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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tacoma Mike, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. Mar 15, 2024 at 3:33 PM
    Tacoma Mike

    Tacoma Mike [OP] 48 Year Chrysler/Toyota/ASE/ Master Tech.RETIRED

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    So far it does.
    Until I actually start pulling serious bolts, anything is possible if things don’t move the way they should.

    It has a lot of extra wire. So no extending wiring like I’ve done before..
     
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  2. Mar 15, 2024 at 5:18 PM
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    @Tacoma Mike

    You'd be proud of me. Finished about 1/3 of the Tundra owners manual. Coffee for the assist.

    :evil:
     
  3. Mar 16, 2024 at 1:51 AM
    Tacoma Mike

    Tacoma Mike [OP] 48 Year Chrysler/Toyota/ASE/ Master Tech.RETIRED

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  4. Mar 16, 2024 at 2:41 AM
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    :thumbsup:Got the Subie loaded, heading to Motown to see my kids new house. You think Tacomas don’t like weight in the back, had to peel the Greenpeace stickers off to make it. :D Have a good one stockers.
     
  5. Mar 16, 2024 at 3:01 AM
    Tacoma Mike

    Tacoma Mike [OP] 48 Year Chrysler/Toyota/ASE/ Master Tech.RETIRED

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    Morning.

    Tractor gets reconfigured.
    Will help me keep busy as I need it today.
    Carry on people. Get shit done.
     
  6. Mar 16, 2024 at 1:11 PM
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    Did a few things to the Tundra today.

    Cleaned the windows (inside).
    Wiped off (as best I could) the nasty, greasy detailing spray that the dealership used. They even did the floor mats....way too slippery. I have Husky X-Act Contours on order.
    Removed the dealership stickers & front plate
    Put some stainless steel machine screws in the threaded holes that are used to mount the bed rail system.
    Cut the non slip liner material to fit the rear underseat storage compartments and added all the proper gear...small tool kit, Inflator, jumper cables, etc.
    Removed all of the rear seat head rests...visibility sucked with them installed. I won't have many passengers back there. Can see so much better now, both in mirror and turning around to back up.
     
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  7. Mar 16, 2024 at 1:15 PM
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    And heading up to Sugarloaf tomorrow for a week of work. Some interior painting. Taking the Green Been as it looks like rain. Need the Tonneau cover to keep things dry.
     
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  8. Mar 16, 2024 at 3:00 PM
    Tacoma Mike

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    WOW evening.

    New battery installed on bike. wiring confirmed and routed.
    Waiting on mounts.
    Pulled blower off tractor and put to sleep.
    Pulled canopy and stored.
    Winch removed and stored.
    Deck goes on later.
    Rearranged shed for spring cleanup. One walk behind put away.
    Ladders relocated to shed.
    Summer stuff from shed pulled out
    Ice fishing stuff stored.
    I’m bushed..
     
  9. Mar 16, 2024 at 3:13 PM
    CTSpruceMica

    CTSpruceMica Is a Naan wrap a sandwich?

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    You've earned a turkey dinner at Birdies Grill....
     
  10. Mar 17, 2024 at 3:17 AM
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    I think the main reason you just don't wanna get it dirty yet... :boink:
     
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    Good morning, St Patrick’s Day drive careful, I may have put some Baileys in my coffee. Grocery shopping, and clean my wife’s car.
     
  13. Mar 17, 2024 at 3:44 AM
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    There is some truth to that. It's snowing a little up there now (rain here). But its' all changing to rain as the day progresses. I'm trying to avoid the dreaded road chemicals until I can get the undercarriage treated.

    And, on the drive home, the bugs in Louisiana were insane. I had to stop at a self serve car wash in Alabama to pressure wash the carnage off.
     
  14. Mar 17, 2024 at 3:47 AM
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    I keep bug remover solution in my arsenal at all time. Spray it on the front, let it sit a minute, and pressure wash off. They come off super easy that way, no scrubbing.

    My Tacoma is all muddy (well, probably 50% cow shit) now from all the rain and farmers prepping the fields. Camry is about the same way. Both need a full detail, but there's so many things I'm doing to the house first :annoyed:
     
  15. Mar 17, 2024 at 3:50 AM
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    What's this solution you speak of? Bug season will soon be upon us here.
     
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  17. Mar 17, 2024 at 3:58 AM
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    I use it at 4:1. It's also a great pre-treat for a really grimy vehicle. If you're ordering from Amazon order a gallon of Meguiar's Hyper Wash car wash. Only takes 1oz of soap to 5 gallons of water and works well with hard water. I wash with rainwater from the cistern so no issues with that, but at the old house with city water it worked well. It looks expensive, but if you do that math it's cheap!
     
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  19. Mar 17, 2024 at 4:08 AM
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    Really soft water here. Would that still work?
     
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    Works even better actually! It has great cleaning power and is just a soap. Doesn't have any of those glossifiers that over the counter car wash soaps have.
     

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