I've had the MAF code before, clean it often since I use a K+N and a Green oil air filter, even replaced it because it was popping a code after a few hundred miles on a newly oiled filter. I did notice dust getting past the filter, already cleaned the throttle body last year, noticed the build up in the intake manifold, might have to go back to paper air filters. I noticed a bit of carbon on the tops of all the pistons (196k miles), I just ran a couple cans of sea foam in the gas tank, thought it would clean all that up, maybe need the seafoam in the intake while it is running?
Unrelated(I hope), I've been losing coolant, only sign of loss is out the overflow, found my rad cap is not holding pressure so I hope a new one solves the missing coolant. I see no signs of it in the tailpipe, has never overheated.
As you can see, the bushings on my old links were completely worn out.
Yesterday, I was going through the thread from that trip and revisiting pics an videos that everyone had posted. I got to the end of the thread and was looking at the pic that I posted of my CV boot after I had re-clamped it.
This is the picture:
All the sudden, there it was, right in front of me this whole time.
The Goddamn sway bar link was loose and visibly obvious in the picture. As soon as I got home from work, I crawled underneath to check. It was barely finger tight. How it stayed on all this time is just amazing to me. I torqued it back down and after jumping up and down on the front bumper, I can no longer hear the click. I will be ecstatic if this resolves the clicking noise. I suppose I will find out soon if I make it to the Como Chingas Gold Mountain run on the 28th.
Got them cleaned and prepped for primer-
Hit them with the primer-
After the primer dried, I coated them with the flat black-
After all the paint was dry, I got them mounted.
They did get a little dirty from my hands as I mounted them, and yes, my FJ needs to be washed.