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What have you done to your Tacoma today? 1st Gen Edition

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by SlimDigg, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. May 13, 2021 at 2:33 PM
    Dan8906

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    Decided to tuck my ECT switch behind the dash to install my front locker switch in its place. 7B551BD9-3E8B-4B99-AC88-0A73A820B8A5.jpg
     
  2. May 13, 2021 at 2:48 PM
    turbodb

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    Welp, had to cut out all four cam adjustment sleeves when doing my LCA bushings. Fun times. That carbide blade worked well Zane, thanks. @Speedytech7

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    And thanks for this suggestion Brett @Squeaky Penguin

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  3. May 13, 2021 at 2:52 PM
    Speedytech7

    Speedytech7 Toyota Cult Ombudsman

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    Glad you got through em, that's some tough steel :thumbsup:
     
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  4. May 13, 2021 at 2:58 PM
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    Shoot. I shoulda done this
     
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  5. May 13, 2021 at 3:18 PM
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    I missed something... what's the tap helping with?
     
  6. May 13, 2021 at 3:18 PM
    betterbuckleup

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    What size zerk did you tap for?
     
  7. May 13, 2021 at 3:26 PM
    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Make sure there's a big enough gap between the two bushing halves for the grease to get to the pivot point. Not sure how much gap you have with those bushings, so you might need to cut a little slot.


    And for those asking, you can do this with whitelines too, but you'll need to press the bushing in first and then drill a hole all the way to the center.
     
  8. May 13, 2021 at 4:29 PM
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    Leveled the truck and threw on some KO2s this morning. Curious to see how mpg is affected next tank.

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    Hogwild80 This is why!!

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    I aint done nothing to her today but drive her... but as I drove by on the tractor she called my name!!

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  10. May 13, 2021 at 5:45 PM
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    So he can add zerks to the UCA arms to grease the bushings.

    I wish I had done that, just replaced my SPC bushings and they are noisy as hell again 2 months later. Worse than before actually
     
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    those are his LCAs..but still nice to have on both!
     
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    Thanks. If I had waited another minute I would have figured that out from the "what size zerks" question.

    I just installed Whitelines. I hope I don't regret not zerking...
     
  13. May 13, 2021 at 7:20 PM
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    I guess I'm not the only one who threw on some K02s today.
     
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    Thanks dude! Was here years ago when I had my 2nd gen but seems my account was deleted.
    I get Back in town end of June, gonna have to plan a trip man.
     
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    turbodb

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    M8 1.0 zerks for greasing the LCAs. I wish I I'd thought to match the size of the zerks on the drive line before I bought these, but whatevs. Curious if anyone knows the drive line size...?

    Yeah, I thought of that when I was installing. There's a gap - maybe 3/32nds or so between the bushings when they are inserted, which is nice - gives a good path down to the sleeve. Still, I cut a small relief in the edge of the bushings so that they wouldn't get hung up on the zerk since it pokes through just a little bit on the inside. My suspicion is that I'll have to loosen the cams to relieve pressure on the bushings to get grease in there anyway.

    Should I just be using a moly grease on these? That's what it looked like was in the little packs from Strongflex - looks a lot like what I put in the SPC UBJ.
     
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  16. May 13, 2021 at 9:19 PM
    Blackdawg

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    I use Black moly grease on everything. Needs to be Lithium based to not deteriorate the Poly is all. Works great and last a long time. Cheap too.

    Nothing specials. Just mastercraft shit or something from Oreily's.
     
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  17. May 13, 2021 at 9:39 PM
    turbodb

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    :thumbsup:
    Yeah, great, thx. I use this Valvoline stuff which is exactly that, and cheap. Was one of the recommended/approved ones from SPC. Actually, I need to buy another one since I just used up a tube on the UCAs.
     
  18. May 13, 2021 at 9:54 PM
    Dan8906

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    You used a full tube of grease on Your UCA?
     
  19. May 13, 2021 at 10:02 PM
    turbodb

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    Mmm hmmm. Lube makes everything better. ;) :anonymous:

    I do five pumps each side, every time I change the oil. I change the oil about six times a year. So, ~2 1/4 years for a tube. Doesn't seem too bad.

    I use Red-N-Tacky on the drive line, and grease on the same schedule, with ~3 pumps per zerk. Maybe I should just use the same black moly stuff.
     
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  20. May 13, 2021 at 10:04 PM
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    That makes more sense lol I imagined you using a full tube on install. Though damn that must have been messy.
     
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