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98 SR5 4x4 Tune Up Help

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jtavares, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. Jun 29, 2012 at 12:17 PM
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    jtavares

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    Just bought it. Wondering if you guys have any advice about what to do for my initial tune up? 187,000 miles
     
  2. Jun 29, 2012 at 12:18 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    V6 or I4?
     
  3. Jun 29, 2012 at 12:38 PM
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    I have done all the hi-pro mods for a life time, since I got this truck at a great price, I will be happy with showroom new.
    well like mine I would change all the fluids, oil, grease, ect.
    just make a list of everything in the owners manual.

    as far as engine, if you have no idea of past service history, how is it running, if something is wrong, the tacoma's are good at letting you know, with a check engine light.

    and if you have the 3.4 you would be near the mileage of a timing belt change.
    opps you have the 3.4
    the timing belt is something you need to think about.
     
  4. Jun 29, 2012 at 12:39 PM
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    BamaToy1997

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    According to his truck info by the avatar, it is a V6. At 187k miles Toyota recommends the following:

    Replace:
    Air filter
    trans fluid and filter (automatic) OR
    trans gear oil (manual)
    coolant
    differential fluids
    engine oil & filter
    spark plugs
    transfer case fluid
    and
    Rotate tires


    This is assuming all regular maintenance to this point has been done.
     
  5. Jun 29, 2012 at 12:42 PM
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    LOL, looked at that 5 times and never saw that.




    :anonymous: <-- I think I need bigger holes
     
  6. Jun 29, 2012 at 12:46 PM
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    I have done all the hi-pro mods for a life time, since I got this truck at a great price, I will be happy with showroom new.
    wow that is a lot of miles on a island, that truck must have been running 24 hours a day!
     
  7. Jun 29, 2012 at 4:35 PM
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    jtavares

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    Thanks ^ and everyone else. I really appreciate it. It is a v6. Yeah I guess they have been running it pretty hard offroading around Maui. Its cool though, I think it has a ton of potential. Any other suggestions for a new project tacoma, completely stock? I'm here to learn haha.
     
  8. Jun 29, 2012 at 5:39 PM
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    I have done all the hi-pro mods for a life time, since I got this truck at a great price, I will be happy with showroom new.
    well these trucks are very easy to work on, (in my opinion) ( and opinions are like assholes everybody has one) take your time and really go over the truck, while there are lots of mods you can do, a really good maintenance overhaul could make the truck last, without a breakdown.
     
  9. Jun 29, 2012 at 8:41 PM
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    Considering your location (near salt water) look for signs of rust, and paint-over. Lift hood, look around inner fender wells, under the bed, etc.
     
  10. Jun 30, 2012 at 11:48 AM
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    ..stay tuned
    And they all stink!
     
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