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Old 12-13-2012, 08:15 PM   #61
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Given the extremely high used pricing, that makes some sense.
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I've looked at some of the catch can threads. It's an interesting idea, but I'd need to see some used oil analysis or some other data supporting the efficacy of them before I'd install one. I know older engines used catch cans, but newer engines and oils may negate some of their usefulness.
I was skeptical as well but after some research I decided to purchase one. After 5k miles I drained the catch can and was amazed how much oil came out. The thread is here and my results are page #13: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...-guide-13.html
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I recently installed an oil catch can. Seems like a good idea to keep oil out of the intake over the life of the engine.
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:13 AM   #67
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Grease the front wheel bearings before failure.
I thought you had to diassemble the hub, press the bearings out, and replace the seals to grease them. Seems a lot of trouble to go through to reuse bearings.

I'll look at the catch can thread later, but without UOAs showing improvement, it's not a project I'll likely do.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:02 AM   #70
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Still wondering about replacing the clutch every 2 years as the dirt post suggested?
Seems crazy to me
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:16 AM   #71
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Still wondering about replacing the clutch every 2 years as the dirt post suggested?
Seems crazy to me
I'm not sure what post you're referring to, but the suggestion was to change the hydraulic clutch fluid every two years, along with the brake fluid.
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The forward cab mounts seem to hold alot of mud in them that could turn into a bad rust problem. The previous owner of my truck did alot of off roading and when I bought the truck, the mounts were packed full of mud. I cleaned them out with a screwdriver and compressed air followed by a good rinse. Some fluid film inside would be a good idea
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:39 PM   #73
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The forward cab mounts seem to hold alot of mud in them that could turn into a bad rust problem. The previous owner of my truck did alot of off roading and when I bought the truck, the mounts were packed full of mud. I cleaned them out with a screwdriver and compressed air followed by a good rinse. Some fluid film inside would be a good idea
Good idea. I FF fogged mine already, but that's one of those spots worth flushing well in the Spring, blowing out, and re-fogging.
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I would corrosion proof the frame each year. This recent topic shows that Toyota still needs to get it right when building frames. This is no longer planned obsolescence, this borders on safety and quality over profits.

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Old 07-25-2013, 03:40 PM   #76
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Old 07-25-2013, 04:35 PM   #77
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It is a good idea to lubricate all your rubber gaskets with a Silicon spray. I do mine every other oil change. I also spray my window channels and any other rubber items on the truck.
It is a good idea to apply di electric grease to your plug wires connectors at the spark plug and at the coil to keep water from shorting out your plug wires.
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6) Change brake and clutch every two years. It's easy, cheap, improves braking performance, and prolongs the life of brake components. (Also power steering fluid)

#6....Brakes, ok maybe but the clutch? Shifting smoothly is what saves clutches.
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I was skeptical as well but after some research I decided to purchase one. After 5k miles I drained the catch can and was amazed how much oil came out. The thread is here and my results are page #13: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...-guide-13.html
The question in my mind is, what tangible value does it add. Two things come to mind that could happen as a result of oil mist running through the intake:

1) Some oil collection in the intake

2) Some extra carbon in the combustion chamber

Neither of these things are "good", but do they actually matter on a truck seeing normal service? Just about every car in the world recirculates crank fumes the same way, and none that I know of have oil catch cans.
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