Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Technical Chat

Notices

60k mile maintenance...observations

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-13-2013, 04:18 PM   #1
jrogers329 [OP] jrogers329 is offline
Senior Member
jrogers329 is on a distinguished road
Name: John
Joined: Sep 2012, #87841
Location: Huntsville, AL
Gender: Male
Posts: 114
jrogers329's Tacoma Gallery
60k mile maintenance...observations

First some background. I bought this truck (2011 PreRunner DCLB V6) in September 2012. It had 54,700 on the clock. The dealer where I bought it changed the oil and maybe the air filter.

So my Maint Required light finally stayed on and I decided to tackle the service myself. I referenced this site https://sites.google.com/site/tacomamaintenance/ Big thanks to chris4x4!!

First, the oil change...this may be the easiest oil change I have ever done, and I've done all my own oil changes on every vehicle. Simple as can be. Everything is easily accessible. One observation...on that site, it says you need 5ft of 5/16" tubing. It needs to be 5/16" ID. I bought the wrong size and made a bit of a mess, but otherwise all went smooth.

Cabin Air filter was a snap to change. I think the old one was the original...it was nasty as hell!

Spark plugs/Air filter...Again big thanks to Chris4x4 for the above site. It was a bit of a pain in the ass, but pretty straightforward to do it. The front plug on the drivers side is a BITCH to get the wires off of the coil pack, but otherwise not too bad. You definitely need the two 6" (or longer) extensions for the plugs on the drivers side. I had the Denso plugs on the passenger side and the NGK's on the driver's side, which tells me that they were the original plugs with 60k miles on them. Changed the air filter when I had the intake tube off. Used the Denso Iridium plugs and a Fram Air filter. Hoping the MPG will improve with new plugs!

On a side note, when I was getting my plugs at Advance Auto, I asked the guy if they had NGK plugs for my truck. He said that NGK didn't make plugs for my truck. I told him...yeah they do. Toyota puts in Denso plugs on passenger side and NGK on the driver's side. He said there's no way Toyota would do that. I told him that I could show him this site and they numerous posts referencing that exact scenario.

I've learned a lot on this site, and I'm really glad I was able to do the maintenance. Thanks TW!
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2013, 04:32 PM   #2
Senior Member
kingston73 is one of the sharper tools in the shedkingston73 is one of the sharper tools in the shedkingston73 is one of the sharper tools in the shedkingston73 is one of the sharper tools in the shedkingston73 is one of the sharper tools in the shedkingston73 is one of the sharper tools in the shedkingston73 is one of the sharper tools in the shedkingston73 is one of the sharper tools in the shedkingston73 is one of the sharper tools in the shedkingston73 is one of the sharper tools in the shedkingston73 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
kingston73's Avatar
Joined: Aug 2009, #20845
Location: Here, there, and everywhere
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,908
kingston73's Tacoma Gallery
Don't you love it when somebody tells you something you know isn't true? As far as I can tell every single tacoma 4.0 has the 3 and 3 plug setup, I know mine did.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2013, 04:38 PM   #3
jrogers329 [OP] jrogers329 is offline
Senior Member
jrogers329 is on a distinguished road
Name: John
Joined: Sep 2012, #87841
Location: Huntsville, AL
Gender: Male
Posts: 114
jrogers329's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by kingston73 View Post
Don't you love it when somebody tells you something you know isn't true? As far as I can tell every single tacoma 4.0 has the 3 and 3 plug setup, I know mine did.
Yeah...I was tempted to take the old plugs down there and shove them in his face....or someplace else!
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2013, 04:43 PM   #4
Senior Member
TRDsport253 is a splendid one to beholdTRDsport253 is a splendid one to beholdTRDsport253 is a splendid one to beholdTRDsport253 is a splendid one to beholdTRDsport253 is a splendid one to beholdTRDsport253 is a splendid one to beholdTRDsport253 is a splendid one to behold
 
TRDsport253's Avatar
Joined: Nov 2009, #25945
Location: Fife, Wa
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,668
TRDsport253's Tacoma Gallery
Dont forget the rear differential. I just had mine done today.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2013, 04:58 PM   #5
cheese'd out of my mind
Tuckerhump is one of the sharper tools in the shedTuckerhump is one of the sharper tools in the shedTuckerhump is one of the sharper tools in the shedTuckerhump is one of the sharper tools in the shedTuckerhump is one of the sharper tools in the shedTuckerhump is one of the sharper tools in the shedTuckerhump is one of the sharper tools in the shedTuckerhump is one of the sharper tools in the shedTuckerhump is one of the sharper tools in the shedTuckerhump is one of the sharper tools in the shedTuckerhump is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Tuckerhump's Avatar
Joined: May 2012, #79561
Location: CO / ND
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Posts: 884
Tuckerhump's Tacoma Gallery
A cheaper alternative to using the tubing for the oil filter is just put a McDonalds cup below the drain. It's held into place by all the hoses pretty easily. Also don't forget to grease your zerks
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2013, 05:59 PM   #6
jrogers329 [OP] jrogers329 is offline
Senior Member
jrogers329 is on a distinguished road
Name: John
Joined: Sep 2012, #87841
Location: Huntsville, AL
Gender: Male
Posts: 114
jrogers329's Tacoma Gallery
Yeah, I gotta grease it still, and do the rear end oil. The fact that I had the original plugs still in at 60k miles, makes me want to do everything that I can. I want to make sure that I know it's all been done right.

And I just went and drove it about 30 miles. I swear that it runs quieter, smoother and had more giddy-up!
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2013, 04:09 PM   #7
jrogers329 [OP] jrogers329 is offline
Senior Member
jrogers329 is on a distinguished road
Name: John
Joined: Sep 2012, #87841
Location: Huntsville, AL
Gender: Male
Posts: 114
jrogers329's Tacoma Gallery
Just got done with the rear end. Mine takes 3.12 qts. Had my wife stop on the way home and pick me up another quart so I could get it right.
Could the spare tire be any MORE in the way?
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
60k maintenance krap22 Technical Chat 18 06-21-2012 05:23 PM
60k mile Timing belt replacement? Styx586 1st Gen. Tacomas 29 05-16-2012 06:08 PM
recommendations for 60k mile service? first solid milestone for me... hamNswiss on rye 2nd Gen. Tacomas 10 08-18-2011 01:59 PM
20000 mile Maintenance Sproulesxrunner 2nd Gen. Tacomas 7 01-27-2011 05:52 PM
60k maintenance 05tacoSPORT Technical Chat 0 01-23-2010 03:41 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.