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Mav3rick

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1986 4Runner
« on: October 08, 2015, 06:37:27 PM »
Hello all,

So I have been on this forum for a little while, and have tried to make to a few runs. I have had a few different vehicles in that time, and have finally come to settle on a '86 4Runner.
So far it has been a super reliable vehicle for its age, I put all new shocks ( Rancho 5s up front 9s in the rear ) on it and Zuk Modded it (don't have install pictures).

Pretty excited to be out and about








I have wheeled it pretty hard since then, and am just starting to do some basic maintenance that has turned into so, so much more.

This brings me to where I am now, halfway through a timing chain gone bad. I have already done this once, and ended up not doing as good of a job as I want as I rushed it, so I have pulled it back a part and more madness ensues.

In an effort to freshen everything up, I sent my injectors to Witch Hunter to have the flowed and cleaned. Don't have much experience with them so far so I can not offer an opinion, other then there prices seem far at 22 dollars an injector and 25 dollars to expedite them. The head was sent off to a local machine shop and what was supposed to be a simple valve job seems it may not be that easy.




I received a phone call from the machine shop and he is saying it will 375 dollars to fix it. So, my thought is now instead of fixing it, I will get a new head, a 261C cam, and all associated gaskets from the guys at engnbldr. Was on the phone with him today, and he had more knowledge then I could every imagine about these trucks. I think I am going to head that way.

Also, why this is all going on, I am reorganizing the wiring harness, and rewiring some of the connectors and other misc. thing needing to be done. Should be fun, and will upload pictures to follow.

Hope you all enjoy
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Mav3rick

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Re: 1986 4Runner
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2015, 07:05:44 PM »
Yahtzee got them to work
« Last Edit: October 08, 2015, 09:02:06 PM by Mav3rick »

tchughes

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Re: 1986 4Runner
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2015, 07:55:44 PM »
No pics for me.

arveetek

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Re: 1986 4Runner
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2015, 08:05:10 PM »
Sorry, I don't see any pics either.

Casey
1995 Chevy Tahoe 2 door, 6.5L turbo diesel, 4L80E auto, NV241, 3.42's, Eaton ADL in rear, 285/75R16 BFG TA K02's on Toyota steelies, Roadmaster Active Suspension in rear, 1" crank in front, Westin brush guard

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Re: 1986 4Runner
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2015, 09:06:21 PM »
Pics working now, good job and great looking 1st gen.

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Re: 1986 4Runner
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2015, 09:43:31 PM »
Yep, now I seem them!  Nice looking rig.

Casey
1995 Chevy Tahoe 2 door, 6.5L turbo diesel, 4L80E auto, NV241, 3.42's, Eaton ADL in rear, 285/75R16 BFG TA K02's on Toyota steelies, Roadmaster Active Suspension in rear, 1" crank in front, Westin brush guard

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Re: 1986 4Runner
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2015, 04:14:49 PM »
Nice 1st gen!  I want to own one someday.  Love the removable tops.

Mav3rick

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Re: 1986 4Runner
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2015, 09:27:02 PM »
Nice 1st gen!  I want to own one someday.  Love the removable tops.
This is actually my second one, I love it. Well.. when it runs.

Build news: there is none, still waiting for all my parts to come in, have yet to order the head, will be doing that tomorrow most likely.

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Re: 1986 4Runner
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2015, 02:57:32 PM »


So, I got the old head back from the machine shop. The picture shown is the head before he cleaned it, but I highlighted in yellow the problem areas. It is much more noticeable in the clean head, but this is where, as he termed it, electrolocics (spelling) worked on the water jacket linings. In some places it is all the way through to the cylinder itself. Emailed engnbldr today to finish out the specifics, but should have a head 261c cam pistons rings and a full gasket set heading my way tomorrow. Now I just have to finish a little bit of the wiring, and wait. My least favorite part.

My question would be , if the head is this bad, any thoughts as to what I should do with the block?