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  1. Driver cab heating

    My experience with the fan speed controlling 'resistor packs' is that usually when there's a problem, the only speed that works is 'Maximum'. Which isn't a bad thing at this time of year in Canada.
  2. Driver cab heating

    I'm guessing your fan will be located on the passenger side behind the glovebox. It might be accessible from below or you might have to remove the glovebox. Here's a video for a later truck.
  3. Driver cab heating

    I can't help, but knowing what year your Toyota is might get you more precise information. Yes, it's cold, Osti.
  4. Was it you who replaced them or did you pay someone to do it? From the picture, it looks like they've been installed for many years.
  5. For those sitting out snow storms and plenty of time to read, there's no shortage of reading material about oil filters and their differences. https://www.google.ca/search?client=firefox-b&dcr=0&ei=uuYvWor1M4nLjwSr25fADw&q=oil+filter+tests&oq=oil+filter+test&gs_l=psy-ab.1.0.0l7.3901123.3910656.0.3917204.
  6. In an Amazon Review of the 'D1' version, I came across the following comment in the Reviews:- " Plastic sealed and pre-greased gasket is a nice touch." I've got to say that I've never come across the use of 'grease' on the seal. Not that it'll make a difference, but all I remember is coat the new seal with oil. Maybe Toyota came up with a 'Consumer friendly' version of their 90915-YZZ filter, pre-lubricated for those prone to forget to smear a bit of oil. Anyway, I came across the following filter application list from Toyota (2015-2016) Toyota Oil Filters - 06_OilFilters2015_final[1].pdf
  7. Oil filters are a lot more 'universal' than air filters. Car makers for the most part have standardized on a few tread diameters and gasket/O-ring diameters where the filter meets the engine. After that, the 'can' will vary a bit in diameter and height, but the interface is still pretty standard. I feel pretty confident in saying that all filters numbered as '90915-YZZ**' will have the same 'interface' and that the ** will indicate some minor 'option'. Poking around, I came across these dimensions from the equivalent WIX filter. The filter is not specific to one Toyota model. In fact they list 583 different applications. Product Specifications Part Number: 57145XP UPC Number: 765809217010 Style: Spin-On Lube Filter Service: Lube Type: Full Flow Media: Synthetic Height: 3.402 (86)* Outer Diameter Top: 2.685 (68)* Outer Diameter Bottom: Closed: Thread Size: 3/4-16 By-Pass Valve Setting-PSI: 8-11 Anti-Drain Back Valve: Yes Max Flow Rate: 7-9 GPM ( )* denotes metric Gasket Diameters Number O.D. I.D. Thk. Attached 2.475 (63)* 2.173 (55)* 0.233 (6)*
  8. Newbies Afraid of Freezing Lines

    Nice looking Winnie. I didn't see any mention in the listing about the age of the tires, but doesn't seem like something he'd have skipped on unless out of ignorance. But worth checking before setting off for home.
  9. Air purged water lines. Rv antifreeze needed?

    Can't say I've ever given it much thought, but I've always thought that the water heater by-pass was something added by owners and not factory installed. Perhaps Granville was different. I'm not sure what a 'fresh water tank by-pass' is.
  10. To me, it makes perfect sense to take extra care when installing a fridge to have it perfectly level (relative to the coach floor) the same way I'd do the same for a stove, fridge, sink, cupboard, etc. For operating a fridge, I feel comfortable following the advice from Dometic (comfortable to live in) and Norcold (3 degrees and 6 degrees). I figure that if the coach is level to the point where I'd need to use a spirit level to see if I'm 'right', it's "comfortable to live in". EDIT: The wording in a typical Norcold Manual:- "The refrigerator is made to operate within 3° off level side-to-side and 6° off level front-to-back (as looking at the front of the refrigerator)." https://www.manualslib.com/manual/327953/Norcold-N400.html?page=4#manual How much is 3 degrees? In my books, a lot! With a typical 137" wheelbase, it's like parking on a level slab and then jacking up the front or rear end ~7". Of course parking on a level slab does not mean the fridge is level. That's going to depend on how much your coach is sagging (or is lifted with air springs).
  11. Have a look on http://car-part.com/cgi-bin/search.cgi There are a bunch currently listed for $50.
  12. I suppose you could, if you really wanted to, devise a gimbal mounted fridge, but they don't even bother doing that on boats where gimbal mounted stoves are common.
  13. Just leave the O/D 'Off'. Chances are, you won't even notice a change in MPGs. If you believe some reports, you might even see an improvement!
  14. P.S. Check your PCV valve. If the crankcase gets pressurized, it can make the oil go places it shouldn't! http://www.lceperformance.com/PCV-Valve-22R-RE-Steel-p/1024085.htm
  15. The oil is going somewhere (obviously). Leaking on the ground/outside the block? Getting in the coolant? Or getting in the combustion chamber and out the tailpipe. Try to figure out which.