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What do I change? V6 3.4

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by LexusIS808, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Aug 28, 2011 at 1:07 AM
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    LexusIS808

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    Hi i just bought a 03 double cab with 35xxx. All i have done so far is an oil change. Damn it was a bitch to take out the filter.

    What else should I change? differential oil? transmission oil? the 3 accessory belts? are these necessary? coolant? i thought the toyota red coolant is suppose to last like 100k? what am i missing?

    Im planning on changing my spark plugs on my day off.

    The previous ower who is the orginal owner said all she did was change the front brake pads at toyota,4 new tires, new battery and oil changes.

    Thanks in advance....
     
  2. Aug 28, 2011 at 1:31 AM
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  3. Aug 28, 2011 at 4:36 AM
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    Wait, wait, wait... 35,000 miles?!?! :drool: Where the heck did you find this?
     
  4. Aug 28, 2011 at 7:32 AM
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    Refer to the owners manual.
     
  5. Aug 28, 2011 at 7:40 AM
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    x2 although is a DC. I don't see a whole lot of people driving the 1st gen DC tacomas. I would be surprise if he found a 1st gen tacoma extra cab with 35k miles.
     
  6. Aug 28, 2011 at 8:02 AM
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    air filter, plugs, differential oil, transfer case oil, grease driveline, inspect plug wires, rear brakes, and belts. If the belts aren't cracked or glazed they should be fine...though picking up replacements and having on hand is a good idea. Coolant is good for 100k, but it is 8 years old, so maybe buy a cheap tester and check it. 3.4 is fairly bulletproof as long as it hasn't been overheated.
     
  7. Aug 28, 2011 at 8:28 AM
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    I thought the same thing but, when it comes right down to it, how far can you really drive on a set of islands...? :p
     
  8. Aug 28, 2011 at 10:33 AM
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    I got one with 38,000 miles. You mad?
     
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    The better coast
    hahaha true that
     
  10. Aug 28, 2011 at 2:27 PM
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    not on craigslist. I paid 13 cash and it came with a rebel snugtop.

    Lady said she was getting too old to clean it.
     
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    Yah I did the airfilter. I found one at walmart for 9 bucks. I never seen that deal at any other walmart. Too bad I bought the last one.

    plugs, differential oil, transfer case oil, grease driveline, inspect plug wires, rear brakes, and belts. Damn i have alot of work too do. i think i should take some vacation to get this all done.

    Thanks for everyones input
     
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    Yes, I am furious!!! LOL :D
    38k miles you lucky bastard. Haha
     
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    Sounds like a great excuse for time off. Quality time with the Tacoma. :)
     
  14. Aug 28, 2011 at 2:46 PM
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    Good for you-this is one of those rare walk-in deals some are lucky enough to get.
    Do you have the maintainance schedule book and manual that go to the truck?

    My advice is as follows:)
    -oil changes every 3-4000 miles (my own personal habit-but a good one :D)
    -maf cleaner to the maf sensor every 6000 miles (nobody pays attention to this)
    -coolant and trans flushes along with pro fuel injector cleaning, a set of new plugs at 60,000 miles
    -new timing belt and tensioners, coolant flush, trans and rear fluids inspection at 90,000 miles
    that will hold you a while:D

    This is what I did with my 2001. It has 100,000 miles and has yet to have one problem and runs better than when it was new (just broke in)

    hell there's guys in here who haven't done half that and beat their trucks and they run like new! It's just a great truck.
     
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    i just picked up a 04 double cab 4x4, trd, sr5, with 9800 on it!!
     
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    :eek: I bought mine three years ago, with about 40K miles on it, and thought I did well until now.
     
  18. Aug 28, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    I'm calling troll until pics prove otherwise ;)
     
  19. Aug 28, 2011 at 11:12 PM
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    9800 and its 4x4. 9800? or 98000? typo? did u pay over 20k?
     
  20. Aug 28, 2011 at 11:14 PM
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    I used to clean my maf everytime i changed my air filter on my lexus. I should do the same with the tacoma.

    thanks for the advice....
     
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