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New Off-Road Toy

Postby Bigshankhank » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:07 am

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Technically this is my son's.
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Re: New Off-Road Toy

Postby red » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:44 am

My friend in High School had one of those, it was jangleplatz! Like a bigger, beefier version of the Samurai.
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Re: New Off-Road Toy

Postby Bigshankhank » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:39 am

Coincidentally, my parents were going to buy me a Samurai when I was in high school until that dammed Consumer Reports expose about rollover risks came out. I ended up with their old Tercel instead. But like you I also had a friend who had one of these when we were in college. I thought it was the coolest thing that it has an inclinometer in the dash, and when I drove this one home I was still dazzled by that feature. Considering how windy it has been with Hurricane Michael blowing past (it didn't hit us down here but we still got a ton of wind and rain from it) I experienced first hand just how much like a sail these things are.
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Re: New Off-Road Toy

Postby red » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:26 pm

The Consumer Reports testing was rigged against the Samurai. I had a hard top aka tin top model and it was completely awesome. Too bad they've all rusted away, been hacked for off roading, or are completely overpriced. I'd love to have another.
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Re: New Off-Road Toy

Postby Bigshankhank » Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:46 pm

Past two weekends we removed a good portion of the front end of the engine in an effort to replace the spark plugs, timing belt and water pump plus associated tensioners because the PO was a flipper and had no maintenance records.
Before we fucked with it
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After befuckery
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All the parts which were effectively fucked
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At the same time, clearing out so much of the engine bay allowed unique access to some grease points as well as an unexpected angle on the front upper shock mounts, so we went ahead and continued with the fuckeration and greased/replaced them while it was laid bare. We also replaced what I had assumed was a faulty oil pressure sending unit.

And when it was all said and done, cleaned and flushed and reassembled and fluids refilled, lo and behold it started up, and didn't leak. Sadly the replacement oil pressure sending unit made no difference, leading me to believe I have a bad pressure gauge in the dash. We also had a pair of new rear shocks but a certain website that shall remain nameless (but sounds like shockmotto) sent me two different rear shocks, so we are waiting on the correct one to arrive. Nevertheless my son and I learned together that this car can take a good fucking and make it through.
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Re: New Off-Road Toy

Postby Bigshankhank » Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:52 pm

BTW the one pictures is after about three shots of foaming engine cleaner/degreaser, and no I had not yet removed all of the old water pump gasket. A couple more cleanings, some time with a couple wire brushes and a soft metal scraper to remove the residual gaskets and it looked a ton better. I was also pretty happy that the front crank seal wasn't leaking (knock on wood). I didn't need to remove the flywheel for the timing belt, only to check the seal but again, while I was that deep in there I might as well check it to be sure. I left the OEM seal in place because this is one of the items, unlike the water pump that "if it ain't broke don't fix it" applies.
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Re: New Off-Road Toy

Postby Bigshankhank » Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:21 am

Welp, shocks on all four corners are done, and the title/tag is squared away. Time for some drivin’!
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Re: New Off-Road Toy

Postby Bigshankhank » Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:06 am

Since my son at 6'-3" cannot comfortably fit in the driver's seat, my 4-Runner went to my wife and her PT Cruiser went to my son and this has become mine. I cannot deny that this was something my heart desired. Daily driving it over some distances has revealed a few more flaws like worn out ball joints, a leaking power steering pump and a bad fuel sending unit. Still its a really fun little truckster and definitely not something people see on the road everyday. I guess I am living the DSM life now.
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Re: New Off-Road Toy

Postby red » Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:06 am

They are cool little SUVs. More pics!!!
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Re: New Off-Road Toy

Postby Bigshankhank » Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:17 pm

I actually don't have any more since I haven't had much chance for it to sit still as I've been driving it everyday. Fear not, I'll have a few more soon.
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Re: New Off-Road Toy

Postby problemaddict » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:10 pm

Wait. Your son had a cool-as-shit Raider and he let you have it in exchange for a fucking PT Cruiser?!? (I hope Mean Chuck doesn't see this post! LOL).
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Re: New Off-Road Toy

Postby Bigshankhank » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:29 pm

problemaddict wrote:Wait. Your son had a cool-as-shit Raider and he let you have it in exchange for a fucking PT Cruiser?!? (I hope Mean Chuck doesn't see this post! LOL).


At least Chuck's PT is a turbo, this has the plain jane 2.4l I4 engine, no frills. I will say The Boy is dissappointed that he wasn't comfortable in this, and truth be told with as wobbly as the suspension is (refer to the ball joint comments above) I think its better that he not be behind the wheel.
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