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Some observations about my new Tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JoeN 267, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. Nov 10, 2009 at 6:59 PM
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    JoeN 267

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    Only have 160+ miles on the truck, 2 wks. old -

    Received the AFE Pro Dry S air filter from Auto Anything yesterday, when I took out the stock filter and saw the secondary filter there I wasn't sure what to think, I called AFE and was told that the secondary filter is a "hydro carbon trap filter" and should be left in place - so I just dropped in the new filter and buttoned the air box back up, bottom back latch was a bit tricky to get connected -

    I never had a truck with a 5 spd. transmission before, sure does a lot of shifting especially when slowing down to make a cornor, I thought there was something wrong but realized it was just downshifting - just have to get used to it -

    And by the way, where in the heck is the tranny dip stick ? I must be going blind, I didn't see it anywhere under the hood -

    Why do you think Toyota did not put an illumination ring around the 4 wheel drive dial ?

    I am having my Leer 100XL cap put on Thurs. this week -

    I really like the truck - nice firm ride - plenty of room inside - gotta get some pics posted soon -

    Joe
     
  2. Nov 10, 2009 at 7:00 PM
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    Delmarva

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    No such thing as a tranny dip stick on your truck... :)
     
  3. Nov 10, 2009 at 7:04 PM
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    thestrangebrew

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    Congrats on the new rig and welcome to TW Joe!!
     
  4. Nov 10, 2009 at 7:05 PM
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    jammdogg

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    Welcome! :wave:
     
  5. Nov 10, 2009 at 7:12 PM
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    rhoppas

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    Welcome Joe. Nice truck. The tranny is sealed. The dealer will be happy to work on it for you. :D
     
  6. Nov 10, 2009 at 7:18 PM
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    fletch aka

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    Hi :wave: welcome to TW, enjoy the new ride :turtleride:
     
  7. Nov 10, 2009 at 7:25 PM
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    HondaGM

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    no stick,has a drain plug in pan,and a fill hole in the side of the trans case
     
  8. Nov 10, 2009 at 8:32 PM
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    GeoTaco

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    in 5k miles, make sure you loosen the right plug when changing oil, lots of people drain their tranny fluid....... Congrats on the new truck!!!! you'll love it
     
  9. Nov 10, 2009 at 8:41 PM
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    DTacoms

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    Welcome to TW
     
  10. Nov 10, 2009 at 11:31 PM
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    JKD

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    And a VERY specific procedure for even CHECKING the trans fluid.
     
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