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96 Tacoma V6 at 196,000 & Going Strong!

Discussion in 'New Members' started by 96TacoV6, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. Jan 12, 2013 at 2:03 PM
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    96TacoV6

    96TacoV6 [OP] New Member

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    Orlando
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    96 Tacoma V6
    Stock, with Chrome rims, oversize tires,Tool Chest, Sound System with Sub an Mini Disc.
    New here..Not done this before. Thought I would advise you of the stats on my baby...affectionately know as: Mr. Truck!

    -I drive this car on the road always or freeways.
    -Wife bought it for me as a Christmas present...paid cash - walked on dealer 3 times! What a negotiator.
    -As of now it is 17 years old with 196,000 miles. Jan 2013
    -I drove it only on weekends for fun and golf as my company car was my normal car.
    -Then my son started driving as his training vehicle at 16. He had rules! Only let him take it out with his buddies on 1 night per week as a driver. He went in the military after high school which retired the truck back to me full time.
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    I left my work with a company car and drove it to work for 5 years.
    -Then, took on a company car again.

    -Daughter grew up and has used it for college for 2 years and 1 year of High School.

    Besides routine maintenance....
    -Change Oil every 5k with Synthetic Mobil Oil since it was a baby!
    -Replaced Shocks at 106K - Went with Bilsteins after hauling some dirt. Never did that before (haul dirt - as it is my golf car on weekends) Definitely noticed a bounce afterwards.

    -First Real Repair: Cylinder Head Gaskets at 144,000! Leaking some oil! Got it done! about $900 with service at that time at dealer!

    -Second Real Repair: Radiator at 162,000. Replaced with Toyota part. About $500 at dealer.

    -Third Real Repair: Rack and Pinion at 196,000. $About 1200 at dealer.

    All other repairs are routine maintenance. Yes did the water pump when I did the cylinder heads.

    I know I am crazy to some of you...yet I always go to the dealer, pay through the nose..but know that it is done right the first time and full recourse is on their shoulders!

    Preferred Tires and ones that I use: 235 70 R15 with 15" Chrome Rims.
    Never have towed anything!
    Always sits in a garage at night!
    Oh..it looks so good with great paint!

    Never will sell it unless offered much much more than it's worth! It's my baby!
     
  2. Jan 12, 2013 at 2:06 PM
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    ChamYota

    ChamYota AKA Crash Bandicoot

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    Clemson,South Carolina
    Vehicle:
    05 PreRunner AND 82' Toyota P/U 4wd
    H1 Morimoto projector with XB35 4300K bulbs with Mini-gatling gun shrouds, BHLM. Debadged,OEM roof rack,TW sticker,Sockmonkey Beside decals,265/70/16 Nitto terra grapplers with dick cepek DC'2 wheels,weathertech floor liners(front/back),USA Spec Ipod reader,Scanguage II,Bestop Supertopper and more in the works...
    :worthless:

    Welcome from Clemson,SC :D :wave:
     
  3. Jan 13, 2013 at 3:49 AM
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    Highboy90

    Highboy90 Well-Known Member

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    Quite the story. I wouldn't sell "Mr. Truck" either. Welcome to TW! :)
     
  4. Jan 13, 2013 at 7:52 AM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

    4Wheelin4Banger Longtime Toyman

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    Ferntucky, NV Halfway between Reno & Falabama
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    2011 4x4 Access Cab Silver State Edition
    3" OME lift 885s & Dakars riding on 33" KM2s Click the sig pic to see the build thread .
    [​IMG] Welcome to TW [​IMG] from Ferntucky, NV
     
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