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Old 02-05-2013, 03:38 PM   #1
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What is this knob near the oil dip stick?

After changing my oil I was wiping down my engine cover area since it was dirty. Accidentally knocked this off. What is this? I picked it up and screwed it back on. Do I tighten it as tight as possible when screwing it back on or is it like the oil filter where I do the "3/4 turn"?

I bought my truck used a few years back and it didn't have a owners manual so I can not reference back, sorry

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After changing my oil I was wiping down my engine cover area since it was dirty. Accidentally knocked this off. What is this? I picked it up and screwed it back on. Do I tighten it as tight as possible when screwing it back on or is it like the oil filter where I do the "3/4 turn"?

I bought my truck used a few years back and it didn't have a owners manual so I can not reference back, sorry

it is a line for charging the AC in your vehicle. doesnt need to be stupid tight just put it on like the cap on your tires fill valves
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:47 PM   #4
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it is a line for charging the AC in your vehicle. doesnt need to be stupid tight just put it on like the cap on your tires fill valves
Oh ok, thanks! Thought it was something serious.

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Thats the "all four tires" at once air filler valve.
No shit? Where do I get a female end to put on my portable air compressor so I can air them all back up at once instead of one by one after off-roading
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sorry, I am a wise ass sometimes....
Lol all good man. Just being a wise ass back.
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Just put the A/C access cap on finger tight.
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Just put the A/C access cap on finger tight.
x2 doesnt doing anything but keep stuff out of the fill valve
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x2 doesnt doing anything but keep stuff out of the fill valve
those valves can leak, the cap will slow the leak or stop it. 4runner does it...remove cap, observe bubbles, close cap, don't do it again
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those valves can leak, the cap will slow the leak or stop it. 4runner does it...remove cap, observe bubbles, close cap, don't do it again
all systems leak...
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Guys, stop being so greedy and be honest with the man! We all know that is the charging valve for the flux capacitor! Anyone know where the cap is for the blinker fluid though? I am having a hard time finding it, and I am a little low on the left front blinker.

















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