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Tune ups

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by zeal, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. Mar 8, 2009 at 9:12 PM
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    zeal

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    Hey guys I have a 99 tacoma 4x4 with the 3.4 in it. I'm getting real close to a hundred thousand miles. I was wondering if that is a interference engine (where if the timing belt breaks the pistons will bend the valves). I'm probably going to give it a tune up. Any ideas on what should and shouldn't be replaced, or advice in general to increase performance and life expectancy of the truck would appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. Mar 8, 2009 at 9:23 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    i just did this at like 125K

    fuel filter
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    diff fluid
    adjust rear brakes(if not needing replacement)
    rotate and adjust air pressure
    tranny fluid if its been changed regularly
    seafoam also(before you change the plugs)

    timing belt is reccomended, but i dont have the money for it right now.. if you have the time and tools you can do it
     
  3. Mar 8, 2009 at 9:26 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    The engine is a NON interferance motor, But, the belt should be replaced at 90,000 on the 3.4.
     
  4. Mar 8, 2009 at 9:30 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    i should probably get on that then!
     
  5. Mar 8, 2009 at 9:34 PM
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    humanoid

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    What Chris said about the timing belt, every 90K miles. Major maintenance is performed every 30K.
     
  6. Mar 9, 2009 at 7:55 AM
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    zeal

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    So when I tear in to get the timing belt out should I replace the water pump as well or should it be good for another 50k miles. Also can a guy time that motor? I don't know if it's possible assuming the timing is run by the computer. Just wondering if there is a trick to it.
     
  7. Mar 9, 2009 at 8:33 AM
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    gonzo6up

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    might as well change water pump while you are in there. I'm not sure about a timming trick, all i did is mark TDC and hoped nothing moved.
     
  8. Mar 9, 2009 at 8:37 AM
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    ubermx5

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    If you do the T-belt do the this as well.

    .1 T-belt
    2. Water pump
    3. Cam/crank seals
    4. Tensioner and Idler pullies as well.
    5. Belts/ hoses
    6. Radiator and Block flush.
    7. Oil Flush, with tranny atf fluid trick...
     
  9. Mar 9, 2009 at 8:56 AM
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    chris4x4

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    I screwed around with the timing on a Nissan, and first start, it threw a code. Only moved the timing one notch. I wouldnt recomend it.
     
  10. Mar 9, 2009 at 9:44 AM
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    zeal

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    Thanks guys. Any tips on what brand and/or type of (water pump, spark plugs, plug wires, belts, ect)
     
  11. Mar 9, 2009 at 10:56 AM
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    chris4x4

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    oem.
     
  12. Mar 9, 2009 at 1:23 PM
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    ubermx5

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    1.OEM if you find a whole sale deal.

    2.Plugs and and plug wires NGK if you can not get OEM...
    2. Gates or Good year as they are proven good. for belts and hoses

    OEM last the longest more of the time, but never pay full price...
     
  13. Mar 18, 2009 at 6:06 PM
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    5vzrider00

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    I just replaced my timing belt
     
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