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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by hawksrule, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. Jul 30, 2015 at 4:53 AM
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    hawksrule

    hawksrule [OP] Member

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    I have had my Taco sice new, approaching the 70k mile range. Looking for advice on upcoming maintenance, shocks, plugs are my ball joints getting close. Actually was reading on the speaker upgrade, it on the way!! Great info !!
    What do you guys think I should be preparing to fix ??
     
  2. Jul 30, 2015 at 4:59 AM
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    DrFunker

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  3. Jul 30, 2015 at 5:03 AM
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    :cheers: welcome, tons of useful info here, and some not so useful but entertainning nonetheless :dancingbacon:
     
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  4. Jul 30, 2015 at 5:03 AM
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    DrFunker

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    mmmmbacon......
     
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  5. Jul 30, 2015 at 5:06 AM
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    Welcome. Use the search function. There is tons on info on the site with a small amount of digging.

    I would change spark plugs, filters, grease DT
     
  6. Jul 30, 2015 at 5:06 AM
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    Bluegrass Taco

    Bluegrass Taco Politically incorrect low tech redneck

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    I guess I'm in the "entertaining nonetheless" category.....Oh well. Welcome from one newby to another!
     
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  7. Jul 30, 2015 at 5:07 AM
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    DrFunker

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    Your derp ideas are incredibly useful. :rolleyes:
     
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  8. Jul 30, 2015 at 5:18 AM
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    Bluegrass Taco

    Bluegrass Taco Politically incorrect low tech redneck

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    And I'm just getting started!
     
  9. Jul 30, 2015 at 6:06 AM
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    Welcome. Just follow the service intervals in your owners manual and you will be fine.

    Many here choose synthetic lubricants and have good results. If your truck receives hard use I think the synthetic lubes are more beneficial. Light duty use and regular Dino lubes will suffice.
     
  10. Jul 30, 2015 at 6:11 AM
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    Pigpen My truck is never clean

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    Nonsense.

    If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is!
     
  11. Jul 30, 2015 at 7:01 AM
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    LOL. Been there done that!
     
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    Welcome!
     
  13. Jul 30, 2015 at 7:16 AM
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    What do you have? A 4.0 L or 2.7L? There was a thread on here that had scheduled maintenance for our Trucks but it was for both the I4 and V6 models combined, I made my own adaptation of that for my 2.7L and would be glad to send it to you if you would like!
     
  14. Jul 30, 2015 at 7:18 AM
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    I got a 2.7 with 41k on it and i'd love to see that chart you made if you could send it over that'd be awesome!!!!
     
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  15. Jul 30, 2015 at 7:51 AM
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    RearViewMirror

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    Welcome :wave:

    If you've had your truck since new with 70k (assuming you have a V6) your spark plugs are due every 30k miles (so if you haven't changed them you are way past due). 4cyl are 100-120k IIRC. I would also grease all the zerks on the drive line (don't know if you have a 4x4 but you will have 2 extra if you do). Change the Rear Diff fluid. And switch to Synthetic Oil if your truck is used hard. Hell I baby my truck around and have used Synthetic since I bought it. Also a new cabin air filter (easy to get too) and air filter if you haven't changed it in a while. Just a few of the things that come to mind off the top of my head. I'm sure I missed a few.

    On a side note... It seems to be the general consensus that the OEM oil filter is about the best that you can get for our trucks. Chris4x4 did a really good job comparing oil filters in a thread around here a while back.

    On a second side note... TW will be the worst thing that will ever happen to you. Run while you still can. I swore that I would never do anything else to my truck after I bought it other than take the wheels and tires off my 2011 when I traded for the 13



    How it was supposed to remain. This is the day I brought it home

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    $5K later and this is how it sits now and I'm not remotely close to finished


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  16. Jul 30, 2015 at 8:03 AM
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    Mademan925

    Mademan925 Senor Taco

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    enough to go over stuff
    Welcome to TW. My truck was also going to remain almost stock. Now im on my second tacoma. Had to buy a daily driver as well because when you add on weight the mpgs sucks.
     
  17. Jul 30, 2015 at 8:04 AM
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    RearViewMirror

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    Lol... No shit right? I used to get pretty good mileage :oops:
     
  18. Jul 30, 2015 at 8:07 AM
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    Mademan925

    Mademan925 Senor Taco

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    Yeah. DOM sliders, seven 1/4 skid plates, front and rear plate bumpers, bedrack, tepui, mud terrains, full size spare, rood rack, larger leaf pack, group 31m battery, a fridge, and on board water really hurts the milage
     
  19. Jul 30, 2015 at 10:12 AM
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    hawksrule

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    Yes, thanks for the info. RVM that is a wicked front end.
    I was wondering about my front end, it feels loose some times, wondering if ball joints are on the way out. Shocks, plugs are definitely on my list, any preferences.

    I have the V6 4 x4
     
  20. Jul 30, 2015 at 10:45 AM
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    RearViewMirror

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    If your sparkplugs haven't been changed then you will have Denso's on one side and NGK's on the other (dunno why but they come from the factory like that). I recommend Denso's and if you go to the dealership they will give you Denso's to replace them. Shouldn't cost more than $20. Gap should be .039-.040 and torqued to 15 ft-lbs.

    As far as the front end feeling loose it could be a number of things. Ball joints being one. You could always jack one side up and feel if there is any movement or play.
     

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