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some good advice???

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Moto_Joe, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. Nov 10, 2009 at 6:24 PM
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    Moto_Joe

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    so i am going to start doing my own oil changes. i am almost sure i know exactly what i am doing.


    is there anything special i need to know?
     
  2. Nov 10, 2009 at 6:26 PM
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    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

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  3. Nov 10, 2009 at 6:26 PM
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    NumNutz

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    Oh... don't drain your trans, that's very bad...

    Anyone have a link to the thread where the guy drained his trans and then he filled his oil and blahh happened?
     
  4. Nov 10, 2009 at 6:27 PM
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    Doc.SS

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  5. Nov 10, 2009 at 6:28 PM
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    bb609

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    Gravity sucks sometimes...about the time you find that last thread on the oil filter.
     
  6. Nov 10, 2009 at 7:28 PM
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    Dawayne409

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    Yeah...

    Don't be an idiot like I was the first time and take of your entire skid plate to get to the petcock bolt. It was only after I had it all the way off that I noticed the hole conveniently located right where the petcock bolt was....I'm super smooth:cool:
     
  7. Nov 11, 2009 at 9:05 AM
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    dylandercole

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    Yea but the hole might not line up. My skid plate is pretty mangled and the hole isnt even close to the bolt.
     
  8. Nov 12, 2009 at 6:11 AM
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    True statement, don't hit too many rocks out here in Va. Mostly just logs and such. Didn't really think about the plate being all mangled and all that.
     
  9. Nov 12, 2009 at 6:22 AM
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    dont over fill it and MAKE SURE THE OLD O-RING COMES OFF W/ THE OIL FILTER!!! if you put the new filter on w/ the old oring still in place it will leak like a siv
     
  10. Nov 12, 2009 at 6:01 PM
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    Have a bucket of steam ready for cleanup
     
  11. Nov 12, 2009 at 6:03 PM
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  12. Nov 12, 2009 at 6:34 PM
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    #1 pet peeve about tacoma design - location of the oil filters. which genius decided to place the most commonly changed maintenance item in the most ungodly location? and to do it model year after model year?

    mine is a side mount accessed thru the drivers side wheel well (i believe yours is similar) and no matter what you do you will end up with oil dripping into your skid plate. which will end up splattered across the entire underside of the truck the first time you hit +35 mph. i usually break down and take off the skid plate when doing the oil - in the long run its less of a headache. but thats only if youre picky like me and insist on keeping every surface of the truck spotless.

    #2 pet peeve - #@*%$*(@ buzzer that goes off when i leave the keys in the ignition...but im sure theres a thread for that.
     
  13. Nov 12, 2009 at 6:53 PM
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    :rofl:My LPO almost got me with that when I first checked onboard. That one and going to get him a padeye.


    Another thing I've found really useful is knowing where the nearest hazmat disposal facility is so you don't have to keep it around until you find one later or forget about it. Also so you can get rid of the used oil the right way and not the lazy douchebag stormdrain/neighbors backyard way.
     
  14. Nov 12, 2009 at 8:17 PM
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    This is bad??? :D
     
  15. Nov 12, 2009 at 8:18 PM
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    This. Don't ask me how I know... :eek:
     
  16. Nov 12, 2009 at 8:30 PM
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    have plenty of rags, paper towel, shop towels or whatever you use handy. I have the ability to make a large mess of it no matter how hard i try not to.
     
  17. Nov 12, 2009 at 9:38 PM
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  18. Nov 13, 2009 at 4:30 AM
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    Dawayne409

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    I guess its not so bad if you hate your neighbor. Mines an uppity hybrid driving yankee but I'm still too nice to dump my used oil in hi yard.:(
     
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