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A new way to clean inside your frame. (i.e the boxed frame section up front & cross members)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NORCAL50, Oct 22, 2022.

  1. Oct 22, 2022 at 5:59 PM
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    NORCAL50

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    The word sewer jetter has been used once from what I can tell on this forum, and it was just a comment that everyone ignored further on down in the thread.

    Yet, I've heard of people using lifts to lift the front of the vehicle up and use a garden hose to wash out the frame, air guns, vacuums etc.

    Just get this $9 pressure washer sewer jetter attachment. It's easier, and you won't get it any cleaner. Inside of my frame is squeaky clean, even shiny. Gonna be spraying fluid film inside all these places and wanted all the crap out beforehand. It was a lot.

    ***NOTE: MAKE SURE YOU PUT SOMETHING BEHIND THE QUICK DISCONNECT SLEEVE TO PREVENT IT FROM DISCONNECTING WHEN IT GETS CAUGHT ON A BOLT, AND SUBSEQUENTLY LAUNCHING YOUR SEWER JETTER DEEP INTO YOUR FRAME NEVER TO BE SEEN AGAIN. I HAD TO FISH MINE OUT WITH A FLEXIBLE GRABBER. SEE FIRST PHOTO, I USED A ZIP TIE AFTER THAT INCIDENT TO PREVENT IT FROM DISCONNECTING AGAIN. REMOVE FRONT SWAY BAR MOUNTING BOLTS AT FRAME ONE SIDE AT A TIME TO GET ALL THE WAY UP TO THE FRONT OF THE FRAME.***

    Photos: https://imgchest.com/p/o24akq2e7lj
    • 2nd photo is underneath the driver side door, facing towards the front. From here you can reach all the way to the front of the frame.
    • 3rd photo is the cross member that's above the rear of the gas tank. Photo is taken facing towards the front of the vehicle.

    Sewer Jetter: https://www.amazon.com/Jetter-Nozzl...r+jetter+nozzl,aps,180&sr=8-7#customerReviews

    Edit: Something like this might even be better and fit in more tight places, although I haven't tried it: https://www.amazon.com/Pressure-580...mzn1.fos.006c50ae-5d4c-4777-9bc0-4513d670b6bc
     
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  2. Oct 23, 2022 at 11:17 AM
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    This seems like it would be even better with a flexible hose.
     
  3. Oct 23, 2022 at 11:21 AM
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    Is the spray pattern basically just a laser beam with the sewer jetter? I’ve been using my normal pressure washer fan attachments with mediocre success
     
  4. Oct 23, 2022 at 11:55 AM
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    Yes and no. It has one forward to break the stuff up in front of it, then 6 jets angled backwards to blow all the crap out.

    Look at the 4th image to the right on the Amazon listing. It has the spray pattern pictured.
     
  5. Oct 23, 2022 at 12:11 PM
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    Oh wow, yeah that actually looks marvelous! Good call with locking in the quick release, and also to who ever mentioned getting a flexible hose as well. What PSI is your washer rated too? I have a little guy for washing exterior and small household projects, but might have a tough time tackling a cross member full of dried mud
     
  6. Oct 23, 2022 at 12:31 PM
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    Don’t do this if you have the wax spray inside the boxed frame. Many 2012+ have the moisture absorbing wax inside.

    ideally you’d blow out the frame with compressed air so the water doesn’t sit inside .
     
  7. Oct 23, 2022 at 2:13 PM
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    There's wax that absorbs moisture? How can you tell if yours has it? Also, what's the point of trying to keep inside the frame dry if rain gets in there anyways and/or people rinse them out with garden hoses? I checked my frame this morning and the inside is completely dry after sitting over-night w/ the front on jack stands and the rear on the ground. Worst case, you could use compressed air to blow the water out of the frame. Sorry I have so many questions, if this is a serious concern I'll edit the post to forewarn people, but???
     
  8. Oct 23, 2022 at 2:16 PM
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    The recall on some models during 2019-2021 roughly, 2012-2017 models affected. Not all states/provinces got it.
     
  9. Oct 23, 2022 at 2:25 PM
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    Hmmf, I can't find anything on google about it, you got any links to it? It's not the same as the white stuff Toyota put on the frames as part of the CRC treatment is it?
     

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