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What have you done to your 1st Gen 4Runner today?

Discussion in '1st Gen 4Runners (1984-1989)' started by Bob, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. Nov 28, 2019 at 3:36 PM
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    TACO4UNNER13

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    4in lift 35' tires
    rebuilt my 22RET 3C9E1AED-70CC-483A-861A-B6EC7543003D.jpg
     
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  2. Dec 8, 2019 at 8:00 PM
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    NightOwl

    NightOwl 1985 Toyota 4 Runner DLX 22REC

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    LCE header, 2.5 inch exhaust, 31x 10.50 BF Goodrich, 15 X 8 aluminum wheels, Bilstein Shocks, 3 inch lift kit, 3M fender flares
    I know this is a REALLY late reply but I'll bet if you replace your fuel pump it will start every time...I had the same thing and replaced mine with a Denso fuel pump...it's actually a really easy fix under the rear seat passenger side plate.
     
  3. Dec 8, 2019 at 8:22 PM
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    NightOwl

    NightOwl 1985 Toyota 4 Runner DLX 22REC

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    LCE header, 2.5 inch exhaust, 31x 10.50 BF Goodrich, 15 X 8 aluminum wheels, Bilstein Shocks, 3 inch lift kit, 3M fender flares
    Yep...get some U joints and replace all...at least the rear and the ones behind the transfer case...they will break at the worst possible time...
     
  4. Dec 8, 2019 at 8:29 PM
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    NightOwl

    NightOwl 1985 Toyota 4 Runner DLX 22REC

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    I'm not sure if I am responding right...but I want to help...I had exactly the same very frustrating problem and I decided to replace the fuel pump under the rear passenger seat...really easy fix!!! I bought a Denso which had a new filter and replace it and haven't had a hot start problem for 3 years...I hope I helped someone...it was like $35.00 fix and about an hour of work...worth it!!!
     
  5. Dec 8, 2019 at 8:37 PM
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    NightOwl

    NightOwl 1985 Toyota 4 Runner DLX 22REC

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    LCE header, 2.5 inch exhaust, 31x 10.50 BF Goodrich, 15 X 8 aluminum wheels, Bilstein Shocks, 3 inch lift kit, 3M fender flares
    I know...I thought this on mine too...it's...in my opinion not the AFM...it's the fuel pump...easy fix...get a Denso and flop the rear seat forward like a truck bed...there is a plate on the passenger side rear seat with a bunch of screws...pull it and then pull the plate to the fuel tank then pull the fuel pump assembly out...Oh...and if your a smoker avoid smoking at this step...plug the new Denso in with new filter and watch...it will start ever time!!!
     
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  6. Dec 21, 2019 at 3:19 PM
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    PhantomTweak

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    1987 4Runner all stock, owned 32 years
    None. Bone Stock. EXCEPT: Brushguard, tow hitch, both welded to the frame. It's good to have friends and a fully equipped garage!
    What did I do to MY truck, well, my 4Runner, not my pickup, today? :smashpc:

    I took a medium weight ballpeen hammer, and beat the living C^%$ out of the catalytic converter. A mechanic I used to work with recommended doing this when you do the normat tune-up stuff, oil, spark plugs, wires, etc etc. He said it keeps the bedding stirred up, if you're not out wheeling enough to do it that way. Keeps it from plugging up, too. That's what he said, and as a mechanic, I'm a darn fine radar technician, so I took his word.
    Of course, later he also suggested taking a large, heavy screwdriver, sticking it into the cat, swirling it around until the bedding is all stirred loose, and dumping it all in the trash. :eek:

    Is either action worth a darn as far as making the truck run better? I have NO clue. All I can say is that after I did the abuse of the cat, the exhaust DID smell different than it has in a while. Yes, I've been remiss in the proper abuse of my 4Runner, and haven't beat the C&^% out of the cat in a lot longer than I should have.
    :sorry: BAD Pat! 50 lashes with an over-cooked spaghetti noodle for me...

    Anywho, that's what I did to my 4Runner today.
    Have fun, all!
    Pat☺
     
  7. Apr 8, 2020 at 10:16 AM
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    Rambo4×4

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    I been wanting this spare tire set up. Where did you purchase?
     
