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My first Japanese vehicle

Discussion in 'New Members' started by DavidTacoma, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. Oct 21, 2015 at 12:03 PM
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    DavidTacoma

    DavidTacoma [OP] New Member

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    Worked for General Motors in the USA, Japan and China for 47 years. Recently needed / wanted a 2nd vehicle. Used and lower cost and reliability was important, so I bought a 2009 Tacoma SR5 with a Gem top. Will be used as a 2nd car, and also for utility (hauling firewood, furniture, fishing gear). I am starting up a small business to sell Electric Assist Bicycles in Oregon. My eBikes are designed for we more experienced Americans ( older, Baby Boomer age ). This truck was built in the Fremont, CA plant (joint venture between GM and Toyota).
    My only complaint: noisy accessory drive / serpentine belt or bearings or misalignment, worn or stretched belt ? Is this a common problem ?
     
  2. Oct 21, 2015 at 1:24 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T You chose ... wisely

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    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    Welcome

    This is my first American forum
     
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  3. Oct 21, 2015 at 2:14 PM
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    ODNAREM

    ODNAREM MEMBER Of The Church Of @ODNAREM

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    Ron
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    TRD catback exhaust,FJ Cruiser trail team wheels,BFG All Terrain K02 tires,Grillcraft front grill,Pelfreybilt IFS/Mid skids,sliders,standard rear bumper,Total Chaos bed stiffeners.TRD Pro Bilstein front/rear suspension.
    Welcome!
     
  4. Oct 21, 2015 at 2:15 PM
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    NAAC3TACO

    NAAC3TACO Middle aged member

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    Color matched door handles, Weathertech floor liners, bed mat, Durafit seat covers, tailgate clamp, 2016 TRD Sport 17" wheels with Yokohama Geolander AT tires , Toyota exhaust tip, Toyota/Yakima bike rail mount, Toyota wheel locks, Toyota hitch cover, Redline hood struts, unifilter on air pump.
    On my 2008 a new serpentine belt solved a loud chirp noise. Might not be your problem, though. Oh and welcome to TW.
     
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  5. Oct 21, 2015 at 2:19 PM
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    Crom

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  6. Oct 24, 2015 at 12:52 PM
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    mattgecko

    mattgecko The LED Lighting Guy. MattGeckoLEDs.com

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