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Rust(ing) never sleeps

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Motorshooter, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. Dec 18, 2008 at 12:09 PM
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    Motorshooter

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    Rust never sleeps. What is the latest news on the frames of Tacoma’s rusting out? From what I read it was the 1st gen of the Tacoma up to about 2004. What part of the frame was rusting out, did the rusting start right away?
    Has the problem been solved on the 2nd gen Tacoma? Anyone with a 2 gen having any rusting issues?:confused:
     
  2. Dec 18, 2008 at 8:56 PM
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    No rust here!!! But i also live in Southern Oregon...
     
  3. Dec 18, 2008 at 11:39 PM
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    funny you mention it.... ive got a bit of rust towards the front of my truck...
     
  4. Dec 19, 2008 at 3:36 AM
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    last i've heard is that Toyota will be extending the 15 year frame rust warranty to the 01-04 tacomas soon...but no word on buy back amount etc etc...

    afaik this wont include any of the 2nd gen...the 1st gen frames were contracted out to a company who didnt treat them properly

    those with frame rot will probably not even know until they get the high tech toyota hammer test as the "problem" rust is coming from the inside of the frame out...
     
  5. Dec 19, 2008 at 5:08 AM
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    I'm in the northeast and my frame is showing surface rust in places but they salt the crap out of the roads. This will be my 2nd winter.

    Rustproofing use to be a pretty big business up here but nobody does it anymore for some reason. :confused:
     
  6. Dec 19, 2008 at 5:19 AM
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    I got mine done at a Line-x dealer. I got mine done within a week and a half of getting it and before the salt flew.

    The oil spray. The thing was literally dripping out of every crevice for about 4 days after the fact. Just over $100, but they suggest you do it annually. My guess is the underside including the frame would be the more important, at least annually. Guys that were in there waiting while i was having mine done had gone there for years before and swore by it.

    Don't know if the re-applications are the same cost or not. I can't imagine that i could have gotten a more thorough job, short of having the wand in my own hand and doing it myself. ...i probably would have added another 100 lbs to the truck...
     
  7. Dec 19, 2008 at 5:23 AM
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    Click my camera icon for a nice rust shot. Undercoated the frame this fall, shall see how it holds up.
     
  8. Dec 19, 2008 at 5:32 AM
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    see tho thats the bad part about the rust buyback/frame warranty etc...you can undercoat a 1st gen till youre blue in the face and broke...doesnt help it...the rust is INSIDE the frame and theyre rotting from the inside out...they shouldve been treated against rust before having a truck built around them...now its pretty much unstoppable if you live in a salty or very wet area
     
  9. Dec 19, 2008 at 5:37 AM
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    Yeah too many environmental laws here for oil dripping I guess :eek:
    No Line-X dealers either anymore, none in the state! There is one place that does a knock off but no undercoating.

    Its too late now for me unless I buy new....hmmm, there's reason,
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    That's great you were able to get it done, kinda jealous actually :eek:
     
  10. Dec 19, 2008 at 5:51 AM
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    Maybe next time you buy new, plan a few day trip into New York or which ever nearby state does it.

    'Carwell' is the product i went with. http://www.carwell.com/test.html

    The process only took about an hour. Pretty quick application, including inside door panels and under the hood area, frame, drivetrain, suspension.
     
  11. Dec 19, 2008 at 5:52 AM
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    You have to wonder why Toyota is doing to Dana corp for providing the improperly treated frames.
     
  12. Dec 19, 2008 at 5:54 AM
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    I got one of the first 05's that came out in this area. I have what I would call no major rust issues. Here they use alot of salt and other stuff on the roads for ice.
    I think alot of it falls on the owner, but then I am a little "ODD" when it comes to my ride. For me personally I have no problem of getting under it and making sure it is sprayed off after winter, as posted before I even run a sprinkler underneath. Then I inspect, true I find some small area's from getting nailed by stuff on the frame etc, but a little clean up and a spray it is taken care of.
    I have heard of no rust issue on the 2nd Gen, but then time will tell.
     
  13. Dec 19, 2008 at 6:04 AM
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    That is a great suggestion and worth a trip. Thanks for the link!

    Not odd at all and sounds like excellent maintenance! I try to visit the self-service car wash once a week. I want to make this truck last as long as my 95. Fingers crossed.
     
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