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Changed oil & grease today...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Stepside01, May 28, 2016.

  1. May 28, 2016 at 6:43 PM
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    Stepside01

    Stepside01 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    First oil change on the "new" to me 01 today. Had a heck of a time getting oil filter off. Previous owner had changes done at walmart and they tightened it way to much. Drained exactly 5qts out and torqued plug to 20ft-lb, swapped in a new toy filter hand tight. Little easier to get to than my old v-6 and much less messy with it not draining all over the skid plates. Was even able to fill the filter up. Couldn't do that on the v-6. Got all the zerks greased too. Not to much trouble finding them all after reviewing some posts on here. I took the old fuel tank skid off as it was ate up with rust. See pic.Truck 001.jpg Truck 002.jpg Would like to replace it along with the strap and hardware. Is there an aftermarket skid available for the fuel tank or just stay with stock? Where is the best place to find oem parts? I have ordered a few things from toyotaofdallas.com after seeing it on here. Wholesale prices and quick delivery. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. May 28, 2016 at 7:05 PM
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    CodeSeven

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    dont bother. just sand blast it and paint it. use a self etching or Direct To Metal primer then any black chassis paint you want.
     
  3. May 28, 2016 at 7:33 PM
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    Stepside01

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    I don't think its worth saving... Towards the bottom of skid the mounting holes are totally ate up. I have a bud who's a welder. I'll see what he can come up with. Thanks. Looking online ouch... New oem skid is over 300$. Wow
     
  4. May 28, 2016 at 8:10 PM
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    yeah id still say those skid mounting holes are savable by a welder. honestly, those guys use things called "coupons" to practice welding. he may have some coupons left over that he could weld in place.

    also... you have a friggin welding buddy! who cares what condition yours is in. have him make something for you!
     

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