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My new Taco (my 1st too) Advice.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Baldy44, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. Oct 17, 2010 at 7:08 PM
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    Baldy44

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    So my Tacoma is on order. A TRD Sport, 4 door, short bed in Metallic Gray. I simply can't wait!!
    My Question: What are the things, specific to Tacomas, that I should know, do or keep an eye on to keep it running/looking like new?
    Thanks.
    DB
     
  2. Oct 17, 2010 at 7:16 PM
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    tacoma92

    tacoma92 Black Hole Sun

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    Wat year?
     
  3. Oct 17, 2010 at 7:18 PM
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    Baldy44

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    Its a 2011
     
  4. Oct 17, 2010 at 7:27 PM
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    rbeezy

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    wash it often and do the regular scheduled maintenence, and it should last you a lifetime
     
  5. Oct 17, 2010 at 7:28 PM
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    06redtacoma

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    change the oil, outside of that its a toyota, try not to neglect maintenance. i mean i guess try not to flood the motor.
     
  6. Oct 17, 2010 at 7:34 PM
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    supataco

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    Grats!
     
  7. Oct 17, 2010 at 7:35 PM
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    I'm religious about the maintenance - especially at this sticker price, but do they prefer synth oil, special gas or anything like that? Can I run 87 octane without pinging? Tire pressure for daily use? Stuff like that. Thanks for the replies.
     
  8. Oct 17, 2010 at 7:38 PM
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    PkTaco

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    Some vehicles run on some types of gas better then others. I.E. BP runs better then Exxon etc. That's more of a guess and check thing though.
     
  9. Oct 17, 2010 at 7:38 PM
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    Incognito

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    I'd go with a full synthetic like Amsoil when you go to change oil. It's got a 25K mile/once a year rating for the oil. I usually run 89, but with premium you will see your best performance. I run the tire pressure as per the sticker in the door jam on the drivers side and that works great for me.
     
  10. Oct 17, 2010 at 7:56 PM
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    Regular maintenance and never use cheap gas such as ARCO. I like to use a high grade/octane gas for the higher amount of cleaning agent to clean out any residues at least once a month, otherwise I just use 87. Congrats on the new Taco, eat well...
     
  11. Oct 17, 2010 at 7:59 PM
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    Don't park or rub against trees or bushes. The paint can scratch by just looking at it.
     
  12. Oct 17, 2010 at 8:03 PM
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    i run my tire pressure much high than the door says, i am very well aware that this can reduce my grip but with my much oversize tires this has not ben an issue at all in 4 years, i have seen a lot more tire life at the higher pressure. not good for winter conditions, it doesn't snow here. Good luck i think you will be very happy.
     
  13. Oct 18, 2010 at 4:55 AM
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    crazyman

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    Does Plasti-Dip count as a mod ?
    Found that out yesterday with my new truck. :mad:
     
  14. Oct 18, 2010 at 4:56 AM
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    Does Plasti-Dip count as a mod ?
    Congrats on the new Taco BTW.

    I've had mine about 3 weeks now. Great truck. Just do the usual maintenance. It should last a long time.
     
  15. Oct 18, 2010 at 8:13 AM
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    Congrats on the truck. I use regular gas and synthetic oil in mine. Change the oil at the factory recommened intervals. No problems.
     
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