1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Short Intro

Discussion in 'New Members' started by tacotoe, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. Nov 25, 2007 at 6:22 PM
    #1
    tacotoe

    tacotoe [OP] Pastry Chef

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2007
    Member:
    #3593
    Messages:
    442
    Nebraska
    Vehicle:
    `01 DBL Cab TRD
    Gibson Cat-Back Exhaust
    Used to be against imports untill a friend purchased his first new vehicle back in 1986 it was an extended cab sr5, which we routinely wheeled in the desert around Phoenix Az. I have been a believer ever since. That truck
    was extremely durable in that it took quite a beating and lasted well over250k miles.
    Those were the good ol days just out of High School.
    I own an 01 Tacoma DBL Cab 4x4 now and am far away from anywhere as
    cool as AZ to wheel (Nebraska), the truck does get thrashed through a
    field ocasionally or takes me over minimal maintenance roads with ease,
    but more importantly allows the wife to get the kids to school etc. during
    the winter months. 135,000 miles original owner.
    Just stumbled on to this site while looking for information on engine trouble
    codes (po420 cat. sys. efficiency below threshold), and decided to join,(a first for me).
    I am a Machinist for a local Public Utility.
     
  2. Nov 25, 2007 at 6:26 PM
    #2
    TheMaster

    TheMaster Born to Ride

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2006
    Member:
    #112
    Messages:
    3,850
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Chicky Baby
    NY
    Vehicle:
    2007 DC TRD Sport
    Bug shield, window visors, skid plate, rust proofing, tonneau cover, paint & upholstery protection, side step bars, navigation system.
    Welcome to TW Tacotoe.
     
  3. Nov 25, 2007 at 6:30 PM
    #3
    Toy4Life

    Toy4Life 668: The Neighbor of the Beast

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2007
    Member:
    #2566
    Messages:
    4,970
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chad
    Slippery Rock, PA
    Vehicle:
    96 Subaru Outback 2.2 5mt
    92 4Runner SR5 3.0v6 4x4(sold) 02 Tacoma SR5 TRD Offroad 4x4 (sold)
    Welcome aboard. If you've got questions, someone here has answers.
     
  4. Nov 25, 2007 at 8:10 PM
    #4
    concrete jedi

    concrete jedi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2007
    Member:
    #3142
    Messages:
    2,741
    Rochester N.Y
    Vehicle:
    06 Tacoma 4 door indigo blue
    Broken and scratched tailgate, cracked rear tail light lens, coffee stain in driver seat.
    Welcome to TW, toy4life said it best. Try technical chat.
     
  5. Nov 25, 2007 at 9:42 PM
    #5
    Nitro_rc

    Nitro_rc Active Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2007
    Member:
    #1629
    Messages:
    26
    Vehicle:
    07 DoubleCab TRD Sport 4X4
    PO420 usually means your catalystic convertors are clogged. I'm not sure how you can fix it beside changing new ones. I don't know if there are chemicals out there that allows you to flush/clean it. Might want to search the Internet to see if there are such a chemical.
     
  6. Nov 25, 2007 at 10:59 PM
    #6
    TuRDTACO

    TuRDTACO Carolina Alliance: Midwest Firearms Division

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Member:
    #3216
    Messages:
    1,442
    joliet, il
    Vehicle:
    HAD 07 TRD OFFROAD PRERUNNER
    small dent on the hood, new foglight bulb, roughed up bedliner, been smoked in, suspicious stains on the passenger seat, boogers on the drivers seat, dirty floor mats, girl doodles on the dirty windows, loose wiring
    if the converters are clogged, take em off! i took off the rear two on mine, but if you need to keep them on, you can always take them apart and either clean them out and repack it or just hollow it out and throw them back on. if you get a code for the o2 sensors after that, use spark plug non-foulers and screw those into the o2 bungs, then put the o2 sensors into the non-foulers. this will back them out of the pipe enough to where it won't pick up as much of the gases, and it will keep it from throwing codes. worked on a few of my cars
     
  7. Nov 26, 2007 at 4:27 AM
    #7
    2003greenbean

    2003greenbean Carolina Alliance Costal Div

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2007
    Member:
    #672
    Messages:
    912
    socaste,sc
    Vehicle:
    03 trd
    cold air intake, step bars, custom grill, 3in lift,12 in audiobahn sub, 285/75/16 procomp tires, 20% tint,
    welcome to tw
     
  8. Nov 26, 2007 at 4:24 PM
    #8
    tacotoe

    tacotoe [OP] Pastry Chef

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2007
    Member:
    #3593
    Messages:
    442
    Nebraska
    Vehicle:
    `01 DBL Cab TRD
    Gibson Cat-Back Exhaust
    thanks for the advice, your suggestions have crossed my mind,I was actually
    thinking about a press on cover that would only allow a small amount of exhaust to register.I have already replaced the front o2 sensor and no help there. I have also ordered a gibson cat back exhaust, I know my thought my be way out of line but the exhaust tone has sounded strange the last 8 months or so and the truck makes routine short trips so I wonder if the inside of the muffler may be deteriorated and restricted. I cant remember if it was the taco or another vehicle I owned that had a small drain hole in the bottom of the muffler. I looked yesterday and there is a small circle but if it was indeed a hole its rusted shut now.
     
  9. Nov 26, 2007 at 4:29 PM
    #9
    tacotoe

    tacotoe [OP] Pastry Chef

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2007
    Member:
    #3593
    Messages:
    442
    Nebraska
    Vehicle:
    `01 DBL Cab TRD
    Gibson Cat-Back Exhaust
    thanks to all for the welcomes.This site might be addicting, I have to log out for awhile, now my son ( 8 years ) wants to give wrestling a try and tonight is sign up.Be back later, and thanks again.
     
  10. Nov 27, 2007 at 12:45 PM
    #10
    ruppe

    ruppe New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2007
    Member:
    #3571
    Messages:
    2
    Vehicle:
    2004 prerruner sr5
    I welcome ayou from Guatemala ... :)
     
  11. Nov 28, 2007 at 5:06 AM
    #11
    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2007
    Member:
    #643
    Messages:
    6,664
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mark
    San Antonio, TX
    Vehicle:
    2015 4Runner Trail Edition Premium
    Cloaking Device
    Welcome to TW!

    Sounds like you are on the right track with the exhaust. Personally - I would do the same thing. Exhaust issues = a chance to upgrade. ;)

    Cheers!
     
To Top