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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #570 on: Oct 11, 2004, 10:37:25 AM »
Here's a cool feature of this program, the Analog Gauge mode. It's kind'a slow because the scanner only makes it's readings only a certain number of times per second, but it's still cool to watch ;)

This is at an idle, and your notice that the main screen also shows that the engine is not only under a load, but the throttle is slightly cracked. But this is not the case at the throttle body, so I guess the TPS sensor is a bit out of adjustment? Keep reading-
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #571 on: Oct 11, 2004, 10:40:07 AM »
Now here it is in 2nd gear under full wide open throttle. But wait, the TPS sensor reports that the throttle is only open about 76%. So I thought the pedal was out of adjustment, so I went back to the shop and had Marlin check out the throttle while I floored the pedal, but the throttle body is actually 100% WOT. So not only is the sensor out of adjustment at an idle, but it also doesnt have a large enough range to report 100% throttle?? I think something's fishy here :trout: so I am just going to leave the TPS alone. It's running strong and I will just wait and see what happens when it goes to the ref.

Also the load reports only about 80% at full throttle. So Im not sure what's going on........ If this is only 80% power, then GEEZE its already FAST! I cant imagine another 20% more potential! That's like adding boost! :yumyum:

(oh btw, this is the 600th reply to my thread :_order:)
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #572 on: Oct 11, 2004, 10:48:37 AM »
So that's the scanner tool. Man it's getting late, I've gotta wrap this up and get to class :thud:

So quickly, heres the last pictures with the interior COMPLETELY FINISHED! Enjoy!
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #573 on: Oct 11, 2004, 10:53:21 AM »
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #574 on: Oct 11, 2004, 10:54:43 AM »
and one more


So there's my weekend report. Im late for class now ahhhhhhhhh!!!!!

Oh, one last thing, I checked my tires size, are you ready for this?? 225/70/15 = 27" tires :thud: :puke: :bolt: And Marlin thinks this truck as like a 3.97:1 ring gear or something like that... Man what a mess. I want to throw some 31"s or 33"s on it right now and see what the power is like. These darn skate board tires are :stopit: :yupyup:

Alright, im outta here!! CYA LATER!

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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #575 on: Oct 11, 2004, 01:06:38 PM »
Big Mike...
I had a tacoma with the 3rz and 33's with 3.58 gears...ran just fine.  Cruised at 70 mph and got reasonable mileage too.  I'll bet with those gears, or stepping up to 4.10, you would be able to keep a nice strong gear set, have plenty of power...and with a crawler box, well...it'll be a sweet ride!!
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #576 on: Oct 11, 2004, 01:37:31 PM »
wow mike, thats some crazy :pokinit:. all that omputer jazz. did you read up on my last post on page 20. i have some questions. please advise

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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #577 on: Oct 11, 2004, 02:04:36 PM »
Big Mike...
I had a tacoma with the 3rz and 33's with 3.58 gears...ran just fine. Cruised at 70 mph and got reasonable mileage too. I'll bet with those gears, or stepping up to 4.10, you would be able to keep a nice strong gear set, have plenty of power...and with a crawler box, well...it'll be a sweet ride!!
Sound's good. I was planning on going 37" with 4.88:1 but Im not sure right now.. Anyone know if High pinion diffs are available as 4.11:1 ?

how come the pick-up the sold me with it doesnt go back far enough. i had the parts guy at toyota seach for 97 thru 02 t-100s and tacomas in 2 and 4 wd and i coulnt find one for a 3rz that worked. yours is a 3rz and not a 2rz right. this is getting agrivating because the pan is right and there has to be a pickup that goes back far enough for a rear sump oil pan. :smack: :rivers: :snare: :crazy: :reg: :help: what year is you motor out of. it was also a t100 2wd right? arrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!! i need a :beer:
Hey ifssucks, I don't know what my pickup tube looks like, I've never been in there. But I'm thinking about opening the crank case up and modifying the oil pan to give me some more clearance around the diff. It's just too close right now, and it looks like its touched already..

My engine is a 3RZ, but it's not 97+. I never took a picture from the T100 I got it from, but on the back of the instrument cluster it says "11/1994" So im sure that my engine is from a 1995 model T100. It is 2WD, 5 Speed, No A/C, No Air Bags, No Cruise Control, No Tachometer, No Oil Pressure gauge, it's just a plain-jaine '95 2WD 4cyl T100. So tell them you need a pick up tube for like a 94-96 T100, try that.


Well hey guys, the reason I am back home right now is because I drove my truck to lunch with my girlfriend, and on the way there, one of my idiot lights came on, can you guess which one? Yup, the dreaded Check Engine light...

