Originally Posted by B.Turner
This is just "my" opinion. But if I had that much trouble with my truck and it is only 2 years old... I would trade it in for another one. That is just me though. I'm too OCD to worry about what might happen next to it. You may never have another problem out of it but it has given you 2 major issues and that would be enough for me. I realize that might not be feasible nor is it really your responsibility but it would be a concern to me like it is to you.
Yup...I just learned this lesson the hard way which is why I am now driving a beautiful new tacoma.
Had a F250 Stroker with only 47K on the ticker. Had a few issues in the $500 range that I fixed then issue with my Turbo, LUCKILY just before the warranty ran out and they rebuilt it, 6 months later, needed new turbo and injectors at $7,000 dollars (Up to $10,000) said I should be good. 2 months later again engine light came on = failing oil cooler and EGR quoted $4,500 and also notice I needed new upper and lower ball joints at $3,500. It only took me about 5 seconds to decide that I wasn't going to put $8000 more into a truck and then worry what's next.
The hidsight 20/20 part is I had a gut feeling that before I put ALL new injectors and a turbo in I should have had them to the failing 2 and clean the turbo for 3K and dump it. Oh well.
I love my new tacoma so it all worked out