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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. Aug 22, 2019 at 4:57 PM
    xtremewlr

    xtremewlr Well-Known Member

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    Received my long awaited injectors. They were surprisingly pretty clean when comparing before and after.

    Before, right after removing from the motor and just a wipe down.
    [​IMG]

    After they were rebuilt. Haven't even taken them out of the bags yet.
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    And finally the spec sheet showing before in GRAY and after clean/rebuild in WHITE. I'm impressed since they have 324k miles on them.
    [​IMG]

    Probably won't see any difference on the truck but it's good to know they are fresh again. Might start putting them back in tonight. Truck will be running again this weekend for sure.
     
  2. Aug 22, 2019 at 5:05 PM
    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,Haltech,meth, 700k

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    V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger, 1.9” pulley, methanol injected Haltech ECU, AC TRD supercharger,(MUST DO) TRD supercharger ported, rebuilt 3 times over 500,000 miles, every 125,000- 150,000 needs rebuild Projector headlights HID 5 speed manual Amsoil for all drive train Smaller 2” pulley,(300hp) (MUST DO) 2004 DESNO fuel injectors, zero ping ping, 2004 side door mirrors Dick Cepek Rims, Michelin tires LTX, ( that last 100,000 miles) Now running Dynopro ATM mud and snow tires KN cold air intake Cat back exhaust with ss exhaust tip, Raised exhaust tail pipe to 2" below body line Optima*dry cell battery,red top Alpine sirius radio, 200 watt amp, focal is165 split door pod speakers Focal door speakers Subwoffer behind seat Viper alarm, Electric Locks Dark tinted windows, 4runner bucket seats, Tacoma Rubber floor mats TRD fender extenders, Bilstien shocks chrome push bar, chrome nerf bars, add a leaf for rear springs trailer iv hitch, electric brake control, Drilled slotted brakes, High carbon steel (MUST DO) EBS green stuff 7000 series pads(MUST DO) TRD engine oil cap TRD stick shift, Rear sliding window 2002 4Runner functional hood scoop cut into Tacoma hood, 4Runner dual overhead map light Gentex Auto dim + Compass + Temp, garage,rearview mirror Corbeau bucket seats Snow Methonal kit stage 2 Champion 3 core aluminum radiator Linex bed liner Haltech stand alone ECU
    Who ever did the paint job did a marginal job with the over spay shown
     
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  3. Aug 22, 2019 at 5:25 PM
    Gen1FTMFW

    Gen1FTMFW Well-Known Member

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    Hehe, marginal is a very polite way of putting it.
     
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  4. Aug 22, 2019 at 5:36 PM
    fdunlop

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    Yeah, got it done while I was at school, so I was only driving 1 or 2 times a week. Pisses me off now but Had initially got it done because of body rust. If anything it'll make for a nice primer the second time around, Truck is still young and in good condition (145k miles). Just gotta save up and do it right. Definitely will spend the extra money to have all the trim removed now that I can afford it.
     
  5. Aug 22, 2019 at 6:06 PM
    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Lots of dust and custom dents, Check Build
    That's how every job goes. I've done that job three times now, and could probably do it in a couple hours now.
     
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  6. Aug 22, 2019 at 6:08 PM
    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,Haltech,meth, 700k

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    V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger, 1.9” pulley, methanol injected Haltech ECU, AC TRD supercharger,(MUST DO) TRD supercharger ported, rebuilt 3 times over 500,000 miles, every 125,000- 150,000 needs rebuild Projector headlights HID 5 speed manual Amsoil for all drive train Smaller 2” pulley,(300hp) (MUST DO) 2004 DESNO fuel injectors, zero ping ping, 2004 side door mirrors Dick Cepek Rims, Michelin tires LTX, ( that last 100,000 miles) Now running Dynopro ATM mud and snow tires KN cold air intake Cat back exhaust with ss exhaust tip, Raised exhaust tail pipe to 2" below body line Optima*dry cell battery,red top Alpine sirius radio, 200 watt amp, focal is165 split door pod speakers Focal door speakers Subwoffer behind seat Viper alarm, Electric Locks Dark tinted windows, 4runner bucket seats, Tacoma Rubber floor mats TRD fender extenders, Bilstien shocks chrome push bar, chrome nerf bars, add a leaf for rear springs trailer iv hitch, electric brake control, Drilled slotted brakes, High carbon steel (MUST DO) EBS green stuff 7000 series pads(MUST DO) TRD engine oil cap TRD stick shift, Rear sliding window 2002 4Runner functional hood scoop cut into Tacoma hood, 4Runner dual overhead map light Gentex Auto dim + Compass + Temp, garage,rearview mirror Corbeau bucket seats Snow Methonal kit stage 2 Champion 3 core aluminum radiator Linex bed liner Haltech stand alone ECU
    3 times?

