Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by RyanV, Jun 6, 2015.
Sounds like a good plan. Any update?
Nope, still a while before things get here from Japan. At least two months.
No parts delivered yet, but I made another purchase. I got a TRD cluster which is normally really expensive and a bit hard to find. I got a good price because the seller said it's been in storage for a few years and hasn't been tested. Also the kms read about 200,000 which I think made it less desirable. I'll have to give it a test when I get my hands on it. Ideally, I'd like to be able to adjust the kms to match my current cluster to make tracking of kms easier.
Once we stop getting tons of rain and freezing temps I'm going to use this car as my daily. I'm also hoping to get a G-Turbo for the HDJ81, so I'll install that and do some work on the LC while I'm driving this
Hey you drove by me today! At Sprott & Royal Oak by the gas station.
Nice, I think that's the first time I've been spotted
Do you live in that area? There was (or is) a silver Altezza that was a few blocks from my place closer to Still Creek and I think you have (or had) a silver Atezza, right?
I do live in the area, but my altezza was white & is now totaled and in heaven.
So I had to get into the left front regulator today. A few weeks back (when it was still warm out) we went to put the window up and had a terrible noise. I figured for sure the plastic in the regulator broke since it's really common on these cars. Luckily, no! The track was just gummed up with grease and shards of glass from when the window was broken. I cleaned it out spread a bit of grease and WD40 and it's working again. Managed to get a few shards in my fingers as well though when cleaning that didn't feel too good.
One thing that was obvious though is that when the shop replace the window they obviously did not take any care with the vapour barrier. Yes, it could have been done some other time when the car was still in Japan, but based on the quality of the cleaning job they did to clean up the broken glass, I'm sure it was the same shop that tore up the plastic. It's really not that hard to be careful to not tear it....Why are people so careless? Same thing was done in my wife's BMW when a regulator was replaced.
I wanted to put something better together, but I didn't have time.
Sleeping until spring now...
That sounds really good. Not offensive at all, but beefy. Looks good too.
Ugh....this thread makes me miss my Aristo so much.
I did an oil change on this last night and I I'll be driving it for the next month or so.
I'm hoping to have some time to take a few more videos, but we'll see. I never seem to have enough extra time!
I never have enough time for this car, and it's making me pay...I just put insurance on it yesterday while the Land Cruiser is at the shop getting timing belt and some other stuff done. I know it has a slow electrical draw somewhere and I am suspecting it's one of the door actuators as it's a common culprit on these cars. However, my multimeter died, so I got nowhere at the moment with that. I did a drain and fill on the transmission fluid which has made a WORLD of difference. I'll do another after 1000 km or so. While under the car I also noticed I have a small leak on the steering rack, so that should be fun. Then today on my lunch break I was going out to run some errands on my lunch break and the right rear window regulator broke on me!
Instead of running errands I managed to get home strip it down and get the window jammed in the up position and get back to work. I still have to pull the regulator, but I'm guessing it's suffered the same type of failure I experienced with the front left (sheared piece of plastic). With the age of the car and fact that the car isn't that common, I think I might have to come up with a better fix than just replacing with a used unit. I'll have to think about it after I get a chance to remove it and see what the problem is.
those kind of little issue are the worst.
Warming up one last frosty morning before winter sleep...or longer...
I must say this was much nicer to drive on cold mornings than the Land Cruiser. I'd have heat by the time I drive two blocks and the heated mirrors are really nice
Next summer i want to see this beast again.. its been like 10 years since i seen it. lol
I test fit some alternate wheels last night. I think I'm going to swap out these from the Work wheels. Of course, if I knew the specs for the Work wheels I may not have bothered with the test fit since it turns out the Work wheels and these Abflug wheels are the same specs. Front 18x8.5 ET +45, Rear 18x9.5 ET +45.
The fit for the fronts will be a bit tight as the tires on the Work wheels are 235/40/18 and the replacement tires I have are 245/40/18. Should be ok, it will just be a bit tighter.
When I get around to swapping them over, I plan to drop the ride lower as well.
that really going to change the look. I think it will look good.
Those should look good!
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