User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 10-24-2019, 12:10 PM #16
3bears 3bears is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: north east of Fairbanks Alaska
Posts: 1,454
Real Name: Joshua 3 Bears
3bears will become famous soon enough 3bears will become famous soon enough
3bears 3bears is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: north east of Fairbanks Alaska
Posts: 1,454
Real Name: Joshua 3 Bears
3bears will become famous soon enough 3bears will become famous soon enough
got my block heater in (OEM Yota) new Toyota antifreeze mixed to minus 50, new oil change ( synthetic). Noticed my rear KYB's are starting to leak, maybe have 45k on them. winter tire change over.
When I was doing an oil change on my sons 2017 Taco the other day I noticed it had block heater, oil pan and tran pan heaters. ( so 3 heaters) I asked him about it, he had no clue, its how it came from the dealer and he is 1st owner. He just knew he had one plug and figured it was for a block heater. He did not see splitter in engine compartment where all plugs into. This is nearly his first time opening the hood, as its been under warranty and oil changes/service were free for first 2 years. That ended about 5k ago
__________________
2000 SR-5 V6 Auto . Desert Dune, Spectre intake, Borla muffler, Magnafine tranny filter, B&M cooler, Talls, KYB, Airlift 1000, DRL delete, Big 3 wire, full rack, TBU, Swapped in Elocker, some LEDs, PIAA headlights, , Amsoil

Last edited by 3bears; 10-24-2019 at 12:13 PM.
3bears is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 10-24-2019, 02:51 PM #17
Kanoe Kanoe is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Yukon
Posts: 806
Kanoe will become famous soon enough Kanoe will become famous soon enough
Kanoe Kanoe is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Yukon
Posts: 806
Kanoe will become famous soon enough Kanoe will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3bears View Post
When I was doing an oil change on my sons 2017 Taco the other day I noticed it had block heater, oil pan and tran pan heaters. ( so 3 heaters) I asked him about it, he had no clue, its how it came from the dealer and he is 1st owner. He just knew he had one plug and figured it was for a block heater. He did not see splitter in engine compartment where all plugs into. This is nearly his first time opening the hood, as its been under warranty and oil changes/service were free for first 2 years. That ended about 5k ago
In Whitehorse we get similar weather to you up there in Fairbanks, although likely even a little warmer than you on average.

It is the standard to run the full compliment of heaters, at least if you are a mechanically inclined person who cares about the vehicle. I always run the block heater, battery blanket, oil pan heater and tranny pan heater (if an auto trans). Connect them up to a 4 way extension cord behind the grill and bring the one thick cord out. With this set up you only need 3-4 hours on a timer to warm the truck up in the morning. It's worth the investment if you intend to be there for a while, seriously cuts down on the warm up idle time needed. The battery blanket and pan heaters are all pretty cheap and easy to install. I like the small 75 to 100 watt stick on pan heaters that use high temp silicone/gasket maker to stick on.

With this set up I would only leave it plugged in all night if it was hitting -50. To be honest it is mostly the corolla we drive in the winter and she works a champ. 4runner has the same set up in case she is needed.
__________________
-1996 4Runner. 3RZ 5-Spd. 4x4 Base model. OME2906 rears with 2004 Tacoma Dual Rate Fronts on Bilstien 4600s.
-1993 Corolla Wagon 7AFE

Last edited by Kanoe; 10-24-2019 at 02:58 PM.
Kanoe is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 10-24-2019, 07:51 PM #18
3bears 3bears is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: north east of Fairbanks Alaska
Posts: 1,454
Real Name: Joshua 3 Bears
3bears will become famous soon enough 3bears will become famous soon enough
3bears 3bears is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: north east of Fairbanks Alaska
Posts: 1,454
Real Name: Joshua 3 Bears
3bears will become famous soon enough 3bears will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kanoe View Post
In Whitehorse we get similar weather to you up there in Fairbanks, although likely even a little warmer than you on average.

It is the standard to run the full compliment of heaters, at least if you are a mechanically inclined person who cares about the vehicle. I always run the block heater, battery blanket, oil pan heater and tranny pan heater (if an auto trans). Connect them up to a 4 way extension cord behind the grill and bring the one thick cord out. With this set up you only need 3-4 hours on a timer to warm the truck up in the morning. It's worth the investment if you intend to be there for a while, seriously cuts down on the warm up idle time needed. The battery blanket and pan heaters are all pretty cheap and easy to install. I like the small 75 to 100 watt stick on pan heaters that use high temp silicone/gasket maker to stick on.

