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Preparation for long road trip

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Cdavis, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. Sep 23, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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    Cdavis

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    Hey guys, I'm new to the forum but I thought I'd take a poll from y'all about something:

    I am about to embark on 2 very long road trips in my 2001 taco. I will be driving from NC to NH, through Montreal, to Michigan and back to NC. A few months later I will be driving it to Yosemite from NC, then back at the end of the summer. I'm already at 189,000 with no serious problems yet. I've been pretty diligent about routine maintenance, and have been running full synthetic amsoil in it. So here's the question: what sort of preventative measures would you guys want to be sure you did to your vehicles before taking off on these sorts of long trips?
     
  2. Sep 23, 2010 at 11:35 AM
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    full fluid change; coolant, all oils (motor, trany, diff etc), how old if your brake fluid?

    check your brakes, lube all joints

    when was your timing belt last done?

    water pump? and thermostate?

    full tune up; air filter, plugs etc
     
  3. Sep 23, 2010 at 11:37 AM
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  4. Sep 23, 2010 at 11:38 AM
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    Fly.... Thats a lot of driving :eek:
     
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    Madjik_Man

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    Assuming you changed your timing belt at 90K, you might think about that considering you're past 180K
     
  7. Sep 23, 2010 at 1:23 PM
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    Good advice- I am thinking about switching over to full synthetic in my diffs, you think it's worth it? My brake fluid isn't that old, I replaced the master cyl and did a full bleed of the brakes less than 20k ago.

    I wish I could fly- going on extended climbing trips though so the need for my gear and a way to get around outside of the cities is a must, and I definitely don't leave home without the AAA card. I'll be in New England for about 2 weeks, then Yosemite for about 2.5 months!
     
  8. Sep 23, 2010 at 1:24 PM
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    Cdavis

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    OME 2.5" Front, Rear add-a-leaf with extended shackles, Downey Super-clutch, 33" BFG MT
    Also thinking about switching out my MT tires for something a little more highway-friendly and leaving them at home for when I return...
     
  9. Sep 23, 2010 at 1:34 PM
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    ya i'd definetly put highway friendly tires on...will not only reduce road noise but i'm sure fuel
     
  10. Sep 29, 2010 at 5:05 PM
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    Lucky you! I have never been to Yosemite. I couldn't imagine spending 2.5 months there... heaven
     
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