is pull the passenger side cover and that only exposes a small portion of the belt. Something doesn’t add up here as @97 AZ LC mentioned.
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    Couldn't take it any longer, it was time to take a look under my windshield trim

    Just recently did a windshield replacement/rust remediation. Was able to use Toyota rivets on about five of the holes but the other three were too large. I sourced some aluminum rivets and used a heat shrink sleeve and installed with care.
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