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Overland Bound SF Bay Area Meetup

Overland Bound SF Bay Area Meetup

Attended an Overland Bound meet up in the SF Bay area in San Jose, CA. Great turnout with a lot of rigs and people. Spend most of my time with Jason and Tony. Looking forward to more and to start wheeling with this group! Who: All overlanders, enthusiasts, and future overlanders. What: Meet fellow overlanders,

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Mod Day at Timmy the Toolman’s House!

Mod Day at Timmy the Toolman’s House!

Attended the 4th Mod Day at Timmy the Toolman’s (and Shaun) SICMODS Toyota Time Event at Timmy’s house! Wow, what a great time. There were so many 4Runners there, including a 1st Gen 4Runner and a couple of Tacoma trucks. Lots of people, LOTS of food and a few repairs taking place in the driveway.

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Second Major Maintenance

Second Major Maintenance

This time around, yesterday I had all the belts / timing belt replaced, water pump, idler roller bearing, timing belt tensioner, thermostat, camshaft seals and crankshaft seal replaced. As mentioned in the previous post, I bought the kit off EBay and paid for the labor of installation. Honestly, even if I had a garage like

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First Major Maintenance

First Major Maintenance

Yesterday, I took the rig in to get the first of two maintenance jobs done. I didn’t do any of the service because I no longer live in a place with a garage or that allows this kind of work to be done in your parking space. This first service included: – front / rear

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Sticky Stuff Removal

Sticky Stuff Removal

Wow, what an undertaking I embarked on yesterday. My rig came with the ugly wood grain stick-on interior accent pieces. Additionally, the rig had the original factory clear sticky floor mat coverings. First, let me take off the floor stickers, should be easy. Hmmm, nope, took forever to get them off. Why? Because in time,

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