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Re: Little workshop of horrors

Postby The1 » Sat Aug 14, 2021 10:43 pm

Yeh prob cold area with salt on roads, but dunno how you'd drive it so long to have brake shoes completely gone or chew threw a disc lol

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Re: Little workshop of horrors

Postby Gampy » Sat Aug 14, 2021 11:11 pm

The rust is typical of Northeast USA ... The meat slicer blade is not!
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Re: Little workshop of horrors

Postby The1 » Mon Aug 16, 2021 5:42 pm

If you have reddit check this one for rust
https://www.reddit.com/r/Justrolledinto ... urce=share

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Re: Little workshop of horrors

Postby Gareth » Mon Aug 16, 2021 6:35 pm

Should not be standing under that shit!!
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Re: Little workshop of horrors

Postby vlad01 » Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:26 pm

So my nephew bought a 4 runner a while back with a VR v6 engine in it but the sump was cracked and leaking bad, we replaced it with a much better conversion sump and new pick up from V6 conversions. All good, about 6 months later the oil pump started getting noisy and having problems priming oil.

The oil pressure was erratic, sometimes fine, other times low, often ok at idle but dropped to 0 when revving. Figured the engine was toast which it was, consumed a ton of oil and fuel well before the oil pressure problem.


Anyway, found a low k reco engine for 750 bucks, started to do the sump swap and pick up. Found the conversion oil pick up was blocked with something.


Picked some of it out and turned out to be newspaper or something? :!: There was nothing in the new sump or pick up when we installed it, I checked it all out to make sure it was clean and free of anything.

Absolutely no idea where it came from? Well that explains the problem. :lol:


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Re: Little workshop of horrors

Postby Charlescrown » Sun Oct 10, 2021 1:51 pm

Looks like a decomposing oil filter but how did it end up there?

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Re: Little workshop of horrors

Postby vlad01 » Sun Oct 10, 2021 2:29 pm

Def not oil filter, it's exactly the consistency of newspaper. Started to try clean it out, found a lot of 3-4mm sized solid rocks of carbon deposits and few pieces of metal. Got 99% of it out but the last few small bits of carbon are lodged firmly in the corners of the shroud and mesh screen.

Currently soaking in degreaser to hopefully loosen it up so I can bash it on a block of wood and knock out the last of them.
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Re: Little workshop of horrors

Postby Charlescrown » Mon Oct 11, 2021 7:15 am

If it's carbon an overnight soak in thinners should clean it out.

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Re: Little workshop of horrors

Postby vlad01 » Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:30 am

Ended up getting them out with the blow gun. Those bits of metal, found where they came from. The thrust face of No. 2 main bearing, completely munched up.

I suspect it's from all the drama he's had with the conversion clutch/bellhousing setup.
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Re: Little workshop of horrors

Postby mattyjf01 » Fri May 27, 2022 10:59 pm

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