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New purchase 2004 Tacoma

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by blitz10, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. Feb 3, 2010 at 2:06 PM
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    blitz10

    blitz10 [OP] Active Member

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    I have bought a 2004 Tacoma Prerunner with 65K miles. The front bumper was pushed and I am waiting on it to be replaced before picking it up. What maintenance do you suggest on this vehicle? Unknown what has been done prior. I have bought NKG platinum plugs, 5W-30 penzoil synthetic, oil and air filter, fuel filter. Anything else? I prefer to overmaintain a vehicle, rather than under. I have an 85 S-10, 4WD, with 365,000, engine rebuilt 150K ago. It looks new with recent paint, spray bediner, bumpers , trim, weatherstripping, toolbox. I will keep it,I've had it since 1992, but wanted another Tacoma, my son totalled an 03 in October. Anything else to do for my piece of mind. Thanks for your ideas.
     
  2. Feb 3, 2010 at 2:35 PM
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    ywen

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    Grease all the zerks..
     
  3. Feb 3, 2010 at 3:19 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    if you don't know or trust the previous owner's treatment of the truck, change the fuel filter, service the fuel injectors, clean the MAF sensor, clean the throttle body, and flush the radiator...

    you could also go as far as to change the timing belt and water pump early, and have the alternator tested...
     
  4. Feb 3, 2010 at 3:21 PM
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    dhurley

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    04 Double Cab TRD SR5 V6
    TRD, Snugtop Super-Sport, bedliner, receiver hitch, alarm mod, deck plate mod, AFE Pro-Dry S, Saddleman camo seat covers, TW decal, grey wire mod w/switch, DRL, LED cupholder mod, Dynomax Super Turbo, aux back-up lights, Devil Horns by Andres, "blue plug" mod for 2LO, shorty antenna, Pro Comp fog & driving lights, receiver shackle, 15% tint front windows, stainless nerf bars, Ultra Gauge, diff breather mod
    Don't let your son drive this one:D Welcome to TW :wave:
     
  5. Feb 3, 2010 at 4:32 PM
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    ywen

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    My used 03 Taco came with green coolant.. I thought the recommended coolant is the red Toyota type.. is it worth it for me to flush the coolant?

    The oil in the engine is clear as olive oil.. Dealer just changed it before selling. Never seen oil this clear before..
     
  6. Feb 3, 2010 at 6:32 PM
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    tacotopher

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    Grey wire mod, 5100's on all four corners, AAL in the rear, deckplate mod,
    Congrats on the purchase! And welcome to TW
     
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