    Just curious why have the sealed failed that many times besides the obvious vent valve getting stuck closed
     
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  7. Aug 22, 2019 at 6:10 PM
    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Lots of dust and custom dents, Check Build
    They haven't.

    Once on my truck.

    Once on @Blackdawg s

    And another on mine when I swapped to chromoly axles to replace a bent one.
     
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  8. Aug 22, 2019 at 6:54 PM
    GQ7227

    GQ7227 mw survivor

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    black woolWax, green IFC, borlaCB, custom Line-X PC drums, skid, nuts, hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    how much is toyota fabric per yard? (approximate)

    found out today there is a 'source' out there that has my cloth material leftover from factory so I can do something with my seat situation
    that t4r i checked out earlier is not gonna work and left me very very frustrated
    looked like it was flooded because the underbelly of that seat was a crusted rusty heck of a mess, some kids probably ditched it in a pond in Kansas and salvage yard picked it up

    '97  seat out Yankees.jpg
     
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  9. Aug 22, 2019 at 7:45 PM
    cynicalrider

    cynicalrider #NFG

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    The seal is the easiest part too haha. Hardest part about the seal is making sure you don’t nick the inner axle tube and never knowing if it’s fully and evenly seated. The worst part of the job is setting the collar that rides on the seal.
     
  10. Aug 22, 2019 at 8:17 PM
    jubei

    jubei would rather be doing something else

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    When I replaced my axle shafts I used it as an excuse to buy a slide hammer kit. The slide and the three jaw attachment popped the seals out perfectly. Waaaaay better than the cheesy seal pullers with the handle.
     
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  11. Aug 22, 2019 at 10:07 PM
    turbodb

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    Yeah, I hear ya. Second axle took a little under 2.5 hours. Probably helped that I wasn't taking photos. Plus, confidence.

    LOL, not for me. Seal was the hardest part. I think because I had trouble with my camshaft seal when doing the timing belt - so I was worried about it before I even started.

    Setting the collars was easy (for me). I knew it was an important place to get right, so spent some time on it the first time, got a rhythm down, and the second one was just bang-bang.

    Yeah, that was the only SST I didn't purchase. Ended up making something similar from some steel rod and a block of wood I could pound on. :thumbsup:
     
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  12. Aug 23, 2019 at 4:13 AM
    cynicalrider

    cynicalrider #NFG

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    Did you just measure or did you test the ring/seal by reinstalling the axle and marking the collar?
     
  13. Aug 23, 2019 at 4:52 AM
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    Let me know when you are going to do yours so I can watch. Lol
     
  14. Aug 23, 2019 at 5:14 AM
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  15. Aug 23, 2019 at 6:46 AM
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    BYJOSHCOOK Mr. Mojo Risin

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    That tool is amazing! Especially for taking out the CV's, popped one on the trail (old Vatozone one) and one of the guys I was with saw me fucking around with the skid plate. "Hold my beer watch this" and the CV was out in 3 pops
     
  16. Aug 23, 2019 at 6:54 AM
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    I love mine! Especially having all of the different attachments. Super handy.
     
  17. Aug 23, 2019 at 6:56 AM
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    se7enine MCMLXXIX

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    I really want that OTC strong box, but not for $1,117.99
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  18. Aug 23, 2019 at 7:03 AM
    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,Haltech,meth, 700k

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    Wish I had some extra money

    AD28CDE1-4BC9-47FC-9EA9-EE0EBAA2EACE.jpg
     
  19. Aug 23, 2019 at 7:04 AM
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    It's like those movie spy gun cabinets but for auto guys
     
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  20. Aug 23, 2019 at 7:15 AM
    turbodb

    turbodb AdventureTaco

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    You know what they say about pictures... :)

    IMG_20190822_200147.jpg

    Damn you, and my desire of new tools.
     
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