My cruiser gets a very consistent 13 mpg.
Good Cruiser mileage is not a thing. Not really a Toyota thing. Reliability is Toyota's focus.
Fantastic fuel economy is like any other high performance goal. Diminishing returns and compromises to reliability.
If you can get the top gear in the...
I thought I was having a bad day when I broke two of the bolts with one stuck in the bracket! I now see I should be counting my blessings to have a bracket at all.
I was able to remove the broken bolt with a torch on the welded nut and turning the bolt 1/6th of a turn at a time with a part of...
This SK snap ring plier tool is well worth it ! -
Also wish I had purchased Slee's spindle lubrication tool before I started.
If you want a bolt to pull on the axle spindle a good one is at the front top of the radiator.
I vote for take the money and run.
If you love the cruiser watch for it in the regional auction and pick it back up if it's going for very cheap. No matter how well it is rebuilt it will never have the same value with a branded title. There may be value there for a "flipper" but the profit...
This thread appears to have gone plenty long but I know there was a lot of interest by some for a activated carbon filter.
I see that FRAM is now selling one - FRAM CF11923 Fresh Breeze Cabin Air Filter
FRAM CF11923 Fresh Breeze Cabin Air Filter - $45
A little spendy for me but I can see...
I find the 100 easy to work on and affordable to maintain. Parts are higher but problems are rare. Since I enjoy driving it so much the occasional expense doesn't hurt as much. ($1100 for new tires last week did sting a bit.)
Even at 200k not much has needed work. I don't replace parts that are...
I replaced a fuel filter at around 100k. Looked brand new when I took it apart. Unless you are in the third world pumping gas from 55 gallon drums or working a fuel problem I wouldn't bother.
I am definitely in the "If it's not broke don't fix it camp'". On an older vehicle you could poor...
I replaced my TPS today and cleaned the TB. Initially after the repair I cleared the codes and the P0121 stayed and truck started in "limp mode". Removed the battery cable for a few minutes, put it back, cleared the code on and it runs great. I removed some slack in the throttle cable attached...
You can also run a Dexron VI fluid. Dex VI is backward compatible with Dex III but incorporates the latest in synthetics and additives. Although my 100 currently runs on Amsoil I have had Dex VI in my 99 Camry's Dex III transmission for the past 100,000 miles with smooth results.
LXMUTT - Did you get your problem fixed ?
I am troubleshooting a TPS/APPS/TB issue throwing P0121 and P1128 codes.
Used a mechanics stethoscope to listen to the Throttle Control Motor and heard nothing bad. The resistance in my motor and motor clutch was in range.
I will replace the TPS and...
The Green Grease is NLGI 2 and so meets the Toyota requirements.
I do like a Moly grease for the drive shaft. But a $5 Ford rated chassis grease meets that requirement and can be found in any parts store.
I used to spend hours on BITOG and chased exotic greases to find the best. You can find...
This is best done with magic beans.
The beads are bunk. The tires are not round when rolling (They are flat on bottom). Beads work (Or appear to) because most tires will not be that badly out of balance (to where you will feel it) with no weights or effort anyway.
I've actually been happy with this.
I changed out the OEM stereo in my Camry and regret...