The truck was driving pretty well, power feels good and all, and then it came on while slowing down for a red light....... I didnt have the computer with me at the time, so I had to wait until I got back home to plug the scanner in and check it out..
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #578 on: Oct 11, 2004, 02:08:12 PM »
So I'm thinking it's related to the O2 sensors. The first reason I think this is because the Catalyst Monitoring Test had not completed yet, so I figured it had an error, and the second reason I think this is because the muffler is not on and the second O2 sensor is just inches away from the end of the pipe..

But this turned out not to be the case. All tests had completed successfully, so I checked the error code number and it came up as "P0441"
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #579 on: Oct 11, 2004, 02:09:12 PM »
So I looked that code up in the help file, and it's not even related to the O2 sensors..

Here's what the code is for:
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #580 on: Oct 11, 2004, 02:14:01 PM »
Thats a cool program
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #581 on: Oct 11, 2004, 02:14:27 PM »
"Incorrect Purge Flow" in the Evaporative Emission System. You do know what that means, right? That's of course the purge tank, aka Charcoal canister that I keep mentioning that I still need to hook up. Can you believe it? The damn computer can tell that the purge tank is not flowing correctly. Man this engine is too smart. OBD systems sure are nice and easy to diagnose.

I realized that if it wasn't for this scanner tool, I would have spent alot of time and money replacing both O2 sensors, and waiting until I got the muffler installed, and then the light would still be on, and I would have reset the computer and it would come on again, and I would be so confused, and maybe pay someone to scan it for me and ...............sheesh! $88 for a simple tool to allow my computer to communicate with my truck is money well spent. I can't be any happier - this scanner has paid for it self on the 2nd day of use. Amazing.

So Tuesday night I will hook up the purge and try to get a muffler installed if I have enough time.

Later-
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #582 on: Oct 11, 2004, 02:16:46 PM »
how much does one of those tools run for :twocents:
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #583 on: Oct 11, 2004, 02:21:26 PM »
how much does one of those tools run for :twocents:
It's only for OBD-II vehicles (1996+ and some '94 and '95 models, like my '95 T100 which operates under the GM protocol "VPW") and here's the ordering page I got mine from:
http://www.obddiagnostics.com/order.html

They offer it completely assembled for $88 (includes shipping)
Or for you electronic junkies you can order just the parts as a kit and do all of the sodering your self for $38 or $55 with a circuit board. And these prices include shipping too.

So it's very reasonably priced and it's working great. The program (software) is free and can be downloaded from their webpage - of course its useless with out the interface tool that they sell.. :smack:

Worth every penny! :bowdown:
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #584 on: Oct 11, 2004, 05:21:26 PM »
If I remember correctly, % of load is just a calculated piece of data.  What I mean, is that it is "made up", by the ecu.  As opposed to say Ect(engine coolant temp), that is read directly from a sensor.  The ecu takes various sensor readings, and calculates load.  Most people ignore it during diagnosis.  Also, just because you are at WOT, doesn't automatically mean that the load will be a higher percentage than at part throttle.  There are other factors to consider.  As for the TPS, it should be a fairly simple test procedure from the FSM, and most can be adjusted.  I believe when I did my 89 I needed a volt/ohm meter and a set of feeler gauges.
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #585 on: Oct 12, 2004, 04:25:29 PM »
The engine load is a calculated value.  It is based on many sensor readings such as the MAF, ECT, TPS, CKP, CMP, KNK and so on.  As to your earlier posts on the TPS possibly being off, it is very normal for it to read 8% or so at idle, and 80-85% is generally what you get at max throttle.  Also at WOT the PCM goes back into open loop and just dumps the fuel to it and ignores basically all the other sensor inputs.  Awsome project by the way, I'd love a 3RZ in my 91, but I don't think I'll do it.

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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #586 on: Oct 12, 2004, 11:55:08 PM »
Ok I got it, thanks for the info :thumbs:

Tuesday,

I didn't spend a whole lot of time tonight, but I did get the shifter boot mounted and also finished the gas tank filler neck so now gas won't slosh out during left turns :ack:

And I took it out on the freeway three times today and man this truck is really nice to drive. In fact, now that I've go the shifter boot mounted, when all the windows are closed including the sun roof, the truck is quieter than my MR2, and I've yet to install a muffler!! So I think I will be quite happy once I get the muffler on, which is scheduled for Thursday night.

I've found out that my truck is running 3.90:1 diff gears, and with the pueny 27" tires it's hitting 3k rpm at 70 mph which really sucks. I'm going to browse the yard for some larger tires and see if Marlin will let me borrow them.
And actually, I think I've decided to just run 4.11 gears with 37" tires. This way 70mph will come in at 2,300rpm which will be very fuel efficient I believe. Also, I've always wanted to run a high pinion diff in the rear, and with the stronger gear size of 4.11, it should be strong enough to never worry about it-

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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #587 on: Oct 13, 2004, 06:07:02 AM »
WHAT'S THIS ?? No duel cases??






