Let me first off say this is an excelent site, lots of great information and hard work!
My Question is, I have a 06 with the 6-speed manual transmission, I usually shift around 2500 rpm, but when accelerating up a small hill near my home if I shift any less rpm from 1st gear to 2nd gear the transmission makes an aweful growleing noise under light acceleration, as for my truck it only has 90,000 kms on it. Now when asking the service tech, he states its a less refined transmission, its supposed to be clunky and noisy. Does anyone else have a tacoma that sounds like a diesel ford? or is it just me?