Saturday, December 9, 2017

New addition to the family!!!

Not another baby but another car. Haha.

I dumped the junk 2016 Acura MDX for a new 2017 Lexus RX350. The quality difference is amazing even though the pricing is similar!

Honda has been using the ZF 9 speed transmission in several cars and it's truly crap and dangerous! My rant video about it here:



Anyhow it's great to have a Toyota product. I'm coining their old phrase ... "Oh what a feeling!!!"

Here's a C-HR I've had as a loaner while the Taco was getting repairs. That video will come soon!


Friday, November 17, 2017

Nice Rack!!! Prinsu time!

I finally received my roof rack from CBI a few days ago and got it installed.

I had no time during the day to do it so especially with Daylight Savings killing my afternoon light so I did what any modder would do... handle it!

I think it came out great and no accidents! Whew!!!

Check out my diy vid.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

More Netgear Arlo testing... Solar Panel and a Pro2 !!!

I just set up a Wasserstein Solar Panel almost 2 weeks ago. So far it's doing great! I'll have an update to it shorty. I've read the Netgear version has been a failure.



Product link for the Solar Panel:

USA http://amzn.to/2ymKsMW
Canada http://amzn.to/2AyrbcQ
UK  http://amzn.to/2jfQ3BU

Also I picked up a Pro 2 add on camera to see if it's worth the hype.

Stay tuned.


Amazon link http://amzn.to/2APjDm5 



Wednesday, November 8, 2017

2018 Tacomas are coming and I'm talking about them!

Not only I'm working on my "Subscriber Showcase" episodes, I'm doing "Taco Talk."

This week's Taco Talk are about the changes Toyota has done to them.  Production is starting to begin in Texas and Mexico so there should be some allocation by December.

Check out my quick 3 minute video about it and also about my 2018 inspired taillights





Thursday, November 2, 2017

I'm going Taco crazy!!! Videos, Videos and more Videos!!!!

I've been busy so busy with the family that I've been behind on my product reviews so I've decided to do an almost daily blast of videos to get things out of the way.

It's been a big learning curve for me to get the good clean video for people. I have to say thanks so much for your support! I even put myself more in the vids because of that.

Here are just a weeks' work of videos and I still have more down the pipe! Haha!

Thanks again for watching them.  💗




Sunday, October 29, 2017

My Taco doesn't have a crunch ... it CREAKS !!!

Yes folks. After 10,000 miles my clutch pedal developed an annoying creak. It happens after some time driving and when it's warm indicating the lubricants could be failing at a certain viscosity.

It gets really stiff when it does this as well.

I took it to the dealer and they couldn't duplicate the issue and lubed up all the joints. Well I drove it the next day and boom! Creaking is back. Now it's not as loud as I documented in the video but it's there.

There isn't a TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) or recall on this year. There is one for the 2005-2015 second generations which they replace the entire pedal assembly. I'm curious which parts have been carried over to the third gen.

It's a good truck overall but this sure is annoying. Nobody can get everything perfect but they do need to strive just a tad more. I wanted to add too that I'm not the only person with this issue so it's not an 'bitter owner' syndrome.

Check out my videos and please post if you're a victim as well.

Thanks!





Sunday, October 22, 2017

Rob Daman's YouTube intro... here it is!!!

I had a funky walk around video of the Taco which was good for the moment but I don't think it represented what I do on my YouTube Channel.

I compiled this video using other recent clips hoping it shows what I do. Let me know what you guys think.

It's just a tad over 1 minute. I had to have Joanna in there.


I don't mall crawl...I yard crawl!!!

I had some sick palm trees in my front yard that I decided to remove and make room for parking.

I shopped around for the best deal and I save a lot of money! More truck mods!

Anyways it was an opportunity for me to do some yard crawling too! haha.

Check out my video:


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Taco isn't making crunchy noises but it is CREAKY!!!!

My Taco is noisy but only when it's hot!!!

The clutch creaks. It's really annoying.

So I plan on taking it to service soon but I wanted to do a video to demo the noise and also see how many others are having this issue. I'm at 10k miles and it's bugging me.

Take a look at the video and let me know.

Thanks all


Friday, October 6, 2017

Another one! Baja Designs foglights installed! This time second gen!

Met up with my buddy Daniel..former Evo X owner and Ford Fiesta ST.

You've met him in my earlier vid and photoshoot of his FiST.



He was impressed with my Baja Designs lights so he got a set.

Here's our silliness of install. We always joke around.

It was good seeing you again Taco BRO!!!


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Things to look for when you're E30 is dead!

I had a YouTube subscriber inquire on what caused my starting/driving/idling issues.

The symptoms were that the car would stall and buckle while driving. I'd lose power at times and it would come back. Sometimes I could start it again and drive off for a few miles without issue.

It came to a point that I couldn't start it. It would crank but that's it. Then sometimes it was nice and start but then die. This was totally frustrating.

I looked at the basic stuff first. The fuses! I didn't see anything wrong. I read about relays. Again I tracked them what I thought could be the culprit but no go. Maybe it was a fuel issue so I thought since the inline pump was really loud that was it. Or perhaps the fuel filter got clogged.

I changed both and thought it was the issue but nope! I did even did a video on it.



Well to say the least I was frustrated! I gave up and decided to take it to a specialist.

They spent several hours and figured it out! It was a fusible link! Basically it's a wafer that's inline with the wire that blows like a fuse but isn't replaceable. 

It was located under the rear seat and it ran from the battery in the trunk all the way to the ECU by the glove compartment. I had no clue the car had one.

Well $350 later it's running without issue! I hope you guys can find your problem on the cheap. 

That is the culprit!!!!




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