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My poor little taco

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by brettmc, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. Dec 10, 2010 at 12:29 PM
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    brettmc

    brettmc [OP] Well-Known Member

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    got totaled today. I hit a patch of black ice on an overpass and crunched the front and damaged the rear. What a pain in the arse. I have tacoma front floor mats, a khaki seat cover and a tonneau cover for sale.

    With that said, I would like another tacoma (or a 4runner) but no single cab. Do the v6s require more maintenance than the 2.4/2.7 engines? Such as timing belts, etc? What kind of maintenance is involved with the 4wd system, periodic 4x4 lubes, etc?
     
  2. Dec 10, 2010 at 12:45 PM
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    HuntnTruk

    HuntnTruk Tacohead

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    Thats a real bummer, glad youre ok. Ice esp. black ice can put you sideways in a second if youre not ready.

    As far as maintenance for the V6. Its going to be the same as your 4 banger. There is a timing chain on 6's so you dont have to worry about that. The manual suggests you use the 4x4 at least 10 miles or something like that every month just to maintain the proper lubrication.
     
  3. Dec 10, 2010 at 12:52 PM
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    tonneau is Undercover #4020

    Thanks for the info. Any periodic lubes required on the 4x4 system?
     
  4. Dec 10, 2010 at 1:00 PM
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    90YotaPU

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    Sorry to hear about your Tacoma but it could be a good thing if you get a new one you like better. With that said, personally, I feel the 2.7's require less maintenance and are easier to maintain. I don't know about the new ones but my '99 had a timing belt which had to be replaced. The 2.7's have a chain. Also, from a maintenance standpoint it's easier to work on because it's a straight engine, not a V design. The 4x4 doesn't require a lot of maintenance other than greasing the extra u-joints and changing the transfer case fluid once in a great while (about as often as the tranny fluid).
     
  5. Dec 10, 2010 at 1:33 PM
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    Pics? Also, you got any mudflaps you could salvage?
     
  6. Dec 10, 2010 at 1:37 PM
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    have some phone pics....i'll post em up after i transfer em. Sorry, no flaps.
     
  7. Dec 12, 2010 at 8:23 AM
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    I found an 06 fulltime 4wd 4runner limited at a local dealership yesterday. After driving it, the other 4runners didnt stand a chance. I think I got a good deal on it...22.7k dollars with 63k miles. Oh, and it has the v8. I don't normally buy anything without researching but I REALLY like this truck...plus I didn't feel like riding the bus to work Monday!! Another reason...we're getting snow today...
     
  8. Dec 12, 2010 at 8:53 AM
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    damb,your insurance company works fast.good for you.good luck
     
  9. Dec 12, 2010 at 8:57 AM
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    How much for the tanneau? damn i can never spell..
     
  10. Dec 12, 2010 at 9:05 AM
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    i had a little cash on hand for a down payment plus my good credit.
     
  11. Dec 12, 2010 at 9:06 AM
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    shipping will be expensive...the Undercover is in great shape with all the mounting hardware included of course. How does $300 plus shipping sound?
     
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