So begins my first deep dive in to fixing the truck to my liking. I've done a couple needed rough fixes in the first month but I went ahead and started getting parts that I want to do for my own sanity. Brakes all around because I don't trust other people and need to know the brakes have no issues. It's an old truck with rear drums so I don't expect it to brake as well as the WRX but there is some sketchiness to it.
I didn't even get that far though. Today I changed the oil, filter, and oil pressure sender. The sender was reading quite low and kind of just sending the same level no matter what. All super easy, the oil just drips over the axle when you remove the filter to make things annoyingly messy. The dipstick was reading fine but I only pulled out about 3.5 quarts while putting in close to the full 4.9 quarts that it takes. The leftover oil actually fit perfectly in that gatorade bottle (old and rinsed out before I used it for oil)
I didn't feel like tackling the brakes quite yet so I decided to go for the clutch master cylinder that was leaking. Easy enough it seems. And so far, not too bad. Easy to take out and put the new one in. I didn't have help so bleeding it is slightly hellish. I'm using the "2x4 as a second person" trick.
A storm started to roll in so I got rained out and am bailing until tomorrow. I need to finish bleeding the clutch (almost there!) and probably adjust the bite point. Then I'll probably work on the rear brakes since it seems a little less intensive back there. Replace the rear shocks when that's all going on which I'm hoping goes smoothly. It's only two bolts (famous last words). Then it's on to the front pads and rotors. That seems like a process but straightforward.
Also found out that I am missing a lug nut and the wheel stud is rusted to hell with no more threads. Might be contributing to my shake and shimmy around 45-50mph. Luckily(?) the wheels studs need to be hit out to replace rotors so I can go grab a new one before I do those.
In case you were wondering, yes, my interior is super dirty. For some reason there is glitter in there. Yes, the seat is a mess. It's on my list to somehow find new foam and reupholster that. There is also a leak from the windshield dripping on the floor so I also plan to pull the seats and carpet to por15 the cab floor and recarpet afterward.
Bonus: Noticed my power steering reservoir, that has some part of the system leaking fluid everywhere, says Toyoda instead of Toyota.
And half my pictures are sideways. Too lazy to fix that. Turn your heads. Go Bills!