After some 400 grit sand paper and some aluminum polish....and about an hour of work the bell housing is looking good. I may like this polished look more than paint, you can compare the two cases. Left side was polished
I see a lot of companies and the internet selling rebuild kits for transmissions. This got me thinking, is this what people prefer? $260 and higher for these kits, and they include the cheaper failure prone bearings.
Every time I install an LSD I only replace what is needed, usually new UPDATED bearings and only the worn synchros. The essential parts are only about $120 from Toyota.
What do you prefer?
I had a car come into the shop with a no a/c concern, after evaluating the little refrigerant left in the system I inspected everything for leaks. There wasn’t a significant trace of 134 anywhere using the UV light. I found a small amount in the evaporator fins, so I replaced it.
I ran the car for an hour with the a/c at max cool, and I started noticing the air getting warm again. I grabbed the low-side pipe
I had a car come into the shop on a tow truck, it wouldn't run more than 20 seconds at a time. After looking it over I realized the security light came on as it shut off, and thats normally an immobilizer issue. So I attempted to re-register the key, that wasnt working so I went through and tested the signal wires between the ECM and BIU. Everything was good, so I called tech-support to check for known issues,
Since I’ve started studying for my advanced hydbrid specialist exam.....again. Thought I’d share this basic video explaining the difference between AC and DC motors. Enjoy the knowledge nuggets!
Wow, this is the reason I deleted YouTube off my phone. They promote these click-bait style nonsense videos that contain nothing but bullishit. This little douche must be related to tj hunt, and the girl is just as bad. Are YT statistics built around millions of 9yr olds? Jesus Christ
Remember the car from yesterday that lost its air filter?
Well the guy approved the compression/Leakage test. Compression was good, 150ish across the board....but leakage on the other hand was 20% through the oil cap.
Looks like he melted the electrodes off of his new spark plugs too! DANG!
This is what happens when you don’t regularly check your equipment. This customer lost his cold-air intake filter at some point, and the only reason he came in was because it stalled at a stoplight.
Unfortunately the turbo didn’t survive the dirt intrusion.
I’ve asked a few of my closest friends how they would prefer their custom built gearbox to look when done. Some said paint, and some said leave it alone. We briefly mentioned power coating but then thought the baking process would cause issues with the aluminum. Still not sure about that.
Anyway. I just ran the wire wheel over my case to clean off the corrosion.
I put together a guide on how to install at hitch on a 2016+ Subaru Crosstrek
Step1-Remove rear bumper by removing 2 wheelwell clips, 9 under bumper clips, and 2 10mm bolts under tail lights. Pull bumper outward at corners and back until it "pops" out of position.
Step 2-Remove original rear crash beam by removing 4 14mm bolts and 2 14mm nuts.
Step 3-Remove bodily plugs in mounting holes for hitch bolts.
Step 4-Slide brackets into channels: Step 5-Start 6 17mm bracket
I have the transmission apart right now, and I'd really like to compare the before and after product since all of the videos out there are terrible...AND make sure my gears and shafts last the longest...but I also want to put my car back together and get back to racing.
My next opportunity to do this would be in 2 years when the LSD needs service.
Do it now, or next time?
Another very important procedure that I implement into ALL of my gearbox builds is chasing the case threads and bolts. When a gearbox is assembled at the factory none of the steel fasteners receive any type of lubricant on the threads, instead they get thread locker. This not only stays on the bolt and case threads, but all of the electrolysis buildup gets trapped in there as well. As you can imagine this affects the torque on the case
No company advertises a magnetic drain plug for my car, so in an effort to test-fit one I had to do some research. I removed my drain bolt and measured the diameter and thread spacing with my metric caliper. I ordered the most reasonably priced drain bolt available, and it just st happened to be a Mishimoto.
I still need to install the differential and check clearance between the tip of the magnet and differential, but worst case scenario
The Dealership I work at(Frank Subaru) received one of the many Ascent promotional vehicles last week. I asked the sales department to let me have a test drive in it right away, but they were reluctant since its the only one we'll get until its official release late this year. Finally, today they gave me a shot at it (under supervision of course lol).
I'm going to skip the blah blah blah about interior space, all of the gadgets, and
A while back I was a very active member on Toyota Nation Forum, a decent size forum based out of Canada. I always shared all of my Toyota information there since...I am very knowledgeable in most models.
Then one day I get an email from an admin telling me I violated the rules since I offer services on my website, and I need to be a supporting vendor to do that. I email them and ask what I need
I've started to record my LSD install to post up a few DIY videos. Ive noticed the internet is lacking in information about Toyota transaxles, so I plan to change that. The first video is "Disassembly", and Im thinking of having the following:
Anything else you guys can think of I may be missing?