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  1. John E Davies

    Spotted FS in Spokane WA - interesting 1995 convertible conversion 139k miles, $27,000

    This just popped up on Craigslist. The seller is just 1 mile from my home, if anybody a potential buyer wants me to go scope it out. The owner may be a member here, I dunno. If so I apologize if this is a repost. I know Series 80s pretty well and currently drive a 200. This is a 1 owner truck...
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    Need part number for ignition coil pack WATER SEAL only.

    I am in the middle of changing my plugs and coolant tees, the hard side is done and I thought I was going to coast through the job with no pain. The first pack I removed on the left side .... the seal stuck to the valve cover, and before I could grab it, it slid loose and disappeared. I haven't...
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    Removed the left center seat of my 2013, any easy way to turn off the red Airbag light?

    Do I need to make a dummy plug to fool the system? Any instructions on how to do that and the P/N of the correct connector? BTW my ARB 50 qt fridge fits on the floor there sideways as if it was made for it. I am very happy about that, but would like to kill the red light, without having to use...
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    Remove passenger side second row seat and mount an ARB 50 qt fridge?

    There is room there for it to fit longitudinally, has anyone built a very low mid-row shelf just for that side of the truck? I need to be able to carry one adult in back sometimes and two dogs many times, so a full width is not useful. I found this system for the 100 but I have not yet found a...
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    Keeping the back of the 200 dust and water free. Stone Stomper!

    Here is the back of my Oliver after 10 miles of dusty gravel farm roads at speeds up to 40 mph. Here is the back of my 200, picture taken at the same time.... Here is the Stone Stomper: It is simply amazing how the fabric deflects rocks and even fine dust underneath the trailer. Hardly...
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    Where do you carry your inReach? Pics please....

    Under urging from my wife I finally ordered an InReach SE+ and a USB powered Garmin mount. She worries when I go RV camping alone.... and my SPOT is too darned crippled and the plan has gotten too darned expensive. She wants to be able to send me “I miss you” texts and receive “I broke both my...
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    Trailer hitch quieter/ anti-rattle .... need help from you fabricators!

    On just about every receiver I ever owned there was an extra layer of steel welded to the rear opening for reinforcement, which allows use of a u-bolt style quieter. The 200 factory receiver is WAY different. It has a flush face in back, and an actual skid plate/ slider underneath, plus what I...
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    AirTabs, aka Vortex Generators, to improve mpgs and keep back clean

    Has anyone been brave enough to try these on a 200? I definitely plan to install some on the back and roof of my travel trailer and was thinking about the truck, but I am unsure if I can live with the crude industrial appearance in exchange for the very definite and measurable benefits...
  9. John E Davies

    What goes in the empty bin behind the jack access cover?

    My 2013 has an empty bin, do other years? What is supposed to go there, it has a very cute little nylon strap. I do know what fits.... John Davies Spokane WA
  10. John E Davies

    Low Range when towing 6000 lbs on really steep backroads?

    In the past I sometimes used Low in my heavy LX450 when climbing or descending seriously steep, low speed gravel and paved roads with a 750 lb trailer. I did not use any of the lockers on pavement, I locked the center one on gravel. It really helped both power and control and I never needed the...
  11. John E Davies

    IMPORTANT: Check your HVAC recirculate door and answer Poll

    This is REALLY important, it affects how well your system defogs in winter and cools in summer, and if a small amount of damage is caught early it could save you MANY hundreds of dollars. My door hinge is busted, probably by somebody who forced it open, not understanding how to correctly access...
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    Remove HVAC blower assembly. Need Service Manual pdfs please

    Can somebody please post the relevant section for removing the entire assembly out of tbe dash? My 200 is a 2013 model. I have a busted recirculate door and need to get the whole thing out to evaluate and probably replace the entire unit. This is a repost of my comments in this thread, in the...
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    Fogging up in freezing weather

    I am having trouble with my 2013 fogging up, really badly. This is the first winter for me with this vehicle. The AC worked fine in the heat of summer, but now the compressor seems to be short cycling and is just not putting out enough dry air on the windshield. It's bad at 32 degrees F...
  14. John E Davies

    Oversized mudflaps front and rear?

    i removed the factory running boards the day after I brought my used ‘13 home in April. I am upgrading to 33 inch tires and I know the flaps are really inadequate, siince they already let tar and rocks hit the rocker panels..... plus I tow a travel trailer so I need low hanging flaps in tbe rear...
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    Smaller diameter spare OK for short term emergency?

    The manual says nothing about this. If I am running 33 inch tires, can I install a 31.3 inch tire in an emergency? If so, which end of the truck, and I guess I should I turn off all the nannies (traction/ stability control)? I’m guessing the rear axle would not be good due to the limited slip...
  16. John E Davies

    For Sale  BIG LOT of Series 80 engine and misc parts. $350 OBO

    SOLD AND GONE I am hoping somebody will buy the whole lot since I really would hate to separate and ship all this stuff. I can't begin to list everything separately so I am just posting the pics and you can look them over. All are OEM Toyota, most are new in the bag or box they shipped in. A...
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    FREE  Series 80 Center storage compartment, with inverter SPOKANE WA Local only

    GONE GONE GONE I built this from pretty baltic bird plywood to carry recovery gear and supplies in my LX450. It replaces the right side center row seat (the wide one). The left seat can remain for a passenger or you can remove that seat and fit a cooler there. Includes all the hardware to...
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    FREE  1996 LX450 third row seats, tan leather, Spokane WA local

    GONE GONE GONE Complete, nice condition but no floor brackets or seat belts are included. They were in covered storage and never used for at least ten years. My LX was wrecked and these need to go. LOCAL ONLY, will not ship. I will hold onto them for a month or two if someone wants to collect...
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    For Sale  1996 LX450 Factory Service Manual and Wiring Manual

    SOLD, THEY WENT IN 22 MINUTES, THAT WAS FAST. THANKS PAUL! $150 for both. They are in very nice shape, complete and no damage except for a little smudging on a few pages of the SM. I do not want to separate the pair. I will pay book rate shipping anywhere in lower USA. The following video is...
  20. John E Davies

    Tailgate down, can I kill the warning chime?

    I brought home a six foot tree from the nursery, with the tailgate open and the hatch tied down, but the chime kept going the entire trip. It did quit when I stopped at a red light.... Is there a way to stop the noise for low speed trips like this? I can't think of a simple way to clamp down...
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