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Old 06-03-2008, 08:41 AM   #1
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Need some opinions

I am going to be driving from Charlotte,NC to Orlando Florida In my truck its a 2000 toyota tacoma its got about 85000 miles on it. This is going the longest trip I have ever takin it on does anyone have any tips or anything for me. I know about the oil and fluid levels and that is there aything else I should know?
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Old 06-03-2008, 09:38 AM   #2
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Routine maintenance..... check all fluids including radiator & overflow tank. Don't forget air filter and tire pressure. Is your battery in good shape? How about running some fuel injector cleaner in it? Check your spare tire -make sure it's aired up. Make sure you have everything you need to change a tire if needed. Check your accessory belts for wear & tightness.
Also - the main upper & lower radiator hoses - give them a good feel & squeeze. If you feel any thin spots - perhaps you should change them.

And - you could also check the fluid levels in yoru transmission & atleast your rear differential.

Hopefully - everything else is good (brakes, etc).

Good Luck!
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Old 06-03-2008, 10:09 AM   #3
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Routine maintenance..... check all fluids including radiator & overflow tank. Don't forget air filter and tire pressure. Is your battery in good shape? How about running some fuel injector cleaner in it? Check your spare tire -make sure it's aired up. Make sure you have everything you need to change a tire if needed. Check your accessory belts for wear & tightness.
Also - the main upper & lower radiator hoses - give them a good feel & squeeze. If you feel any thin spots - perhaps you should change them.

And - you could also check the fluid levels in yoru transmission & atleast your rear differential.

Hopefully - everything else is good (brakes, etc).

Good Luck!

I just filled up all the fluids, my battery is still good, im gonna run some fuel injector cleaner, I didnt even think about the tranny or the rear diff i might just change those thanks for the help
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Old 06-03-2008, 11:40 AM   #4
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Would be a good time to put some motor flush in it.
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Old 06-03-2008, 12:04 PM   #5
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its a toyota, its barely broken in. as far as gas prices are concerned. they are a few cents higher near the exits of small towns. try to avoid them
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Old 06-03-2008, 12:08 PM   #6
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Whats up Dane-you know that truck was built for the long haul man IMO Janster has nailed it as usual follow her advice. Hope you have a safe trip too
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Old 06-03-2008, 12:26 PM   #7
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I appreciate all the advice im just tryin to get everything ready
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Old 06-03-2008, 12:28 PM   #8
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Would be a good time to put some motor flush in it.

That is another thing i didnt even consider doin
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Old 06-03-2008, 01:32 PM   #9
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Would you guys recommend using seafoam?
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Would you guys recommend using seafoam?
That's good stuff!!
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Are you going to have a load in the back or are you running lite ?
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Old 06-05-2008, 05:21 AM   #12
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Are you going to have a load in the back or are you running lite ?
pretty light just a couple of bags and a cooler
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Make sure you take some tp...I went sockless halfway to Vegas a couple years ago because I forgot it. Oh, regarding your truck...it's a Toyota...no fear.
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Old 06-06-2008, 06:06 AM   #14
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Make sure you take some tp...I went sockless halfway to Vegas a couple years ago because I forgot it. Oh, regarding your truck...it's a Toyota...no fear.
I never thought about that tp on my list... I enjoy my socks
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