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Stealership, dealership

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Jeff, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. Jan 23, 2010 at 3:52 PM
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    Jeff

    Jeff [OP] Well-Known Member

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    None currently, but I would like a better sounding exhaust and perhaps a cold air pack and some color coded step bars
    Some months ago , my left rear wheel locked up, had it towed to a local dealership with a good reputation in there service area.
    I received a print out after they checked my truck out, and they said my rear brakes would need to be replaced "very soon" ......The 30K service was coming up( and passed) and I took it to my long time mechanics who also do work on our Subaru's.
    They laughed at the Toyota dealers fix it and diagnosis and after doing the service( they did not think it necessary to replace the plugs at 35K) but did all the fluids and filters (after consulting with one of their Toyota dealers who they have a good relationship)
    They checked the brakes(front and rear) and they are only 25% down.

    Very disappointed in the local stealership as all they were doing was drumming up business. That particular dealer charges $590 for the 30K service and according to their warranty sheets, you are supposed to do this type of service every 30K.... a bit much

    Jeff, 06,V6, SR5 6spd
     
  2. Jan 23, 2010 at 6:26 PM
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    HondaGM

    HondaGM Roll Tide

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    thats one reason i do all my maintanance
     
  3. Jan 23, 2010 at 6:29 PM
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    REVHARD25

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    Learn to work on the truck yourself..save a ton of money!!:D
     
  4. Jan 23, 2010 at 6:35 PM
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    Stillfly199

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    $590 is outrageous. I think the one here is like $250 and I couldnt even imagine paying that
     
  5. Jan 23, 2010 at 6:39 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Plugs on teh V6 ARE supposed to be replaced at 30K miles. The drive side NGK's useually are out of spec at 35K miles. You can do the change your self, and follow my write up.
     
  6. Jan 23, 2010 at 7:04 PM
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    Viet2100

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    Uhh definitely change your plugs man.
     
  7. Jan 23, 2010 at 7:08 PM
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    BakoTruck

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    Mostly stock for now, I have added a cb radio, various cheap mods and I plan on adding aftermarket wheels and other items in the future.
    Yep, way too soon for the brakes, but should be inspected and cleaned. And I agree with the guys above me on the plugs.
     
  8. Jan 23, 2010 at 7:13 PM
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    cmouse

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    Looking around I found a local "toyota authorized" mechanic. I do most all maintence myself, but need advice occasionally. He is always my first stop. Likes to talk shop and is honest enough to tell when the dealer reccomendations are bunk. He is a good sounding board and also is the guy I take my truck to if it needs work that is beyond my comfort zone.
     
  9. Jan 23, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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    Brunes

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    Yeah...Personally working thru your truck is the way to go.

    You'll get better parts for less money in most cases and you know it's done right every time.

    Swap out the plugs- Chris is a smart dood.
     
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