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New to me 2014 TRD Off Road 4x4

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Spicey Taco, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Feb 11, 2019 at 7:22 PM
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    Spicey Taco

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    I purchased it with 65,000 plus miles. According to what I can see the truck lived it’s entire life in the Portland Oregon area. It’s oil has been changed every 5,000 miles, the coolant system has been done and the fuel system.

    Two questions. One is what other maintenance should I do at this point?

    Also, I wonder if somebody has parked this under a tree with pine needles. Where should I be looking and how would you recommend I clean those out if found?

    Thank you!
     
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  2. Feb 11, 2019 at 7:30 PM
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    Change oils in the 2 diff's and transfer case with a full synthetic.
    Consider using a clay bar to clean and polish the paint.
     
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  3. Feb 11, 2019 at 7:32 PM
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    Taco critter

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  4. Feb 11, 2019 at 7:39 PM
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    The paint appears nice. I’m curious where the needles may be hiding that I should remove.
     
  5. Feb 11, 2019 at 7:42 PM
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    use a pressure washer with the nozzle fanned out.
    Remove the cab air filter (via the glove box),...boy are you in for a surprise!:cheers:
     
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  6. Feb 11, 2019 at 7:58 PM
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    Welcome! :cheers:

    Like what everyone else before me stated: change all your fluids and filters. Specifically, change the following:

    - Engine oil filter
    - Engine oil
    - Cabin air filter
    - Front differential oil
    - T-case oil
    - Rear differential oil

    As well as well: grease your driveline. There should be a total of 5 grease/zero fittings. The 2 on the first shaft in the front are between the U-Joints. The remaining 3 are on the rear shaft. The fittings are easier to access, as they protrude from the side of the U-Joints.

    All this information is available in-depth as your search the forum as well.
     
  7. Feb 11, 2019 at 8:32 PM
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    This is also excellent advice..
    Other things to consider long term.
    Align your headlights...this is a hot topic on the site for many reasons.
    Consider installing better lighting on your truck if you so choose.
    Have the front end aligned (or at best checked to make sure tires are wearing properly.

    Something to consider is having your truck rust proofed.
    If your the least inclined with tools, treat the body with fluidfilm.
     
  8. Feb 11, 2019 at 8:40 PM
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    Congratulations on the Tacoma and
    Welcome to TW :thumbsup:
     
  9. Feb 12, 2019 at 4:49 AM
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    Open the front doors and pull back the plastic flap in the gap of the front fender. :eek::eek::eek:
     
  10. Feb 12, 2019 at 4:53 AM
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  11. Feb 12, 2019 at 4:59 AM
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    In addition to the above, change the spark plugs and flush the transmission. Maybe clean the throttle body and MAF sensor as well (very simple to do). If the alignment cams are not already seized, it is a very good idea to grease them.

    Fluid film, fluid film, fluid film!
     
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