With this set up I would only leave it plugged in all night if it was hitting -50. To be honest it is mostly the corolla we drive in the winter and she works a champ. 4runner has the same set up in case she is needed.
thanks
many many months ago when I was thinking of moving to Alaska to live with youngest son and family and asked questions, I think it was you that gave me that advice. Should have listened and done it when it was easy and when it was warm outside...we even joked about rolla wagons....one of the best cars I have owned.
got to go to the lower 48 this spring, maybe I should find one and bring it back
__________________
2000 SR-5 V6 Auto . Desert Dune, Spectre intake, Borla muffler, Magnafine tranny filter, B&M cooler, Talls, KYB, Airlift 1000, DRL delete, Big 3 wire, full rack, TBU, Swapped in Elocker, some LEDs, PIAA headlights, , Amsoil

Last edited by 3bears; 10-24-2019 at 08:01 PM.
3bears is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 10-24-2019, 08:32 PM #19
3bears 3bears is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: north east of Fairbanks Alaska
Posts: 1,454
Real Name: Joshua 3 Bears
3bears will become famous soon enough 3bears will become famous soon enough
3bears 3bears is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: north east of Fairbanks Alaska
Posts: 1,454
Real Name: Joshua 3 Bears
3bears will become famous soon enough 3bears will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kanoe View Post
In Whitehorse we get similar weather to you up there in Fairbanks, although likely even a little warmer than you on average.

It is the standard to run the full compliment of heaters, at least if you are a mechanically inclined person who cares about the vehicle. I always run the block heater, battery blanket, oil pan heater and tranny pan heater (if an auto trans). Connect them up to a 4 way extension cord behind the grill and bring the one thick cord out. With this set up you only need 3-4 hours on a timer to warm the truck up in the morning. It's worth the investment if you intend to be there for a while, seriously cuts down on the warm up idle time needed. The battery blanket and pan heaters are all pretty cheap and easy to install. I like the small 75 to 100 watt stick on pan heaters that use high temp silicone/gasket maker to stick on.

With this set up I would only leave it plugged in all night if it was hitting -50. To be honest it is mostly the corolla we drive in the winter and she works a champ. 4runner has the same set up in case she is needed.
just ordered those glue on KATZ heaters for oil and tranny pans, from what I have read, a battery heater is ok, but neither of my sons vehicles have them ( taco and f250 ford)
thanks again for your help
__________________
2000 SR-5 V6 Auto . Desert Dune, Spectre intake, Borla muffler, Magnafine tranny filter, B&M cooler, Talls, KYB, Airlift 1000, DRL delete, Big 3 wire, full rack, TBU, Swapped in Elocker, some LEDs, PIAA headlights, , Amsoil

Last edited by 3bears; 10-24-2019 at 08:36 PM.
3bears is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 10-27-2019, 11:56 AM #20
Kanoe Kanoe is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Yukon
Posts: 806
Kanoe will become famous soon enough Kanoe will become famous soon enough
Kanoe Kanoe is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Yukon
Posts: 806
Kanoe will become famous soon enough Kanoe will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3bears View Post
just ordered those glue on KATZ heaters for oil and tranny pans, from what I have read, a battery heater is ok, but neither of my sons vehicles have them ( taco and f250 ford)
thanks again for your help
No trouble. I've always used the orange pad heaters called Alaska pads because all the auto stores stock them. Likely the KATZ is the same. Edit: Just took a look. Same thing. Just pay attention to wattage vs. oil capacity.

As for the battery blanket, personal preference. They just wrap around the battery so install is minutes and they only use 50w so not very much more. They do keep the battery temp up, but is is needed? Likely not. I use these ones below:
Temro 50W Battery Warmer | Canadian Tire

Yes, the corolla is a pretty great car. It sure requires a lot less time and money than the 4runner. We managed to find a rust free wagon in Super Red 2 so I'm going to hang onto it. Only issue is that the 7afe is an oil burner so have to keep an eye on it.
__________________
-1996 4Runner. 3RZ 5-Spd. 4x4 Base model. OME2906 rears with 2004 Tacoma Dual Rate Fronts on Bilstien 4600s.
-1993 Corolla Wagon 7AFE

