Got to love the internet & youtube!

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Got to love the internet & youtube!

Post by TwinStick » Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:12 pm

Woke up to a VERY cold (60*F) house this morning. Furnace not working at all, did nothing. Got on the internet & youtube, watched some video's. Went down stairs & started operating. Cleaned the ignitor, cleaned the flame sensor, took the overheat sensor out & gave a few flips with thumb & finger, pulled the rubber hoses & gave them a quick shot of air (with my new ridgid 18v battery powered air compressor) & wa-la, furnace working again, at least for now anyways. :lol:
Traded to 2019 ZR2, Red.

4Runner was a GREAT vehicle but could not even tow our 6x10 enclosed utility trailer comfortably, even when it was empty-ish.

It was time. Truck was still leaking BADLY every time it rained or snowed & melted. It was leaking at every single gasket (rear window, front window, all 4 doors). You could sit inside & watch it run down the inside of windshield, rear window & drip off the upper side door beams. It was molding on the inside & starting to stink. Needed new steering gearbox, shocks, new upgraded T-style steering, tires, brake lines, d/s manifold bolts that are barely recognizable due to rust-removed & replaced. Everyone around here would not even touch em once they looked at them.

So, say what you will. PW turned into a money pit. Was no longer a joy to drive. Hoping that this downsized 4x4 with lockers will fill the bill & have minimal problems, but..... As long as manufacturers keep making engineers design things that fail soon after warranty is up, we are going nowhere fast. Regardless of what you buy. :rockon:

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Re: Got to love the internet & youtube!

Post by nts007 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:00 pm

We are on heating oil (diesel) and a few winter mornings with no heat.....sucks!!! Wife used the inter web to learn how to bleed fuel line when she ran the tractor outta fuel. So yes the web can be useful! Glad you got it fixed up easily
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Re: Got to love the internet & youtube!

Post by 13BlkPowerWagon » Mon Oct 30, 2017 6:46 pm

If it has a draft inducing fan, check the bearings... that's what got me last year. Once that goes out, it'll fire up for a few seconds, then when it doesn't sense the draft, it shuts off. Cheap to replace, but they aren't stocked anywhere (mine wasn't). Took 9 days to get one via the manufacturer. Thank god I have a big wood burning insert to heat the house when I need it!

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Post by TommyG » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:37 am

YouTube has saved me thousands of dollars over the years. It has also given me some level of acceptance when I can confirm that I really do need to incur a big bill to have something fixed.
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Post by TwinStick » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:20 pm

Well, it still ain't working 100% right. I ordered some parts. Flame sensor & ignitor. The ones on it are 25 yrs old. I have removed them & sanded them so they were nice & shiny about 6x over the years. Hoping they are just worn out & new ones fix it for good. If not, I will order some sensors next. Trial & error, unfortunately, is MUCH cheaper than having it diagnosed & repaired by the people who installed it. They wanted $50 each for the flame sensor & ignitor & WOULD NOT sell them directly to me, they HAVE TO install them. $175-200 just to pull in the driveway. I got them online, to my door for $25. It will take me maybe 15-30 min tops to install them. Easy peasy. :D
Traded to 2019 ZR2, Red.

4Runner was a GREAT vehicle but could not even tow our 6x10 enclosed utility trailer comfortably, even when it was empty-ish.

It was time. Truck was still leaking BADLY every time it rained or snowed & melted. It was leaking at every single gasket (rear window, front window, all 4 doors). You could sit inside & watch it run down the inside of windshield, rear window & drip off the upper side door beams. It was molding on the inside & starting to stink. Needed new steering gearbox, shocks, new upgraded T-style steering, tires, brake lines, d/s manifold bolts that are barely recognizable due to rust-removed & replaced. Everyone around here would not even touch em once they looked at them.

So, say what you will. PW turned into a money pit. Was no longer a joy to drive. Hoping that this downsized 4x4 with lockers will fill the bill & have minimal problems, but..... As long as manufacturers keep making engineers design things that fail soon after warranty is up, we are going nowhere fast. Regardless of what you buy. :rockon:

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Re: Got to love the internet & youtube!

Post by TwinStick » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:33 pm

Replaced the parts today. So far, so good. Running like a champ. New ignitor seems to spark better than the old one, even after I cleaned it. :rockon:
Traded to 2019 ZR2, Red.

4Runner was a GREAT vehicle but could not even tow our 6x10 enclosed utility trailer comfortably, even when it was empty-ish.

It was time. Truck was still leaking BADLY every time it rained or snowed & melted. It was leaking at every single gasket (rear window, front window, all 4 doors). You could sit inside & watch it run down the inside of windshield, rear window & drip off the upper side door beams. It was molding on the inside & starting to stink. Needed new steering gearbox, shocks, new upgraded T-style steering, tires, brake lines, d/s manifold bolts that are barely recognizable due to rust-removed & replaced. Everyone around here would not even touch em once they looked at them.

So, say what you will. PW turned into a money pit. Was no longer a joy to drive. Hoping that this downsized 4x4 with lockers will fill the bill & have minimal problems, but..... As long as manufacturers keep making engineers design things that fail soon after warranty is up, we are going nowhere fast. Regardless of what you buy. :rockon:

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