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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #588 on: Oct 13, 2004, 07:26:28 AM »
He has plans to go triple cases.  Give the guy some time, he is still a student. :beerchug:
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #589 on: Oct 13, 2004, 08:15:49 AM »
i AM GIVING HIM SOME TIME, A HARD TIME!! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #590 on: Oct 15, 2004, 05:11:02 PM »
i wouldn't run an HP in the rear...too weak IMHO.  you wouldn't really gain a significant driveline angle improvement, unless you have a light, short wheelbase jeep.  then i'd think about it

and the HP is available from toyota with 4.10 gears and the electric locker for about $800-900 new :thumbs:

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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #591 on: Oct 15, 2004, 05:19:44 PM »
i wouldn't run an HP in the rear...too weak IMHO.  you wouldn't really gain a significant driveline angle improvement, unless you have a light, short wheelbase jeep.  then i'd think about it

and the HP is available from toyota with 4.10 gears and the electric locker for about $800-900 new :thumbs:


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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #592 on: Oct 15, 2004, 05:29:06 PM »
high pinion differential :thumbs:

Yeah, I've talked with FIREBALL about it and I've decided to just go V6 rear and run 4.88s all around.

BTW, I got my muffler installed, rear shocks, and replaced a bunch of broken lights in the interior. Im gonna go pick the truck up from the muffler shop in about 30mins from now. I actually was going to install the muffler myself, but it just isnt worth my time. It's like a 1.5 foot pipe between the cat and the muffler, and it requires like 5 bends and we dont have a bender, so cutting and welding would take me alot longer than just taking all the parts down to the shop and paying him for his labor..

I will post some pics up later this weekend
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #593 on: Oct 18, 2004, 07:17:02 PM »
 Mike- email me directly at reklund5@comcast.net when you get a chance...I have a few questons about your fancy schmancy OBD-II tool....

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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #594 on: Oct 18, 2004, 08:42:19 PM »
Hey Mike,
Got the signal, side marker, and d side front marker lenses. They're not perfect, but they're better than nothing. The bulb housings for the fender markers were totaly shot though, they fell apart in my hands as I removed them. Also got the rear view for ya.
Anyway, have a good night, and see you tomorrow around noon.

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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #595 on: Oct 18, 2004, 10:35:47 PM »
The bulb housings for the fender markers were totaly shot though, they fell apart in my hands as I removed them. Also got the rear view for ya.
Anyway, have a good night, and see you tomorrow around noon.

Sound's good Jason, thanks for your time and help for meh! You know, actually it's my bulb housings that are bad. They too crumbeled when I took them off. I have the orange covers, but not the black bulb housing parts... :down:
Cya ya tomorrow-

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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #596 on: Oct 19, 2004, 08:22:37 PM »
Well I just got back from FresHell, it was good to see you and Marlin.
I got to test drive Mikes truck......damn, that new motors got some balls. It was a little hard to really give it a run. All this rain ya know. Anyway, I take off out of the shop and immediatly i'm spinning the tires, so I let off and get back into it....tires are spinning again, so what the hell, I go for second.....tires are spinnin like crazy. So I back peddle again, and finally get it to hook up. I cruise down the road a ways, it's runnin smooth, feals good, decide to see how much gettyup its got in 3rd, so I mash the loud peddle and zing, tires are spinning again. I get back out of quick so I don't demonstrate my Bat turn technique at 30mph. (by the way don't tell Mike, he was at the shop while i was out trying not to wreck his truck) So know i'm kinda having fun, since I haven't had a vehicle that I could just broil the tires off of in a while, so I turn around, make sure no traffic is coming and take off from the stop sign.........tires spinnin like hell, bang it into second, tires still spinnin like a mo fo, bam, third gear, if it was dry those tires would have been smoken like hell.
Any ways DAMN, good job Mikey, I can't wait til you get some good springs on that puppy and some bigger tires to tame all that power.
Well it was good to see you, and I can't wait to wheel with ya.

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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #597 on: Oct 20, 2004, 01:45:08 AM »
I got to test drive Mikes truck......damn, that new motors got some balls............I can't wait til you get some good springs on that puppy and some bigger tires to tame all that power.
Well it was good to see you, and I can't wait to wheel with ya.

Thanks FB for visiting us - it was really cool see'ing ya. Say hell-o to Rhonda for meh if you would :thumbs:


Updates !!!!!!

