fun fact: out of all its contemporaries, the 1UZ was apparently the only engine to be FAA approved for powering an aircraft.
Posted by $EX¥ HAMMER on 12/02/2014
five lug x3. a first?
uses x8 front struts w spindle hub and brakes, x3 tophats lcas and crossmember, x7 steering rack with mounts and column.
differences are relatively minor between most of the parts involved.
Posted by $EX¥ HAMMER on 11/26/2014
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Posted by $EX¥ HAMMER on 10/17/2014
the extent of this engine’s sludge factor can be seen in better detail with the pans off. front main was toast. cam seals equally bad.
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Posted by $EX¥ HAMMER on 08/11/2014
i was originally planning on using the x7 complete front suspension on my wagon: crossmember and steering rack and strut assemblies as a direct bolt-in. direct after cutting and welding anyway.
after comparing the crossmembers it affirms what i was told months ago. im going to have to combine the parts from each to get it all mounted correctly.
the crossmember to frame rail mounting points on the x7 are a couple inches wider.
the mounting points for the LCAs are too, and those are different between the sets as well. x3 still attached to the strut assembly on right:
Toyota is good about making their parts very interchangeable, so disassembling everything should yield a relatively complete parts bin with some options for shifting the geometry as necessary.
on the drivetrain side, more work was completed on tearing down the engine and cleaning the inches of caked-on sludge and grime.
Posted by $EX¥ HAMMER on 07/14/2014