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Old 05-21-2011, 11:28 AM   #1
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Useful information.

Anyone have some useful information for a new 2011 Tacoma owner?

Tips, tricks? Things to watch out for?
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Old 05-21-2011, 11:31 AM   #2
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The best tip I could give you is to go to the "technical chat" and "2nd gen" section of the forum and read through the "stickies", you'll learn tons about your truck.
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The best tip I could give you is to go to the "technical chat" and "2nd gen" section of the forum and read through the "stickies", you'll learn tons about your truck.
Thank you! I'm all for any type of information on the truck, I figured if I'm driving it - I better know the ins and outs of it as well!
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The best tip I could give you is to go to the "technical chat" and "2nd gen" section of the forum and read through the "stickies", you'll learn tons about your truck.
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I've just gotten here and learned so much. Use the Search Tool. Find a lot of information that way too.

And you'll find SO MUCH stuff you'll want to get for your truck. Prepare to go broke.
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Old 05-21-2011, 12:25 PM   #5
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as far as the basic workings of every component
your owners manual will cover just about everything.
also my first gen, idk if yours came with it but its called
a "passport to performance"
and it has all of the recommended maintenance at all the mile intervals, so you don't have to guess
and then as far as aftermarket stuff.. the rest of this site
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Old 05-22-2011, 08:37 PM   #6
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as far as the basic workings of every component
your owners manual will cover just about everything.
also my first gen, idk if yours came with it but its called
a "passport to performance"
and it has all of the recommended maintenance at all the mile intervals, so you don't have to guess
and then as far as aftermarket stuff.. the rest of this site
Thank you!

I've already read through my manuals that came with the truck and the after market products I've had installed. =] I didn't get a "passport to performance" but I remember reading about scheduled intervals and how many miles to put on your vehicle before doing certain things (ie..."don't break suddenly for _x_ amount of miles" or "don't travel above _x_ speed for _x_ amount of miles" etc) to break the truck in properly. And now I'm taking to reading up everything I can on the forums. =] So far, everything I have been reading has been a great help! And I've been getting even more ideas!


What is your opinion on the scan guages? Which is better, scan guage or ultra guage? (I hope I got the names of those products correctly.)
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Old 05-22-2011, 08:41 PM   #7
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When you change your oil remove the cap on the bottom of the filter cup. For the break in just drive normal. The engine is already broken in.

Search for info and Scangauges and Ultragauges. I have used both and they are both good.
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Old 05-22-2011, 08:52 PM   #8
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When you change your oil please dont mistake if for the tranny and drain that instead...
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NOTHING useful here!
Search first and ask questions later. But they don't yell at us girls...much. TW is a great site and you're bound to find answers to all of your questions and then some! Welcome!
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When you change your oil please dont mistake if for the tranny and drain that instead...
but how is she gonna learn?
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:12 PM   #11
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This should clear it all up for you:

Dino or Synthetic? Synthetic.

87 or 93 octane? 87.

4X4 or Prerunner? Prerunner.

TRD OR or TRD Sport? Neither.

SB or LB? SB.

Real Housewives of Orange County or New Jers.....wait, wrong forum. Sorry.
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Old 05-22-2011, 09:17 PM   #12
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at the OC comment, and I love my 91 octane
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This forum has powerful free "search" feature.
Most forum limits search every 60 sec or redirect you to Google site to search the thread or EVEN MAKE YOU PAY before you could search.

Love this site and I'm reading as many thread as possible... lots of awesome info.
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:51 PM   #14
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When you change your oil please dont mistake if for the tranny and drain that instead...

No worries, I know how to change the oil. Had to learn when I first started driving.
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This forum has powerful free "search" feature.
Most forum limits search every 60 sec or redirect you to Google site to search the thread or EVEN MAKE YOU PAY before you could search.

Love this site and I'm reading as many thread as possible... lots of awesome info.

I have definitely been making use of this feature as well as surfing through different threads! Very helpful and useful info out there! And so many ideas to add to a "wish" list.



Oh, and awesome signature picture!
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:53 PM   #16
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No worries, I know how to change the oil. Had to learn when I first started driving.
Consider yourself lucky, I recently had a friend of mine ask me why her windshield washer fluid froze in the winter time when she used water to fill it....
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Consider yourself lucky, I recently had a friend of mine ask me why her windshield washer fluid froze in the winter time when she used water to fill it....


Oh my. There are no words. If I may ask, how did you react?!
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