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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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!!!
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. It seems odd to me that with all those pictures there's none of the drivers outside side ????
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Start here : http://toyotamotorhome.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=8582&hl= , there's another longer one I cannot seem to find.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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...
  15. "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.
  16. 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
  17. 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."
  18. 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..
  19. 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.
  20. If you are not going to install plastic you might consider using laminated glass, like the front windschield.
  21. We must be lucky ours worked from day one and still does. One thing is you do not get the top lite on the voltage check unless you are charging the battery. But a careful reading of the fine print (hard to see with my old eyes) is the second from top is full for the battery check.
  22. Saw 3 Dolpins in the park today, not including ours, and a Phoenix , which I've never seen or heard of before. Couldn't stop and take a picture, park full of HSBG festival. So http://www.motorhomeclassifieds.com/150806.html , is one.
  23. At that mileage replacing exhaust shims not due yet, but if you have it done now no worries for many thousand miles after. Don't know about the seals but it sure makes sense if you tear it down that far to put all new seals in. If you are gonna put many miles on it you might well consider doing it now. That price would be good around here, but might be high considering they will have the heads off anyway to do the gaskets.
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