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Old 09-14-2021, 10:57 AM #1
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Thumbs up Going to California, Part 5: Better late than never!

This past Sunday, Maggy finally made it to Tahoe!

What should have been a 2,200 mile drive ended up being a 4,000 mile odyssey for my son and my 2002 SR5 Sport, aka Maggy. The Tahoe basin was evacuated two days before my son was to arrive, which gave him the "opportunity" to divert from the Salt Lake KOA to Seattle to stay with family until Cal Fire was able to get the Caldor incident under control.

Having watched and listened to every report and radio call I could find online, I think all of those hot shots, smoke jumpers, etc. need their salary and resources doubled. Such fine work by brave men and women doing what needed to be done, THANK YOU! Sadly, so much more work for them to do in other parts of the state...

Maggy rolled out of the midwest on 27 August with just under 189,000 on her odometer. In summary, to prepare her for the journey, I did the following maintenance items:

engine air filter replacement
engine oil and oil filter change
read diff drain/fill
front diff drain/fill
transfer case drain/fill
coolant flush and fill (Toyota red!)
transmission drain/fill (4 qts)
front brake pads and rotors
brake fluid replacement (dealer did it, I ran out of time)
checked tire pressure
washed every damn window inside and out with Windex and a hand towel
(was going to clean MAF, but the damn little screw stripped and it pissed me off to much to remove it...)

All in, I spent about $525 for supplies/accessories to perform the above myself. Had I gotten all the work done at a dealer or other shop, I estimate it would have been $1,400 at least. (based on promotions/coupons/quotes I received in my area)

Still waiting for the data files from the OBD Fusion app...will be interested to see what engine/coolant and tranny temps were during the ride. Off the top of his head, my son said the engine was consistently in the mid-to-upper 190s, which I think is fine given four people and a ton of luggage in the vehicle.

If anyone knows of a trustworthy mechanic in the South Tahoe/Carson City area, please post a link or PM me. I'd like to have an oil change done at this point even thought I used Mobil1 extended life oil and filter. That should set her up for winter.

Thanks for all the support and advice over the past couple of weeks!
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That area is a little sparse of quality, but if you head towards Sacramento we have more than enough.
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(was going to clean MAF, but the damn little screw stripped and it pissed me off to much to remove it...)
Too late now, but those are NOT Philips screws. They are JIC cross-head screws, which requires a slightly different screwdriver to avoid stripping them. This is true of all Japanese vehicles, basically (cars, trucks, motorcycles).

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Too late now, but those are NOT Philips screws. They are JIC cross-head screws, which requires a slightly different screwdriver to avoid stripping them. This is true of all Japanese vehicles, basically (cars, trucks, motorcycles).

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People love to say this, JIS fasteners absolutely do *NOT* 'require' a JIS screwdriver. 3 decades as a motorcycle mechanic, thousands of JIS fasteners and I've stripped none with a Quality philips screwdriver, never had one that wouldn't come out either (that wasn't already buggered up). I haven't seen the point to buying JIS, and some motorcycle fasteners are made of cheese (like the little buggers they use for the brake and clutch master cylinders), those like to corrode in place too since they're right out in the weather. I've spent countless sums on specialty tools for all other manor of thing, and generally consider myself a tool nerd...

While it may well be the "right tool", a good quality philips (mine are Snap-On, same set since 1999) will do the job just fine with proper technique.

That technique is simply this, apply enough pressure that you don't cam-out the fastener and hold it. Pushing down helps, tapping the screwdriver into the fastener helps, heat can help (but doesn't tend to be an option with most philips/jis). 99.9% of all "stuck" fasteners I've encountered simply needed force applied over time and they break free.


Sorry, this is clearly a pet peeve of mine. :/ No offense intended.
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Sorry, this is clearly a pet peeve of mine. :/ No offense intended.
Require was a strong term... shouldn't have said it that way.

I have many times used a regular Philips driver for JIS screws. If there is clearance, my go-to for stubborn screws is a ratchet with a 1/4" socket to drive a bit - it allows a lot of downward force to keep it from camming out and very controlled rotation. In general though, I just use my 'special' JIS screwdriver...

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When it came time to switch my throttle position sensor I bought a couple JIS drivers for the tool bag and I use them all the time. Do I need to? Nope, but I was born with a ham at the end of each wrist and I like to buy weird tools. Long live Japan Industrial Standard!

JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard)

But anyway, glad the kid and rig made it to the High Sierra!

Cliff Claven reminded me that in this context Sierra means Saw (as in toothy mtns) and Spanish for chainsaw is motosierra.
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When it came time to switch my throttle position sensor I bought a couple JIS drivers for the tool bag and I use them all the time. Do I need to? Nope, but I was born with a ham at the end of each wrist and I like to buy weird tools. Long live Japan Industrial Standard!

JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard)

But anyway, glad the kid and rig made it to the High Sierra!

Cliff Claven reminded me that in this context Sierra means Saw (as in toothy mtns) and Spanish for chainsaw is motosierra.

I stopped using my phillips head screwdrivers entirely once I found out about JIS screwdrivers.
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Too late now, but those are NOT Philips screws. They are JIC cross-head screws, which requires a slightly different screwdriver to avoid stripping them. This is true of all Japanese vehicles, basically (cars, trucks, motorcycles).

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Thanks, Charlie. Yeah, having a pile of kids and owning three Honda vans over the past 20 years, I am aware of the dreaded JIS and have a couple of those drivers in my kit.

Unfortunately one of the screws was already shot for the most part.
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When it came time to switch my throttle position sensor I bought a couple JIS drivers for the tool bag and I use them all the time. Do I need to? Nope, but I was born with a ham at the end of each wrist and I like to buy weird tools. Long live Japan Industrial Standard!

JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard)

But anyway, glad the kid and rig made it to the High Sierra!

Cliff Claven reminded me that in this context Sierra means Saw (as in toothy mtns) and Spanish for chainsaw is motosierra.
Thanks! Kinda funny you say that, son said, "Man, anytime we need something and have to drive somewhere (outside of SLT) we are in the mountains!" He digs it, but is not used to that being from the flat-assed midwest. LOL
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If anyone knows of a trustworthy mechanic in the South Tahoe/Carson City area, please post a link or PM me. I'd like to have an oil change done at this point even thought I used Mobil1 extended life oil and filter. That should set her up for winter.

Thanks for all the support and advice over the past couple of weeks!
If you are not able to find a mechanic recommendation just wanted to say these engines are really easy on oil, as in any kind of oil. Dino, synthetic, high-mileage, bargain, in the 5VZ-FE it all runs good and a short stint even with the auto parts store special will drive fine with minimal wear.

It's been a long time since anyone not named Jerod has changed the oil on mine so I don't have any suggestions.
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