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Derek up North

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  1. 18' sunrader dimensions

    I doubt anyone could ask for more. Thanks for posting.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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)*
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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).
  12. Have a look on http://car-part.com/cgi-bin/search.cgi There are a bunch currently listed for $50.
  13. 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.
  14. 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!
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 4wd Sunrader conversion

    You might find this an interesting read:-
  18. 4wd Sunrader conversion

    I guess we'll have to wait for Andrew's definition of '1st Gen'. Sunraders were built on pretty early Toyotas, though obviously not as early as '72.
  19. You mean an 'Alemite fitting', of course! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grease_fitting
  20. First mention of only lifting one corner for a tire change. Yes, I'd say you could do a tire change. The other 3 wheels on the ground would supply the stability just as if you were using the OEM bottle jack. The usual other precautions would apply of course.
  21. I wouldn't trust mounting them to anything other than the original Toyota frame rails.
  22. Propane system problems

    As a 1st step, I'd attack what you can reach while still installed with a grinder with a stiff wire brush. Then decide how bad the rust is and if you want to buy a new one.
  23. Propane system problems

    Here's some discussion, but since it's on the 'net, it might be wrong. But it's a starting point to compare other information with! http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f10/how-to-run-propane-lines-519.html Even if you plan to have a pro do the installation, I'd consider roughing in the propane lines as you rebuilt/repair, to make life easier later. Maybe read this too. http://forum.expeditionportal.com/archive/index.php/t-131342.html
  24. Wood replacment

    Standard issue this side of the border are Robertson heads. https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.8x2-12-cedar-deck-screws---100-pieces.1000110863.html?autoSuggest=pip I buy mind from a 'bulk' reseller at my local Flea Market. $5 for as many as he can grab with a (gloved) hand.
  25. Wood replacment