Last edited by Kanoe; 10-27-2019 at 12:32 PM.
Kanoe is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 11-13-2019, 02:33 PM #21
3bears 3bears is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: north east of Fairbanks Alaska
Posts: 1,454
Real Name: Joshua 3 Bears
3bears will become famous soon enough 3bears will become famous soon enough
3bears 3bears is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: north east of Fairbanks Alaska
Posts: 1,454
Real Name: Joshua 3 Bears
3bears will become famous soon enough 3bears will become famous soon enough
finished installing my pan heaters. ended up one I ordered was wrong so went to the local auto parts and got another. same price as amazon.

used 100 watt on oil pan, 50 watt on tranny pan....that's what local suggested.

the replacement one for oil pan did not have stick on tape , parts guy said they don't stick long in this climate.he sold 3 different ones,.so had to use one that you smear silicone on, hold in place till that dries,( duct tape, then removed) then seal edges...so turned into a 2 day project, prob would have been quicker in a heated garage...
plugged in and they both heated up, could tell in unheated unfinished garage.

now she is parked back outside...( garage gets used for other toys )
.-3 today and a strong wind

plugged in for half hour , went out to start, all was warm, started right up
__________________
2000 SR-5 V6 Auto . Desert Dune, Spectre intake, Borla muffler, Magnafine tranny filter, B&M cooler, Talls, KYB, Airlift 1000, DRL delete, Big 3 wire, full rack, TBU, Swapped in Elocker, some LEDs, PIAA headlights, , Amsoil
3bears is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 11-16-2019, 04:02 PM #22
3bears 3bears is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: north east of Fairbanks Alaska
Posts: 1,454
Real Name: Joshua 3 Bears
3bears will become famous soon enough 3bears will become famous soon enough
3bears 3bears is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: north east of Fairbanks Alaska
Posts: 1,454
Real Name: Joshua 3 Bears
3bears will become famous soon enough 3bears will become famous soon enough
frozen brakes

have you guys delt with that ?

This time of year I do not use the parking brake, seen them freeze.

Yesterday was minus 5 plus a strong wind. Went out to go to town, and my break pedal was rock hard,,,backed up, no brakes. Hit the pedal a few times, moved back and forth, then the break pedal finally moved and I had brakes.

Im running synthetic brake fluid and it was not frozen.

A month or so ago , I did a winter inspection, no leaking seals in back.

While in all my years I have lived in different climates and with many different cars. My 4runner has been in snow and cold every year the past 4 years but rarely down to zero. But 4-5 months of several feet of snow and sub 30 temps were normal. Never had them freeze up before.



ideas ? or just part of the beast for the 4runners in these temps down to -30
__________________
2000 SR-5 V6 Auto . Desert Dune, Spectre intake, Borla muffler, Magnafine tranny filter, B&M cooler, Talls, KYB, Airlift 1000, DRL delete, Big 3 wire, full rack, TBU, Swapped in Elocker, some LEDs, PIAA headlights, , Amsoil
3bears is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 11-16-2019, 05:40 PM #23
alumarine alumarine is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Posts: 665
alumarine is on a distinguished road
alumarine alumarine is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Posts: 665
alumarine is on a distinguished road
It's most likely the Vacuum Check Valve on the brake booster part no. 44730-60060.
It could have had moisture in it.
I sprayed the inside with silicon lube last winter after it acted up.
Haven't had trouble since.
It does get your attention though!

Quote:
Originally Posted by 3bears View Post
frozen brakes

have you guys delt with that ?

This time of year I do not use the parking brake, seen them freeze.

Yesterday was minus 5 plus a strong wind. Went out to go to town, and my break pedal was rock hard,,,backed up, no brakes. Hit the pedal a few times, moved back and forth, then the break pedal finally moved and I had brakes.

Im running synthetic brake fluid and it was not frozen.

A month or so ago , I did a winter inspection, no leaking seals in back.

While in all my years I have lived in different climates and with many different cars. My 4runner has been in snow and cold every year the past 4 years but rarely down to zero. But 4-5 months of several feet of snow and sub 30 temps were normal. Never had them freeze up before.



ideas ? or just part of the beast for the 4runners in these temps down to -30
__________________
2000 4runner 4wd Auto V6 - Tru-Cool LPD4454 trans cooler in series
1991 4runner 4wd Auto V6
1990 4runner 4wd Auto V6
alumarine is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 11-16-2019, 07:39 PM #24
3bears 3bears is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: north east of Fairbanks Alaska
Posts: 1,454
Real Name: Joshua 3 Bears
3bears will become famous soon enough 3bears will become famous soon enough
3bears 3bears is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: north east of Fairbanks Alaska
Posts: 1,454
Real Name: Joshua 3 Bears
3bears will become famous soon enough 3bears will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by alumarine View Post
It's most likely the Vacuum Check Valve on the brake booster part no. 44730-60060.
It could have had moisture in it.
I sprayed the inside with silicon lube last winter after it acted up.
Haven't had trouble since.
It does get your attention though!
thanks

well I just so happen to have another check valve I pulled out of a parts car....and it acted up again this morning, so I will give it a try.
just got to find the part ...if not Ill get a new one.

