My "new" 2007 FJ Cruiser

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Do you use the A/C a lot? Might be an evaporator drain is plugged. Again guessing. But the A/C dries the air as is cools, and the A/C runs any time the knobs are set to defrost, too, and the condensation generally drains to the ground through a short hose. The hoses can plug on some vehicles.
It was making the headliner wet so well above the ac components. Looks like a tiny bit of water on the a pillar, more on the b pillar, and then a lot behind the b pillar. Like I said though, it’s bone dry now???
 
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Yeah - water physics is fun. Water moves around. Water can come in through the firewall, and then evaporate only to condense on a rear quarter panel.

Next time you see a damp spot inside; run the A/C on recirculate - 15 minutes should do it - and then look for a wet spot on the ground outside the truck.
 

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Yeah - water physics is fun. Water moves around. Water can come in through the firewall, and then evaporate only to condense on a rear quarter panel.

Next time you see a damp spot inside; run the A/C on recirculate - 15 minutes should do it - and then look for a wet spot on the ground outside the truck.
This was definitely a roof or window leak. I’m talking completely wet roof liner. I’m thinking it was either the door seal or windshield and some one in a million angle that I parked at. It’s been like Seattle here for the last 24 hours and it’s bone dry...... so weird. I wish I had taken a photo of it now.

The ac works as it should; I always have the condensation under the vehicle. Nothing on the floor wa wet either. Maybe something got in between the door seal? No idea, I’m baffled. I know the roof was the issue before because it happened every time it rained befor I pulled the rack off and changed the mastic washers.

I might get a hose or and blast it when the weather clears up.
 

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We've had tons of rain. No leaks to date. I am still puzzled as to what was causing the issue. Oh well! as long as it's done with. I got some silicone spray and wiped down all the door seals. I have found this helps keeping your door rubbers from sticking to the metal door frame in the winter when we get the freezing rain, snow, etc.
 

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Serviced my rear diff and t-case yesterday.

T-case was pretty clean, looked almost new.

The rear diff however was fairly nasty. Not a lot of metal on the magnetic drain plug, but the fluid was dark. It was a little bit pressurized when I opened the fill plug so I knew the breather wasn't working properly. I ended up having to replace the axle vent.

I would recommend you all check this vent bc if it's not working it can cause pressure build up and cause gaskets to fail.
 

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I don’t have seat airbags so tossed these on. Brand new so still a little wrinkled, but fit excellent.

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That driver side looks like an ill-fitting hairnet. Does it not tuck into the plastic molding like the factory seat covers?
 

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That driver side looks like an ill-fitting hairnet. Does it not tuck into the plastic molding like the factory seat covers?
Haha I didn’t try. It doesn’t bother me as long as the seat portion is tight and not slipping around. I’ll investigate and get back to you on that once I look more.
 

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Ran down to Georgia this weekend and decided while I was at my place and had all my tools I may as well swap the brake pads My FJ Cruiser always had a bit of sketchy feeling brakes at highway speed, but I just assumed it was due to it being short wheel base and an FJ Cruiser. Well, as I tore the brakes down I notice only one pad on each side was being worn (outside pad on both sides worn, inside pads almost as thick as new). I couldn't compress the inside caliper pistons so I went ahead and swapped them out with new calipers. Luckily the local NAPA had two in stock on a Friday afternoon. My brakes are amazing now! Brand new caliper and brand new pads are sweet. I also averaged 21-22 MPG coming back up running 70 mph on the highway.
 

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Ended up having to replace my turn signal housing after a board flew up on the road and broke it. I think I got lucky there wasn’t more damage.

Separate event, I had the windshield changed with $0 deductible recently. Less than a week later the top roof trim flew off; it wasn’t installed correctly so they had to come back and replace it.

No leaks and the job looks good otherwise

Got this off amazon and it was great quality. $50
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Power steering leak started this week. I got hoses and the metal return line from advance auto for $60 and swapped them out.m so she’s all good now!

I decided to change the plugs while I was at it. Man they were rough looking!! One plug had a little oil on it as if the valve cover gasket wasn’t fully sealing. It wasn’t much and I found the 3 center bolts on the valve cover to be extremely loose. I tightened them up so I don’t think I’ll have an issue.

I went with ngk iridium plugs. The old ones were toast and were mismatched....who does that? What do you think of the old ones?
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Still waiting to see the mpg, but I can see a noticeable difference already. It was a little over 20 mpg after my first fill up from half a tank, but I was also on the highway for about an hour of that tank. I was at 16 mpg mixed driving in town before so curios to see.
 
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