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Smoking While on a Incline

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by TheTacoma, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. Oct 12, 2017 at 9:17 AM
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    TheTacoma

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    Found some interesting discoveries today while checking the truck over and trying to further investigate the problem.

    First thing is the coolant reservoir is closer to the low side than the full side. I can see residue from where it looks like some has come out of the top of the cap back onto the engine. I am guessing this is from being the steep angle?:notsure:
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    Second thing I found was that it looks like the oil is over full? Which is very confusing because right after backing out of the hill @TacoAlaMode and I checked the oil and it was between the two dots...

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    Third thing, there is some kind of leak going into the transmission. I am not sure if this has anything to do with the smoking issue, just a little concerning.:frusty:

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  2. Oct 12, 2017 at 9:18 AM
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    TheTacoma

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    Sorry, conference call :annoyed:
     
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  3. Oct 12, 2017 at 9:23 AM
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    MalinoisDad

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    Sweet baby Jeebus, what does the 3.5/3rd gen NOT have a damn problem with?!?! Every time I look on here hoping to see you all posting great news about a slew of fixes from Toyota, I just see more new problems. It's getting super easy to resist temptation to "upgrade" from my current, seemingly bulletproof, (and fully paid off) 1st gen. Anyone else holding off after seeing all of this stuff?
     
  4. Oct 12, 2017 at 10:22 AM
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    smitty99

    smitty99 I also bought a 4Runner

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  5. Oct 12, 2017 at 10:32 AM
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    I don't have any major issues. You'll find that in general, most people don't have these problems and the ones that do, talk about it on the forum. I've done steep hill climbs in my truck as well without any smoke billowing out.
     
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  6. Oct 12, 2017 at 10:40 AM
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    smitty99

    smitty99 I also bought a 4Runner

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    Also I was told if I don't want my Leaf Springs to squeak that I should not drive my TRD Offroad 4x4 Tacoma off of the road... to include dirt or gravel roads.
     
  7. Oct 12, 2017 at 10:45 AM
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    TheTacoma

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    I agree with this, I just would like to figure it out. NO regrets in buying a 3rd gen, just want to come up with a solution if one is possible.
     
  8. Oct 12, 2017 at 11:03 AM
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    Forgive me, but is this sarcasm or legit? Too funny if a Toyota rep actually suggested this to you as a way to not hear odd noises.
     
  9. Oct 12, 2017 at 11:16 AM
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    smitty99 I also bought a 4Runner

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    Absolutely the truth. They told me they'd have to start charging me to fix my squeaking leaf springs if i continued to drive the truck in dirty or dusty environments.
     
  10. Oct 12, 2017 at 3:14 PM
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    Have you done the TSB yet?
     
  11. Oct 12, 2017 at 3:44 PM
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    smitty99 I also bought a 4Runner

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    Don't need it now. One of my rear shocks was leaking at 23k miles and since I have already been tired of Toyota excuses and needed something better for the roads I drive on the weekends I spent $1500 on parts and installed 6112s/5160s with 3 leaf AAL in rear. In my write-up linked below in my sig you can see how I addressed the squeaking issue with energy suspension grease between all leafs. Have not had a squeak since.
     
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  12. Oct 12, 2017 at 4:12 PM
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    Smitty's back.... welcome back!
     
  13. Oct 12, 2017 at 4:19 PM
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    what was he banished for
     
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  14. Oct 12, 2017 at 4:21 PM
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    Bitching about third gens.
     
  15. Oct 12, 2017 at 4:24 PM
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    Are you talking to me? I do not think my truck has any.

    I hope it happens again, or he sells it.
     
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  16. Oct 12, 2017 at 4:48 PM
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    no sorry
     
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  17. Oct 12, 2017 at 8:48 PM
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  18. Oct 12, 2017 at 10:30 PM
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    Dammit. I knew I was on to something. Whiney diffs, identity politics. These trucks ARE going politically progressive. Not looking good...
     
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  19. Oct 16, 2017 at 6:10 AM
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  20. Oct 16, 2017 at 9:39 AM
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    ***UPDATE***

    Sunday I met @tweakit88 out at the Slab in Montovallo to see if there is anything we could come up with. First step was to find a hill about 40-45 degrees and see if I could make it smoke and ping. This did not take very long at all, went up the hill unlocked to let the engine work and within 3mins I was smoking like a SOB! Like always the ping happened and the smoke was right with it.

    @tweakit88 popped the hood and listen to see where it was coming from. Sounds like it was coming from the back of the engine.

    I backed down and the truck was idling rough still smoking but no ping. So I turned it off and we got the tools out. First thing we do is pull the rear spark plug on the passengers side and it is covered in oil!!:eek:

    Put it all back together, so I guess the next step is to take it into Toyota. :notsure:

    @tweakit88 decides he is going to try the same hill and see if his truck does the same thing. Low and behold it does, pinging and smoking like a SOB.:censored:
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    https://youtu.be/_ibGrVact24

    https://youtu.be/cptUi6pVI4Q
     
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