when you said sprayed inside....do you mean in the check valve....maybe I will do that too even into the replacement
__________________
2000 SR-5 V6 Auto . Desert Dune, Spectre intake, Borla muffler, Magnafine tranny filter, B&M cooler, Talls, KYB, Airlift 1000, DRL delete, Big 3 wire, full rack, TBU, Swapped in Elocker, some LEDs, PIAA headlights, , Amsoil
3bears is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 11-16-2019, 10:29 PM #25
alumarine alumarine is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Posts: 665
alumarine is on a distinguished road
alumarine alumarine is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Posts: 665
alumarine is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3bears View Post
thanks

well I just so happen to have another check valve I pulled out of a parts car....and it acted up again this morning, so I will give it a try.
just got to find the part ...if not Ill get a new one.

when you said sprayed inside....do you mean in the check valve....maybe I will do that too even into the replacement
Yes, I sprayed in the check valve.
__________________
2000 4runner 4wd Auto V6 - Tru-Cool LPD4454 trans cooler in series
1991 4runner 4wd Auto V6
1990 4runner 4wd Auto V6
alumarine is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 11-19-2019, 12:42 AM #26
3bears 3bears is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: north east of Fairbanks Alaska
Posts: 1,454
Real Name: Joshua 3 Bears
3bears will become famous soon enough 3bears will become famous soon enough
3bears 3bears is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: north east of Fairbanks Alaska
Posts: 1,454
Real Name: Joshua 3 Bears
3bears will become famous soon enough 3bears will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by alumarine View Post
Yes, I sprayed in the check valve.
thanks again...I had brakes today after switching check valves and spraying with silicone last night.. was only -1 this morning, but no wind and had brakes from the get go.
we will see how it goes in a few weeks when it gets below -20

getting a new one anyway since replacement is at least 19 years old...so added to my future shopping list ( that wont happen for a while)
check valve 4473060060
grommet 9048024015

thanks again
__________________
2000 SR-5 V6 Auto . Desert Dune, Spectre intake, Borla muffler, Magnafine tranny filter, B&M cooler, Talls, KYB, Airlift 1000, DRL delete, Big 3 wire, full rack, TBU, Swapped in Elocker, some LEDs, PIAA headlights, , Amsoil
3bears is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 11-21-2019, 07:38 PM #27
Piney's Avatar
Piney Piney is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Off grid in the middle of the middle of nowhere
Posts: 29
Piney is on a distinguished road
Piney Piney is offline
Junior Member
Piney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Off grid in the middle of the middle of nowhere
Posts: 29
Piney is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kanoe View Post
I've only been there for 20 years, but it seems to be. We had brief periods of -50 C when I first got there, we don't seem to anymore. Now we might get -40 or -45 as the winter low and that doesn't always happen. The cold of Jack London and Robert Service seems to be a thing of the past and maybe that's OK.
Indeed. I haven't seen anything in the -60s for 40 years.
__________________
1996 Limited
And an otherwise mean barn cat that likes to ride in it.
Piney is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Reply

Tags
boots , cold , due , joints , lift

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Real Post: Support Local 4Runner family struggling. shootmymime Off Topic 2 02-07-2017 01:58 AM
PNW Guys... Is this real life? SC'd 4Runner $3500 A.Wilson013 3rd gen T4Rs 4 06-06-2013 01:03 PM
1st real experience with 4Runner Tallicon 5th gen T4Rs 36 02-26-2012 05:00 PM
48 Hours. 4 Real Toyota 4Runner Owners. 1 Fifth Generation Toyota 4Runner RonMAIDEN 5th gen T4Rs 3 01-05-2010 01:27 PM
Real Mileage & price on 4Runner roonie 4th Gen T4Rs 30 04-20-2004 06:46 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:03 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
***This site is an unofficial Toyota site, and is not officially endorsed, supported, authorized by or affiliated with Toyota. All company, product, or service names references in this web site are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. The Toyota name, marks, designs and logos, as well as Toyota model names, are registered trademarks of Toyota Motor Corporation***Ad Management plugin by RedTyger
 
Copyright © 2019


Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.