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Doing a major tune up on a 2003, genuine Toyota parts?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by roguewaave, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. Aug 7, 2013 at 5:43 AM
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    roguewaave

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    I had a master mechanic who worked for me many years in the early 90's, whenever we had a Toyota come in the shop he would not let me buy anything but genuine toyota parts, he swore by em.
    Since I'm going to do everything, timing belt kit, plugs, wires fuel filter etc etc...is that what yall recommend?
    Thanks from a new taco owner.
     
  2. Aug 7, 2013 at 7:02 AM
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    I would go with OEM for the critical stuff like timing belt kit, water pump, fuel filter, oil filter. The other stuff you mentioned, can be aftermarket.
     
  3. Aug 7, 2013 at 7:06 AM
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    I agree with Rick on using genuine Toyota on the timing belt, components and water pump. I've used aftermarket filters and so on with no issues.
    Randy
     
  4. Aug 7, 2013 at 7:50 AM
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    Especially for DIY maintenance work, I would, and do, only use OEM parts - filters and everything (Wiper blades being my main exception. They wear out, no matter how nice or expensive they are. Buy cheap, use, throw away. Repeat.) I believe the very small extra expense for OEM is easily justifiable given the savings in labor by doing it myself. Like the others here, whether DIY or not, I'd stick to OEM for critical items like the timing belt, water pump, etc.

    And thinking long term - If I, or you, ever sell the truck, I think a potential buyer would like knowing that the vehicle has only had OEM parts used during its lifetime, which allows the seller to command a higher asking price, etc. etc. etc.

    Yes. OEM all the way.
     
  5. Aug 7, 2013 at 7:56 AM
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    Thanks Guys.... now where do you get your parts? on line or thru the dealership?
     
  6. Aug 7, 2013 at 8:05 AM
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    Depends.

    I got a complete timing belt kit with tstat and water pump plus accessory belts from aircabinman on ebay. All OEM parts at great price.

    Air/oil filters I got through local dealer. I ended up buying a 10-pack of oil filters for ridiculously cheap from my local. Air filter I found online on Amazon. Fuel filter (only changed once in 8 years) I got locally for surprisingly cheap. Shop local dealers, the pricing varies widely from dealer to dealer. Got coolant and ATF from local dealer too. Found fluids cheaper online but shipping would kill the deal.

    Spark plugs from Autozone .
     
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    Just to add, the OEM oil filters are well-made an inexpensive, as has been disussed to death on this site. Dealer parts depts. often have them on sale, stock up on a few.

    Use the stock Denso plugs K16TR11 with the dual electrode. The 5VZFE needs these. Also check the gaps before you leave the store. I've rejected 2 out of 6 before because the electrodes were bent out of alignment (not just gap, but off-axis). All the others were dead on spec when gauged.

    [​IMG]

    Consider cleaning your MAF and the TB too. Remove the intake tube and look inside. If the butterfly is grungy, pull off the TB and give it a good benchtop cleaning (inlcuding the IAC underneath) and get a new crush gasket; it is not reusable.

    Dirty MAF
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    Clean MAF
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    TB dirty from intake side (this isn't too bad compared to others)
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    TB dirty from manifold side
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    Manifold behind TB
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    TB with IAC off
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    TB crush gasket
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    IAC gasket
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  8. Aug 7, 2013 at 10:15 AM
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    That is the intake air temp sensor.


    The MAF is way down inside the plastic tube.
    MAFTEMP_zps177cdb7a_729318aedb662689b7cf28e5fbd78f14fd896a47.jpg
     
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    Good stuff. Thank you!
     
  10. Aug 7, 2013 at 11:22 AM
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    What the hell. I guess I was misled. Thanks for clarifying.
     
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    I was going to order this set up but they are not the double electrode, will I be making a mistake?
    thanks
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Toyota-Tacoma-3-4L-V6-Spark-Plugs-Wires-Valve-Cover-Gasket-Kit-Genuine-OEM-OE-/300941091139?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item46117ca143&vxp=mtr

     
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  12. Aug 7, 2013 at 2:46 PM
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    It is hard to see in the picture, but it appears they are K16TR11 (correct). They have listed the Toyota part no. for the plug, not the Denso part no. Ask them to confirm the Denso part no.

    EDIT: zoom over the spark plug pics, they are correct dual electrode
     
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  13. Aug 7, 2013 at 5:51 PM
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    cool. I didn't look close enough... ordered.
     
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    AAAWWW man I've been cleaning the wrong sensor. I didn't know the sensor was down in the tube.
     

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