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Need some opinions

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by danescabare, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. Jun 3, 2008 at 8:41 AM
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    danescabare

    danescabare [OP] Active Member

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    I am going to be driving from Charlotte,NC to Orlando Florida In my truck its a 2000 toyota tacoma its got about 85000 miles on it. This is going the longest trip I have ever takin it on does anyone have any tips or anything for me. I know about the oil and fluid levels and that is there aything else I should know?
     
  2. Jun 3, 2008 at 9:38 AM
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    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    Advantage Torza top (tri-fold), Husky floor mats, RuffTuff seat covers, C2C hood struts, Homelink mirror, USA Spec PA15-Toy (120gig Classic & 8gig nano), Garmin Nuvi 660, Protecta Bed mat, Pop-n-lock, TSB Springs, Scangauge II, Heated drivers seat, Fumoto drain valve, Aries pushbar, PIAA 540 fog lights, Hood scoop grahics, Flowmaster 50 series dual catback exhaust, RainX Latitude windshield wipers, Husky rear floor liner (ontop of folded down seats). Console Vault.
    Routine maintenance..... check all fluids including radiator & overflow tank. Don't forget air filter and tire pressure. Is your battery in good shape? How about running some fuel injector cleaner in it? Check your spare tire -make sure it's aired up. Make sure you have everything you need to change a tire if needed. Check your accessory belts for wear & tightness.
    Also - the main upper & lower radiator hoses - give them a good feel & squeeze. If you feel any thin spots - perhaps you should change them.

    And - you could also check the fluid levels in yoru transmission & atleast your rear differential.

    Hopefully - everything else is good (brakes, etc).

    Good Luck!
     
  3. Jun 3, 2008 at 10:09 AM
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    danescabare

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    I just filled up all the fluids, my battery is still good, im gonna run some fuel injector cleaner, I didnt even think about the tranny or the rear diff i might just change those thanks for the help
     
  4. Jun 3, 2008 at 11:40 AM
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    AFBombdude

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    Would be a good time to put some motor flush in it.
     
  5. Jun 3, 2008 at 12:04 PM
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    rick

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    its a toyota, its barely broken in. as far as gas prices are concerned. they are a few cents higher near the exits of small towns. try to avoid them
     
  6. Jun 3, 2008 at 12:08 PM
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    Ridgerunner

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    Whats up Dane-you know that truck was built for the long haul man:) IMO Janster has nailed it as usual follow her advice. Hope you have a safe trip too:D
     
  7. Jun 3, 2008 at 12:26 PM
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    danescabare

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    I appreciate all the advice im just tryin to get everything ready
     
  8. Jun 3, 2008 at 12:28 PM
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    danescabare

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    That is another thing i didnt even consider doin
     
  9. Jun 3, 2008 at 1:32 PM
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    danescabare

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    Would you guys recommend using seafoam?
     
  10. Jun 4, 2008 at 4:03 PM
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    AFBombdude

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    That's good stuff!!
     
  11. Jun 4, 2008 at 4:09 PM
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    concrete jedi

    concrete jedi Well-Known Member

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    Are you going to have a load in the back or are you running lite ?
     
  12. Jun 5, 2008 at 5:21 AM
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    danescabare

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    pretty light just a couple of bags and a cooler
     
  13. Jun 5, 2008 at 9:31 PM
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    Make sure you take some tp...I went sockless halfway to Vegas a couple years ago because I forgot it. Oh, regarding your truck...it's a Toyota...no fear.
     
  14. Jun 6, 2008 at 6:06 AM
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    danescabare

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    I never thought about that tp on my list... I enjoy my socks
     
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