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30,000 maintenence question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Robert Smith, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. Sep 28, 2009 at 6:40 AM
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    Robert Smith

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    I have a 07 Prerunner 4Dr V6 with 29k miles. The truck has been pampered it's entire life with regular oil changes every 3,000 miles with synthetic oil. My question is at the 30k mile maintenence what services are vital and what can I hold off on? Apperciate any and all suggestions.
    Thanks,
     
  2. Sep 28, 2009 at 6:44 AM
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    LEEP

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    Look in the owners manual
     
  3. Sep 28, 2009 at 6:52 AM
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    BSP4x4

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    Why are you changing synth oil every 3k?
     
  4. Sep 28, 2009 at 7:02 AM
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    ph16drive

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    I really don't see anything in the 30,000 mile service that you can avoid, if you're trying to cut back on cost start by NOT changing your synthetic oil every 3,000 miles.
    Here is a service guide link :
    http://smg.toyotapartsandservice.com/index.php
     
  6. Sep 28, 2009 at 12:05 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    Every 3000 on synthetic? I just stick to the recommended dyno schedule from toyota... 5k with synthetic. I only did the 2500-3000 on my twin turbo stealth, where I redlined the hell out of it every day... and it was fine.
     
  7. Sep 28, 2009 at 12:07 PM
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    What kind of synthetic oil do you run in your Tacoma? I run Mobil1 & change my oil every 5k.
     
  8. Sep 28, 2009 at 12:32 PM
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    Bassetdad

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    Just curious, who changes your synthetic oil & filter every 3000 miles?

    dealer / shop / yourself?
     
  9. Sep 28, 2009 at 12:35 PM
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    +1 on the suggestion to back the oil changes off to 5k miles. You're wasting money there.

    The 30k mile maint. is simple. Oil change, air filters change, tire rotation and rear diff. change. You can do all yourself.
     
  10. Sep 28, 2009 at 12:57 PM
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    Check my signature for the 30,000 mile maintenance.

    Do it yourself, it should only cost about $100.00 and that is using all Toyota parts
     
  11. Sep 28, 2009 at 1:08 PM
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    On the 4.0, you are supposed to change the spark plugs also. For some reason they don't use iridium or platinum plugs. I think Chris said the engine runs better on regular OEM spark plugs. 2.7 Owners can go 100,000 miles between plug changes, but I'll probably do it before that.
     
  12. Sep 28, 2009 at 2:01 PM
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    Oh yeah, completely forgot about that. Another item you can do yourself, with a great step-by-step here.

    I also meant to link to the DIY rear diff. fluid change in my last post.
     
  13. Sep 28, 2009 at 2:05 PM
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    I don't have my manual sitting at my desk right now... but I thought the schedule didn't call for plugs until 105k??? I'd have no probs changing/inspecting at 30k but... seems rather soon for today's engines. Even the G35 didn't need that :/
     
  14. Sep 28, 2009 at 2:07 PM
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    Only the 4.0 requires the plugs to be changed at 30,000. These engines run better with standard plugs. I don't know why, but that's the general concensus on this forum as to why Toyota chose to do it this way.
     
  15. Sep 28, 2009 at 2:09 PM
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    i havent done my rear end fluid.. i'm at 40,000 and everything seems awesome. You can do it all yourself. I was changing my oil every 3000 but im gonna go to 5000 now since these trucks dont suck like my old car sucked.
     
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