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Post by Vitruvius on Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:20 pm

So this happened at the office today:

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It scared the snot out of me, almost gave the old guy next to me a heart attack when I started it up to head out to lunch.  This happened in my work parking lot during the day!
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Post by Kevin on Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:36 pm

That sucks. You're going to have another heart attack when you price out a new one.

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Post by dutchman on Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:03 pm

That does suck... There's some shitty people in the world.

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Post by Vitruvius on Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:57 pm

Well my deductible is 100 bucks.  The Salt Lake PD can't really do anything.  filled out a police report on-line but that kind of felt useless.  

I haven't looked too much into the price for a new one, did a quick google search and one or two came back around 200 bucks.  

who knows, maybe I should just replace the whole muffler system now.  running without the converter really defeats the T4R being a hunting rig.

Maybe I should look into a Cat lock or something similar.

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Post by TRD270 on Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:39 pm

Check with Main Street Muffler, they put a "performance" cat on my ladies 84 with an LC Engineering motor. I don't think the price stung to bad, but it was years ago. I've had several things worked on since, always treat me right and get it done fast.

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Post by TRD270 on Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:51 pm

Take that back, didn't see you were in the UC. I think Kevin knows a good shop down there

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Post by Kevin on Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:43 am

TRD270 wrote:Take that back, didn't see you were in the UC. I think Kevin knows a good shop down there

Rick's Muffler in Orem is awesome.

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Post by Vitruvius on Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:18 pm

So got my 4Runner back tonight. The mechanics welded in a new catalytic converter. Drove home and about three hundred feet from my house the engine died. I don't think it was the battery or anything electric cause all the lights and radio were still on. I decided to turn the engine over again, it started back up just fine but now I am worried this will happen again. Any ideas? I will be calling the shop first thing tomorrow.
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Post by Kevin on Thu Sep 24, 2015 2:58 am

Give them a call, but they're probably just going to look at you funny. There's not much they could have done to cause that, except maybe jack up your wiring harness and make something short to ground, and you'd spot that if you crawled under and looked.

Trucks do stupid shit sometimes, and they seem to like doing that stupid shit right before a big trip. I wouldn't worry about it unless it does it again.

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Post by Vitruvius on Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:22 am

Well I drove her for the five minute commute to the frontrunner station in AF. Hasn't stalled this morning yet. I guess I will take her for a longer drive tonight to see if it fails again. as for a grounding issue, should I just check the two sensors at the front and back of the catalytic converter? Any others I should look at? Not sure what I would see if it is a grounding issue. Hopefully it is something obvious so I can feel more confident driving all the way to Moab tomorrow.
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Post by Kevin on Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:31 am

Well, if the muffler shop messed something up, it'll be obvious. Melted wiring loom will be your first clue, and it'll be near where they were putting the new cat in. If you don't see anything, don't sweat it.

I'm always hypersensitive to anything my truck is doing on a road trip, and it doesn't help any when the damned thing is actually acting up. Unless it does it again, try not to freak out. If it does it again, start the truck again and keep going and try not to freak out. Smile

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Post by Vitruvius on Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:49 am

Thanks Kevin, you're the man!

I will TRY not to worry...
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Post by dutchman on Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:55 am

Well at least if something does go wrong, you'll be with guys that know a little about 4runners. Not sure if that's comforting at all or not.

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Post by Vitruvius on Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:58 am

dutchman wrote:Well at least if something does go wrong,  you'll be with guys that know a little about 4runners. Not sure if that's comforting at all or not.

True, as long as it makes it down there. I guess tomorrow night will be a good test ride and if nothing happens on the way down there, I should feel pretty good about it.

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Post by Vitruvius on Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:13 am

well driving now feels like turning the handle on a jack-in-the-box, every turn and stoplight I think I am going to stall.
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