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  1. If the car doesn't start, ignore the misfire...

    If the car doesn't start, ignore the misfire codes on 2 cylinders. It will start and run with 2 dead cylinders. Those misfires are not preventing the car from starting. Back to basics as Astro14...
  2. Yeah, I was thinking it would be nice not to lose...

    Yeah, I was thinking it would be nice not to lose my ground clearance when laden. I've got Bad Swede springs in the rear for 2 inches of lift, and I added an additional 2 inches by fabricating...
  3. Your story isn't clear. Did it gradually start...

    Your story isn't clear. Did it gradually start to run poorly, and then one day, it finally said no more and stalled and then has never started again?

    Or did it suddenly stall out with no warning...
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    Generally, I've found this forum software...

    Generally, I've found this forum software terrible. I'm using Firefox on a Mac, and I get booted out of being signed on after a couple of clicks on the forum. I don't know why. I guess it could be...
  5. 30x9.5x15

    30x9.5x15
  6. Yeah, the license plate is my next project. I...

    Yeah, the license plate is my next project. I didn't have time to deal with it, so I just zip tied the plate to the spare. I was rushing to get it done for an off road excursion to Death Valley...
  7. https://i.imgur.com/lGRldwm.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/lGRldwm.jpg
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    https://i.imgur.com/aYJIsid.jpg
    https://i.imgur.com/xqVjgDP.jpg
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    https://i.imgur.com/yqEDWO6.jpg

    Link to imgur with all pics
    https://imgur.com/a/JskJhIh

    Brett
  9. Finally finished the swing out tire carrier

    The hinge and latch are from the "DIY parts" section of 4xinnovations.com. The rest I fabricated.

    https://i.imgur.com/0ZkjmAe.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/gr5wKFD.jpg
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    I'm not an engineer, but I can share a couple of...

    I'm not an engineer, but I can share a couple of comments.

    A major factor in torque specs is the hardware involved. The lug bolts on the XC70 are M14. I'm guessing the Sienna has M12 studs or...
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    Nice. That's a damn good run for the original...

    Nice. That's a damn good run for the original drive shafts.
    Brett
  12. Said interior temp sensor thermistor sits right...

    Said interior temp sensor thermistor sits right behind that vent in the climate control head unit. The wires are really fine, and it's mounted with the wires pretty taught, so it takes very little...
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    For barely over $100 I doubt it will have the...

    For barely over $100 I doubt it will have the ability to monitor the throttle position sensor output as Astro14 suggests to do. I could be wrong, but you typically don't get much for $100. It does...
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    In your own garage. Aftermarket knock-off...

    In your own garage. Aftermarket knock-off systems are available. Failing that, a friend's garage who happens to own one. Failing that, an independent mechanic who owns one.

    Brett
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    I cleaned up a set of wheels from the salvage...

    I cleaned up a set of wheels from the salvage yard recently. Gunk engine degreaser, an abrasive pad (similar to ScotchBrite), lots of elbow grease, and a power washer. Worked well. I didn't care...
  16. I have had my battery in and out of the XC70 many...

    I have had my battery in and out of the XC70 many times. I don't turn on the ignition. Never heard of that. Never had a problem. I don't know who says that. Sometimes it's good not to read too...
  17. If it's not dripping on the ground, it's not...

    If it's not dripping on the ground, it's not leaking. :) I don't think you have anything to be concerned about. Let's talk about the happy Sunday toy car. What is it? and what broke?

    Brett
  18. If a little oil inspires such fear, I recommend...

    If a little oil inspires such fear, I recommend ditching this car. Living in fear of your car is no way to live. Sell it and get yourself into a happier situation. But, In general, as long as an...
  19. If you are a DIY'er and you will keep your car...

    If you are a DIY'er and you will keep your car for several years, my opinion is that you should not shop anywhere except FCPEuro. Unless you have a real need for parts that FCPEuro doesn't sell, why...
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    Yep, same experience with the BadSwede rear...

    Yep, same experience with the BadSwede rear springs. The top and bottom termini of the new springs were in a different angular relationship vs. the originals, so you have to reposition the upper...
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    Those Swedes and their fancy fans. LOL. I'll...

    Those Swedes and their fancy fans. LOL. I'll just sit in the corner and be quiet, now.

    The best diagnostic method is probably to get a scantool with bi-directional control and command the fan...
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    I don't see a reason why you can't put 12 V...

    I don't see a reason why you can't put 12 V directly to the fan just to see if the fan motor itself works. Then work backward from there adding components in your testing until you find the failed...
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    Any local auto parts store will have vacuum line...

    Any local auto parts store will have vacuum line in bulk. It may not be metric sized, but you likely can find something that fits. Or if you have to have metric, any non-American auto dealership...
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    So, is there an error code, and does it point to...

    So, is there an error code, and does it point to the ETM?

    Brett
  25. The electric motor looks very similar to the one...

    The electric motor looks very similar to the one in VW door latches that are notorious for failing. An electrically savvy owner solved the mystery of the failing door latches. The commutator of the...
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