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  1. FlatlandTRD

    Operation Stick It

    Sorry, thought I sent a reply, it’s originally for a sensor in the earlier gear boxes. Fill is on opposite side halfway up, they had to send the plug.
  2. FlatlandTRD

    Operation Stick It

    What do I say when people ask how it’s going?
  3. FlatlandTRD

    Operation Stick It

    I did find some pics and instructions....on Trail-gear's site. Just a one page schematic like the FSM would suffice, a little would be better than the current nothing. Guess I get to write my own!
  4. FlatlandTRD

    Operation Stick It

    You’ll never guess what showed up Friday evening... So I contacted MC today for some instructions or link to some hints, and they don’t currently have anything :oops: They’re working on it, but no eta for it. Am I crazy to just want a little direction or even a diagram after spending this...
  5. FlatlandTRD

    Operation Stick It

    I’m amazed at how different the wiring is for every year! Wiring diagrams are fascinating and frustrating, nothing like I’m familiar with, and of course mine is ever so slightly different than the wiring diagrams for my year... early version maybe? Even the harnesses change!! WTH?! So with a...
  6. FlatlandTRD

    Operation Stick It

    Moral support So all the write-ups leave out all the horrible experiences, thanks. Luckily I had a complete donor vehicle, a close commute, a bicycle, an understanding wife, a thesaurus of swear words, and a full time job for rest and distraction!
  7. FlatlandTRD

    Operation Stick It

    Oh, forgot to mention that I also thought I had an exhaust leak, so why not Now I’m certain I have an exhaust leak! But that’s what Toyota friends are for...right Kelly?!
  8. FlatlandTRD

    Operation Stick It

    So it was time to make the jump Got it out, and the HF tranny jack rocked! Before
  9. FlatlandTRD

    Operation Stick It

    Monday night engine pull went well, ready for its new home.
  10. FlatlandTRD

    Operation Stick It

    They’re fun without the doors (hood, fenders, etc) but time to get to it. Ready to pull and go to a new home
  11. FlatlandTRD

    Operation Stick It

    Caveat, still waiting on Tacobox... So finally decided to post the engine for sale, and it was more popular than I had anticipated. If anyone is bored this weekend and wants to watch-point-and-laugh, I'm starting on Sat. I'll take pics to start the documentation, and thanks to baby Jesus and...
  12. FlatlandTRD

    Spotted thread

    Yeah, at HD getting supplies to finish out our 1st floor renovation. Still waiting on Tacobox…. :frown:
  13. FlatlandTRD

    Gotta spend money to save money

    Just converted my 8' fluorescent fixtures to direct wire LED, deleting ballasts and adding LED tubes...WOW! Don't know if it will save money, but instant bright light, no more loud humming and flickering...totally worth it. Gotta bunch of 8' HO fluorescent tubes if anybody wants them :)
  14. FlatlandTRD

    A death in the family

    So sorry to hear this Kelly, my thoughts go out to Rob's many friends and family. He was such a generous soul, I met him years ago and got the honor of riding shotgun with him on one of the night wheeling excursions in SMORR. His calm and genuinely happy demeanour left a lasting impression...
  15. FlatlandTRD

    Operation Stick It

    Yes, 3.4 with 254k, mine has 170k. Keeping the doors, too many times it would have been a plus. Yeah, getting rid of the engine is logical, guess I was channeling my inner hoarder. So I’ll be asking to borrow a cherry picker, maybe some help, new Minsky’s went in just down the street, have a...
  16. FlatlandTRD

    Operation Stick It

    So, just a couple of other thoughts...the engine runs/sounds great on the donor. Do I just keep it (frame recall that destroyed many of these engines) to hold on to just-in-case, or get rid of it? If I keep it, why not build it for stupid power? If I sell it, what if mine goes bad? The bed...
  17. FlatlandTRD

    Operation Stick It

    So it’s time to convert A340F to R150F. Earlier this year I found a donor that was totaled, but still running and took for a test drive (back roads). It doesn’t look bad, but miles and frame rot sealed its fate. I want that.. In the pseudo Hilux since my auto is dying and a new/decent auto...
  18. FlatlandTRD

    Valve Adjustment vs sticky valve?

    Alright, over lunch added the engine treatment and their fuel system cleaner because it had the word "valves" in it. Still no engine light or code, don't know if that's good or bad, I was kinda hoping it would just tell me what it wants. Why do I have a feeling this thing is going to be apart...
  19. FlatlandTRD

    Valve Adjustment vs sticky valve?

    So now that the new torque converter has revitalized the movement of this thing, there's an obvious noise that I started noticing just before I stopped driving this thing. I thought it was from the failing TC since it was in the back of the engine in harmony with the rpms and with a buzzing...
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