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Cost Effective Tips to Make your new 2nd Gen last forever

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by junkman, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. Dec 10, 2012 at 11:22 AM
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    junkman

    junkman [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I think the idea is to pull the bolts. Have to mark the cams and even then may screw your alignment.

    There is some discussion about what to use - never sieze or grease or synthectic grease with graphite mix.
     
  2. Dec 10, 2012 at 11:24 AM
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    Hm... I have lifetime alignments at firestone, I may do my best and then let them get it back in line again.
     
  3. Dec 10, 2012 at 11:31 AM
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    Pugga

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    I used neverseize and the dealership wasn't happy with me. I caked it on pretty good and I could see all the silver handprints on the LCA from the stuff smearing and getting on their hands :eek:
     
  4. Dec 10, 2012 at 11:32 AM
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    Yup that is the reason I will use it that shit sticks to everything
     
  5. Dec 10, 2012 at 11:33 AM
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    X2

    I'm a frequent spray painter to! Prevents rust, looks good, and gives me something to do!
     
  6. Dec 10, 2012 at 11:56 AM
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    What paint do you use?
     
  7. Dec 10, 2012 at 11:58 AM
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    You could do an engine oil analysis every so often to monitor the "health" of your engine. I'm about to do my first here shortly at 30k miles. It's 25 bucks for some solid information about what's going on inside your engine

    http://www.blackstone-labs.com/
     
  8. Dec 10, 2012 at 11:59 AM
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  9. Dec 10, 2012 at 12:02 PM
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    No shit
     
  10. Dec 10, 2012 at 12:03 PM
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    :rofl:Whatever I have on hand
     
  11. Dec 10, 2012 at 12:15 PM
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    OffroadToy

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    The a/c drain hose extension is a good idea. I used wire mesh on the end to keep critters out. Also, do the wire mesh mod over the cabin air filter...

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  12. Dec 10, 2012 at 12:23 PM
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    For rust prevention check here once in a while for wet leafs and crap...

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  13. Dec 10, 2012 at 12:25 PM
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    I am going to make a habit of inspecting the frame and suspension in the springtime, removing rust, and touching it up with undercoat spray. I undercoated the frame as soon as I got the truck, and so far so good after a year. The axel started developing some areas of surface rust after last and I immediately took care of it. It also helps to make a weekly habit of heading to the spray&wash to spray off the frame during the winter months that salt is present on the road.
     
  14. Dec 10, 2012 at 12:32 PM
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    sub'd for good to know info!
     
  15. Dec 10, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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    I use paint made for BBQ Grills for lots of stuff. It holds up way better than engine paint when used in high temps areas imo and is cheaper too. Painted some brackets and the exhaust manifolds on my boat quite a few years ago and they still look great.

    TC
     
  16. Dec 10, 2012 at 12:43 PM
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    I'm sure where i live the engine will outlast the body (RUST). With basic maintinance and fixing thing when they start to go and a yota will last you for as long as you want it.
     
  18. Dec 10, 2012 at 12:54 PM
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    that area of my truck ALWAYS has crap stuck in it. :mad:
     
  19. Dec 10, 2012 at 1:16 PM
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    Pugga

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    x2. I check there now whenever I wash my truck thanks to a thread on here saying to check it out. It's a nice leaf/dirt collection area.
     
  20. Dec 10, 2012 at 1:30 PM
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