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What have you done to your 3rd Gen 4Runner today?

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by Shauncho, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. Apr 13, 2024 at 2:36 PM
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    SR5 Limited

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    Added air I was sitting on thirty now thirty five psi, getting ready for an event, gonna load up the JohnBoat.
     
  2. Apr 16, 2024 at 8:45 PM
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    My AC is too cold I dont like it. Seriously, we dont have a cabin air filter. Had a shop remove fluid install compressor/dryer, I changed out my expansion valve, cleaned the housing the air flows through. Forget what its called but 80 % of the air was blocked. I actually think the 4R runs cooler/better on hot days with the AC blasting!
     
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  3. Apr 19, 2024 at 3:40 PM
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  4. May 5, 2024 at 3:39 PM
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    MyWyfsRnnr Have you seen the mall?

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    Another 3.4... another set of heads to replace!
    Cheers and happy Sunday!
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  5. May 9, 2024 at 5:07 AM
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    armed with the best drink for the job
     
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  6. May 9, 2024 at 7:24 AM
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    MyWyfsRnnr

    MyWyfsRnnr Have you seen the mall?

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    Got it together and the valves were not set properly from the machine shop I bought the replacement heads from. Beware of eagleeyemachining. Disappointed
     
  7. May 11, 2024 at 6:08 AM
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    xjaywalker Rita@Big Bear

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    ToyoTec 3 Inch Lift, Bud Bulit Skid Plate, Air Box Mod
    I have been having fun with the P0300 code....=) Someone advised it was the head casket. Yikes. Well she does have 346K Miles on her.

    My coolant was not that low...I added about 2 its and marked its level, I will keep an I on it, but not convinced its the head casket. I had checked all the vacuum hoses and removed the throttle body intake hose and air box to clean the throttle body.
    the connection into the throttle body was cracked (dry rot). Ordered a new one and replaced it yesterday. Then I cleaned the MAF. and checked the all the wires (I live in the desert and desert rats have already chewed up my spark plug wires) and I noticed I had a loose ground cable going to the battery. The battery hold down bracket is constantly getting corroded. I think I will replace or repair the negative battery cable. After deleted all the codes (P0300, P0440,P0446) and driving for 30 miles, no codes have come back. Now I know the P0440 & P0446 will come back for the EVAP System. Time will tell on the P0300. Currently after these fixes she started up smooth and throttling at higher speeds was smooth (60-80).

    Someone advised a cracked spark plug. If it were a cracked spark plug, I would think it would run rough all the time. I could be wrong.

    Just curious, is the coil on the # 4 cyl a common issue. Someone said to check it.????

    I will keep an eye on the coolant ( I replaced the radiator cap last year). If it starts to get low, it would be time for more serious action i.e. compression test, leak down test etc.
     
  8. May 11, 2024 at 9:45 AM
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    IMG_0212.jpg IMG_0214.jpg IMG_0217.jpg IMG_0219.jpg Went to a Reptile Expo, 4R ran incredible.IMG_0222.jpgI was going to bring home a 14 foot Reticulated Python, but this little snake stole the show! (albino Rosy Boa)
     
  9. May 11, 2024 at 9:56 AM
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    "Reptiles are Mothers too."
    My mom just cracked that joke.
     
  10. May 11, 2024 at 4:51 PM
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    roboturner Dead Eyed

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    Got around to wiring up the reverse trigger wire so I didn’t need to hit the camera button on the head unit - full suspension redo and valve cover gaskets this summer
     
  11. May 15, 2024 at 6:31 AM
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    Good gawd noooo, you can't drink parts cleaner!!
     
  12. May 15, 2024 at 7:13 PM
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    MyWyfsRnnr Have you seen the mall?

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    Update, be careful if you're ordering heads from eagle eye engine builders. The reviews are pretty good, the set I just put on had two damaged spark plug threads which I just repaired myself, but all of the valves are way too tight (clearance). I reached out to them and we will see how they handle it.
     
  13. May 24, 2024 at 4:43 PM
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    MyWyfsRnnr Have you seen the mall?

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    One head off, second head to go.
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    I got a car show tomorrow.
     
  15. May 26, 2024 at 11:34 AM
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    We had a moment of silence, the National Anthem, Taps, and a few vets were there.
     
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    I took it off the ramps for the first time since April, and went for a test drive of my new clutch.
     
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  18. Jun 10, 2024 at 7:17 AM
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    MyWyfsRnnr Have you seen the mall?

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    FINALLY got a set of heads that were in spec and buttoned up the 5VZFE! Japanese Engines and parts on San Leandro CA. saved me! Good dudes to work with after the nightmare with the previous supplier.
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