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Maintenance for older Taco

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by bucs1fan, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. Oct 7, 2008 at 2:36 PM
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    bucs1fan

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    I just bought a 02 double cab 4 cyl. with 72K. Since most of you have had your trucks for awhile, what kind of maintenance or replacements would you do to a truck like this to make sure it's longevity. I changed oil, and replaced air filter with K&N.
     
  2. Oct 7, 2008 at 3:07 PM
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    Front side windows tinted 27% to match the others, added Tacomaworld.com sticker, suspension TSB as of 7-21-09, Devil Horns by Andres, BFG's, Alpine with Bluetooth and Ipod contols, Rear view mirror relocation bracket, Ultragauge, Sylvania Silverstar fogs, Sylvania Silverstart Ultra headlights because Lifetime LED's are shit...
    When I purchased my previous Tacoma it was used also. The first thing I did was change the oil (like you) however I also had the cooling system flushed and the tranny serviced as well. The dealership I bought from assured me that the truck was well maintained however could not provide me proof. It was a little unwanted cost upfront after buying the truck, however the peice of mind was worth it.

    -Dan
     
  3. Oct 7, 2008 at 3:19 PM
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    bucs1fan

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    When you say tranny serviced, do you mean replacing the fluid or should I get the whole system flushed out? Cause I'm pretty sure I can replace the fluid my self.
     
  4. Oct 7, 2008 at 3:26 PM
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    You have an Automatic? If YES - than you should have the entire system flushed out. I'm not sure about the tacomas - but automatics usually have speicial filters inside that need changed also.

    As for other maintenance.... Change the fluids in the front & rear differentirals, & transfer case. Pull a spark plug and check it.... or just change all the plugs. Check brakes...including drums. A radiator flush (like Jester mentioned already).

    You have a timing chain so you don't have to worry about that. The Water pump should be good still for a while.....
     
  5. Oct 7, 2008 at 3:26 PM
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    I think the fliud was replaced, I do not beleive I had it flushed.

    -Dan
     
  6. Oct 7, 2008 at 3:37 PM
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    Ok sounds like the people at the quicky lube where right. I just thought they were trying to up sale. They mentioned everything you did but the spark plugs. Thanks
     
  7. Oct 7, 2008 at 3:41 PM
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    the 3.4l V6 5VZ engine has a timing belt...not a chain...just FYI

    heres how to change it
    http://www.toy4x4.net/timing_belt/index.htm
     
  8. Oct 7, 2008 at 3:47 PM
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    it's a 2.7
     
  9. Oct 7, 2008 at 3:48 PM
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    ha...reading comprehension is NOT my strong suit
     
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