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    91 Dolphin 400
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    SF Bay Area

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  1. Well according to their web site it has been sold. The photos on the small window show the shade still installed and one photo has it deployed. Time will tell, I found a bunch of stuff that I didn't put in it when they picked it up. Would like to offer that to the new owners, as well as explaining some of the electrical mods I did. I gave them a huge manila folder with all that and more , but they didn't seem too interested. If they show up here have them give me a shout...
  2. I replaced all mine when I changed the tires, a few had minor small cracks. Hard to say how long it would take before those would become leaks, better safe than sorry, that is a good price for OEM.
  3. Now I know why, it's STILL for sale. New link is, https://www.autobidmaster.com/en/carfinder-online-auto-auctions/lot/40156331/COPART_1991_TOYOTA_XTRACAB_CERT_OF_TITLE_OR_SALVAGE_ACQ_ANTELOPE_CA/ ... They took off the great metal schielded 2 way pullout shade from the entry door side. The rest looks the same. Current auction had 2 days left on bidding. Hard to believe , :(
  4. The RV was listed at https://www.autobidmaster.com/en/carfinder-online-auto-auctions/lot/47419268/COPART_1991_TOYOTA_PICKUP_CAB_CERT_OF_TITLE_OR_SALVAGE_ACQ_VAN_NUYS_CA/ , as sold.
  5. hc(ppm) max 120 gp270 meas 213 @ 996 rpm CO2% meas 10.20 O2 meas 2.80 CO%max 1.00 gp 2.50 meas 5.30 GROSS POLLUTER hc(ppm) max180 gp 330 meas194 CO2% 10.70 O2% 2.20 @ 2500rpm CO% MAX1.00 GP2.50 MEAS 4.89 GROSS POLLUTER
  6. Several thousand dollars, would have to dig up paperwork, they checked everything including a compression check and look at plugs, very important, if you cannot read spark plugs find someone who can... BUT first you should read all the top posts in this board, takes a long time I know, but you will learn much about your new toy before spending any money. Plan ahead always!! This stupid new imac black on black keyboard is driving me nuts more typos than text!!!
  7. Well if you are willing to pay dealer prices Toyota of San Francisco on Geary St did all of the rear brake, flush everything, all hoses, mount tires replace valve stems for me. They replaced the thermostat cover and thermostat said it was leaking. I called the man on that cause I never saw any leaks and he showed me the crack in the thermostat cover, which I did keep as a spare. Glad he got that. It isn't because of the weight of the vehicle, so much as the height, yes the Les Schawb around here won't take the RV, I went to the one in Fairfield.
  8. So I've decided to dig into it some. There's no check engine lite on and it runs great so how bad can it be? I checked the engine codes and get 12, which isn't a real problem with the engine if it runs. It's caused by the starter not starting the motor when it's hot. I get someone to hold the starter switch on and wack the starter with a wrench, starts rite up. So the ecu is seeing the signals up to start but after several seconds and it doesn't see the ign/destributer signals active. I cleared that code and run it around for a while started it up several times, recheck and code doesn't come
  9. Well, seems you cannot sell or even give away to a private party without a smog cert here in calif. That limits the options. To file a no op permit you need a place to park it off street, which I do not have.
  10. I have fixed up a 91 Dolphin model 400, minus the captains chair. But it needs a new ft bumper ,rt headlamp, ws washers just plugged up , have a new Denso starter( from toy dealer) to install, hoses from filler to tank need replacing, O2 sensors bad, just flunked smog, front doors starting to rust out at bottom, Onan gen is great for noise and will run both microwave and roof AC, but needs fuel pump. On the plus side good tires,with ss wheel simulators, RV part in good shape, no leaks, all fixed up, LED's everywhere, computer controlled Maxx fan, new outer LEDs, new powerstation 35A.
  11. It seems odd to me that with all those pictures there's none of the drivers outside side ????
  12. 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
  13. 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 bi
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