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1st Gen Lunchtable Thread - General Discussion

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Speedytech7, May 31, 2018.

  1. Oct 17, 2018 at 9:12 AM
    JKO1998

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    It certainly meets the requirements for frame failure, but it’s past the 15 year in service date. Only 2003/2004 trucks still qualify.
     
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  3. Oct 17, 2018 at 9:30 AM
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    Right, just unfortunate
     
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  4. Oct 17, 2018 at 9:32 AM
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    The confusion could have been easily avoided if the dealer just said that. Either he missed that part of their explanation, our dealer is dumb and just said "it doesn't meet the requirements" without explaining WHAT requirements it doesn't meet.
     
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  5. Oct 17, 2018 at 9:34 AM
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    The unfortunate part is how the owner let it go this far, and only NOW he's like "hey maybe I should do something about it." Guaranteed he's been driving it like that for a while now...
     
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  6. Oct 17, 2018 at 9:36 AM
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    Holy crap what is it with college kids and putting fart cans on their moms hand me down Altima/civic/etc? It sounds like a bunch of weedeaters. Not to mention the diesel rednecks doing the same thing to their trucks.
     
  7. Oct 17, 2018 at 9:40 AM
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    I'm not actually sure if this is broken, or intentional...
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    [​IMG]
     
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  8. Oct 17, 2018 at 9:44 AM
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    Theres a few miatas around my campus that look like the first pic. Wonder what a tire rotation does for them?
     
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  9. Oct 17, 2018 at 9:45 AM
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    I know, I was just trying to be nice, lol
     
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  10. Oct 17, 2018 at 9:49 AM
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    So I'm coming up on 200k. So by the time it hits, I will have replaced the carrier bearing, radiator, thermostat, and fan clutch. We got the truck at 180k, but no idea about PO maintenance. Minus the engine coolant doing a full fluid flush. Replacing transmission filter and adding in-line filter. Doing plugs/wires. Replacing fuel filter. Cleaning power steering reservoir filter and adding in-line filter. The main belt looks fresh (and has non-Toyota markings), so was thinking of skipping that for now. Brakes are fine for now, might make a weekend of it the near(ish) future just to know i'm starting fresh and maybe do the Tundra upgrade. Thinking about paying for the gasket seals to be done, it needs it and I'm not sure I'm comfortable with that one. Anything else I'm missing for a 200k/15year maintenance overhaul/refresh?
     
  11. Oct 17, 2018 at 10:01 AM
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    Why do you need an additional in-line transmission filter?

    Just to compare, my 5-lug v6 was neglected for its entire life and I saved it from the scrapyard. Absolutely nothing is wrong with it whatsoever. These are solid trucks.
     
  12. Oct 17, 2018 at 10:03 AM
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    I like the idea of a replaceable magnetic in-line filter (something I can replace somewhat frequently without cracking the transmission pan open) to supplement the wire mesh filter that is there already.

    But you are right in that I certainly don't need it, just something that adds a small piece of mind.
     
  13. Oct 17, 2018 at 10:07 AM
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  14. Oct 17, 2018 at 10:10 AM
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    I understand it’s an auto trans, if it was a manual trans it wouldn’t have transmission fluid.

    A transmission cooler would help, yes, but is an additional filter really necessary?
     
  15. Oct 17, 2018 at 10:11 AM
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    I think you’re just adding something else that can break, an additional filter would certainly restrict the flow of ATF more. The stock filter will suffice IMO.
     
  16. Oct 17, 2018 at 10:15 AM
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    My chief concern is that tend to think the POs of this truck didn't do much more than basic oil changes so decent chance this transmission fluid is pretty nasty and old. I am a bit concerned that when doing the flush, I'll dislodge a bunch of junk that has accumulated from neglect. I'd rather capture that junk in an in-line filter that I can replace in say 10,000 miles versus relying on the mesh filter in the pan. I agree it is adding complication and failure points to the system, but I think the benefits are worth the risk.

    I appreciate the viewpoint and concern, however, I added these to my last older car 93 SC400 and never had issues so used them before and drove that for quite some time.
     
  17. Oct 17, 2018 at 10:30 AM
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    Took it out on the interstate for the first time since installing the shims. Ran it up to 80. Drives like a new truck. No vibes whatsoever, and I didnt hear the noise Im used to hearing at 45 mph either. I may have a slight brake shudder when coming off the interstate, but I have new rotors and ceramic pads sitting on the shelf. The Teflon leaf liners seem to be working too, no squeaking at all. I'm kicking myself for not doing all this earlier.
     
  18. Oct 17, 2018 at 10:33 AM
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    Wd40, zipties, duck tape, and my hopes and dreams
    Probably not much
    They go through a set every month because they have a shit ton of camber wear
     
  19. Oct 17, 2018 at 10:34 AM
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    Flush as in shoot pressurized ATF through the system?

    I’ve heard nothing but bad things from people who have done that. A simple drain and fill several times would replace all of the old fluid, and prevent debris from being dislodged.
     
  20. Oct 17, 2018 at 10:36 AM
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    1988 here :thumbsup:
     

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