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Just picked up my Taco!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jets, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. Mar 21, 2012 at 10:38 PM
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    jets

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    Finally found what I was looking for! 2000 tacoma trd 4x4 5sp with 74k miles in silver! Have some questions I searched but I thought I'd introduce myself as well! First off the tranny shifts kinda rough, and I was going through all the records and I didn't see the oil was changed, would mobil 1 75-90 work best in there? going to change out the diff oils, pcv valve, fuel filter, oil, grease the driveline, clean the throttle body and MAF, seafoam the engine through the vacuum line and order new rear shocks as they are completely blown out! Anything else I should change or check? the plugs and wires were recently changed out.. The steering wheel has a little slop in it I'm thinking about picking up some steering bushings would that tighten it up some? thanks for the help guys:D I'm beyond stoked
     
  2. Mar 21, 2012 at 10:48 PM
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    If you are planning on seafoaming it, I think most would recommend changing the plugs shortly afterwords because it may foul them up regardless if they are new or not. Other than that, let's see some damn pictures :D
     
  3. Mar 22, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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    Congratulations! If you havent' already done so, you should check out the Toyota Owner's Site, from which you can download Manuals, Maintenance Guides, check for outstanding Recalls & Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) on your truck. My $0.02 on your questions...

    Mobil 1 is excellent oil. Other good options include Amsoil, Redline, and Royal Purple. 75w-90 is the correct weight. While you're doing the tranny and diffs, I recommend changing the Transfer Case oil too. IIRC, you'll need about 8-9 quarts of 75w-90 total, along with appropriate crush washers. (These are the ones for my truck. Yours are probably very similar, if not identical, but your local stealership can confirm.)

    You didn't mention it, but you should definitely check the condition of your air filter and replace if required.

    You might also consider flushing and refilling your coolant. If you do, make sure you use the correct Toyota antifreeze.

    When's the last time the brakes and clutch were bled? Unless the fluid looks good/clean, recommend doing both.

    If you Seafoam, there are three ways to do so: oil, fuel, and vac line. The recommendation is to put ~1/3 of a can in each location.

    Steering bushings made a big difference for me, tightening-up the steering considerably.
     
  4. Mar 22, 2012 at 12:03 AM
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