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My Burned Up First Gen. Follow Up

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Crashmo, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. Apr 1, 2011 at 10:52 AM
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    Crashmo

    Crashmo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    If you haven't read, here are the links to the first part of the story:

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/143900-my-taco-hot-man.html

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st-gen-tacomas/144987-more-photos-burned-taco.html

    Insurance paid top end on their origianal offer, very decent of them. So I waited for a while to hear from Toyota. Their inspector along with an independant inspector looked at the truck at the same time. I spoke with the independant engineer.

    He said they could not determine the cause--of course it was toasted. They did determine that it began in the upper left part of the engine compartment where resides the fuse box as well as flex fuel lines. We both agreed it would have had to have been a really big short to bypass the safety of the fuses and he didn't see any scorching of major wires.
    He said he had seen degredation of flex fuel lines due to ethanol. Hmmm. :cool:

    No proof existed pointing any fingers, so it seems that Toyota, unless legally bound, washes their hands of responsibility.
    I completely understand and I blame no party involved. It wasn't something I did, though I cannot prove otherwise. It may not have been a defect, though I cannot prove otherwise. Catch 22.

    So I thought about it a while and debated and talked with my other half. We ended up with a 2007 second Gen. I drove it from Colorado to Portland over 2 days. 1300+ miles. My butt is numb. :eek: I have to say it was more comfortable and rode better on the highways. And it has a better sound system.

    I think it will be a better road vehicle, perhaps not as good offroad. Time will tell. The mileage was much worse. Although a bigger engine and driving from Denver to the Columbia River I pushed wind. Holy Crap, Wyoming is WINDY! So I think the truck really showed me a mileage as if I was driving about 100 mph. Again, time will tell.

    I'm off to join the ranks of second genners, I will miss the banter here.

    Bill

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  2. Apr 1, 2011 at 8:21 PM
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    Supra TT

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    Sad, another first gen gone :(
     
  3. Apr 1, 2011 at 8:31 PM
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    TacoSID138

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    Bummer! Sorry to hear bout your 1st gen. At least while driving your new 2nd gen..... You will have all the memories of your beautiful 1st gen:p
     
  4. Apr 2, 2011 at 5:54 AM
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    MTgirl

    MTgirl too many frogs, not enough princes... Moderator

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    Yikes! :eek: Sorry you lost your 1st gen but glad you stayed in the Tacoma family!
     
  5. Apr 2, 2011 at 6:06 AM
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    easyeatlanta

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    Glad to hear you joined the second gen
     
  6. Apr 2, 2011 at 10:49 AM
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    Blackdawg

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    ahhhh poor 1st gen....glad your stillin the taco gang tho :p haha

    and yes, wyoming is VERY windy lol
     
  7. Apr 3, 2011 at 9:29 PM
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    pyroskier

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  8. Apr 3, 2011 at 9:36 PM
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    Series1000

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  9. Apr 3, 2011 at 9:38 PM
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    it is a sad day :(
     
  10. Apr 4, 2011 at 2:11 PM
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    STLharry

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    At least you bought a manual 2nd gen.
     
  11. Apr 4, 2011 at 2:18 PM
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    Kappes03

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    Glad things worked out. How was your visit in Colorado? :D
     
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