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first oil change and this what came back to me

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Marioso, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. Sep 30, 2008 at 3:12 PM
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    i bought my truck from a honda dealership back in may and today i took it in for its first oil change at 52,963

    he says i need
    transmission service
    rear differential service
    radiator service
    fuel system cleaning power steering flush
    replace air filter

    sometimes i think this is total bullshit that they are just tryna sell u extra shit but i needed some of your guys advice. doesnt the dealer do some of these things before selling the used car?

    do i need all of this right now?
     
  2. Sep 30, 2008 at 3:20 PM
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    They probably don't know what the truck had done prior to you buying it. If it was traded in at a Honda dealer, they don't have records. It may of been bought by the Honda dealer to try and deal.

    The service department my be going by the mileage/time line.

    Transmission, if you don't know the last time it was serviced (if automatic), probably a good thing to do. Radiator, check with a hydrometer for freeze point (look at color) Power steering flush? Sounds like something JiffyLube would try to sell ya. If you don't have a problem, don't bother. Air filter....visual check.

    Common sense, The dealer/service is making suggestions but remember, you're the one paying the bill.
     
  3. Sep 30, 2008 at 3:23 PM
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    Your first problem was buying it from a Honda Dealership.

    Your second problem is having taken it back to the Honda Dealership for service.
     
  4. Sep 30, 2008 at 3:26 PM
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    no the thing is i just thought that the dealer checked this all out...he also said the carbon filter from the AC behind the glove compartment. the radiator fluid looked pink. howd u know i went to jiffylube haha. i havent had any problems . thanks
     
  5. Sep 30, 2008 at 3:26 PM
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    haha i got it for a good price. i didnt take it to honda i took it to jiffylube
     
  6. Sep 30, 2008 at 3:31 PM
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    jiffylube? :pray:
     
  7. Sep 30, 2008 at 3:33 PM
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    i went to expresstire for one but they couldnt bring it down below 80 dollars i ended up paying 74 dollars

    so expensive
     
  8. Sep 30, 2008 at 3:35 PM
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    Haha... well that's your problem then.

    I took my old 4Runner into a local oil change shop when I was living in a condo and had nowhere to change my oil. The guy's changing the oil and comes out with a test tube full of this black fluid... he tells me, "this is what your power steering fluid looks like. do you want us to do a power steering flush?" I said "no, but if you really took that out of my truck, you had better be topping off my power steering fluid" He looked kinda surprised and went away... total scam.
     
  9. Sep 30, 2008 at 3:38 PM
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    i didnt get the "you had better be topping off my power steering fluid"

    he said my rear diff was black and hadnt been changed since the car was first bought
     
  10. Sep 30, 2008 at 3:43 PM
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    He has the fluid in a test tube, and I highly doubt it came from my truck, it was just a prop.
     
  11. Sep 30, 2008 at 3:49 PM
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    where do u guys suggest i go next time? toyota? i heard dealerships r more pricey
     
  12. Sep 30, 2008 at 3:52 PM
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    I would suggest learning to do this all yourself. You failed to say JiffyLube like service. You said you bought it at a Honda dealer and then said brought it IN for a service. I think we all thought you went to the Honda dealer.

    Get it all done now and then you'll know exactly what needs to be done at the next service. Find a Toyota dealer, go to their quick lube. Download the service coupons they offer on their website. Talk to and establish a relationship with the service dept.

    Happy trails
     
  13. Sep 30, 2008 at 3:54 PM
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    ill bring some escort service girls to greet them lmao
     
  14. Sep 30, 2008 at 4:00 PM
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    where do i get the coupons?
     
  15. Sep 30, 2008 at 4:10 PM
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    Last paragraph, Find a dealer close by, see if they have a website, click on the service link and see if they have coupons....most do. If they do not, find another competing dealer. See if they have a coupon for service and have the closer dealer honor it.

    All easy to do.
     
  16. Sep 30, 2008 at 4:53 PM
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    If I bought a pre-owned vehicle with 50K mikes on it I would change all the fluids in it...

    Better safe than sorry.
     
  17. Sep 30, 2008 at 5:31 PM
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    Back around 1977-1978 I had a 76 Ford Maverick Grabber with a 302. I went and put headers on it, but they interfered with the column shift (I later went to a floor shifter). Anyways, for lack of a better place to take it, I went to Aamco. Asked them if they would heat the one header pipe that was in the way, bend it a little to clear the linkage.

    While I was sitting in the waiting room a guy came out and showed me a little cup of RED tranny fluid. Said "look at this, the metal shavings in the bottom". Told me my trans was "shot" and needed immediate service.

    I had B&M Trick Shift in it. B&M Trick Shift is green.

    I told him to get my car off the lift, and that he was lucky I didn't call the cops.

    After he left the waiting room a woman sitting in there asked me what I was upset about. I told her. She said "they showed me the same cup and they're putting a new transmission in my car now".

    You gotta be careful when some service place tells you things.
     
  18. Sep 30, 2008 at 8:36 PM
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    My coolant is pink too. It is just the type that it is. I agree that you should take it to a toyota dealership (it will be expensive) and have them do it, Just look at your truck for the scratches and stuff my dealership tore up my rims on a tire rotation. Or you could do it yourself. Take advantage of those coupons and the frequent oil change program that can get you a free oil change ever so many oil changes.
     
  19. Oct 1, 2008 at 9:25 AM
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    I agree with the general consensus above. One of the best things to do is walk up to other Toyota truck owners in a parking lot and ask them where they get serviced. Most people will love to talk to you about their vehicles :)

    Off the top of my head...

    transmission service: Toyota states in the manual that the first scheduled service is 100K. Requires a special tool, but the dealership isn't the only place you can go.

    rear differential service:

    radiator service: the original coolant is pink. A radiator flush was easy to do on my old car, should be the same in this case. I don't know the interval.

    fuel system cleaning power steering flush: For the fuel, you could get an additive for about $10... I don't know if it's a big benefit or not, certainly not a necessity. I don't think I ever flushed the power steering on my last car, or may have done it once...

    replace air filter: this is a tool-less procress that should take less than 5 minutes. NAPA has the filter, unless you want something like the AFE filter.
     
  20. Oct 1, 2008 at 9:54 AM
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    The radiator fluid in the 05+ tacomas is rated for 100,000 miles or 10 years from new.... 50,000 miles or 5 years after that
     
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