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    91 Dolphin 400
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  1. What to look for - RV Inspection

    It seems odd to me that with all those pictures there's none of the drivers outside side ????
  2. Parallax Power Converter Troubleshooting

    AHA !! finally found it company name is Trombetta.
  3. Parallax Power Converter Troubleshooting

    I replaced my relay with another same type and still have sometimes too much drop across it, fed up with the Teckoshina and was looking for your post with the name of that relay please post it here before the board goes down. I was going to fix the old one and took it apart. Just 2 copper square head bolts and a small spring loaded copper washer on the end of the solenoid, no wipe and not much compression. Really poor design, cleaned up the copper surfaces and now 0 ohms but for how long?? The one in your post looks sealed, is it?? Searched for your post and did not find it. .TIA
  4. Parallax Power Converter Troubleshooting

    I went with the 35 A one. After installing LED lamps and other conservation moves it is OK to run everything and will charge both batteries at once, ( via a heavy jumper across the isolator contacts which eliminates the 1 A to run the relay and the small voltage drop across the isolator contacts. I also installed a switch on the dash in series to the isolator coil so as not to use deep cell to start motor, turn it on after motor has been running a while to charge the deep cycle. Every little bit adds up, but seeing the current price difference between the three amp ratings I might go for a bigger one. New keyboard is too small, spilled water on the original one and have not got it working yet, of course the computer was on.
  5. Start here : http://toyotamotorhome.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=8582&hl= , there's another longer one I cannot seem to find.
  6. Very pretty, we have an old thick thermal blanket we use for that, cause the bird got ahold of it and so now a large part of one corner is gone.
  7. My 1974 Datsun B-210 had the cat replaced twice because it failed the Ca. smog test. Never used nor leaked any oil or antifreeze and always ran the same (great ) during the many years I owned it.
  8. A Parts-Price "holy Cow!!"

    Is there no alternative to that pump, what makes it so special ??? I just missed getting a huge deal on a Vibe, got sold 5 min before I got there...
  9. "Michelins anyway, the only thing they are superior at is advertising! " Maybe, depends on what you want in a tire. I have these on the Subaru and they are the best tires I've had yet. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/testDisplay.jsp?ttid=182 http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Michelin&tireModel=Premier+A/S&partnum=255HR7PREAS http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tests/testDisplay.jsp?ttid=188 As it has been forever, good rubber does not come cheap.
  10. Which Spark Plug

    Great question. When we took our TOY to the dealer I told them to check everything in cluding compression. They took out the great looking Autolite Platinum AP3924 spark pluge and put in TOYOTA K16R-U, a non platinum plug. I was told "the older ones run better with standard plugs" Probable the old timers on this board will have suggestions and an explaination why
  11. So happy for you, don't leave that water in there for very long. "Since the development of aluminium or mixed-metal engines, corrosion inhibition has become even more important than antifreeze, and in all regions and seasons."
  12. Bigger Fuel Tank/ Aux Tank

    Do you mean that's the total price including shipping?? And our Toyota fuel pump and gas sending unit will fit? That web page doesn't work on my old computer..
  13. Progressive Dynamics Converter

    Thats actually a old discontinued model, see: https://www.progressivedyn.com/service_discontinued/discontinued_prod_owners_manuals.html . I got this one, if you get the "charge wizard" one : http://www.bestconverter.com/4600-series-Upgrade-Kits_c_133.html , it includes the upgraded DC Distrubition Board.
  14. Front Window Shattered

    If you are not going to install plastic you might consider using laminated glass, like the front windschield.