1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

What is this knob near the oil dip stick?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by JoeTacoma02, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. Feb 5, 2013 at 3:38 PM
    #1
    JoeTacoma02

    JoeTacoma02 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2010
    Member:
    #40831
    Messages:
    3,372
    Gender:
    Male
    Beaverton, OR
    Vehicle:
    SWB 05 Double Cab 4x4 TRD Off Road
    After changing my oil I was wiping down my engine cover area since it was dirty. Accidentally knocked this off. What is this? I picked it up and screwed it back on. Do I tighten it as tight as possible when screwing it back on or is it like the oil filter where I do the "3/4 turn"?

    I bought my truck used a few years back and it didn't have a owners manual so I can not reference back, sorry :eek:

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Feb 5, 2013 at 3:41 PM
    #2
    blake5995

    blake5995 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2012
    Member:
    #84632
    Messages:
    2,217
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Blake
    Truckee, CA
    Vehicle:
    98 Tacoma SR5 4x4 2.7L
    it is a line for charging the AC in your vehicle. doesnt need to be stupid tight just put it on like the cap on your tires fill valves
     
  3. Feb 5, 2013 at 3:43 PM
    #3
    Leggo

    Leggo slow is smooth, and smooth is fast.

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2010
    Member:
    #47805
    Messages:
    2,021
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Newton,Ma.
    Vehicle:
    10 TRD Sport AC 4x4 MGM
    Kenwood HU,Infinity Kappa speakers (x4), Infinity reference tweeters(x2),10" Kicker sub, Box by Subthump, Infinty Five channel amp,DVD anytime bypass, DTRL Mod, Xtang trifecta, Fogs anytime Mod, Bed Mat,Westin running boards, Console vault, Maglite mod, Weathertechs,Autopage remote starter, Power tailgate lock, HID Bi Zenon, Hella Supertones,Rain guards,Rear leaf TSB,Steering shaft TSB, Fisher Homesteader plow, 886 reverse lights mod, Redline Hood struts, Hankook Dynapro ATM LT265/70R17, power sliding rear window, Auto dimming/on anytime Bed lights, Blue Sea fuse panel & 100amp Breaker, de- badged,Rear headrest's removed, imMrYo mirror relocation,Homeroshi grill
    Thats the "all four tires" at once air filler valve.
     
  4. Feb 5, 2013 at 3:47 PM
    #4
    JoeTacoma02

    JoeTacoma02 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2010
    Member:
    #40831
    Messages:
    3,372
    Gender:
    Male
    Beaverton, OR
    Vehicle:
    SWB 05 Double Cab 4x4 TRD Off Road
    Oh ok, thanks! Thought it was something serious.

    No shit? Where do I get a female end to put on my portable air compressor so I can air them all back up at once instead of one by one after off-roading
     
  5. Feb 5, 2013 at 3:50 PM
    #5
    Leggo

    Leggo slow is smooth, and smooth is fast.

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2010
    Member:
    #47805
    Messages:
    2,021
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Newton,Ma.
    Vehicle:
    10 TRD Sport AC 4x4 MGM
    Kenwood HU,Infinity Kappa speakers (x4), Infinity reference tweeters(x2),10" Kicker sub, Box by Subthump, Infinty Five channel amp,DVD anytime bypass, DTRL Mod, Xtang trifecta, Fogs anytime Mod, Bed Mat,Westin running boards, Console vault, Maglite mod, Weathertechs,Autopage remote starter, Power tailgate lock, HID Bi Zenon, Hella Supertones,Rain guards,Rear leaf TSB,Steering shaft TSB, Fisher Homesteader plow, 886 reverse lights mod, Redline Hood struts, Hankook Dynapro ATM LT265/70R17, power sliding rear window, Auto dimming/on anytime Bed lights, Blue Sea fuse panel & 100amp Breaker, de- badged,Rear headrest's removed, imMrYo mirror relocation,Homeroshi grill
    sorry, I am a wise ass sometimes....:eek:
     
  6. Feb 5, 2013 at 3:53 PM
    #6
    JoeTacoma02

    JoeTacoma02 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2010
    Member:
    #40831
    Messages:
    3,372
    Gender:
    Male
    Beaverton, OR
    Vehicle:
    SWB 05 Double Cab 4x4 TRD Off Road
    Lol all good man. Just being a wise ass back.
     
  7. Feb 5, 2013 at 6:13 PM
    #7
    Failure2Comply

    Failure2Comply Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2012
    Member:
    #87925
    Messages:
    502
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    John
    Virginia, USA
    Vehicle:
    05 Access TRD/SR5 4x4
    NFab bars, bed mat, Weathertech mats.
    Just put the A/C access cap on finger tight.
     
  8. Feb 5, 2013 at 7:10 PM
    #8
    blake5995

    blake5995 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2012
    Member:
    #84632
    Messages:
    2,217
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Blake
    Truckee, CA
    Vehicle:
    98 Tacoma SR5 4x4 2.7L
    x2 doesnt doing anything but keep stuff out of the fill valve
     
  9. Feb 5, 2013 at 7:31 PM
    #9
    127.0.0.1

    127.0.0.1 AKA ::1

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2012
    Member:
    #93641
    Messages:
    1,608
    Gender:
    Male
    /etc/hosts
    Vehicle:
    2013 NBM AC 4.0 4x4 Auto OR
    those valves can leak, the cap will slow the leak or stop it. 4runner does it...remove cap, observe bubbles, close cap, don't do it again :D
     
  10. Feb 5, 2013 at 11:22 PM
    #10
    blake5995

    blake5995 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2012
    Member:
    #84632
    Messages:
    2,217
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Blake
    Truckee, CA
    Vehicle:
    98 Tacoma SR5 4x4 2.7L
    all systems leak...
     
  11. Feb 9, 2013 at 9:57 PM
    #11
    BamaToy1997

    BamaToy1997 ASE Master Tech Vendor

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Member:
    #71846
    Messages:
    9,457
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bill
    Navarre, FL
    Vehicle:
    1997 Tacoma 4X4 AKA "Blue Beast"
    Multi-point tow hooks, new bored 2.7L engine, custom paint. 3 inch adjustable Fabtech front coils, 2.5 inch rear AAL. Front Aussie locker. LED bed lights. Full LED conversion interior and exterior. Relentless Fabrication front and rear bumpers. 4X4innovation sliders. BAMF bed rack. CVT rooftop tent.
    Guys, stop being so greedy and be honest with the man! We all know that is the charging valve for the flux capacitor! Anyone know where the cap is for the blinker fluid though? I am having a hard time finding it, and I am a little low on the left front blinker.

















    :stirthepot::stirthepot::stirthepot::stirthepot:
     
To Top