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Re: FC Zach's AllTrac

Postby FC Zach » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:07 pm

underscore wrote:That's what happens when you interfere with the patented Toyota Constant Rustproofing System (tm).


Ha ha, first time I've heard that one :rofl:
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Re: FC Zach's AllTrac

Postby underscore » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:31 am

VW actually did that on purpose back in the day (their history of terrible ideas will never end). One of the oil seals or gaskets was designed with a tiny leak, so that it would constantly cover the underside in a layer of oil to keep things from rusting.
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Re: FC Zach's AllTrac

Postby FC Zach » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:43 am

underscore wrote:VW actually did that on purpose back in the day (their history of terrible ideas will never end).

Ha Ha, I just watched a Netflix docu-series (Dirty Money) and one of the episodes was about VW and their diesel cheat. . they thought they were clever.

underscore wrote:One of the oil seals or gaskets was designed with a tiny leak, so that it would constantly cover the underside in a layer of oil to keep things from rusting.

Well my driveway/garage doesn't agree with this method but at least there's not rust :)
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Re: FC Zach's AllTrac

Postby pintoBC_3sgte » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:17 am

FC Zach wrote:
pintoBC_3sgte wrote:Hey, was wondering how you mounted your fogs. Looks like the same as I just ordered.


I bought a pair of inexpensive six LED lights off Amazon I believe. I secured them to thick scrap aluminum I had laying around that I bent to the angles I needed and then secured with galvanized screws (the holes may or may not have already been there, I don't remember).

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Sorry, another question about your fogs, Did you happen to wire it to use the stock switch, or did you use a aftermarket switch it came with?
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Re: FC Zach's AllTrac

Postby FC Zach » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:15 am

Stock. . I also attached OE connectors to the lights so they were plug and play. Another thing I did was reroute the fog light wire (in the passenger kick panel) so the lights would work independently from the headlights as long as the switch is on. I can share that diagram I used if you wish.
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Re: FC Zach's AllTrac

Postby pintoBC_3sgte » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:37 pm

Sure, thanks ! That would be awesome
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Re: FC Zach's AllTrac

Postby FC Zach » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:59 am

mx6er2587 wrote:premium or performance series? I have the performance series in mine, and while I love the look the accuracy and durability wasn't great. I was thinking of trying out the premium line


FC Zach wrote:Premium, so far I really like these.


Update on these: I have a Premium boost and I presume a performance oil press and water temp. . The boost works great, I really like the peak memory and the high boost warning light/beep. However, the oil pressure gauge isn't functioning properly and initially scared the crap out of me because the pressure dropped! After a little searching I found that the senders they use are junk! At least for the performance line, I can't say anything about the premium oil pressure gauge.

I'm replacing my gauges with the AutoMeter Spec Pro line. . well, one at a time at least (they're a little more expensive than the ProSports). First up is the oil pressure gauge (P32532) https://www.autometer.com/2-1-16-oil-pressure-0-120-psi-spek-pro-black-black.html
These gauges will not clash with the stock instruments and it's a plus that these have a green backlight option too, unlike the Prosport gauges I had.
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Re: FC Zach's AllTrac

Postby FC Zach » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:29 am

I've been a little busy lately but I finally got to finish installation of my gauges since receiving the last one last month. I love the subtle look of these as well as their adjustability.
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I also repaired my speedometer issue yesterday. . after waiting a couple weeks for parts to arrive. I originally found that the key and driven-gear had broken so I ordered these from a Toyota dealership.
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Afterward, I was thinking about what caused the damage to the parts above but not until about a week after ordering them. . Thinking the cable adapter possibly locked up and caused the chain reaction, I disassembled and inspected it to be sure. I'm glad I did because this would have happened again (you can see the thrust bearing and gear damage below). The cheapest place I found this part (83770-17010) was from McGeorge Toyota Online Parts ($150), they were MUCH cheaper than what the local dealership quoted me which was over $200! Oh, and like every other part I order for this car, the tech tells me there are only one or two left in the country
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Oh yeah! I also (after years of searching!) finally found some replacement leather seat covers. . a full set! As of now I only have the fronts complete except the headrests, I had to have those remade. I'm still waiting on the headrests and rear seats to be completed since sending the eBay upholster the correct templates last month. Here's the covers the day I installed them.
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About a week I attempted to smooth out wrinkles with a small handheld steam cleaner. After only thirty minutes or less I noticed an improvement. . I will try some more when the rest of the covers arrive.
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Re: FC Zach's AllTrac

Postby CMS-GT4 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:04 pm

Those seats look good.
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Re: FC Zach's AllTrac

Postby FC Zach » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:38 am

Thanks! The remaining covers arrived today so I'll get those on whenever I can and share some more pictures.
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Re: FC Zach's AllTrac

Postby FC Zach » Mon May 07, 2018 8:51 am

I installed the rear covers two weeks ago and finally got around to steaming out the wrinkles/bagginess. .

Here's a pic after installation:
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and after steaming:
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I'm happy with the results and love the feel of these seats. . but anything beats the janky ones I had been using while waiting for replacement covers.
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