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Samurai Tech FAQ / Pre-88.5 gauge cluster and EFI
« on: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 02:47:45 AM »
How to retain the pre-88.5 tach instrument cluster when swapping in an EFI engine and wiring harness.,27444.0.html   (thanks skyhiranger)

General Chit Chat / Look out below!
« on: Saturday, November 09, 2013, 09:25:08 PM »
A defunct satellite from the European Space Agency is set to plunge to Earth somewhere between Sunday and Monday. Real-time satellite tracking here:

Samurai Tech / Tracker PS pump with Toyota FJ box?
« on: Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 01:59:26 PM »
Hi all. I've got an FJ40 or FJ60 box with a forward-facing pitman arm waiting to go on Red Alert! It's been sitting in my garage for quite a while.  :-[  The hold up has been lack of funds for a TC pump and new hoses. This brings me to my question: is a TC pump absolutely necessary to get good steering performance from an FJ box, or will a stock Track/Kick pump get the job done? I'm running 35's and a front locker BTW.

I know I'll need new hoses at least. If anyone knows the thread size of the FJ box hose ends, please post up. Thanks.  :)

General Tech / Power steering fluid vs. ATF?
« on: Tuesday, July 09, 2013, 02:17:24 PM »
First question: I've used ATF in my power steering boxes for decades with no problems. I recently came across a warning in one of my owner's manuals that says ATF is not recommended for the power steering system. Does anyone know why?

Next question: if I wanted to drain the ATF from my gear box and replace it with power steering fluid, is there a way to do so without unbolting the box from the frame? The only thing I can think of is pulling the pitman arm and prying out the seal, then replacing the seal with a new one. That seems like a lot of trouble if the ATF isn't going to hurt anything.

General Chit Chat / Cool 360 degree photography
« on: Sunday, June 23, 2013, 03:16:17 PM »
1) Go here:
2) Click Start and let the page load.
3) Use mouse to drag cursor around screen. Mouse wheel (if you have one) zooms.
4) Use button at bottom of screen to change point of view


Anyone have any recommendations?

General Chit Chat / How are you celebrating New Year's Eve?
« on: Monday, December 31, 2012, 02:11:41 AM »
Just wondering how everyone is ringing in the new year!  :) 

Samurai Tech FAQ / Phasing the Driveshafts
« on: Saturday, December 01, 2012, 11:30:53 AM »

Samurai Tech FAQ / Weber carbs
« on: Saturday, November 17, 2012, 11:55:43 AM »
I'll add the most helpful threads to this post as I find them.,110246.0.html

Samurai Tech FAQ / Cold idle speed adjustment on a '91 EFI Samurai
« on: Sunday, November 11, 2012, 09:38:40 AM »
A high cold idle speed is most likely the result of a vacuum leak, a bad or disconnected throttle opener valve, or a problem with the idle air control (IAC) valve. The IAC valve is adjustable if you're willing to make your own tool. For pictures of a throttle opener valve, and descriptions of the IAC valve adjustment procedure, check out these threads:,101804.0.html,67330.0.html

Samurai Tech FAQ / Samurai vacuum hose routing (USA carbed models)
« on: Wednesday, November 07, 2012, 05:59:59 PM »
There should be a sticker under your hood with a hose routing diagram on it.  ;)  If yours is missing, or you need more information, try this:  (thanks Jim!)

Samurai Tech FAQ / Transfer case mounts
« on: Monday, October 29, 2012, 12:18:54 AM »

BBS Help and Site Suggestions / Database Error messages
« on: Sunday, October 21, 2012, 12:09:28 PM »
Anyone else getting them? I type a reply to a post or private message, hit the "post" button, nothing happens for about a minute, then a "Database Error" message appears.

Offroading Photos and Video / 2012 UnZu videos
« on: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 10:30:07 AM »
Bryan One:

Bryan Two:



Samurai Tech FAQ / Transmission Assembly Tips
« on: Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 04:33:18 PM »

Samurai Tech FAQ / Toyota Carb Installation Tips
« on: Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 02:45:20 PM »

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