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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. Mar 15, 2019 at 9:40 AM
    Seagull233

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    I replaced my sister-in-law's walks a few years ago. Did from the house to the front side walk doing it the way you describe, for the front walk, I had a load delivered. About equal amounts of sidewalk for each. unbelievable amount more work to do by hand, and the quality of the finished work was not as good, and even now years later, the by hand is much inferior, hasn't held up as well. There's a reason the pros have it delivered, and as I recall the cost was not hugely different.
     
  2. Mar 15, 2019 at 10:47 AM
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    When's the last time you changed the gear oil in the front diff? If it was too low, dirty, contaminated, worn, etc. that could do it.

    Only asking because you're always saying that maintenance is too expensive lol
     
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  3. Mar 15, 2019 at 11:00 AM
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    The chance of it gernading cause of old diff oil is real low imo. Most people outside of this forum dont even know theres oil that needs changed other than the motor oil. Id bet a lot of older vehicles are still rocking their original gear oil. I dont think my 92 has ever had the front changed. The rear was only changed cause an axle seal blew. Maybe one day Ill get around to changing it.
     
  4. Mar 15, 2019 at 11:04 AM
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    Yeah I work with a few people that think their cars don't need anything other than gasoline and even then, they only realize that when it's running on fumes. I dunno just trying to think of what might cause such a catastrophic failure outside of abuse (like spinning the tires when stuck)...if it just blew up on him after putting it into 4wd I imagine its been a ticking time bomb for awhile now so maybe something else triggered the damage awhile ago and it just now got to it's breaking point.

    Call me crazy but I change all gear oil out every 20/25k... not very expensive, easy to do and above all it's worth the peace of mind

    edit: I take that back, manual trans I push to ~40k because Redline MT90 is expensive lol.
     
  5. Mar 15, 2019 at 11:10 AM
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    My 4runner has lifetime gear oil in the front diff. Because I stripped the drain plug so that's the end of that
     
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  6. Mar 15, 2019 at 11:11 AM
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    lol mine was like that until last year. I used a Dremel to notch the stripped plug and then hammered it with a chisel counter clockwise, worked like a charm
     
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    Yeah thats a little extreme even by the book (35k I believe). I did mine when I got the truck at 50k. Ill do it again at 100k most likely. Havent done the trans yet, cause redline is expensive lol.
     
  8. Mar 15, 2019 at 11:13 AM
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    If I didn't wheel it 2 or 3 weekends every month then I would probably go by the book intervals, but seeing as how it breaks down faster when it gets hot I like to know that it's changed more frequently. Also haven't relocated my rear diff breather yet and see quite a bit of water in the winter months
     
  9. Mar 15, 2019 at 11:35 AM
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    Lifetime oil sounds better
     
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    Simple fix with an air hammer chisel
     
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    Know what’s simpler, lifetime oil
     
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    Stuff. Things as well. I like putting these on instead of those. You know, for likes.

    I agree.


    Plus, its a one way ticket to SAS.
     
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    JKO1998 3rd Jens R Proof Stupidity Is Acquired Not Genetic

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    I thought about that, then I remembered I don’t know how to weld or have a couple grand laying around
     
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    Stuff. Things as well. I like putting these on instead of those. You know, for likes.

    You have some time to learn and earn. lol.
     
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  15. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:32 PM
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    Used these...

    20190315_150759.jpg

    To mount these..20190315_150811.jpg
     
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    I didn't know how to weld either, that's what reading and time under the hood are for.

    You are a smart sort. You can teach yourself anything you need to know.

    Google. It's not just for porn, anymore.
     
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  17. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:39 PM
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    Time and space also get in the way for sure
     
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    BTW, anyone know how marketable the OEM skids for a 97 4x4 would be? I have a set I'm not going to need anymore.
     
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    Did mine in my driveway.
     
  20. Mar 15, 2019 at 12:44 PM
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    I occasionally see them posted in the for sale section going for anywhere from 'free' to maybe $50 depending on it's condition.

    My stock skid has been a marker for my parts graveyard on the side of our driveway for a couple years now
     
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