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Discussion in 'New Members' started by racemybuick, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. Nov 16, 2010 at 6:03 PM
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    racemybuick

    racemybuick [OP] Well-Known Member

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    07 Tacoma SR5 lots of goodies finally
    K&N filters, 3" front lift toytec, aal with spacer in rear, bull bar, 4" tube steps, ecgs bushing successful!
    Im John. Ive owned my 07 tacoma since 03/07... I just found this site (for lack of trying), and I hate myself now!! lol.... I just saw all the TSBs and realized how many issues i have and will most likely get but am way past the mileage.


    I use this truck to haul toys (mini buggies, atv's street bikes, choppers, engines, tractors), and also to work hauling dirt, chips, stone, brick, and so on...

    It has been super reliable minus the folded tail gate, busted off mud flaps and magical disappearing hub caps. I love the mileage, I love the versatility, and most of all, the affordability!!!


    I have a K&N air filter and oil filter, synthetic oil only, and no other mods. It is an SR5 access cab, power windows and locks, CD player, fog lights, and that is mostly it... kinda bare, but again, affordable!!!

    The 4.0 has some pep and Im experimenting with spark plugs now... just found out autolites are crappy, going to bosch next...

    I usually get about 335mi on a tank before the light comes on (17-18 gallons usually), and im particular about my maintenance.


    I am a mechanic for 13 years, but I learn more and more every day!!!!

    Im a high school teacher, AAA road side supervisor on the weekends, and a bus/heavy duty mechanic after school. I have no social life, and I love tinkering with really old stuff like steam engines and hit and miss stuff if anyone knows what they are! (check me out on youtube, racemybuick is the name there too...)

    The name you might wonder is from my Buick passion. I am in the process of restoring my 5th turbo regal. I have had 3 grand nationals and 2 t-types... all from 84-87. I love them, and the tacoma tows one every so often when it needs to!!!

    Im in no way shape or form an expert on anything, but I know a fair share... Please feel free to educate me, it would be nice for a change!!!!


    Nice to meet you all!!!



    John:)
     
  2. Nov 16, 2010 at 6:05 PM
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    crf69

    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
    get denso iridiums........and welcome!!!!!!
     
  3. Nov 16, 2010 at 6:08 PM
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    rob1

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    Hey John,
    Nice Intro, Like does Nationals, any pics??
    Welcome to TW from south Texas!!
     
  4. Nov 16, 2010 at 6:10 PM
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    HondaGM

    HondaGM Roll Tide

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    Welcome from a fellow grease monkey
     
  5. Nov 16, 2010 at 6:10 PM
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    SOSHeloPilot

    SOSHeloPilot Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to TW John ... and perhaps you can share some of your mechanical knowledge with us too.

    This is a great place for misc. info for Tacoma owners and I have learned a lot here.
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  6. Nov 16, 2010 at 6:10 PM
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    Hoyal

    Hoyal Whiskey bent and hell bound.

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    Hi and welcome to TW love to see pics of the Taco and the Buicks.
     
  7. Nov 16, 2010 at 7:27 PM
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    FooD2000

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    Ditto on some pics!

    Friend's got a turbo buick, very neat car.
     
  8. Nov 20, 2010 at 4:48 AM
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    Boosted17

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    Welcome!
     
  9. Jan 7, 2011 at 5:15 PM
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    racemybuick

    racemybuick [OP] Well-Known Member

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    07 Tacoma SR5 lots of goodies finally
    K&N filters, 3" front lift toytec, aal with spacer in rear, bull bar, 4" tube steps, ecgs bushing successful!
    sorry it took so long to get back to this!!! I just found a whole bunch of TW threads in my spam box!!!!!!!


    Anyway, here are those pix!!!!

    Some are of the truck, a couple buick pix, and one of a tractor I built as a project with my old man!


    Enjoy!



    john:D

    train pix and vids 032.jpg
    September 09 030.jpg
    Tamaqua Jan 24 2009 001.jpg
    September 09 end 038.jpg
    april 2010 015.jpg
    i-lc2_left_side.jpg
    lc2_nice_shot.jpg
    april 2010 002.jpg
    july 2010 038.jpg
    fairmont complete.jpg
     
  10. Jan 7, 2011 at 5:34 PM
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    The1youluv2hate

    The1youluv2hate Well-Known Member

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    Very very nice rides
     
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