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Stories from the Stealership...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by gusher, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. Jan 9, 2010 at 8:17 AM
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    gusher

    gusher [OP] SUPERCHARGED!!!

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    So, dropped my Tacoma off at the stealership to have my 30K service done along with the rear spring TSB. I left my service book open to the page with the 30K service checklist on my front seat. Service writer calls me and says "our 30,000 mile serices is 'different' than the one in the book." He said they generally replace the coolant and trans fluid at 30K miles. That seems wayyyyy early to me. Don't do a ton of towing or anything else that would make me think I'd need the trans service that early. And that just seems way early on the coolant service.

    I said follow what the book says. Thoughts?
     
  2. Jan 9, 2010 at 8:41 AM
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    BlueXenon

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    I would go off the service book Toyota publishes and gives to every owner. Forget what the dealer tells you. Majority of dealers hire people that don't even know what they're doing. Just to give you an example, I have 4 Toyota dealers that are relatively close to me. Each of them do something different for the 30K service. 2 of them don't even change antifreeze because they claim the antifreeze lasts 100k miles.
     
  3. Jan 9, 2010 at 8:55 AM
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    You've gotta remember the service writer is paid on commission. More service = more pay for him.

    Just go by the book. If you were towing a lot or doing a lot of stop and go driving I would change the transmission fluid. The antifreeze thing is BS though.
     
  4. Jan 9, 2010 at 9:22 AM
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    I just did my 30K service. It consisted of spark plugs, cabin a/f, engine a/f, oil filter and oil. If you rotate tires regularly you can do that too...
    If you read the book carefully, it actually doesn't recommend fluid changes unless you use your truck to tow "a majority" of the time. Majority of 30K miles > 15k miles.
    The book also talks about lubing several components but I skipped over that for now.
     
  5. Jan 9, 2010 at 10:03 AM
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    OffroadToy

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    coolant...100,000 miles
    Ask that bozo where it says otherwise (in writing)...Is it BS or is it a new service update?
     
  6. Jan 9, 2010 at 2:40 PM
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    i agree i work @ a dealer its commision and more hours for a flat rate tech as well... but i will say its really not a bad idea to do all of this either though...
     
  7. Jan 9, 2010 at 2:56 PM
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    sorry if this offends anyone but if you leave your antifreeze in for 100k your a fool.i don't care what other's may tell you it is not good practice to do that.ask anyone who is a tech i wouldn't recomend it either would any tech i ever worked with.all they guy's i worked with and myself changed it every two years or 30k.as far as the trans service every 30k maybe more often if you tow alot or if you live in hilly area stop and go traffic etc.most people change their oil on regular intervals why should you tranny be any different.it's cheaper to changed the fluid than replace your tranny.
     
  8. Apr 18, 2010 at 10:34 AM
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    Transmission fluid change I would agree with. GF's 95.5 Tacoma with an automatic now has 260K on it. Trans flush every 60K which is pushing it but its done well for her
    Coolant is perhaps overkill depending on time. Every two years though... Cheap insurance
     
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