  8. Apr 14, 2020 at 4:51 PM
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    4in lift 35' tires
    Installed an Mishimoto oil catch can 1E261116-8CB2-4B6C-8CF9-998F185D211C.jpg
     
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  9. Apr 29, 2020 at 9:20 AM
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    New clutch installed Saturday.

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  10. May 28, 2020 at 7:41 PM
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    The usuals
    LCE EGR DELETE, before, during and after:FE938ADB-B40A-4841-9302-0E33BCAAD20F.jpg C94825B5-2F16-4A3A-9A59-325BCAAE9A9E.jpg E212A71E-3473-4D68-A385-25E04D588451.jpg DF3AF1F0-27AE-43B9-B39E-FA42AF49A01A.jpg 11EDC31B-8C60-4B9A-9C6B-FA14BD263899.jpg
     
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  11. Jun 5, 2020 at 7:38 PM
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    2" Lift 15x10 Wheels 33/12.50 Tires and Bush Whacker Fender Flares
    Hey everyone, I'm new to the site. I recently picked up a 88 4runner, 250700 miles and she runs like a top. It's a work in progress. So far I put a 2" leveling kit on her, 33x12.50's mounted on 15x10 wheels and bushwhacker fender flares. She had some rust in the rear wheels wells and rockers. I cut the rust out and welded new metal in. Paint is next.
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  12. Jun 16, 2020 at 8:56 PM
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    Originally SR5 SAS'd 350 swapped Th350 Np205 Edelbrock 1406 36" Iroks 9-10" lift Rock sliders Mismatching 16" rims BM ratchet shifter Brushguard
    Very nice 1st gen!
     
  13. Jun 17, 2020 at 1:43 AM
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    MI-FL off roader

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    Too many mods and too much money
    Welcome Sir! Good lookin truck! I need to take the top off mine and start using her more. Too many projects.....
    Do you still have the OEM wheels?
     
  14. Jun 17, 2020 at 5:11 AM
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    Regnar 385

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    2" Lift 15x10 Wheels 33/12.50 Tires and Bush Whacker Fender Flares
    Thanks, I don't have the OEM wheels.
     
  15. Jul 17, 2020 at 6:36 AM
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    se7enine

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    I should probably finish my 3rz conversion but it's so hot and I'm not very motivated cause of all the projects I have going. Going to put it through it's paces at Rubicon next July so I should buckle down.
     
  16. Aug 13, 2020 at 1:20 PM
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    Hog_Slayer

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    Pulled it out of the Mississppi Pines
    4th Toyota, 1st 4Runner

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  17. Sep 23, 2020 at 3:54 PM
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    OCKurt

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    Just got rear headrests!

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  18. Nov 20, 2020 at 9:07 PM
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    Skyblue88

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    Nothing yet.
    The very nice virgin Block made it to machinist today, should get it back next week with all new internals from Hastings
    Everything will be decked and mated. Then it’s assembly time, every part attaching to this motor is new from 22reperformance.com just waiting on some heater hoses in the mail. New distributer and cam showed up from yota1 it is mated to the head with Jim’s 65lb springs and machined chromoly retainers. LC engineering intake and header all new sensors and replaced all bad connectors on the wiring harness new injectors pressure regulator fuel pump
    Couple more weeks to go.
    Fender flares for sale name your price plus shipping. 2BBFFD03-C36D-4F96-981B-5FA589448A74.jpg
     
  19. Dec 3, 2020 at 7:00 PM
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    Skyblue88

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    Nothing yet.
    Today I went and Picked up the assembled balanced and blueprinted short block I even got to prime and paint it 9D74896D-AE34-470C-BFE2-962FA81E5F5A.jpg D9576AA2-2E13-4E21-B385-6C56FA57E0E2.jpg
     
  20. Dec 3, 2020 at 7:09 PM
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    Abanero

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    Wow! What’s the story?
     
  21. Dec 3, 2020 at 7:22 PM
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    OCKurt

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    Just replaced the chrome trim above the windows. Makes a huge difference. Added some 4Runner logos for the side pillars that look like they’re from the factory. Mechanically had all the seals in the engine replaced so it doesn’t leak everywhere anymore. New AC system since my old compressor started smoking!

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  22. Dec 3, 2020 at 9:15 PM
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    Skyblue88

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    Nothing yet.
    Short block assembled and all painted up 2F29BDC6-FDDB-4A2F-BF79-6DC89332D0B0.jpg
     
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