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Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by alkaline747trio, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. rex in bama

    rex in bama

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  2. rex in bama

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    Here’s a pic. Lockdown cable on the right with an orange cap

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  3. rex in bama

    rex in bama

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    Kick-down, rather. This damn autocorrect drives me nuts
     
  4. 91FJ80Super44

    91FJ80Super44

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    Thank you so much man, I'll adjust the cable tomorrow
     
  5. gonzopancho

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    92 FJ80
    • 362k miles
    • 94 rear axle (rear discs)
    • 93-up wheels (to clear the rear calipers
    • 265/70R16 BFGs
    • Replaced
      • cracked dash
      • Master cylinder/booster
      • Water pump
      • Radiator
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  6. KennyBob

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    Nice! Just get this one gonzo?
     
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    Nope. That one has been a daily driver for the past five years.
     
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  8. Goeast

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    91 FJ80

    Just got it at 265,000 miles.
    Replaced radiator
    Bunch of leaks, had it fixed professionally.
    Seems to be working fine right now.
    Need to replace the cracked dashboard,
    Fix power windows and locks.
    Thinking of swaping the engine, trying to save some money for now.
     
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  9. TWILLY

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    This week my '92 randomly resurrected the repeating four-note alert that sounds when you turn the motor off. It has not made that sound in at least 13 years. But, as of four or five days ago, it's back - and consistently so, sounding each time.

    Weird, and rad. Do others' still work?
     
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    I've had my 91 for a year and never heard it.
     
  11. Seth Lafleur

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    Mine does this everytime I leave the sunroof open
     
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    How do I stop hearing this "feature". Mine works well and I strongly dislike it.
     
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    Yep only time I hear anything after shutting it off is from leaving the sunroof open. Took me forever to figure out why it didn’t do it all the time.
     
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    I wonder if that four-note alarm is an open door / sunroof alarm. I noticed that my open door light has been on (a sticky sensor on the rear driver's door).
     
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    I believe they are two different sounds. One is for your keys in the ignition and the door is open. The other is the sunroof is open and you shut off your truck. Turns out my sunroof tone isn’t working at the moment.
     
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    Weird. I get the four-note alarm, but my sunroof is closed.

    Edit: You guys were right: My sunroof was open, barely cracked. Closed now, and no more alert.
     
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  17. Marco Lau

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    3FE folks...looking to replace the high pressure power steering line, do i need to yank the radiator for this? I was hoping it can come out on the bottom? TIA
     
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    Removed mine when replacing it. Should have done it when i did the new rad.
     
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    same here. would have been much easier!
     
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    DSC_0004.JPG Maybe this is a dead thread, but I'm extremely happy to have just brought the new rig home. A two-tone tan/brown 92 with 130k original miles, garage kept (i.e. zero rust anywhere), and pretty much "the one". This is replacing replacing my 83 fj60 (ol rusty beast), and will now be getting it ready for life in Wyoming (80 miles of dirt several times a week, long mountain passes, terrible back roads through snow, mud, and rocks, etc...).[​IMG]

    Lots of decisions for the build up, but OME stock height vs OME 2.5" to fit ~33"s (recommended tire size?), some sort of roof rack so we can fit the kiddos. Most importantly do I keep 4 speed auto with the pig of a 3F or swap in a V8 from my Tundra (Is a manual swap worth it)? It did get 14mpg on the 200 miles home without having adjusted anything yet. Snorkel for sure as the long Wyoming roads are dusty dusty dusty. Swap out the rear for a full free float (is it really worth it for a driver and not a crawler)? Is the center diff enough for most trouble spots or is an ARB locker worthwhile? I rarely use my TRD locker on the Tacoma even on severe roads, but it has saved me in a few spots.

    Any real world experience appreciated and yes, I've read days and days of posts on the 80s and have extensive Toyota experience and driving on many thousands of miles of back roads and two tracks (several 1980s pickups, '85 4runner, '02 Tundra, '11 Rav4, '83 fj60, and currently a '04 Tacoma built for overland in Wyoming, so I'll keep searching for info, but real world experience from you guys is very much appreciated.
     
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