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A sitting taco...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by emglishe30, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. Jun 30, 2009 at 12:44 PM
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    emglishe30

    emglishe30 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ok, so I lost my license back in December due to me being a dumbass. So my truck has been sitting for 7 months and come Thursday I will be able to drive again and was wondering what I should do in the lines of fluid changing..I know I have to change the oil but are there any other precautions I should make.
     
  2. Jun 30, 2009 at 12:48 PM
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    luk8272

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    Wow it sat unused for the entire time?
    Maybe drain the gas or use alchohol to make sure there is no water in there. Should be ok if the tank was full but still could get water in there. If it has been used on and off then I say routine service.
     
  3. Jun 30, 2009 at 12:52 PM
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    Toy4Life

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    It would probably be a good idea to change all of the oils, grease the zerks, make sure no critters have turned the aircleaner into a home. FWIW, I had a Toyota Tercel sit for a year in someones back yard for the same reasons. I didn't do anything to it(young, dumb, irresponsible) before I started driving it again and it was fine.
     
  4. Jun 30, 2009 at 12:56 PM
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    emglishe30

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    it was driven periodically by my moms bf. I say it was ran about 20 times in the past 7 months..And what do you mean by routine service? I would like to try and do everything myself, I mean I change my own oil but that is about all I have done. If its an easy enough task I will change other fluids just which ones is the question..
     
  5. Jun 30, 2009 at 1:10 PM
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    You don't need to do anything. Just get some fresh gas in it and enjoy driving again.
     
  6. Jun 30, 2009 at 1:25 PM
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    STLharry

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    youll be fine.
    just fresh gas, since gas with ethanol (the WORST idea... lets put some f-ing CORN in our cars) will have seperated into water by now (takes a month or two) and so the old gas will cause harm to the taco.
     
  7. Jun 30, 2009 at 1:40 PM
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    rutherk1

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    Yeah. Just drive it. I let my 98 ranger sit for a year and all I had to do was jump start it. Ran fine.
     
  8. Jun 30, 2009 at 1:55 PM
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    You'll be fine then. Driving it periodically over the 7 months is a good thing.

    Check your tire pressure.....

    My Jeep would sit for months on end and sometimes we'd just start it up and let it run for 15 minutes while sitting in the garage (door open of course).
     
  9. Jun 30, 2009 at 2:06 PM
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    ...gathers no moss?
     
  10. Jun 30, 2009 at 5:36 PM
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    thanks for the input, I have a set of new tires to put on. The tires on it now are pretty dry rotted and lacking tread.
     
  11. Jun 30, 2009 at 7:38 PM
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    If it was driven then she's a go. Just get some gas, install the tires, and maybe change the oil.
     
  12. Jul 1, 2009 at 6:38 AM
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    It needs a turbo:D
     
  13. Jul 1, 2009 at 12:34 PM
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    Hah, that would be all I need. If I could afford one and had another vehicle I would consider it..I forgot to mention I have mobil 1 synthetic in her while she's been sitting all this time..
     
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