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Proactive repairs

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Bert96, May 4, 2010.

  1. May 4, 2010 at 6:17 AM
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    Bert96

    Bert96 [OP] Member

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    Hello,

    I have a '96 tacoma extracab 4x4, with 3.4LV6. I'm about to hit 180K miles. I have a leaky valve gasket, been watching the oil level and it's slow to drop, but will have to be replaced. Just wondering if anyone recommends additional work to be done while the valve covers are off?

    I have always found this site to be a great resource, and look forward to your insite. Thanks.

    Bert
     
  2. May 4, 2010 at 6:31 AM
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    hillbillynwv

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    Replace your plugs, plug wires, and plug wire boots. My wifes 4Runner, which also had a leaking valve cover gasket just replaced, has 184K miles. When the mechanic was removing one of the plug wires one of them broke from being brittle. I'm sure yours should be replaced also. Also, your timing belt and water pump is do to be changed at 180k if it was replaced the first time at 90K.
     
  3. May 4, 2010 at 7:31 AM
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    lotsoftoys

    lotsoftoys pavement is boring....

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    bunch of crap
    yup and ur pcv valve. if u keep up on ur maintence you should be ready for another 60k service... all the fluids, brake clean and adjust, driveline service, bla bla bla... ha
     
  4. May 4, 2010 at 7:34 AM
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    Blackshirts

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    Sounds like you got some work on your hands..Good luck

    Welcome to TW
     
  5. May 4, 2010 at 8:57 AM
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    Bert96

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    Thanks fellas

    timing belt at 65K and 135K, I'll douple check on the water pumps. driveline and Tranny service at 150K. new pvc valve 5k ago. I do need a new plugs/wires/boots. just wasn't sure about 2 birds/1 stone; opening up the engine.

    I'm not sure if the fuel filter was ever changed either. figure it couldn't hurt.
    Thanks for the help.
     
  6. May 4, 2010 at 9:00 AM
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    DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    Well its good to know that your still keeping up with the maint. on the truck.;) Peoples vehicles break down and they wonder why?:confused:
     
  7. May 4, 2010 at 9:03 AM
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    hillbillynwv

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    Your suppose to change out the fuel filter every 30K but they can go at least 90K.
     
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