Replacing struts, levers ...
Drove to a friend to change the stabilizer bar … and away we go. The silent block broke, one strut leaked, the stabilizer bushings were eaten ... in short, due to the fact that the bolts of the front silent blocks did not unscrew, the mortgage nuts turned, tomorrow I will change the subframe and levers. We need to buy more bolts, because. these had to be cut. Piece of work.
We continue dancing with a tambourine.
The effect of replacing the candles lasted a week. As soon as he again left for a business trip and left the car to his wife, everything happened again. And CHECK and failures.
Engine oil change switched to Lukoil 0w20
And so autumn came and it was time to think about changing the engine oil since the speedometer is approaching 50 thousand km (the previous replacement was 40 thousand km). I wondered what kind of oil to fill in your car. The price of Toyota 0w20 bites to put it mildly (not ready to pay from 8 to 12 thousand rubles for 4 liters). And so, after studying the Internet, I opted for Lukoil 0w20 oil. I ordered this oil from the officials 5 liters (1 liter per topping up if anything) at a price of 5.160 rubles. Delivery is free. And so I changed the oil. I filled it with exactly 4 liters. I haven’t felt a difference in the operation of the engine yet. In winter, when operating and starting in frost, it will be visible. I put a simple filter on the engine. All the best!
Good afternoon everyone! Decided to do interior lighting. See what happened. Ordered LED lighting from Ozone. The installation of the backlight has already been described in the articles earlier, I will not describe all the connection and installation in detail. Connected from the head light. I ran the wires to the back of the car through the center console and glued the LEDs to the console on the side. I glued the front LEDs to the niche and additionally installed a shutdown button. No holes need to be drilled. You can generally connect to the cigarette lighter, but I got confused and did everything right.
Installing a protective mesh in the front bumper
After buying the car decided to immediately finalize it. Put the protective net in the front bumper. Grid bought on the Auto market for 400 rubles.
Sound insulation of the cabin
After buying a car, I immediately decided to do soundproofing of the cabin, trunk lid and hood.
There was nothing to do, but my hands itched ...
After the next oil change, it was decided to tidy up the native engine protection, as life has beaten for 9 years.
The Captain Sinks with the Ship: Finale
Good evening! Sorry, didn't take pictures. For it was getting dark) Yes, and it was necessary to collect as quickly as possible. The leak is defeated, after assembly the panel does not creak, everything is almost fine. Being at work, I left the car running for half a day with the stove turned on and blowing into my legs. I lowered the windows a little for ventilation and thus dried the flooring. I put more newspapers under the cover to absorb moisture. Now the car is almost dry. We need more newspapers))) the funny thing is, when I assembled the panel, old Jackie appeared on the instrument panel and check the 4wd system, vsc and generally check everything ... After drying, Jackie self-destructed with his friends together and did not bother anymore.
And here is 1 repair record right off the bat)) has not yet been registered ...
Lighting in the luggage compartment Toyota rav4
Everyone 👋! As everyone knows, the lighting in the luggage compartment is just about nothing, so I decided to improve the lighting. I ordered eagle eye bulbs from our neighbors through alik. thread with a lehr of the appropriate size. The connections on the wiring were soldered, then heat shrinks were put on. Everything works, everything is fine)
Again about lighting, only now the interior ...
Today, upon arrival in the village, it hit me in the head to upgrade the lighting. I didn’t plan anything in advance, it’s just that everything you need was available - a tape bought once, solder and a soldering iron.
Preparing for the rainy season
It was time to tinker in the garage today.
Little things, day 2
Heated steering wheel
I bought a heated steering wheel for 3500 rubles, a button for 500 rubles and now my hands will not freeze in winter)
With your own hands: Protecting the fuel pipe (pipe to the gas tank)
Well, today we got our hands on protecting the fuel pipe. Many have already rotted by this time, and for me, judging by the external state, there is only rust on the surface. Didn't do anything drastic.