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MConde85 11-09-2012 03:46 AM

4Cyl and mudding
 
I recently had to replace my alternator as it got "water damage." according to the dealer. I couldn't find an aftermarket one so I ended up spending 698 for a new factory one....

One thing I noticed is if you look above the tire on the passanger side, you can see the alternator and it's completely open to the elements....instead of at least being higher up on top of the engine.

The muddy water I went through came up to the doors on my stock truck and I was told I should replace all my fluids also???

I also have an issue after washing under my truck with a pressure washer, the throw out bearing makes noise. It's going to cost me 400 to replace the bearing, but a friend said if it feels normal it should be ok for a little while???

BrokenTusk 11-09-2012 03:55 AM

It would be quite difficult to aid with these issues over the interwebs. The guys who go mudding more frequently would have much better advice, so I'd suggest posting in this thread this afternoon to bump this thread to the top later.

As for a stock Alternator, you should have the same alternator as all 2nd gen tacomas (Years 2005 - 2013). I'm sure there are plenty of aftermarket alternators, who told you there wasn't? The dealership??.

One of the main things with mudding is moving the breather tubes for your diff to higher locations to prevent water seeping inside them whilst mudding. All details located here:

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...mies-pics.html

Are you automatic or Manual? 5 spd? 6spd? The throw out bearing you mentioned leads me to believe you have a 6spd manual.

MConde85 11-09-2012 04:58 AM

Thanks for the info. I went to a few places and only pepboys had an altenator for my truck, which ended up having the "wrong connector."

I have the 5 speed manual. I miss my v6 6spd trd. 4cyl is great off road in 4 low but slow on the road.

BrokenTusk 11-09-2012 05:07 AM

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Originally Posted by MConde85 (Post 5967223)
Thanks for the info. I went to a few places and only pepboys had an altenator for my truck, which ended up having the "wrong connector."

I have the 5 speed manual. I miss my v6 6spd trd. 4cyl is great off road in 4 low but slow on the road.

Reported to have a little extra oomff for your 4 cylinder on the road :thumbsup:

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/per...r-removal.html

Foihdzas 11-09-2012 06:04 AM

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Originally Posted by BrokenTusk (Post 5967248)
Reported to have a little extra oomff for your 4 cylinder on the road :thumbsup:

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/per...r-removal.html

I have done this mod (on my v6) and there is no noticeable difference. And Chris4x4 and others say that aswell. But to each their own. I'm outing the secondary back on next week on my V6. GL with the 4banger

BrokenTusk 11-09-2012 06:34 AM

I just changed intakes entirely and supercharged my v6. Supposedly the mod is much more effective on the I4's

Foihdzas 11-09-2012 07:30 AM

Oh? Good stuff.

BrokenTusk 11-09-2012 07:37 AM

Aye, all details in the linky! :marcel:

Gelo760 11-09-2012 07:43 AM

Note to self : don't go mudding .

Foihdzas 11-10-2012 07:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Gelo760 (Post 5967744)
Note to self : don't go mudding .

Now that's just silly talk!

Gelo760 11-10-2012 09:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Foihdzas (Post 5972381)
Now that's just silly talk!

Naw . I'm not a mudder but have been tempted a couple of times . It's just not worth it to me .


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