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Swapping the 4.3Runner....IT RUNS!
Posted 21 June 2012 - 09:13 PM
Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:07 AM
Did you have to use this thing to get out of Duluth? The flooding looks crazy there, hope you are ok.
I'm up the hill far enough, that things haven't been too bad. There's one spot at the end of my alley where the sidewalk was torn up to run a fiber optic line, and the water eroded it into a big hole. Other than that, things weren't too bad.
BUT, I definitely was wishing the 4runner was ready for commuter duty. I made a pretty nasty water crossing in my celica at the bank the night before (the same bank seen from a jet ski in this video)
Posted 30 August 2012 - 08:27 PM
Worked on it a bunch this week. Confirmed that I am getting WOT with the pedal.
Set the ignition timing. Had to advance it quite a bit from where it was. So much that I was pretty sure I had the plug wires on the wrong posts. So I fixed that, and reset it.
Then it died, and wouldn't restart. Messed with it for quite awhile yesterday, bah.
Tried it today, it fired right up, and purred like a kitten. Put it in gear and put some load on it (just holding the brakes....didn't feel like moving the jet ski and stuff behind it just yet), ran awesome. Then as soon as it hit operating temp, it died. Restarted once, but only ran for a minute. Then it wouldn't restart.
Then it threw a code for a CTS......So, I'll pick one of those up tomorrow, and try again.
Hoping to drive it to work this week....
Posted 02 September 2012 - 11:32 PM
Got about 25 miles on it so far. Can't wait to get it offroad.
Had to test the suspension travel so I could get the fenders trimmed....
Posted 03 September 2012 - 02:36 PM
AWESOME it runs.......
Posted 03 October 2012 - 10:17 PM
1st on the list when camping out of an SUV/Wagon, usually the rear hatch/gate is not designed to be operated from the inside, so I bought 2 momentary buttons, and mounted them to the inside trim panel (pics to come in the daylight), and wired them to control the rear window. Now I can roll the rear window up or down from the inside.
Then I needed the rear window to operate with the key off, so I made that mod too. I used 4Crawler's write-up on modifying the system to track down the necessary wires to do this.
The last step for today was lighting. I already had some LEDs in the stock dome and deck light fixtures from www.autolumination.com . But I needed to improve on that. So I got a pair of these LED light strips:
Ziptied them to the roll bar, and wired them in with the deck light:
Lights the thing up like crazy. I'll have to be careful not to hit this switch while on the road at night, as it could be very distracting to a driver behind me.
Posted 04 October 2012 - 05:17 PM
Posted 01 May 2013 - 12:20 PM
So, since my last update. I was going to get supplies for the camping trip the night before I was planning on leaving, and it stalled again. Tried a bunch of things to get it running again, and it randomly started working just long enough to get it home. So I parked it, took insurance off it, and didn't really do much all winter.
I did do some planning. I bought a USB-ALDL cable to plug my laptop into the ECU, so I could datalog with TunerPro RT, and maybe catch it acting up.
I've been driving it to work all week this week, and yesterday, I went to head home for lunch, and it wouldn't start. I scoured through parameters on the computer, and couldn't find much more out. I confirmed my suspicion that it was not getting fuel, but couldn't find an indication on why. So I ran inside (I work at AutoZone) and grabbed our loaner fuel pressure tester. Sure enough, 45 psi, which is not enough to open the poppet valves in the spider injector. After playing with things, and cycling the pump a bunch, all of a sudden it jumped up to 55, and the truck fired right up.
The pressure did not drop at all when the pump was off....so it had to be the pump.
The pump I was running was a universal inline rated for 65 psi that I got on Summit Racing, that I then mounted in-tank. I had a makeshift strainer on there, but when I pulled the pump out yesterday, the strainer was floating in the tank.
So I bought a new Airtex pump designed for the blazer (rated for 90 psi!!) after lunch yesterday, and put it in. Along with it's matching strainer.
I also noticed that my VSS calibration (I just hooked the Toyota signal wire from the dash to the Chevy ECU) is off. The ECU thinks I'm going almost exactly double what the dash indicates. So I need to address that....
Hoping to get it on the trails in less than 2 weeks!!!
Posted 01 May 2013 - 11:33 PM
Ya its not a matter of, if chevy fuel pumps fail..its when. Sorta like our head gaskets. I cant count how many chevy fp I have replaced. And I'm a chevy guy, so its not like I'm doggin them or anything. Nice call on the data stream though.
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