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Forum: MKIII Supra 01-06-2020, 04:05 AM
Replies: 9
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Here are pictures of a block that has rot around...

Here are pictures of a block that has rot around the cooling passage right up to the fire ring where the gasket seals and a picture of a block in good shape. It's easy to see the difference. As far...
Forum: MKIII Supra 01-05-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 203
Posted By Bru
Are you seeing a cloud of white smoke on start up...

Are you seeing a cloud of white smoke on start up or while running? Burning coolant it looks like that. Burning oil looks more gray. A crack in the head can allow compression / combustion gases into...
Forum: MKIII Supra 01-04-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 203
Posted By Bru
A leak down test is definitely a good diagnostic...

A leak down test is definitely a good diagnostic approach. Keeping the piston at top dead center during the test is a chore. Another thing I forgot to mention is that when the block is shaved at the...
Forum: MKIII Supra 01-04-2020, 02:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 203
Posted By Bru
Very strange that this condition would happen to...

Very strange that this condition would happen to 2 different engines if I read your reply correctly. I was going to suggest that the head or the block was warped. Seems combustion gases are leaking...
Forum: MKIII Supra 01-02-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 203
Posted By Bru
Does the coolant overflow the tank while the car...

Does the coolant overflow the tank while the car is running or when you shut it down? The blown head gasket syndrome rears its ugly head typically after you shut the engine down. Other things to...
Forum: MKIII Supra 09-10-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 777
Posted By Bru
Make sure your coolant level is between the high...

Make sure your coolant level is between the high and low lines on the overflow tank. If your radiator cap is old replace it. Be sure to only check it or replace it when the engine is cold. As a...
Forum: MKIII Supra 09-10-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By Bru
Hand cranking it over clockwise a turn or 2 in...

Hand cranking it over clockwise a turn or 2 in neutral would be advisable.
Forum: MKIII Supra 09-10-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 539
Posted By Bru
Is the ECU throwing any codes? If not check the...

Is the ECU throwing any codes? If not check the throttle position sensor. You need a Ohm meter with a needle and some feeler gauges and a bent S-shaped Phillips screwdriver to get the bottom...
Forum: MKIII Supra 09-10-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By Bru
Report that person to the Better Business Bureau...

Report that person to the Better Business Bureau or take it to small claims court.
Forum: MKIII Supra 09-10-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 499
Posted By Bru
7MGE automatics Have a neutral lockout switch. If...

7MGE automatics Have a neutral lockout switch. If you still have the old equipment look for that electrical connector and how it functions when the selector is in park. You could figure out what...
Forum: MKIII Supra 09-10-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,031
Posted By Bru
Just as a shot in the dark, try unplugging the...

Just as a shot in the dark, try unplugging the brake light failure module which is located near the rear hatch latch behind the plastic cover that goes from one side to the other. The module on the...
Forum: MKIII Supra 02-10-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,003
Posted By Bru
Be very careful with starting fluid going in the...

Be very careful with starting fluid going in the intake anywhere near the air flow meter. The Turbo car has a Karman vortex air flow meter that can get killed very easily if you try and clean it or...
Forum: MKIII Supra 10-29-2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 918
Posted By Bru
OK, easy. That hose comes out and connects to a...

OK, easy. That hose comes out and connects to a plastic T on the firewall. One side the T connects to a hard plastic hose that goes over to the heater control valve. I think there's a vacuum check...
Forum: Show n Tell 10-19-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,443
Posted By Bru
Bucket list Supra items.

Now that Social Security money has started, I have a few bucks to blow on those bucket list items. The 1st ones are those bolt covers behind the passenger seat that always get lost. I got these off...
Forum: MKIII Supra 10-19-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,568
Posted By Bru
If I remember correctly you have to pry out...

If I remember correctly you have to pry out slightly on the black rocker until it slips over that rocking point on either side. just don't pull it too far it might break. After you get it apart...
Forum: MKIII Supra 10-19-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 918
Posted By Bru
A photo would help. There should be a vacuum...

A photo would help. There should be a vacuum diagram underneath the hood of the car. The only thing that sounds related is are you talking about the power steering booster hose? You can consult the...
Forum: MKIII Supra 09-23-2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,910
Posted By Bru
I forgot about the neutral lockout switch because...

I forgot about the neutral lockout switch because mine is disabled. For a manual car you need to step on the clutch pedal while cranking. Automatics have one too. It needs to be in park and it could...
Forum: MKIII Supra 09-20-2018, 01:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,910
Posted By Bru
Did you check the fuel pump relay? Other than...

Did you check the fuel pump relay? Other than that you can run a direct connection to the starter solenoid terminal or use one of those push button remote starters for testing purposes to see if it...
Forum: Show n Tell 09-16-2018, 04:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,251
Posted By Bru
What does this watch face remind you of ?

I was working on a bag of wrist watches when I came across this Jules Jurgensen model 5252CL. Something about it caught my eye and I couldn't figure out why until I was driving my car and looked at...
Forum: MKIII Supra 09-16-2018, 03:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 720
Posted By Bru
Its called a PLUG, HEATER WATER 90339-16001. ...

Its called a PLUG, HEATER WATER 90339-16001. Should cost less than $5 at a toyota dealer. They should have it in stock since its used on multiple models and years. I replaced mine a few years ago...
Forum: MKIII Supra 09-08-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 903
Posted By Bru
Make sure that the clutch pedal free play is not...

Make sure that the clutch pedal free play is not over adjusted. That pin that fits in the back of master cylinder should wiggle just a little and not be tight up against it. There's a lock nut and...
Forum: MKIII Supra 08-04-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,055
Posted By Bru
It's the vacuum servo that opens and closes the...

It's the vacuum servo that opens and closes the hot water to the heater core. When no vacuum is applied it's closed. If the electric actuated solenoid still works and you press The climate control...
Forum: MKIII Supra 07-14-2018, 02:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,910
Posted By Bru
Check the fuel pump relay in the black box behind...

Check the fuel pump relay in the black box behind the battery. They typically have the following behavior when going bad. Starts fine when cold. After driving to operating temperature and parking...
Forum: MKIV Supra 07-14-2018, 02:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,454
Posted By Bru
Had to share this YouTube clip

Fast forward to 1:32 in the clip. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDpvtdULxq8

Unfortunately, this was taken down from YouTube but here is a synopsis: A Camaro and a Mustang are racing each other...
Forum: MKIII Supra 06-05-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,566
Posted By Bru
Dome Light Repair

There have been several writeups on this but here was my experience. For years I've been fighting the dome lights would work then they wouldn't work. If I messed with it they would work again and...
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