I know many of you have probably answered these questions a million times!!! I appreciate all of your patience and any feedback and information you can provide me I would really appreciate it.
I just purchased a 1998 Toyota Tacoma Xtra Cab, it is a 2 wheel drive, 5 speed . The truck has 117K miles on it. It seems to be very well taken care of and looks very clean. Ufortuneately, it did not come with any service records so I do not happen to know of the prior servicing that was done to the truck by the prior owner.
Do 1998 4 cyl trucks have timing chains or timing belts? Also, are the valves adjustable, or are they self adjusting? This truck still has the original radiator with the sticker/tag showing the 1998 date, I am wondering if I should change the radiator and the water pump and hoses as a precaution due to the fact that I am in Arizona where it gets quite warm .
What suggestions do any of you have in regards to maintenance? Are there any weak or suspect areas on my particular type of truck/configuration? I am really hoping that this truck has ALOT of life left in it, and want to do everything in my power to keep it in tip top shape. I just totaled out my honda last november with 267K miles and it still ran like new.
Thanks for your help, and input.