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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. Dec 1, 2017 at 12:17 PM
    El Taco Diablo

    El Taco Diablo Professional Pinstriper

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    Just 3 tons of fun!!!
    Ordered Bilstein shocks for all 4 corners
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    From @Wheeler's Off-Road Inc, they are some great people to work with. I had a few questions to ask. Spoke to Kelly in sales... he had me my answers immediately and kindly took my order.
     
  2. Dec 1, 2017 at 12:44 PM
    Seagull233

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    Spent a couple of hours adding a little luxury to my truck, with a leather wrap for the steering wheel.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GO9VQH6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Just followed the instructions that came with it, and mostly went well. Unfortunately, I miscounted as I went around one of the spokes, and wound up with a wrinkle when I got back to the starting point, at the top of the wheel. If I were to do it again, I would make sure of the alignment by starting close to the seam (at bottom of wheel), and marking some spots around to serve as checks as you go along.

    But it should still be a good feel on those cold NY mornings.

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  3. Dec 1, 2017 at 12:57 PM
    Yetimetchkangmi

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    Well, the ol' dreaded P2238 code came up again (once in Moab in Oct then poof gone).

    I noticed that my MPG is dropping significantly as of two tanks last. (225 vs 150).
    Had O'Reilly's confirm P2238 = yep.
    Had O'Reilly's quote front O2 sensor @ $175
    Drove to Renton Toyota for quote on front O2 sensor and they stated that 03 3.4 Taco has a front air/fuel sensor and a rear O2 sensor.
    Quoted $279 by manager as I winced...
    He showed me the schematic and sure as $hit, labeled differently.
    Best he could do was $227 + tax.

    Not how I wanted to spend $$$ but then again it's being spit out the clipped exhaust pipe nearly faster than I can fill it up...
     
  4. Dec 1, 2017 at 1:23 PM
    Wheeler's Off-Road Inc

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    Thank you for your business @Uphillshunter ! We sure do appreciate it very much. :thumbsup:
     
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  5. Dec 1, 2017 at 1:38 PM
    koditten

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    Have you checked for a cut wire on the sensor? That code indicates loss of voltage to sensor. Sensor might not be bad.

    FWIW, I cot mt last 02 sensor from rock auto. It was around $76 bucks and it was a denso brand. Same as OM.
     
  6. Dec 1, 2017 at 2:01 PM
    MagicMexican

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    I was actually just looking at doing this soon... except I was gonna try for red and black with this one.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B018FM54SW/

    Just how tedious is it to hand sew it?
     
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  7. Dec 1, 2017 at 2:17 PM
    drr

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    You need either a Denso 234-9001 or 9003 depending on auto or manual tranny. They're both around $100 on Amazon. Don't buy from a dealership.
     
  8. Dec 1, 2017 at 2:55 PM
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    It looks like the parts will run you about $150 at Amazon. Here's links to the ones I purchased. I do see that Amazon thinks they are for an auto so you might want to verify these will fit your truck.

    O2 sensor:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000C5YCRA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    A/F sensor
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000C5WD2Q/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
  9. Dec 1, 2017 at 3:43 PM
    Yetimetchkangmi

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  10. Dec 1, 2017 at 5:11 PM
    SwampYota

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    I’d confirm the code meaning, mine threw a P0031 for the bank 1 (front) O2 sensor. Denso part #234-9003 For the manual transmission, got it at Auto Anything for $20 less than part store.
     
  11. Dec 1, 2017 at 5:15 PM
    SwampYota

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    This one. Yep, I screwed up the goop to activator ratio pretty bad. I think I didn’t kneed the activator tube enough and the 1/4 strip I got out of it was still separated since it looked more liquid than the videos I watched after the fact on YouTube.
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  12. Dec 1, 2017 at 5:28 PM
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    Found some 13WL calipers on a 07 sequoia. Tundra brake upgrade here I come! Or Sequoia upgrade in this case! They need to be cleaned up and im going to rebuild them for good measure. But $50 is a good price.
     
  13. Dec 1, 2017 at 5:34 PM
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    That's an awesome price! Hard to do better than OEM quality. I believe there is a Toyota rebuild kit you can get that has all the seals, gaskets, washers, etc.
    You going with OEM rotors and pads as well? I am swapping my EBC pads out for OEM pretty soon.
     
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    I don't truly have a horse in this race, but I just bought OEM pads, rotors, and all the other assorted hardware for my Cruiser and wow is the quality impressive compared to the crap that I have in the front of the Tacoma. Never seen pads that didn't look like they were stamped out with the world dullest iron worker. The Toyota ones are cut nicely and coated to prevent rust. Same with the rotors, they're PC on the center hub and inner fins.
     
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    I’m going to go OEM. I’ve heard to many similar story’s about the quality of aftermarket. Going to maybe try and find used rotors that I can get turned. The rotors on the sequoia were aftermarket
     
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    My Denso pump and filter sock came today.

    The sock is made in USA
    The pump is made in Japan. I was pretty much thinking this would have been China given the Amazon price.

    I did buy a new tank gasket and fuel pump sub harness from Toyota for $20.
     
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    Not all that bad. If I had it to do over, I would not follow their style of stitching, but rather do "baseball" style. It would mean working with two needles and threads, and is basically like lacing your shoes. But they give you two threads and needles in the kit. I would also add a bit of padding to make sure that it snugged up better on the wheel, something like a very, very thin foam rubber, glued to the inside of the leather. When you tighten it up as is, it creates bumps so it either needs to be a bit narrower leather, or the wheel just a touch bigger.
     
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    I've done a mod or two
    I don't think Denso even sources from 3rd parties, everything should be stateside or Japan.
     
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    Put it on har smooth plastic like a coffee can lid or cut a tide bottle side out. Put hardener on filler, and stir it up Should be a light pink color. Mix up about 3/4 cup at a time, cause you can mix more later.

    The more humid, colder temps you have the darker red it should be. If it gets sticky or clumpy it is drying out and garbage.

    Do thin 1/16th layers at a time. That and a clean acetone whiped down surface will allow it to bond. After you have built it up and feathered the edges in block sand it down. Dont let mosture get to it either. Put a good primer down first to create a rust barrier. Bondo is a sponge.
     
  20. Dec 1, 2017 at 7:54 PM
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    Thanks man!
     

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