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What should I include in a tuneup of a 160K tacoma

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by prerunnerSD, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. Jun 5, 2012 at 5:27 PM
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    prerunnerSD

    prerunnerSD [OP] "I Brake for Tailgaters"

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    Grill guard Front and rear Bilstein 5100's Front Coilovers Rear AAL "I Brake for Tailgaters" Firestone Destination A/T (P265/75/R16)
    My mechanic who is across the country recommended I get a tune up of the "upstream" engine area before tackling any catalyic issues.

    I have only had my truck a year.. only had oil changes done and don't know its service history although any one who ever sees the underside is impressed with how clean and rust free it is. It has 160,000 miles on it

    I know i need new spark plugs but other than that what else should I have done in a tuneup??? Also does anyone know what are the OEM plugs that came with this model?

    thank you!
     
  2. Jun 5, 2012 at 5:35 PM
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    lotsoftoys

    lotsoftoys pavement is boring....

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    bunch of crap
    if udont know the history id get it all done. plugs, tbelt, water pump, pcv, wires, clean maf. thats a damn good tune up:)
     
  3. Jun 5, 2012 at 6:18 PM
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    WiscTaco

    WiscTaco Well-Known Member

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    Grey Wire, AFE Pro Dry S
    Second that. Synthetic Oil. As for spark plug wires, the vast majority like NGK. Plugs-Denso K16TR11 I recently got AFE Pro Dry S air filter and like many others on this thread, I have no complaints so far.

    I have been some what meticulous about keeping track of mpg every time I fill up. It is intriguing to see how better your engine in running via mpg after certain maintenance. When I first bought the truck, high 18s mpg was common. Prior to air filter 21.56. With pro dry s 22.23. A small fraction be it may, we shall see how tank two goes on the AFE. Keeping a little notebook in the truck has seemed to ease the lead foot a lot as well. (Its like the episode of Seinfeld, Kramer just has to see how FAR the car can go on E.)
     
  4. Jun 5, 2012 at 6:22 PM
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    lotsoftoys

    lotsoftoys pavement is boring....

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    oem plugs and ires would be best choice to answer that question
     
  5. Jun 5, 2012 at 6:25 PM
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    krlang

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    A little carb cleaner on the throttle plate with a toothbrush helps to keep things going well on the 2.4 I have. It gets ugly in there.

    I just passed 174500 on my way to infinity. :)
     
  6. Jun 6, 2012 at 2:21 PM
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    prerunnerSD

    prerunnerSD [OP] "I Brake for Tailgaters"

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    Is the air filter the same thing as the cabin air filter which is in the black square box left of the engine and above the intact area for the washer fluid?
     
  7. Jun 6, 2012 at 5:36 PM
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    trmarshall1

    trmarshall1 The Least Interesting Man In The World

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    If you are referring to the black box to the left of the radiator on the opposite side of the battery, YES.
     
  8. Jun 7, 2012 at 2:43 PM
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    krlang

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    The Cabin Air Filter is not in the engine compartment on any car.
    It is behind the glovebox and filters "Cabin Air"

    The Engine air filter is in the Box opposite the battery.
     

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