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Posted: 10/15/2006 12:24:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/24/2006 10:13:52 AM EST by NoVaGator]
I think....

1994 4Runner, 135k miles, V6, leather, sunroof.

I'm aware of the potential issues with this V6 - the timing belt was done at 105k and the head gasket recall was done. The coolant is clear and the oil looks clean. No leaks.

The red paint is oxidized, and the inside could use a major detailing. It could use some new tires soon, and has rust on the bumpers but none on any body panels.

It failed inspection, so the prior owners basically gave up on it b/c it ws their spare car. It needs new front rotors and pads, and a headlight to pass. (I had it re-inspected today to confirm before finalizing the deal)

The brake job on this vehicle is a major PITA (because of the automatic locking hubs) and costs at least $500 from most mechanics. I'll do it myself for about $125 in parts.

Price: $1,500.

How'd I do?
Link Posted: 10/15/2006 12:32:07 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/15/2006 12:33:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By FALARAK:
theif.


You should be sitting in a cell with Bubba.
Link Posted: 10/15/2006 12:36:55 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/15/2006 12:47:41 PM EST
Good score. BTW I just walked in from doing the front brakes on my 89 runner (no joke) and really it's not that bad.
Link Posted: 10/15/2006 12:54:12 PM EST
Failed inspection? Where do you live, Okinawa?

I know some states have emission isnpections but i didnt know any had required inspections of brakes & such.
Link Posted: 10/15/2006 1:16:41 PM EST

Originally Posted By AR15fan:
Failed inspection? Where do you live, Okinawa?

I know some states have emission inspections but i didnt know any had required inspections of brakes & such.


About 1/3 of the states have equipment inspections of some sort.
Link Posted: 10/15/2006 1:37:10 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/15/2006 1:53:05 PM EST

It would be great if whichever mod moved this here could move it back....it's not as if this is some sort of car enthusiast post.

Surely there are many GD posters that have 4Runners that might have input but never visit the car forum.

Note that I put the "technical" question about the brakes here.
Link Posted: 10/15/2006 2:20:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/16/2006 3:32:55 PM EST by pevrs114]

The Required Official Inspection Procedure, as approved by the Virginia State Police Superintendent, is as follows:

REQUIRED OFFICIAL INSPECTION PROCEDURE

Each inspection consists of the following items – for further details consult the "Official Inspection Manual":

1. - REMOVE OLD INSPECTION STICKER.

2. - DRIVE VEHICLE INTO INSPECTION LANE.

3. - INSPECT BRAKES FOR:

Worn, damaged or missing parts.

Worn, contaminated or defective linings or drums.

Leaks in system, proper fluid level.

Worn, contaminated or defective disc pads or discs.
(NOTE: A minimum of two wheels and drums must be removed from each vehicle at the time of inspection. Consult the official inspection manual for exceptions.)

4. - INSPECT PARKING BRAKE FOR:

Broken or missing parts.

Proper adjustment.

Standard factory equipment or equivalent.

5. - INSPECT HEADLIGHTS FOR:

Approved type, aim, and output.

Condition of lamp, wiring and switch.

Beam indicator.

6. - INSPECT OTHER LIGHTS FOR:

Approved type, proper bulbs, condition of lenses, wiring and switch.

Aim of fog and driving lamps.

Illumination of all lamps, lens color, and condition of lens.
(NOTE: Every vehicle must have a rear lamp showing a red light to the rear, a white light illuminating the rear license plate; vehicles over 7 feet wide or extending 4 inches or more beyond the front fender extremes must be equipped with approved clearance lamps and reflex reflectors. Count load in measuring.)

7. – INSPECT SIGNAL DEVICE FOR:

Approved type, proper bulbs, condition of lenses, wiring and switch.

Correct indications and tell-tale (visual or audible).

Illumination of all lamps, lens color, and condition of lens.

8. – INSPECT STEERING & SUSPENSION FOR: (Jack up front end as shown in Manual)

Wear in bushings, kingpins, ball joints, wheel bearings, tie rod ends.

Looseness of gear box on frame, condition of drag link and steering arm.

Play in steering wheel.

Wheel alignment and axle alignment.

Broken spring leaves, and worn shackles.

Shock absorbers.

Broken frame.

Broken or missing engine mounts.

Lift blocks.

9. – INSPECT TIRES, WHEELS & RIMS FOR:

Condition of tires including tread depth.

Mixing radials and bias ply tires.

Wheels that are cracked or damaged so as to affect safe operation.

10. – INSPECT MIRROR FOR:

Rigidity of mounting.

Condition of reflecting surface.

