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30,000 Mile tune-up?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by GotLift37, May 4, 2008.

  1. May 4, 2008 at 3:04 AM
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    Hey everybody, im just a bit curious if there is anything that should be tuned up around 30k in the 2nd gen tacomas. I know the spark plugs are supposed to be changed at 30k. I was at the dealership a week or so ago and they were saying something about they have some kinda special tune up type of deal. They run something into the throttle body and let the engine sit and rev at 2k rpms. Also some kind of thing that would clean the fuel lines/injecotrs and what not. Are they just trying to get some money or what? Is there anything that would actually be required maintence at 30k? Im more of a DIYer so spending non needed money is out of the question unless it the best for it. Thanks in advance

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  2. May 4, 2008 at 6:05 AM
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    First, check your manual for maintenence needed. Do you have the V6 or I4? 4X4 or 2wd? For the V6, spark plugs, air filter, cabin air filter, oil change are what I think is recommended. If you have the Sport w/ mech LSD, change your rear diff oil. Personally, I've changed the spark plugs, air filter and cabin air filter. I'm going to have the dealer change the fluids-- I'm going to have both rear diffs changed, transfer case and transmission flush as well as engine oil. I have the V6 Sport. Plugs aren't super easy, not too difficult either. You'll need lots of wratchet extensions. V6 Torque spec is 15 ft lbs, I believe the 4 cylinder is 13 ft lbs. Google FSM 05 Tacoma for the factory service manuals to see for yourself.
     
  3. May 4, 2008 at 4:25 PM
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    I have 6 cyl. 4wd sport. Thanx for the info.
     
  4. May 5, 2008 at 3:59 AM
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    Also look at Radiator flush...that might be in the manual for 30K miles. I know on the older gen trucks it was.
     
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    2nd gen have long life radiator fluid, shouldnt be touched until 100K, as far as spraying the intake i dont really think @ 30k that would be necessary, sounds like a dealer specific thing, probably just to make money.
     
  6. May 5, 2008 at 9:02 AM
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    Thats why I like to call the dealership the stealership :D
     
  7. May 5, 2008 at 11:03 AM
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    Oh yeah, if you change your plugs, keep in mind that you're threading them into aluminum (soft metal- you DO NOT want to FU#$ up your threads). I used a sparing amount of anti-seize on the spark plug threads and threaded them on slowly, by turning the wratchet extensions with my hands. When they were hand tight, I switched to the torque wrench. I think I used a 10" and a 6" extension hooked together, along with a spark plug socket.
     
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    When I change the plugs in my car I always hand tighten them, then a 1/4 turn with the rachet. Havent messed the head up yet. Thanx for the warning though.
     
  9. May 6, 2008 at 1:26 PM
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    Yeah, the info wasn't neccessarily meant for you, but for anyone changing the plugs.:)
     
  10. May 6, 2008 at 1:29 PM
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    I understand, wasnt trying to sound like a dick.
     
  11. May 6, 2008 at 4:34 PM
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    do it yourself......relatively easy stuff. diff fluids need to be changed also, along with the plugs(plugs only if you have the v6), rotate tires, retorque prop. shaft(thats kinda questionable), grease the slip yokes, u-joints(if you have a 4x4), oil and filter change, air filter(if needed).....then i think the rest is basically topping off fluids and visual checks. the stealer gets alot for the 30k service, which you could probably do yourself for a quarter or so of the dealers cost.
     
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