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What have you done to your Tacoma today? 1st Gen Edition

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by SlimDigg, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Jul 3, 2018 at 10:09 PM
    BartMaster1234

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    EDIT: I’m wrong this is for removing the tension on basic serpentine belts with the pull type tensioner please forgive my ignorance. Yes, you can make it cheaper with steel flat stock but for convenience sake I prefer the ready made tool.

    To each his own, I suppose. Haha.
     
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  2. Jul 3, 2018 at 10:11 PM
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    Lowes, Home Depot, & all the usual big box hardware stores carry grade 8 bolts. My tool is not threading into the M8 threads on the crank pulley so metric bolts aren't needed. In fact the 3/8" is best cause it fits perfect in the counterbores. I'll post a thread on how to make it.
     
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  3. Jul 3, 2018 at 10:13 PM
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    Has it been verified that that tool works? A lot of generic tools don't work on the 5vz pulley.
     
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  4. Jul 3, 2018 at 10:13 PM
    BartMaster1234

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    Didn’t think about that. You’re right, I actually have no idea if that would work with the 5VZ.
     
  5. Jul 3, 2018 at 10:14 PM
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    How does that tool work to hold the crank pulley to crack loose the crank bolt? That tool is for the spring tensioner on engines that use serpentine belts. I use a tool like that often when I was a mechanic but that won't work for the crank pulley.
     
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    I’m mistaken. It won’t work.
     
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    Not a lot of tractors in LA sir - j/k but the nearest store is 40 miles away
     
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  8. Jul 3, 2018 at 10:15 PM
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    Same here. I’ve been trying to find good parts washer solvent for my parts washer, and Tractor Supply sells it in 5 gallon totes.

    Problem is the nearest Tractor Supply is 40-50 miles away.
     
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  9. Jul 3, 2018 at 10:16 PM
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    Speaking of solvents - anyone know where and how I can dispose of bad / old gasoline?
     
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    I highly recommend filling that with either Gunk carb cleaner or B12 chemtool carb cleaner, unless Cali doesn't allow those to have chemicals that make them work. Usually you can get gallon cans at auto stores. Although I've only used it in an ulrtrasonic cleaner, but should hold up just fine for other things.
     
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  11. Jul 3, 2018 at 10:18 PM
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    Take it to a Hazadrous Waste Center. Your city should have some kind of center for that.

    I leave my labeled waste on the curb and the recycling truck has facilities on board to dispose of it. I’ve left things from Parts Washer Solvent to Transmission Fluid.

    Depends on your city really.
     
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    I just dump it in the cruiser with a near full tank when it is only a gallon or less
     
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    @devinzz1 what were you torquing the intake manifold bolts that go to the cylinder heads to - I'm thinking that "Intake manifold, Intake manifold stay x Cylinder head-13" is the spec I should be looking at from here:
     
  14. Jul 3, 2018 at 10:19 PM
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    The guy I bought the parts washer from gave me some 20 year old unknown solvent. I don’t know where he got it but that stuff is strong.

    It also seems slightly dangerous to human health. I got some on my hand under my glove and the top of my hand went numb for an hour.

    I think I took five years off my life working with that solvent.

    But damn does it clean grease.
     
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  15. Jul 3, 2018 at 10:21 PM
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    You can purchase a universal crank pulley holder tool for $30-$60 bucks but you get what you pay for. At the shop I worked at we had a Snap On one & an OTC one I think. I forget but I think the OTC one is like $100.

    The tool I made is basically the same simliar design but only cost me $15 to make & nothing bent when using it. You'll need a good breaker bar though. My crank pulley bolt was on f'n tight. My 1/2" Matco breaker bar has never failed me in the 15+ yrs that I've owned it & it saved the day today but I had to put a pipe on ot for even more leverage.
     
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    lol that's what I was thinking of doing for my dd - the gas has been sitting for almost a year and 6 months in I added water remover and a gallon of fresh gas. I added a little more water remover about three weeks ago.
     
  17. Jul 3, 2018 at 10:22 PM
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    I got the bolt off with my impact - I have a big torque wrench and it's near time to torque it back on
     
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  18. Jul 3, 2018 at 10:27 PM
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    Yeah that's really why I wanted to make the tool to begin with, so I could torque the bolt back on. But it ended up that neither of my impact guns could take the bolt off to begin with. My IR air impact is only 600ft/lbs & it's old & tired from shop use. My Milwaukee mid-torque is only 600ft/lbs max too. But I could tell my IR air impact is stronger than the cordless Milwaukee. I had a Milwaukee high-torque impact which probably would loosen it but I gave it to my brother a while back. I don't think it would've fit in there any way unless the condenser came out.

    I had to torque the bolt from underneath the truck, laying on the ground & a foot on the frame.
     
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  19. Jul 3, 2018 at 10:29 PM
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    Good point - I had the engine out of the truck. Too bad you're a little far away or I'd ask to borrow / rent your tool :)
     
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    Cheater! :rofl:
     
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