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Newbie to the 4Runner clan. Call me Lucky!!!!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Akrambler, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. Sep 11, 2019 at 7:23 PM
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    Akrambler

    Akrambler [OP] New Member

    Joined:
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    Member:
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    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    1994 Grey 4Runner, as of 9/9/19, just 63K original miles on it.
    My new acquisition is a 1994 with only 63,400 miles on it. yep, I said that right...all original. It truly is the product of a little old lady, (My neighbor) who only drove it back and forth to the grocery store. She is now 93 and the doctor said she can't drive any more. When her husband was alive, he used it to get to his favorite fishing spot, but passed sadly, about 10 years ago. in that 10 years, sh may have put 500 miles on it per year, but faithfully had the fluids changed, and well maintained.

    The last 3 years, it did just sit in her garage, with her starting it up on occasion. My wife and I did most of her errands for her, and took her to the store when her niece couldn't help out. So I got lucky when she and the family decided to sell it. It's got some quirks, like the right Mirror doesn't adjust with the electric switch, because I think she knocked it off and it wasn't repaired right. Visually, you can't tell, the electronic switch just doesn't work for it. The Radio is horrible, speakers in and out, especially when the volume is turned, but other than that....clean as a whistle. I am loving it. I have been learning about the Head gasket issue at about 100K. Is there a way to prevent that issue? I really love reading everybody's input to all the questions. a Great forum. Thanks for being here.4Runner.jpg
     
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  2. Sep 11, 2019 at 7:44 PM
    #2
    4scooter19

    4scooter19 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2019
    Member:
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    323
    Gender:
    Male
    Oregon
    Vehicle:
    1986 4runner 1998 4runner 3" lift 33" tires 5sp 2001 Ford Excursion 8" lift 37" tires 1992 Toyota PU full width SAS project
    Clean 4runner! Welcome. As for the head gasket issue I would look into ARP headstuds. I used them when rebuilding the 3.0 in my 92 Toyota pickup and haven't had any head gasket issues since. I would also look into doing the exhaust crossover delete.
     
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  3. Sep 11, 2019 at 7:53 PM
    #3
    SlvrSlug

    SlvrSlug New Member

    Joined:
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    Member:
    #6172
    Messages:
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    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    San Diego, Ca.
    Vehicle:
    2017 4-Runner SR-5
    Slightly modded
    Hey Lucky, welcome.
     
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  4. Sep 13, 2019 at 9:46 AM
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    brownbear

    brownbear Relax

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2018
    Member:
    #5507
    Messages:
    660
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brian
    OB Fl
    Vehicle:
    2018 4Runner TRD OFF ROAD
    NFab side steps TRD matte blk wheels K&N airfilter, go rhino rear hitch step,
    Welcome from FL. Keep an eye on all rubber bushings.
     

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