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As of this date, does Toyota have a good rust proofing system for their vehicles?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Bahmi, Sep 15, 2018.

  1. Sep 15, 2018 at 4:26 PM
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    Bahmi

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    I bought a real sweet 2002 Taco 2.4l recently. The frame was pristine,never used winters up here in the frigid, salty Northeast. It was undercoated, not sure who applied the stuff and what it was. Does Toyota have a GOOD undercoating system as of now?
     
  2. Sep 15, 2018 at 4:29 PM
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    Nobody knows.
     
  3. Sep 15, 2018 at 4:41 PM
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    If it really is pristine ......keep it out of the Northeast SALT states.
     
  4. Sep 15, 2018 at 5:10 PM
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    So far their rustproofing seems to consist of just replacing frames.......lol. Take steps to do it yourself, krown or fluid film it at least twice a year. That’s the only protection you got.
     
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    I second fluid film ^^^.
     
  8. Sep 16, 2018 at 1:58 PM
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    Yep, fluid film is the right answer. Actually I like that smell :thumbsup:
     
  9. Sep 16, 2018 at 7:46 PM
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    ThunderOne

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    You could also drill a hole in the frame near the lead spring hanger to help flush some of the crap out. There's a thread a few pages back on this topic. It seems like a good idea.
     

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