View of road to rear (Truck mirrors must extend at least halfway beyond edge of body) – (Visibility 200 feet to rear).

11. – INSPECT HORN FOR:

Electrical connections, mounting and horn button.

Emits sound audible for a minimum of 200 feet.

12. – INSPECT WINDSHIELD AND OTHER GLASS FOR:

Approved type safety glass.

Cloudiness, distortion or other obstruction to vision.

Cracked, scratched or broken glass.

Stickers. ALL UNAUTHORIZED STICKERS MUST BE REMOVED.

Sunshading material attached to the windshield to ensure it does not extend more than 3 inches downward from the top of windshield, unless authorized by Medical Waiver Certificate.

Operation of left front door glass.

13. – INSPECT WINDSHIELD WIPER/DEFROSTER FOR:

Operating condition.

Condition of blade.

14. – INSPECT EXHAUST SYSTEM FOR:

Exhaust line-manifold, gaskets, pipes, mufflers, connections, etc.

Leakage of gases at any point from motor to point discharged from system.

15. – INSPECT LICENSE TAGS FOR:

Illumination of rear plate.

16. – INSPECT HOOD AND AREA UNDER THE HOOD FOR:

Operating condition of hood latch.

Presence of emissions system -Evidence that any essential parts have been removed, rendered inoperative or disconnected.

Fluid levels that are below the proper level
1. Brake fluid.
2. Power steering fluid.

Power steering belt - proper tension, wear, or absence.

17. – INSPECT AIR POLLUTION CONTROL SYSTEM (1973 and Subsequent Models) FOR:

Installation.

Operation.
(NOTE: This includes the catalytic converter and the fuel tank filler pipe.)

18. – INSPECT DRIVER’S SEAT FOR:

Anchorage.

Location.

Condition.

19. – INSPECT SEAT BELTS FOR:

Approved type.

Installation.

20. – INSPECT DOORS AT THE RIGHT & LEFT SIDE OF THE DRIVER’S SEAT FOR:

Handle or opening device which will permit the opening of the door from the outside and inside of the vehicle.

Latching system which will hold door in its proper closed position.

21. – INSPECT FUEL SYSTEM FOR:

Any part that is not securely fastened.

Liquid fuel leakage.

Fuel tank filler cap for presence.

22. – INSPECT FLOOR PAN FOR:

(a) Holes which allow exhaust gases to enter occupant compartment.
(b) Conditions which create a hazard to the occupants.

23. – ISSUE STICKER:

(a) If approved, place approval sticker on the vehicle, and give pink copy of certificate to operator.
(b) ALL DEFECTS MUST BE CORRECTED AND THE VEHICLE REINSPECTED WITHIN 15 DAYS.

THE DRIVER MAY BE IN JEOPARDY OF RECEIVING A SUMMONS FOR ANY DEFECT STILL

PRESENT ANY TIME THE VEHICLE IS OPERATED ON THE HIGHWAY.

(NOTE: The validity period of the rejection sticker shall include fifteen (15) days in addition to the day of the inspection.)


Va State Police Inspection Program

They go a lot deeper than brakes! Luckily, there is no emissions inspection (except for northern virginia)

Sounds like a nice truck, at a good price! I'm sure you'll be glad to have it up to snuff by wintertime
Link Posted: 10/15/2006 2:59:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:

It would be great if whichever mod moved this here could move it back....it's not as if this is some sort of car enthusiast post.

Surely there are many GD posters that have 4Runners that might have input but never visit the car forum.

Note that I put the "technical" question about the brakes here.




Why did they move it?
Link Posted: 10/15/2006 2:59:49 PM EST
I have a friend, bought a 90s 4 runner, SAS'd 35 inch tires, kinda beat up but CLEAN on the inside, and converted to a manuel tranny, he got it for 1k cuz the guy killed the engine and he wanted something else...
Link Posted: 10/15/2006 3:02:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:

It would be great if whichever mod moved this here could move it back....it's not as if this is some sort of car enthusiast post.

Surely there are many GD posters that have 4Runners that might have input but never visit the car forum.

Note that I put the "technical" question about the brakes here.




Why did they move it?


They needed to conserve space for posts with Jesus on a dogs ass, apparently.
Link Posted: 10/15/2006 3:46:01 PM EST
We have a Cars and Bikes board? I thought I was losing my mind when I saw this and then couldn't find it later.

So that other board is just for discussions of Generals.
Link Posted: 10/15/2006 4:16:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By nightstalker:
We have a Cars and Bikes board?


Yes we do! Welcome..
Link Posted: 10/15/2006 4:25:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By DBerk:

Originally Posted By nightstalker:
We have a Cars and Bikes board?


