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Need some opinions

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' 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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    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

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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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    747

    747 function > form

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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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