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2017 Tacoma dying at 177k miles

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Pdunn94, Jul 17, 2020.

  1. Jul 30, 2020 at 11:00 AM
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    skierd

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    Well that kinda sucks. I use my truck for my sales route, was kinda hoping to get to 200k but maybe I’ll look at trading in closer to 100-120k. Sitting at 60,500 miles today after 3 years.
     
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  2. Jul 30, 2020 at 12:28 PM
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    Doesn't anyone ever take a Saturday morning oil change and morph it into a 3-hour bolt torqueing session to head this kinda' shit off at the pass anymore? ESPECIALLY the parts that are there to RETAIN OIL? None of yew ever owned a first Gen GM V8 with its exquisitely terrible valve covers? Almost anyone in the 70's-90's had to change out the valve cover gaskets bi-yearly, or otherwise inhale burning oil fumes from the exhaust manifolds. So we got good at changing all manner of hardened oil gasketing, and torqueing bolts regularly. That's just the way it was. And you know whut? WE LIKED IT! Back in that day out of necessity we had to work on our vehicles often, so out of necessity if our girlfriends wanted to spend much time with us they got good at turning a wrench or holding a backup for us and, seemingly, they liked to get dirty! In more ways than one. And roll us one when our hands got too greasy. Those girls are now your mother, or grandmother. Son. :rofl:

    So go roll your grandpa a fatty, point to your Taco and tell him you got some oil leaks. Then stand back. We got this...
     
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  3. Jul 31, 2020 at 9:44 AM
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    No double standard here...Just like if I buy a used car, it is my responsibility to check it over myself to my satisfaction...When I sell a used car to a person or a dealer it is also their responsibility to do the same.....So no I would'nt care, I always have any used vehicles inspected by a mechanic and research any maintenance history or known issues with the model. It's the responsibility of the buyer to inspect what they are buying....no double standard at all....I'm pretty sure I would spot that big of a leak and tell if the transmission was going to die. I have had more than one vehicle picked out that did not pass inspection and go back to the lot over the years....If someone does not do their due diligence when purchasing...that is not my nor anyone else's problem but the buyer....whats next...its the banks responsibility if you signed for a bad car deal/loan....
     
  4. Jul 31, 2020 at 9:49 AM
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    Trade it or sell it to somebody that wants to take the time to fix it...I'm with you...you bought it to work, worked it hard, once it give you trouble, move it down the line and get another one...who has time to deal with a less than reliable vehicle...I know I don't. Oh I like working on old trucks and usually have an old jeep or two around, but I won't have a daily driver or work vehicle that I have to work on...If its not an easy relatively inexpensive fix...trading it in first chance I get and moving along....
     
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  5. Jul 31, 2020 at 10:06 AM
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    Wut?
     
  6. Jul 31, 2020 at 10:37 AM
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    I guess I just think differently. I won't knowingly pass off something to anyone
     
  7. Jul 31, 2020 at 10:42 AM
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    I never really care with dealers, I mean they go over them with a fine tooth comb and certify that they are A-OK...and figure that they know more about buying a car than anyone so there is really no need.....I'd probably tell a private buyer that she leaks a little...
     
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  8. Jul 31, 2020 at 10:56 AM
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    Apparently, grandpa has glaucoma.
     
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  9. Jul 31, 2020 at 11:18 AM
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    Who the hell would retorque a timing cover just randomly?
     
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  10. Jul 31, 2020 at 11:22 AM
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    If I did that much driving, I'd do the same.
     
  11. Jul 31, 2020 at 1:18 PM
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    Someone who spent a lifetime periodically retorgueing things, because he knows what happens if you don't. Someone who knows that once the first drop of oil escapes a channel for more is formed that cannot be squeezed off and fixed by all the torque in the world. And if you retorque randomly you miss some nuts and bolts, so you don't do it randomly. You do it with organization, and purpose. Never met a self-torqueing timing cover fastener. Today's youth never heard of opening the hood and doing some PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE. In this instant gratification world we live in today what has been set aside is the responsibility to take care of your vehicle. Seems though, and I include my daughters, most people think you buy a car and you have no RESPONSIBILITY to make sure this kind of problem doesn't happen. It just does it itself. Sure, cars have come a long way. But not that far: put another 40 degrees on that nut!

    We had time to do this shit. Before cell phones...
     
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  12. Jul 31, 2020 at 1:25 PM
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    Ok Boomer.
     
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    I'm assuming u don't know what causes the timing corver leak? *Hint* it's not fastener torque. If bolts are randomly coming lose all over the place, you're doing something wrong Gramps. Owned an accord with 250k on it now. Everything from Serpentine belts to balance shafts in the engine to valve adjustment. Never met a bolt I touched that was loose. Are u routinely finding loose bolts???
     
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    I found you.
     
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    I'm more of a nut.
     
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    The entire Internet is built around on line porn!

     
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    LMAO!
     
  18. Aug 1, 2020 at 6:56 AM
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    Well so far on my 2016 OR M/T I've racked up 154k and I have been extremely rough on this pickup, I've done alot of offroading and freeway driving across 26 different states since I purchased this pickup new in March of 16 and I can honestly say I haven't had any problems. I've changed all fluids 2 times now, plugs once, brake pads once and on my 3rd set of tires. And the only leak I'm getting now is a small one from my ps vane pump somewhere but now it's stopped leaking so I plan on trying to locate that if I can, I hope it's still leaking just enough to find the problem. But all in all my 16 drives as well as it did when brand new, im definitely glad I opted for the M/T because I knew how many miles I'd put on and that I will never sell this pickup. But when I get the timing cover leak I will 100% be fixing this my self in my shop, definitely have never and will never let a dealer touch my truck. But this is just my experience so far and my 2 cents. Good luck op! 20200801_072553.jpg
     
  19. Aug 1, 2020 at 7:04 AM
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    $35k for 1.2 years of warranty based on his mileage?
     
  20. Aug 1, 2020 at 8:50 AM
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    So I was just scrolling through the service manual and just figured I'd look into removing the timing chain cover. I mean its definitely technical and will take some time but definitely do able if you have the time and tools and space to do it in and will save you alotttt of $ if you do yourself. Including pics just for fun. Screenshot_20200801-104011_Drive.jpg
     

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