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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-10-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9,862
Views: 2,062,983
Posted By Guano11
Here's a bit of a cream puff...

Here's a bit of a cream puff (http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/mcy/4662341506.html). Somebody will buy 'er just for the sound she makes.

...
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2,928
Views: 504,535
Posted By Guano11
Appreciate the try, but I actually linked that...

Appreciate the try, but I actually linked that site in my inquiry (so I'm familiar....) -- but did I miss something?.
The question remains: Where is the MAP sensor connector located?

And...
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2,928
Views: 504,535
Posted By Guano11
Where is the MAP Sensor Connector Located?

My '98 5th Gen's FI light has been illuminating intermittently the last few months or so. No common denominator for coming on -- any speed, any RPM, any temp, any distance, etc. It just turns on...
Forum: Face plant 09-05-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 95,044
Posted By Guano11
As always, still rootin' for ya. Thanks for...

As always, still rootin' for ya. Thanks for keeping us posted on your progress.
Forum: Face plant 09-05-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,509
Posted By Guano11
Thanks for your report -- and a big "WHEW"! ...

Thanks for your report -- and a big "WHEW"!
Glad he was prepared and faired well.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-04-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By Guano11
Worth the drive for the right guy (just under an...

Worth the drive for the right guy (just under an hour away); will give them a ring.
Moving on is a bit of a commitment since the Rav is very solid otherwise. Plus, part of me wants to see just...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-03-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By Guano11
About $1800 plus tax....so right up there with...

About $1800 plus tax....so right up there with the rest of 'em.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-02-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 9,862
Views: 2,062,983
Posted By Guano11
$7550.....plus about $1300 in fuel alone for a...

$7550.....plus about $1300 in fuel alone for a fly & drive!

Nice find.
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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-01-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By Guano11
^^ Oy! ^^ Never knew about repairpal.com...

^^ Oy! ^^ Never knew about repairpal.com (http://repairpal.com).

When I enter my own ZIP code, I get a range of $1645 - $2265 for a 2WD clutch replacement. Suddenly, $1700 doesn't seem so bad!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-01-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By Guano11
Agree on the quality parts; nothing but genuine...

Agree on the quality parts; nothing but genuine Toyota parts on all previous maintenance (brake booster, distributor, timing belts). Labor costs, however, were quite varied, with anywhere from 9hrs...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-01-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By Guano11
Toyota Mechanic Recommendations, Renton?

My '96 RAV4 needs a clutch job: 2WD, 5spd, 200K miles, good mechanical condition overall.

I figured it'd be about a $1000 job, but the 3 estimates I received (2 from reputable service shops, 1...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,141
Posted By Guano11
Got room for 2 bikes? Just askin'.....:johntm

Got room for 2 bikes? Just askin'.....:johntm
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-05-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 9,862
Views: 2,062,983
Posted By Guano11
It's main claim to fame was its ability to...

It's main claim to fame was its ability to maintain steering geometry under hard braking. Rather than transmitting braking forces up the fork tubes (compressing them & thereby altering steering...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-04-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9,862
Views: 2,062,983
Posted By Guano11
GTS1000. Don't see them very often...... ...

GTS1000. Don't see them very often......

http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/mcy/4602279631.html
Forum: Face plant 07-29-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,891
Posted By Guano11
Personally, I feel most vulnerable when there is...

Personally, I feel most vulnerable when there is no traffic in front of me and a left-turner is positioning to cross. One of the most disconcerning scenarios to me....

I try to use the cagers...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-26-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 66,949
Posted By Guano11
"Velcome aboart" -- and thanks for posting up....

"Velcome aboart" -- and thanks for posting up. You've resurrected an informative thread of which I was unaware.:hmmmmm
Forum: Face plant 07-24-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,067
Posted By Guano11
Always hate reports like this (especially as a...

Always hate reports like this (especially as a commuter myself), but appreciate you posting the news.
Will be rooting for Tracy and look forward to him posting an update here under his own steam.
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2,928
Views: 504,535
Posted By Guano11
Certainly can't discount your sample size, wp. I...

Certainly can't discount your sample size, wp. I assume your rank order of improvement over stock would be: GenMar, Heli, then Spiegler -- correct?
In your opinion, whereabouts would each one fall...
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 2,928
Views: 504,535
Posted By Guano11
Excellent counterpoints, and just the kind of...

Excellent counterpoints, and just the kind of experience I knew was out there (though I didn't anticipate it coming all the way from Kiwiland!).
I've never ridden a 4th Gen, but suspect the riding...
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2,928
Views: 504,535
Posted By Guano11
Hmm. You've got me thinking now; I viewed...

Hmm. You've got me thinking now; I viewed handlebar conversion kits as more for the stunting crowd, and more expensive than the Helibars -- but maybe not so much. The Spieglers are definitely offer...
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2,928
Views: 504,535
Posted By Guano11
Thanks for that, Mayday. My wrists don't bother...