Yes we do! Welcome..

Welcome to the jungle
We got fun and games
We've got everything you want
Honey you know the names...

Don, I think that's not bad deal for that 'Yota.
Link Posted: 10/15/2006 5:24:58 PM EST
I'll sell it to you for $1505 deej. You pay freight.
Link Posted: 10/15/2006 5:25:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
I'll sell it to you for $1505 deej. You pay freight.

No deal man, I gots no license.

Thanks anyway!
Link Posted: 10/15/2006 5:26:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/15/2006 5:27:20 PM EST by XDBACKUPGUN]

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:

Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:

It would be great if whichever mod moved this here could move it back....it's not as if this is some sort of car enthusiast post.

Surely there are many GD posters that have 4Runners that might have input but never visit the car forum.

Note that I put the "technical" question about the brakes here.




Why did they move it?


They needed to conserve space for posts with Jesus on a dogs ass, apparently.


mmmmKay.

Yes I can see that is more important.
Link Posted: 10/15/2006 7:56:10 PM EST
Got any pictures?
Link Posted: 10/16/2006 9:19:52 AM EST
no pics yet...I'll get some.

I just got the emissions checked and it passed with flying colors.

Link Posted: 10/24/2006 10:11:58 AM EST
pics:







Link Posted: 10/24/2006 11:15:23 AM EST
yep, you stole it, if it does not cost more that 5-600 to get it road ready


congrats


txl
Link Posted: 10/24/2006 11:35:19 AM EST
I'm into it for about $200 for rotors, pads,and new front bearings. (which it didn't need, but once you've taken the 4wd hubs and rotors off you might as well do.....)

I have a line on a set of 4 used BFG tires + AR wheels for $300

Link Posted: 10/24/2006 11:44:13 AM EST
great deal.


I wish I could find a good deal on a vehicle like that.
Link Posted: 10/24/2006 11:52:49 AM EST
Ahhh yes...Toyota pink. My '94 Camry was the exact same color.
Link Posted: 10/24/2006 12:45:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/24/2006 12:45:55 PM EST by Deej86]
nice pics! Are you using that as a winter beater? I'd put a stereo in there first, They can be had at Best Buy for an inexpensive rate, they usually have deals and they throw in free installation.

I OWN page 2!
Link Posted: 10/24/2006 2:04:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By Deej86:
nice pics! Are you using that as a winter beater? I'd put a stereo in there first, They can be had at Best Buy for an inexpensive rate, they usually have deals and they throw in free installation.

I OWN page 2!


Get it running right First is the key... then comes tunes when its running well


How tall are you?.. looks like a tall person would hit their knee on the Locker lever
Link Posted: 10/24/2006 2:14:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By DBerk:

Originally Posted By Deej86:
nice pics! Are you using that as a winter beater? I'd put a stereo in there first, They can be had at Best Buy for an inexpensive rate, they usually have deals and they throw in free installation.

I OWN page 2!


Get it running right First is the key... then comes tunes when its running well


How tall are you?.. looks like a tall person would hit their knee on the Locker lever

not my truck, I wouldn't know.
Link Posted: 10/24/2006 2:22:40 PM EST
that's the emergency brake. It pushes in towards the dash.
Link Posted: 10/24/2006 2:59:44 PM EST
I thought that was their locker unit? I thought thats why guys loved Toyotas?
Link Posted: 10/24/2006 3:12:28 PM EST
Good find.

Bone-up on more Yota stuff at:

4Runner Forum


Lex
Link Posted: 10/24/2006 3:27:41 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lex:
Good find.


I just sold a 1993 4x4 toy pickup w 117k for $3000 and the body was a lot more dented, so yes, you did well.
Link Posted: 10/25/2006 5:49:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By PosterChild:
Ahhh yes...Toyota pink. My '94 Camry was the exact same color.


It's not as bad as it looks....the oxidation is very superficial, and the underlying paint looks good....I think I can resurrect this paint job.

If not: rattle can camo!
Link Posted: 10/25/2006 8:16:23 AM EST
You got a good deal.

Try NuFinish for the paint. if it doesn't work, try some rubbing compound.

If this truck was taken care of, it'll last 300K.

I've got a 97, its has 100k, not one single problem execept normal maintenance stuff.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 3:03:34 PM EST
Nice looking 4Runner you got there for that cheap. Looks to be in good condition, too.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 1:04:04 PM EST
sooooooooo.....

I replaced the rotors and bearings...took a little longer than expected because I lost a cone washer..

So I'm trying to to wrap up the project today and I can't get the new pads in....one of the pistons is seized on each side....so now I'm rebuilding the calipers.
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