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by javabob
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Was it You?
Topic: L300 in Minneapolis from Washington
Replies: 0
Views: 596

L300 in Minneapolis from Washington

Who's visiting from Washington? I'm getting alot of texts from people.
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by javabob
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: 2" lift woes. What did I screw up?
Replies: 9
Views: 1854

2" lift woes. What did I screw up?

That's my plan then. Free up the shocks with the bottom bolts. Measure the stroke length / check number on the shock itself. I'll redo the torsion bar adjustment again. I've done it twice just as you described but maybe the third times a charm. Plus I need to work on my Popeye forearms. I'm waiting ...
by javabob
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: 2" lift woes. What did I screw up?
Replies: 9
Views: 1854

2" lift woes. What did I screw up?

I'll put the bump stop back in. There's one thing I can't wrap my head around: The torsion bars are brand new and the markings are facing the rear. Left and right sides are correct. It seems to me that it wouldn't matter what spline they are on. I started the adjuster as low as it could go. If I tak...
by javabob
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: 2" lift woes. What did I screw up?
Replies: 9
Views: 1854

2" lift woes. What did I screw up?

I forgot to include this picture. Notice the upper bushing. I had to use 2 vice grips plus my own kung fu grip to get that nut on.
by javabob
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: 2" lift woes. What did I screw up?
Replies: 9
Views: 1854

2" lift woes. What did I screw up?

Are these the upgraded 24mm torsion bars, or just new standard ones? New standard torsion bars. Either way, it looks like the torsion bars aren't indexed correctly yet. Jack the front up until the upper rebound buffers (missing in your photo) are fully compressed and the front wheels are hanging of...
by javabob
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: 2" lift woes. What did I screw up?
Replies: 9
Views: 1854

2" lift woes. What did I screw up?

I installed the 2" lift kit that Jesse offers, new shocks, and new torsion bars. The install went peachy keen until I took "Truck Norris" off the jack stands. The front end was lower. How could this be. I crawled back under and cranked the torsion bars all the way up and it was still too low. I re-i...
by javabob
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Massive Oil Leak
Replies: 10
Views: 2605

Massive Oil Leak

Hey Morganizer, sorry I didn't reply earlier. The first thing I did after trying every wrench, shaved socked, swivel joints, and curse word I knew was to seek out a set of stubby wrenches. The one pictured to be exact. only the open end would fit on the banjo, but I still couldn't get any leverage t...
by javabob
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Massive Oil Leak
Replies: 10
Views: 2605

Massive Oil Leak

All is well and the Deli is back to slowing traffic on the freeways! I removed the drivers side engine cover and it was as dry as the Sahara above the oil filter. So I added a couple of liters of oil, crawled underneath, and had my wife turn the oil shower , i mean engine, over. Sploosh! Oil comes j...
by javabob
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Say you just lifted your L300
Replies: 8
Views: 2149

Say you just lifted your L300

djxtreme wrote:And your 235/85, is that with a lift?
No lift, but I had to remove the front steps and "modify" the front arch a bit.
by javabob
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Say you just lifted your L300
Replies: 8
Views: 2149

Say you just lifted your L300

I have these:
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American Racing Baja
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For tires I have Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac LT235/85R16
by javabob
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Massive Oil Leak
Replies: 10
Views: 2605

Massive Oil Leak

I finally had some time to replace the the vacuum pump oil feed line. That top banjo bolt was so much fun! Put fresh oil in, started her up, and sploosh, all the oil I put in came gushing out :-( When I crawled under to have a looksie, it seems like it might be coming from the top side of the filter...
by javabob
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Massive Oil Leak
Replies: 10
Views: 2605

Massive Oil Leak

And then one day he was drivin home his van, And down from the engine come a bubblin crude. Oil that is, black gold, Texas tea. Yay Growler! Perfect timing with the humor, thank you. I'm guessing you could feel my stress from the upside down. I'm gonna go with one of the flexible hoses until I can l...
by javabob
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Massive Oil Leak
Replies: 10
Views: 2605

Massive Oil Leak

As I was backing into my garage I notice I was leaving a trail up the driveway. Looked at the instrument panel and everything looked normal. I thought maybe it was water from the rain we had earlier, there was a puddle at the end of the driveway. I walk around the van and it looks like BP had parked...
by javabob
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for L300 Owner's Manual
Replies: 8
Views: 2376

Looking for L300 Owner's Manual

I ordered one from ebay. I think one of the guys from the UK has them made.
by javabob
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: L300 Technical
Topic: Starting Issues, Super Cold Temps in Ontario
Replies: 12
Views: 2763

Starting Issues, Super Cold Temps in Ontario

Hi javabob. What was the cost to do this? And is it an easy install? I come from the mechanically declined side of the group. lol. I can't remember the exact cost, hut $850 usd is popping in my head. I ordered it off ebay from a company in Canada. I also think a guy from this forum, 204explorer can...

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