Author Topic: RBx '88 4Runner modifaddiction  (Read 57600 times)

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Re: RBx '88 4Runner modifaddiction
« Reply #405 on: April 30, 2017, 05:55:41 AM »
Not that I'm that organized in my thread posts anyhow, but this thread is about to go all over the place while I finish the wiring harness revamp. I'm bored so I am going forward with some other small projects that are mostly independent of the engine swap, except this one.....cruise control. Cruise is important for me because I don't trailer my rig, I've spent over 9hrs straight in the driver's seat, and cruise is a necessity.
My MK6 Hilux engine was a DLX, so no dimmer(rheostat), locker(s), fog lights or cruise control.
Cruise control on most ODB2 Toyotas use the same switch stalk for cruise set and reset, lucky for me throttle by wire Toyotas only require the switch stalk and an LED in the cluster....
Cruise stalk from a local yard...check! $18


SMD 1206 LED in the mail....

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Re: RBx '88 4Runner modifaddiction
« Reply #406 on: April 30, 2017, 05:56:32 AM »
So along with cruise, I want to install a high-idle knob/switch/attenuator/potentiometer for winching, warm-up or crawling.
Needs to be 2-pole switch and capture the VPA1 and VPA2 wires on the accelerator pedal.
Like this, but actually finished and only one potentiometer.
https://youtu.be/IU_80UDuiPY

Wiring, and test data


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Re: RBx '88 4Runner modifaddiction
« Reply #407 on: April 30, 2017, 06:00:42 AM »
Deleted the entire SRS system from the wire loom. To defeat the airbag light I just opened the cluster up and soldered pin 19 and 38 together, now no more annoying airbag light.
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Re: RBx '88 4Runner modifaddiction
« Reply #408 on: April 30, 2017, 06:01:09 AM »
Gauge Cluster Concept....
Going from KMs to MPH, I could buy a gauge cluster face, but what fun would that be....so I think I will make my own. Pretty confident I can get my buddy to cut up some vinyl for this project.
Stock DLX , no cruise light, no DRL, no Fog, and useless Auto Transmission lights.
Set it on my scanner for tracing...


Hold it up to the light to capture all the idiot lights


I want a simple easy to read cluster, I do not want a video game display like most modern cars, I could have made the face way more flashy and I did go through some variations, but I like this the best.
New concept, idiot lights 'OFF', adding cruise LED, and Lockers LED (not sure if splitting the icon for the lockers across two LEDs will work or not). Also deleted the SRS/Airbag light.


New concept, idiot lights 'ON'

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Re: RBx '88 4Runner modifaddiction
« Reply #409 on: May 01, 2017, 08:03:08 PM »
nice

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Want to buy Dual Case Adapter
« Reply #410 on: June 22, 2017, 05:18:11 AM »
Want to buy Dual Case Adapter
I may end up buying a new dual case adapter for this build, but I'd entertain a used setup. I already have the cases but need an adapter to double them up. Currently both cases are 21-spline.
let me know what you have and where you are located.

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Re: RBx '88 4Runner modifaddiction
« Reply #411 on: June 26, 2017, 07:53:57 AM »
No real update, working on some hydroboost brake conversion at the moment.

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Re: RBx '88 4Runner modifaddiction
« Reply #412 on: June 24, 2019, 10:10:22 AM »
Seems to be more action on this site then others I've been on recently, so I figured I'll share some of my project and hopefully get some suggestions and guidance.
Nut Shell... 88 4Runner 3VZ-E SAS, swapping in an '06 1KD-FTV engine, R151F trans with dual boxes.

Some stuff I'm copying from previous posts

 
today we clean the/organize the operating room before surgery. Then I'll remove the trans and get after the 5th gear OD mod since I'll need to order the gears. After the trans removal I'll remove the wheels and drop the whole truck on 6x6s and rmove the coil overs. This will be easier to work on....more to follow

this happened



Did some cleaning....


Then did more cleaning...


then I decided to torture myself with just seeing where this lump needs to sit....


took some measurements (going to install an electric fan)...


The engine is not sitting in its permanent location, as I have discovered a few issues:

  • Oil pan hits the front diff at full stuff, i knew I would need to modify the oil pan and sump
  • Engine mounts seem to be spaced wider and at a slightly different angle on the frame when compared to the mount angle and spacing on the engine
  • Fab up new mounts to shove engine back about 1", and up another 1.5'.....sooooo.....
  • While I'm at it may as well do a drive-train lift, so time to hack into the horse collar
  • Vacuum pump in the front of the engine will be very close to the fan shroud, may have to clearance a shroud


I'm going to fab up some motor mount perches this weekend and hopefully get a solid location for the lump to live. I'll then turn to the oil pan modification.

Made some motor mounts...1.5" drive-train lift, and back .75". Next will be modifying the horse collar.





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Re: RBx '88 4Runner modifaddiction
« Reply #413 on: June 24, 2019, 10:11:03 AM »
Did the following before the above post...

ECU was sent to Diesel Toys in TX for an ECU tune. Deleted the EGR and Immobilizer as well as added their mild tune to give more power and more MPG. After running the engine using TechStream I determined injector two would be failing soon, so sent the Injectors off to Baileys Diesel Group in Australia. After speaking with Simon, he told me that the main bearings are not a concern (as I was going to replace the mains) in these engines, but to switch out the hard fuel lines due to the mileage. So, new injectors (Stage 1 15% more flow), valve cover gaskets kit, fuel hard lines and suction control valve for the injection pump.

Valve cover off, the black gets on everything, its worse then anti-seize.


Injectors getting sent out to Baileys Diesel Group, going Stage 1 which has a 15% higher flow for a future mild tune.


Intake manifold nastiness. There is a butterfly valve on the circular cylinders, with about an 1/8" of soot and oil tacked onto it.


To deal with the black death...
Made a parts washer out of some bits we had laying around UnHoly Motorsports.


First pass with the parts cleaner, that is soot in the sink, about an 1/8" thick. This is all due to the EGR, cancer to diesel engines.


Engine back on engine stand for cleaning and maintenance. Will be rotating the engine to clean the intake ports on the head.


More to follow


Did some cleaning on the head intake runners and welding the EGT bung into the exhaust manifold.








Welding on the cast manifold for the EGT bung


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Re: RBx '88 4Runner modifaddiction
« Reply #414 on: June 24, 2019, 10:11:52 AM »
Motor mounts are now tacked, I discovered that the 1KD factory mounts are a different angle then the frame side mounts on the 88. So, out came the grinder to clearance the mount to give us proper angle so the motor mounts are now in their neutral position, before you could tell they were tweaked to one side. Once I mount the transmission to see where i need to fab up a new trans mount I'll burn the motor mounts in completely, but after taking a bunch of measurements I'm pretty confident the mounts are in the correct spot.
Prado oil pan, well this pan may actually be worse as far as clearance to the front 3rd. The bottom sump comes out on the passenger side so far that the upper 3rd- link on the top of the diff that the oil pan fouls, so another hurdle i thought I had cleared.....

In the meantime, lets start labeling the wire harness, spent a bit making labels and cheat sheets.