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Gen 2 UCA extended upper ball joints? Colombia 05/24/22 03:28 AM
Do these exist? Where can i get them if so?

Seems like a better option than a ball joint flip.

I have found them for gen 3, but thats it.
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Blown Head Gasket - could use advice Runner-Man 05/23/22 01:58 AM
So I could use some advice.

I've got an 89 4Runner with 22RE. Original short block, pushing about 400K. Doesn't smoke, does leak some oil, but not too bad, about 1/2 quart between changes (3,000 miles). She's got an 'Enginebuilder' head and cam, replaced about 50,000 miles ago when my old head burned a valve. A few months ago I was idling the truck at a drive through and noticed it was getting HOT, so I pulled out and drove around the parking lot until she cooled back down. Replaced defective fan clutch, and it's been good since (4,700 miles).

Truck was running pretty good up until about two weeks ago, when all of the sudden it stumbles a bit as I slowed to make a turn. Then I noticed a LOT of white smoke. Temperature was normal. I was less than a mile from home so I drove it on and parked it. Turned it over by hand the next day and it had coolant in the rear cylinder.

I've pulled the head, and the gasket came apart. Pictures are attached.

Now for the question: Should I just check the head and block for 'flat', get a new gasket and put 'er back together? Should I get a machine shop to deck the head? Should I just go for the full monty and rebuild the entire engine?

I lean toward waiting on the full rebuild until the weather cools down and my daughter and I don't need an 'adventure' vehicle. Just today we couldn't get to a potential swimming hole in my Nissan Altima - which already looked mighty funny with a canoe on it.

Thanks in advance!
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Florida Mitsubishi 4X4 Fall Crawl 2022 Mudraider 05/16/22 04:50 PM
Hmm. This might be like our 10th annual event. Regardless.. This year it will be November 11-13. Gates open to set up camp at The F. I. R. M. in Starke, but no wheeling on Friday.. Saturday's opening ceremony happens at 0900hrs. For ticket prices, go to Krawl'n for the Fallen website, we will once again be piggybacking on this event to have access to this venue.
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FS: 500,000 mile 2003 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4X4 atikovi 04/29/22 03:56 AM


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This is a one owner clean Carfax 2003 Sequoia in very nice condition. It’s had over $7,700 worth of new or recent parts and service including a timing belt and water pump service. It’s fully loaded with sunroof, leather, front and rear a/c, third row seats, running boards, JBL Premium sound, alloy wheels, etc. New Virginia safety and emissions inspections. Very clean inside and out and runs and drives great. Ice cold a/c. Located in the suburban Washington DC area but willing to deliver at reasonable cost. Priced at $5,995 which is below KBB fair purchase price even with those miles.
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Check Engine Light Throttle Position Sensor: nvmonty 04/28/22 04:34 AM
My Gen 1 3.0 Monty has started to have the Check Engine Light showing.
Not always on at the start and alternating between bright and dim once the car is warmed up.

The ECU code is 14- Throttle Position Sensor, TPS.

None of the suggested performance issues for a TPS fault are happening- car runs well with no hesitation.

Do I need to immediately do the system checks for the TPS or just ignore the Check Engine Light for now?
I have the factory manual showing all the TPS checks.
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