Thanks for that, Mayday. My wrists don't bother me so much...but it's probably because the lower back is shouting for attention before the wrists sound off. Knees & hips, too -- typical...
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2,928
Views: 504,535
Posted By Guano11
Helibars, Risers & Peg Lowering?

5th Gen '98 here, much like the one pictured above. ^^
Comfortable enough for a couple of hours at my age, but got invited to 3 full days of twisties with some fellas from work.
I'm mostly a...
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By Guano11
^^ What Motomantra said ^^ They replaced my...

^^ What Motomantra said ^^
They replaced my North Face Tadpole's, um, poles. Not particularly cheap, but when you need poles, they set you right up.
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,167
Posted By Guano11
Huge help, bwringer -- my thanks!

Huge help, bwringer -- my thanks!
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,167
Posted By Guano11
I'd be much obliged for that!

I'd be much obliged for that!
Forum: The Garage 07-06-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,167
Posted By Guano11
If you were in MY 'hood, I'd pay you $650 & raise...

If you were in MY 'hood, I'd pay you $650 & raise you some adult beverages!:freaky

Clutch is slipping a bit more; won't push it beyond about 45mph on flat terrain. And everyone else says the same...
Forum: The Garage 07-04-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,167
Posted By Guano11
Hmm. What year is your Rav? I've solicited 3...

Hmm. What year is your Rav? I've solicited 3 shops now -- 2 independents and 1 Toyota dealer -- and clearly specified 2WD. They all said "the subframe has to come out"; one even pulls the motor...
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,167
Posted By Guano11
Excellent -- thanks for the differentiation. I...

Excellent -- thanks for the differentiation. I figured "Corolla" as well, though the tech asked (and I specified) FWD. "The subframe has to come out & the transmission gets pulled while the engine...
Forum: The Garage 07-01-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,167
Posted By Guano11
Clutch Slipping: '96 Rav4

Front wheel drive 4-door. 200,000miles, original clutch. Good overall mechanical condition, no issues otherwise except for mild oil usage (1qt in 2000mi or so).

So last night from the airport...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,140
Posted By Guano11
I don't regret any of the purchases. But I...

I don't regret any of the purchases.
But I regret many of the sales.

Once I learned that, I ended up keeping most.
Forum: The Garage 06-22-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 778
Views: 125,200
Posted By Guano11
Most excellent -- especially for explaining the...

Most excellent -- especially for explaining the "why some RTVs smell like vinegar" part.

My thanks!:bow
Forum: The Garage 06-21-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 778
Views: 125,200
Posted By Guano11
Great advice, Dirty, and confirms my thought:...

Great advice, Dirty, and confirms my thought: Sure looks like an RTV application to me, primarily ability to flex. Also, the anaerobic products specify metal-to-metal mating, NOT metal-to-rubber.
...
Forum: The Garage 06-21-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 778
Views: 125,200
Posted By Guano11
The Right Stuff?

So we found the oil leak & a local expert recommended re-plugging the hole with the plug dressed in "Marine-grade Permatex Anaerobic Gasket Sealant -- the red stuff in the blue tube. Most parts...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,355
Posted By Guano11
St1100

A few hundred miles on a PR4GT rear, PR4 front here (there is no GT front).

Only demerit I can give is just a nibble of wandering(?), not holding a line as solidly through a curve the Avons they...
Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,726
Posted By Guano11
I bought my first bike the day after high school...

I bought my first bike the day after high school graduation and have owned at least 1 ever since (even when Uncle Sam forbid it :wink:).
I've averaged .39 bikes/yr, most of which I still own.
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8,262
Views: 1,615,225
Posted By Guano11
I also bought a plated IL XR4 from an inmate, not...

I also bought a plated IL XR4 from an inmate, not wanting to convert a non-plated bike. I had the PO send along his registration to show streetability (just in case), but a title was all the DMV...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-11-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,959
Posted By Guano11
Konflict

I, too, took advantage of Konflict's proximity. I'm not an expert rider, but had a lot of questions which he answered patiently & thoroughly. SPS would've done the same, I'm sure. It might be...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-08-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,563
Posted By Guano11
Heartwarming little rescue! While in temp...

Heartwarming little rescue!
While in temp housing years ago, our trash bins were frequented by a family of these critters almost nightly. One night, we parked a bin outside our front door & when...
Forum: Face plant 06-07-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,022
Posted By Guano11
Bummer 'bout the knee. Hella footage, though! ...

Bummer 'bout the knee. Hella footage, though!
Here's to a speedy recovery....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-05-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,083
Posted By Guano11
Looks like an old Chevy Sprint. That windscreen...

Looks like an old Chevy Sprint.
That windscreen has the same blue tint as Walter White's "product" (from Breaking Bad) -- seems appropriate.
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