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What Have You Done To Your 2nd Gen Tacoma Today?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kwalton, Feb 2, 2008.

  1. May 29, 2024 at 1:28 PM
    Rod03

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  2. May 29, 2024 at 1:46 PM
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    I just recently rolled over 200k in my 09 Tacoma. was joking about now needing to scrap the truck. all that my truck needs is new front shocks, and ECGS bushing, and likely the valve cover gaskets replaced. when I did my plugs they were a little wet.
     
  3. May 29, 2024 at 3:10 PM
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    That was me! Ordered the borla, 690 OTD
     
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  4. May 29, 2024 at 7:09 PM
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    Did the ECGS bushing replacement today. I had a bad vibration and it would pull a bit to the right. I replaced the bearing and both seem to be fixed. I had watched so many vids and the actual replacement is as easy as the videos make it seem.
     
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  5. May 30, 2024 at 4:28 AM
    HIghlande2

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    Little of this and a little of that
    Whats the strip of rubber you're talking about?
     
  6. May 30, 2024 at 4:48 AM
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  7. May 30, 2024 at 5:58 AM
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    installed a pop n lock tailgate handle in preparation for a bed cover that will be here Friday or Saturday. I ditched my ripcord camper
     
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  8. May 30, 2024 at 10:30 AM
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    Not exactly today, but I recently finished making some of these. I had a pretty immediate need to be able to use the bed rails of my truck, but I didn't have time to wait for shipping.

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    On the Bridgeport:

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    And on the lathe:

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    I used them to secure some quick anchors to strap a dishwasher in the bed of my truck. Worked like a charm! Big ol' 1/2-13 thread, 304 stainless steel. Probably overkill, but I had stuff on hand to make these.
     
  9. May 30, 2024 at 11:07 AM
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    Nothing beats some home machining fun.
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  10. May 30, 2024 at 2:06 PM
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    Dropped the pan, changed the filter and cycled in 12qts of WS ATF.

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    I used the method where after the first drain and fill you pump it out of the transmission 2 qts at a time using one of the cooler lines and adding as you go. THe biggest PITA was messing with easily spilled bottles under the truck as you transfer the new fluid into the tranny. One of those systems where it uses a pressurized container to fill the transmission would have been really helpful. Now I need to go out and pressure wash the spilled ATF off the driveway.

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  11. May 30, 2024 at 3:36 PM
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    Little of this and a little of that
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  12. May 30, 2024 at 9:09 PM
    TireFire

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    That’s why you snake a long hose to a funnel in the engine bay and let gravity work for and not against you. For next time, perhaps :)

    And (also for next time), that Toyota branded WS fluid is overpriced and nothing special. Just get this for roughly 1/2 the $:C68631A8-C80C-4E71-92F3-C74BE0F3D6FF.jpg
     
  13. May 30, 2024 at 10:32 PM
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    Radiator flush and refill at Poway Toyota with Senior Thursday discount $157, checked tire pressure. Then I took it to the car wash.
    Ready to hit the road!
     
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  14. May 31, 2024 at 5:10 AM
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    I second the long funnel method. so much easier and faster than pumping. I haven't tried the pressurized bottle method so can't speak to that.
     
  15. May 31, 2024 at 5:17 AM
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  16. May 31, 2024 at 7:42 AM
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    Little late to tell you, but I have seen people pulling the grill and doing the same flush using the connection to the transmission cooler that's part of the tow package. They fill a chemical sprayer with fluid and pump it into the return line with a hose and have a bucket catching the fluid as it comes out. I'm planning to do the same thing but flush from there in a couple weeks when I have the fluid in hand and some time to get it done.

    Some pictures from another thread here
    DIY: Full Flush for Automatic Transmission | Page 16 | Tacoma World
     
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  17. May 31, 2024 at 8:40 AM
    TomTwo

    TomTwo I love God but I cuss a little

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  18. May 31, 2024 at 8:56 AM
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    Thanks, I've seen the other options and knew about the chem sprayer option. I have access to the base hobby shop with all the commercial level equip for doing stuff like this, in hindsight I should have used it, anything would have been better the pumping it from individual bottles. Despite my griping it's was still a pretty easy job. The biggest issue was my driveway slopes down so I had to lift the rear of the truck 8 inches to get it level for the fluid checks and that slope made all the bottles of ATF easier to tip over, live and learn.

    Next time I'll be using the lift and the correct transfer system at the base, it's a great resource.

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  19. May 31, 2024 at 11:16 AM
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    Steering wheel covers, and rug mat I had laying around not sure if this stuff will stay in the truck

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  20. May 31, 2024 at 11:41 AM
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    Looks good! Have a link?
     

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