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Tune up questions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by WilsonTheDog, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. Dec 15, 2009 at 8:53 AM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    Can someone tell me the procedure for cleaning the AFE ProdryS filter since it isn't on their site anymore? I want to use the washing method (soap? cleaner?) though I know there are others.

    Also, I'm at 32k miles with an approx 1600 mile round trip on Friday for the holiday. I have not changed spark plugs yet and doubt I'll have time but how imperative is it to do this now? Can it wait till I get back? I have no ill effects thus far. Opinions?
     
  2. Dec 15, 2009 at 9:09 AM
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    I have 35K on the truck right now, and I need to but haven't gotten around to changing the spark plugs, so I think you'll be alright!
     
  3. Dec 15, 2009 at 9:09 AM
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    you can reverse blow it. blow from the opposuite side that it sucks in all day long or just wash it. i dont use soap i just use warm water and let it soak in there for a while.

    the sparks i dont see why you wouldnt be ok, things arent acting up now or mileage isnt suffering id say youll be ok. people go a long time without knowing to change them and the run decently.

    did you not get a 30k tune up by yourself or the dealer? arent the sparks on that list on 30k things to do?
     
  4. Dec 15, 2009 at 10:20 AM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    I do my own work so no dealer tuneup. All that really needs to be done at 30k for a Prerunner is filters (cabin and engine air), plugs, and oil change (done).

    Thanks for the info. I'll clean the AFE tonight. Freaking overtime is killing me (but the money isn't).
     
  5. Dec 15, 2009 at 1:28 PM
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    Don't trans and diff fluid need to be changed?
     
  6. Dec 15, 2009 at 1:39 PM
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  7. Dec 15, 2009 at 2:47 PM
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    my truck seems like its really needing a 30k service. the past couple months very boggy and sluggish :( gotta spend some money and time to make it feel good. tranny flush (manual) and refill doesnt seem like it would take long think i might do it just to do it. the 2 wd drveshafts dont have jerks is there anyway of greasing them do you know? if not ill research it later when i get home from the dealer
     
  8. Dec 15, 2009 at 2:50 PM
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    hmm, im at 32k too...guess i need to change all my fluids and spark plugs...i really dont feel like doing this, bleh!
     
  9. Dec 15, 2009 at 2:51 PM
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    do it for your truck :thumbsup:
     
  10. Dec 15, 2009 at 2:57 PM
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    Goto Toyotapartsandservice.com to find what Toyota recommends.

    http://smg.toyotapartsandservice.com/guides.php?v=22&y=2008&int_id=6

    Thats the link for an 08 Tacoma.
    Being a Master Toyota Technician I recommend following the schedule for driving while towing. Most vehicles in the USA do alot of hills, towing, stop & go, etc. type of driving. I would change the following: Diff, trans (if auto drain & fill), transfer case, drain and fill coolant, and do a brake fluid flush.
    I would also change the cabin air filter. Lube the driveshaft and anything that can be (should be in your owners manual).

    Spark plugs should definatly be replaced but a few thousand miles wont do any harm. Somtimes people leave them in for 45K or more and they can become more difficult to remove. For the best gas mileage, do them at 30K.

    BTW- make sure you go to the dealer for the plugs, Toyota's do not run good on aftermarket plugs!!!!

    Paul
     
  11. Dec 15, 2009 at 9:38 PM
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    I will definitely be buying the plugs from the dealer. They're even cheaper than most aftermarket one's from what I've seen.

    ATF I planned on changing at 50K. Brake fluid I will flush when it's time for new pads/rotors because I will be swapping for performance items including SS brake lines.

    Thanks for the info.
     
  12. Jan 14, 2010 at 10:56 AM
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    what type of coolant do you use in this tacoma engines? any special
    fluid type like the german cars?
     
  13. Jan 14, 2010 at 11:30 AM
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    Toyota coolant is different, yes. At first, you will notice the "pink" color. There are coolant manufactures that sell coolant that is compatable "for all makes" but my advice is to stay away.

    After 20 years, I only use Toyota coolant in all my Toyota's.
     
  14. Feb 18, 2010 at 11:51 AM
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    after a brand new purchase, what is the first round of maintenance that should be performed? Mileage?
     
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    It's in you owner's manual isn't it? :confused:
     
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