What Did You Do with Your 80 This Weekend? (17 Viewers)

Gascan

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Installed the ol’ Air Lift kit on the rear axle. First impressions are like that of adding a beefier sway bar in the rear; it just stays flat while maneuvering.
Future driving will show how durable the air bags are, but I suspect for anyone like me, wanting to carry a s***’o’ton load while camping or adventuring without the need of a lift (because I’m in Flatly-McFlat Florida), this seems like the ticket for keeping the rear end from sagging while maintaining suspension geometry and ride quality. Here is the ol’ stink bug look during the 24 hour, 25 PSI leak test:

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Bumped up from 285's to 315's...on the OME 2" lift...







Honestly, glad I did this as I found a leaking oil seal on the driver's side rear axle...ordered a rebuild kit to get that done this coming weekend!
 
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nothing for the first time in about 2 months. it was great!
 
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Spent the weekend digging into a new'ish project. Bought a 1994 LC in New Mexico that is really straight and zero rust. PO had a shop swap in a motor from a '95 or newer LC. It runs well and doesn't leak any oil, but after an intermittent CEL, I opted to really dig into this thing and re-baseline it. I'll be doing a write-up on it when I have a little more time, and I'll link to it: (HERE) later.

Over the weekend, crawling around underneath it, I discovered some fun O2 sensor wiring. Just because you can doesn't mean you should... wire nuts and e-tape. I fixed it with solder and heat shrink. No more CEL, and she's purring like a kitten.

Next is a full tune-up with plugs, wires, cap, rotor, throttle body gasket and associated hoses, all of the water hoses at the fire wall and the heater control.

Unfortunately, when I went to the car wash to clean under it before I started my inspection, I managed to break the driver side door handle, and it locked me out... so, that accelerated by DS door handle paint matching and R&R, as well as replacing driver side and passenger side mirrors, paint match to go with it.

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Mirror and door handle painting coat 1 before wet sand

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While paint was drying, I started to pull it all apart.

Box o'parts....

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Really like those 3G4R wheels...do you have them spaced? Makes me miss my 02 4R kinda
Yeah, liked them too, but at 7", a little skinny. And yes, spaced out 1.5"...came off of my son's 96 Taco when he stole my BFG's on Lexus wheels that came on mine for a quieter ride. The OEM Lando wheels came with the truck as spares and polished up nicely...personally they're my favorites!

 
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Drove it in a crazy microburst storm.

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This normally dry wash went from dry to river in 2 minutes.

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I drove through the storm and it caught up with me just as I got home.

 

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That looks like the fake storms you see at the Sony Pictures Studios! Insane. :drool:

It was insane. It went from 105F calm and clear to hurricane winds and hail in 10 minutes. Than an hour later it was back to calm and clear.

The monsoons have been intense this year.
 
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Finally replaced the PCV valve and grommet, and two fresh hoses up there and no more oil factory smell!! Was about to replace my valve gasket again, but nope. All good now.

Also doing some routine maintenance, and refound this:

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Forgot all about this. I found it way back when I filled every hole with LEDs. I Abandoned this one. The blinker housing has a little crack that let water in corroded the bulb into the socket. I’ve long since sealed the crack with some epoxy from the inside.

Bulb still works.

Did a quick search…can you buy just the bulb holder? No need for a new housing.

I have aux led blinkers in the Arb too.
 
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It was insane. It went from 105F calm and clear to hurricane winds and hail in 10 minutes. Than an hour later it was back to calm and clear.

The monsoons have been intense this year.
80 looks right at home and unphased by that chaos.
 

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