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Discussion in 'AZ- Copper State Cruisers' started by murf, Aug 19, 2013.
what trailer are you towing and where is that great campsite?
Last weekend Four Peaks camping
Ok, so I finally got to a really good place with my front disc brake rebuild. Got everything put. Ack together and got the front tires on!!!
Last week I tried to put the tires on but found out that the used wheel studs that I got ahold of were mushroomed and the lugnuts would not go on, that was a fun day.
New almost everything... and it is all put back together.
Also cut off the disc brake dust covers as many people have said that they are rock catchers...
Nothing. I don't own one but want to!
Its a Ruger Trailer. Love it.
I was in the Las Cienegas National Conservatory area near Sonoita. Beautiful area. Tons of BLM and State Trust land
Put a new diff cover on after a leak cut last weeks camping short. Turns out the cover was fine and it was a very odd gasket issue that was the cause of the leak. Oh well, any excuse for an upgrade right.
Working on a few parts for @brices123 1986 FJ 60. The AC idler bearing was seized and the part is no longer available as a whole assembly.
Ordered a Nachi bearing, swapped it out with the NSK, both are Japan made so it should last a long while.
A few shots of clean up and parts:
Before I pulled it apart
Bearing part number, only $9.00
Back together and spins freely. Goes back to Tom this week.
Took it to the new age car wash
After a weekend of Semana Santa
Pictured above the calm before the storm.
Already booked our spot for next year.
I have found this as well, replacing with a high quality bearing is better than a cheap aftermarket assy (if available).
New floor OEM Lexus floor mats, new top middle trim piece and new inside door handle on the rear door for the GX
And a trip to FourTillFour on Saturday morning.
Wrapped up 2nd battery install. Then found out that my old battery was dead....
Debating on battery size and type now. Did a lot of "customizing" to get a group 27 in there.
Another 200 owner put a group 31 on the drivers side, and moved the 27 to the passenger. May go that route.
Changed the fluids and filters then passed emmisions. Had my boy help with the oil change.
Last weekend while my mother in law was here I installed a third row lamp.
Starting to rebuild the e-brake, realized that the PO removed the guts completely. Anyone have a feeling for why an automatic transmission setup would not need an ebrake...?
Finally wrapped up all dash wiring related to my switch panel, now I need to rework the back based on some adjustments up front. At least I can finally get some lights installed!
So along with all of the other fun things that I am doing to Rusty recently..., I am trying my best at finding out how best to find a shorting wire which is slowly draining the battery.
I have setup a voltmeter on the negative side of the battery in series to identify which of the circuits / fuses is the culprit. Finally pulled open the 4th fuse from the bottom (as pictured) and the voltmeter goes to zero..., voila.
But now i am stuck. How the heck should I go about tracing out where it goes and how many things it might be connected with...
Fj40 Wiring Codes
Coolerman used to be able to supply you with a new wiring harness.
I ditched my PITA fuse block a long time ago and 80% of my electrical problems went away with it.
Here are before and after pics:
What did you do to your Land Cruiser/Toyota/Lexus 4X4 this week?
Thanks for the info and links. That wire color coding bit should get me going down the right road.
Your plug type fuse blocks look much better than what I am looking at...
Ralphie and Rusty
Replaced the "Destaco 341-R Pull Action Latch Clamp" for the Slee tire carrier on the bumper.
New one looks a bit nicer than the one baked in the AZ sun for 15 years . . ..
And this one has the safety latch on it. $50.25 delivered from Kinequip.