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About bigtoepfer

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  • Birthday 02/12/1984

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  1. bigtoepfer

    WTB JZX100 JZ engine mount brackets

    Buy the 1J model, Sell the 1J. Profit.
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    [HIZOKU] PIG EYE Streeter

    I just want to hear it. I cant wait.
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    x3 oyaji wagon

    So opened up the rear end. Fluid was super clean. No bad smells, no chipped teeth no shavings. Pulled axles and found this. When removing the original axle bearings one of them exploded and thought we got everything, clearly that was not the case. This will teach me to triple check things. So an extra bearings was just rolling around in the axle tube. Every now and then getting enough friction in there to rotate around in the tube most likely which was probably the helicopter noise I was hearing. Everything seems good now. Gonna mic the axles and be sure every thing is in spec just in case i don't need to go to the junk yard to get new axles. Because there is still a bit of play when installed and they do have a bit of pitting in them. But they are massive 31 spline axles and I doubt a stock 2JZ-GE is going to ever do any damage to this rear end. Even if I do decide to pull a small trailer later on. I'm just looking forward to getting this thing back together so I can go back to driving it. Getting tired of driving the Prius to work every day.
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    [HIZOKU] PIG EYE Streeter

    I don't know if you've prodded around in a wagon or not. But the hole where you're spare is I've got a space for my jack and a few other goodies like the bottle for the rear window washer. I usually keep a spare bottle of oil, the tool kit and a ratchet strap or two for securing stuff to the roof rack in there. It's a handy little cubby.
  5. bigtoepfer

    [HIZOKU] PIG EYE Streeter

    The benefit of the wagon is that if I chose not to have my spare under the car I could probably make the S13 tank fit. Never really thought about it. Or I'd have room for a MASSIVE fuel cell. Dunno where else I'd put a spare though. 😅 I like all the space I have in the back.
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    x3 oyaji wagon

    So after a little more listening I'm pretty sure it's actually axle bearings. Because it didn't occur to me that the sound is constant and increases with speed. I just need to find someone who can pull them for me because I don't have tools or space to do it here.
  7. bigtoepfer

    x3 oyaji wagon

    That was me in the X8. This one is supposed to be tame. But no doubt it will do the same thing. 😂
  8. bigtoepfer

    x3 oyaji wagon

    He had welded quite a few of them and said he had them in a jig, etc, etc. So yea hopefully. It would be my luck though that it's all fubared. My wife would just LOVE to hear that.
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    x3 oyaji wagon

    I did not. Everything looks straight. The gears looked good. Also I think you can see it in one of my pictures but the tubes are already welded. I'm not going to be making big power but I figured better to just be done. I've moved in to a tiny apartment and not only could I not really bring many of my tools with me, we "ABSOLUTELY can not work on our cars in the parking lot" according to the lease. So it's looking like I'm taking to a local mechanic. I stopped by one after work and based on what I was saying he agreed with me that it's most likely a pinion bearing issue. Especially since it's warmer around the pinion. I'm just so sad that I'm finally back in the car and once again I have an issue. It's almost like it doesn't like being driven. 😂 And everytime I mention I've got a new issue my wife reminds me that she wants me to sell it and get something newer and more practical. HA!
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    x3 oyaji wagon

    Well it took like six months but the 8.8 is in. It sounded terrible and I thought maybe because we didn't put friction modifier in it. So we drained it. Put new gear oil and friction modifier. Didn't sound so bad or almost nothing. Worked on getting it sorted most of friday night and ended up missing the event I wanted to go chill at Saturday. But I was determined to get it back to texas so drove it back Sunday morning. Still no A/C so that was shitty. I'll have to get that figured out soon. By the time I got to Houston it sounded like there was a helicopter in the back of my car. The diff is hella noisy. I did manage to get a temp gun after walmart opened and it was like 170* Not terrible but not good. Stopped a few more times along the way and when we got to the apartment it was 200* at the plug to check the fluid level. It's hotter around the front of the diff so I'm guessing there is a pinion bearing problem. Found a kit online for full rebuild for like $107 will all new bearings and shims etc. Probably gonna go that route. It's actually what I wanted to do from the beginning but someone managed to convince me it wasn't necessary. I'm just hoping I won't have to purchase a new ring and pinion as well because I'm supposed to doing this on the cheap. On the bright side 70mph is 2700rpms now. So that's cool. I wasn't getting the MPGs I hoped for, could be because of a bearing dragging in the diff. But the car does roll relatively freely. So who fucking knows.
  11. bigtoepfer

    x3 oyaji wagon

    I'm gonna shoot you a text. Definitely better that way if you need something on the quick.
  12. bigtoepfer

    Chitown WaGN....project from hell

    That is a good price. Thanks for the heads up.
  13. bigtoepfer

    x3 oyaji wagon

    I thought it was a bit odd that it was missing. But also the engine was sitting way low so I through it might have been broken out. I think Chris was saying he had one. So it worked out.
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    x3 oyaji wagon

    I was just in there like three days ago. But I didn't notice if it was there or not. I walked right by that spot and it didn't stick out so I'm leaning towards no. Edit: @Gibbs I just checked the site. It says it's still there. I might have time to stop by later. But life is crazy busy. What are you looking for?
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    Project IBIS.... AKA the bin chicken JZX81

    I like how one of the facebook threads you were in recently turned in to a shitshow. Like do you even own a JZX bro? How dare you try to tell some one what ebrake setups are good and what are shit.