Well it's been a while guys. I said I would post some pics last weekend but I've been really busy.. I need to take some more pic, but its been raining and I havn't been able to get some shots - but here's what ive got for ya.

I got alot done, and after tonight I AM 100% COMPLETELY FINISHED AND READY FOR THE SMOG REF!!!!!! :best: I will go to Visalia on Friday and let them check it and make an appointment. Hopefully next week I can get it passed and registered in my name! sweet!!

Anyways, too much has happened and I dont want to explain everything because im tired and lazy :thumbs: I will take some pics tomorrow morning and post em up.

Real quick here's what I've been up to if I can remember everything since last Thursday:
  • Had a flat tire that cracked and was junk, so I put on some free 30" "rollerblade" tires in exchange for the 27" "skateboard" tires that came on the truck
  • Installed our 1.5" Wheel spacers all around
  • Got a Flowmaster 40-series muffler for free and got it installed and it sounds AWESOME!!!
  • Painted the battery mount since it's raining here, can't have any rust now....
  • Installed the PURGE TANK finally and cleared the OBD-II data, and the code has not come back yet :crossed:
  • Mounted the Heater Lines to the fire wall
  • Replaced a bunch of burned-out interior lights
  • Replaced my stock rear view mirror with a better one that has the switch for night time driving
  • Added a nice blue dash mat to cover up all the cracks on the dash. It looks really nice now inside, except for the seats and the door panels ;) BIG THANKS to FIREBALL for the parts he brought me!
  • Built a two point mount setup for my Air Filter, thus completing the very last needed thing and now its ready for smog!
  • Added some of our 2" longer shackles to the front which gave about an inch more lift and leveled the truck out. Looks much better now
  • Added some Denso Iridium spark plugs, replacing some worn out garbage plugs. Very nice. But it kind'a feels the same, so the plug wires are complete GARBAGE. I've got Nology hotwires in the mail as I speak ;)
  • Moved the e-fan thermostat air temp sensor to the inside of the radiator core instead of "next to" it for better cooling cycling.
  • Added more header wrap to the newly installed exhaust to help keep the temps down next to the battery
  • Added the stock cat heat shield and some heat wrap around the fuel lines to keep from "heat soaking" the fuel lines since they are just above the cat.
  • Cleaned up some of the wiring in the cab near the SR5 gauges
  • Touched up the paint in the engine bay from some minor scrapes during all of the work around the engine
  • Repositioned the throttle cable and got it out of a bind. Throttle is a bit smoother now.
  • Changed my engine oil and filter. This dang engine holds 5 freak'n quarts! :ack:


hmmmmmmmmmmmm.............. I think that is about it....... 19 things. not too bad. like I said I've been very busy taking care of alot of loose ends. I looked the entire truck over and I think I have about ran out of things to do. You know what that means, it means I need to start modifying things!!!! :best:

Anyhow, I will take some pics and post up tomorrow morning if its not raining to hard. Oh, and I just ran through my first complete tank o'gas and it registered at 319.7 miles out of 16 gallons = 19.81 MPG which INCLUDES a trip to the mountains and numerous numerous "feel the power" moments, so I was not trying to conserve gas by any means and it still managed almost 20 MPG including while having the smaller tires on. Once I get the new plug wires installed, I'm gonna top it off again and then see if I can hit 350miles on one tank maybe..

..and speaking about that trip up into the mountains, I really didnt go to far, I just went above a small town called Auburrey and almost all the way up to the top of the 4-lanes which is a massive grade up HWY168 on the way to Shaver lake which is a true challenge for underpowered Toy trucks. I didnt get a chance to drive the 4-lanes but I will this weekend hopefully...........can you say SNOW!!!!! But driving in the hills is usually a 3rd and 4th gear affair, even in Marlin's 22R-E 2WD pickup (light) which can't really stay in 5th much at all, well you know what? this 3RZ not only stayed in 4th and 5th, I only used 3rd gear ONCE and that was for passing a car in one of the last passing areas which really is a smaller area and is up hill with low visibility around a slight corner.. Sometimes I don't pass there even in my MR2 unless im boosting, but the 3RZ picked up to over 65 MPH instantly there up hill and man its amazing.

Even with the 30" tires it is FASTER now than with the 27" tires.. I really can't wait to see how it does with 4.88 and 37s...

Pics coming up tomorrow- Night! :sleepy:
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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #598 on: Oct 20, 2004, 07:06:07 AM »
Good job Mike glad to see you got the "hard" part done, now every thing else should be a breeze.  8)

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Re: BigMike's Big Project
« Reply #599 on: Oct 20, 2004, 09:49:30 AM »
Sweet :cheer: for Mike
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