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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. Jun 14, 2021 at 9:14 PM
    BeLance89

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    I agree with TacoMike. However, I would just take it to a trans shop and let them know your symptoms. Could end up being something simple and cheap.

    For what it’s worth, I just got a quote today for a bench build (rebuild with trans out of the truck) and it was $1300. A used trans won’t cost near that much but it will be “used.”
     
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    You're not wrong haha. I dodged the horse girls though. She just wanted pictures with her tractors.

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    Absolutely! It's not possible to pass on that.

    Yep! Just collecting parts for a SAS. The IFS crossmembers are welded back up, but I'll never trust them. Quite a bit of other welding that needed be done to the cab. 3 of 4 floor corners were basically shattered haha. Glad its a trailer queen these days.


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    What’s a good exhaust option for the 3.4? I’ve seen a lot of magna flows I think in the past.
     
  4. Jun 15, 2021 at 3:05 PM
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    It actually went pretty smoothly except for the part where I cracked the valve cover.

    I need to get a better torque wrench

    On the plus side I was pleased with how clean the engine looked underneath. I was a bit intimidated when I started and I didn't finish until 4:30 in the morning but hey I drove the truck to work today and so far no leaks. The last time I removed a valve cover was for an old Honda civic back in 2009

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    how the hell did you do that? Only supposed to be like 9 in/lbs of torque. Like finger tight on those bolts.
     
  6. Jun 15, 2021 at 3:08 PM
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    how many miles on that engine?
    Looks like it’s been properly maintained.
     
  7. Jun 15, 2021 at 3:09 PM
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    I think somebody is selling valve covers for $10.00 here somewhere
     
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  8. Jun 15, 2021 at 3:18 PM
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    I think it had a slight crack when I started but I know I over tightened it. I was having technical difficulties with my shitty cheep torque wrench. The locking nut loosened its self and I was adjusting the handle with out realizing it. I really didn't go crazy tight I think 12ft lbs is what I was aiming for.

    At least now I get the pleasure of doing it all over again once I get my hands on a replacement valve cover. Hopefully it will be a little less time consuming the second go around
     
  9. Jun 15, 2021 at 3:19 PM
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    A little over 317,000 miles.

    The passenger side wasn't quite as clean but it still looked pretty good

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  10. Jun 15, 2021 at 3:20 PM
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    wait!
    Honestly those are some of the best wedding I’ve ever seen. Congrats Dude!!
    A new wife, a clean 1st gen Taco, and a good doggie. Nice!!
     
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    :spending: I'll take two
     
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    Does anyone happen to know the part number for the Honda windshield washer nozzles that fit on these trucks?
     
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    You guys rock!
     
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    Okay but seriously. It's not ft/lbs. It's in/lbs. A standard torque wrench doesn't go that low you need a separate one for inch pounds usually.

    It's really just hand tight. Super light but important to get them all equal for the gasket to work properly.

    Not trying to be a dick just want to make sure you didn't read the spec as ft/lbs.
     
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    I haven't posted here in a while, but I put 35s on my truck today.



     
  20. Jun 15, 2021 at 7:18 PM
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    I wouldn't count on that too much. You're still stressing the tcase/transmission if you are sitting on that.
     

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