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When is enough maintenance to warrant keeping your Taco

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by vettehigh, May 28, 2019.

  1. May 28, 2019 at 5:55 AM
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    vettehigh

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    Just like anything with life you have to take care of what you have, but when is enough...enough? I bought my 95.5 for $5800 (205k), but as I look at the massive list of services that I did and the timing kit (that will be done next week)...I'm in his Taco for over $12K+

    Here is my list so far and it's long:

    OEM SWAY BAR LINKS 48820-35021 (L/R) *11/2017


    OEM BUSHINGS 90948-01002(4), RETAINERS 90948-02069(4), NUTS (4) *11/2017

    POWER STEERING FLUID FLUSHED (DEX/MERC) *11/2017

    BRAKE FLUID FLUSHED (TOYOTA DOT 3) *03/2019

    OIL CHANGED (ROYAL PURPLE 5W30 + ROYAL PURPLE OIL FILTER) *03/2019

    OIL DRAIN PLUG 90341-12012 + GASKET 90430-12031 *11/2017

    DENSO RADIATOR (DENSO 2213138) OEM #16410-0C042 *11/2017

    OEM RADIATOR CAP 16401-0C010 *11/2017

    OEM RADIATOR UPPER & LOWER HOSES 16571-62070 / 16572-07040 *11/2017

    OEM RADIATOR CLAMPS (4) 90467-37005 *11/2017

    OEM RESERVOIR HOSES (#1 AND #2) 16472-0C010 / 16472-0C021 *11/2017

    OEM RESERVOIR HOSE #2 CLIPS (2) 90069-19014 *11/2017

    OEM HOSE RESERVE TANK 16472-0C030 *11/2017

    OEM RESERVE CAP ASSEMBLY 16405-0C010 *11/2017

    OEM WATER INLET GASKET 16325-62010 (? LAST 5#’s 0T030) *11/2017

    OEM WATER OUTLET GASKET 16341-62040 *11/2017

    OEM NGK NICKEL SPARK PLUGS (BKR5EKB-11) (6) *11/2017

    NGK 4412 (TE66) SPARK PLUG WIRE SET *11/2017

    OEM PCV VALVE 12204-62010 *11/2017

    OEM PCV HOSE 12261-62041 *11/2017

    OEM PCV GROMMET 90480-18001 *11/2017

    LLOYD (F/R) MATS NORTHRIDGE RUBBER FLOOR MATS – CUSTOM CUT *11/2017

    OEM INNER FENDER CLIPS 90467-10173 *11/2017

    KROWN UNDERCOATING

    NEW INTERSTATE MEGA-TRON PLUS MTP-24F BATTERY *12/2017

    OEM SHIFTER BUSHINGS (2) 33501G *12/2017

    BILSTEIN 4600 REAR SHOCKS (RIGHT 24-184977 / LEFT 24-184960) (BOLTS/WASHERS) *01/2018

    OEM SHOCK BOLTS/WASHERS (91619-G1220 BOLT W/WASHER (4) 90948-03020 WASHER (4) 90948-03011 (4)

    PHILIPS H6054LL LONGER LIFE HEADLAMPS (2) *01/2018

    OEM VALVE COVER GASKETS (2) 11213-62020 *01/2018

    OEM SPARK PLUG GROMMETS (6) 11193-70010 *01/2018

    OEM VALVE COVER BOLT SEALS (16) 90210-05007 *01/2018

    OEM CAMSHAFT PLUGS (2) 11188-62010 *01/2018

    TOYOTA FIPG (1) 00295-00103 *01/2018

    OEM ALUMINUM HALF MOONS (4) 11183-62010 *01/2018

    OEM PLENUM GASKETS (2) 17176-62040 *01/2018

    OEM TOYOTA FRONT BRAKE DISCS (2) 43512-04020 *01/2018

    ADVICS AD0799 FRONT BRAKE PADS (FRONT SET) *01/2018

    TRANSFER CASE FLUID CHANGED (AMSOIL SEVERE GEAR 75W-90) AT 206K *01/2018

    FRONT/REAR DIFF FLUID CHANGED (AMSOIL SEVERE GEAR 75W-90) AT 206k *01/2018

    OEM TRANSMISSION FILTER & CASTROL TRANSMAX IMV ATF FLUID (6 QT’s) AT 206K *02/2018

    TRANSMISSION PAN WAS METICULOUSLY CLEANED BEFORE REINSTALL *02/2018 – OEM DRAIN PLUG/WASHER

    OEM OUTER TIE RODS (L/R) 45047-39175 / 45046-39295 – NUT HEX (2) 90170-20003 *02/2018

    OEM LOWER BALL JOINTS (L/R) 43340-39585, 43330-39815 / OEM BOLT FLANGE 90080-10066 (8) *02/2018

    WHEEL ALIGNMENT *05/2018

    SCORPION BED LINER *04/2018

    ANZO 211180 G2 SERIES TAIL LIGHTS (L/R) *04/2018

    OEM EXTERIOR WEATHERSTRIP SET FRONT (68160-04020 X1 68210-04020 X1) *02/2019

    OEM BRAKE SHOES 04495-35230 *03/2019

    OEM DRUMS 42431-35210 (2) *03/2019

    OEM WHEEL CYLINDERS 47550-35190 (2) *03/2019

    CARLSON H2348 HARDWARE *03/2019

    OIL PAN - TOYOTA 12101-62070 *05/2019

    OIL PICK-UP - TOYOTA 15104-62040 *05/2019

    OEM OIL PAN CUSTOM PAINTED (SAND, EPOXY, PANT) *05/2019

    ALL NEW OEM BOLTS/NUTS/GASKETS FOR OIL PAN INSTALL *05/2019


    TIMING BELT KIT BELOW: WILL BE COMPLETED 06/2019 – (212K)

    *TIMING BELT – TOYOTA 13568-YZZ03

    *TIMING BELT LABEL – TOYOTA 13564-10010

    *IDLER#1 KOYO - 13505-62070

    *IDLER#2 NSK - 13503-62040

    *FRONT CAM SEALS (2) – TOYOTA 90311-38051

    *FRONT CRANK SEAL – TOYOTA 90311-40022

    *WATER PUMP - OEM AISIN 16100-69398-83

    *WATER PUMP GASKET - OEM AISIN 16271-62011

    *HYDRAULIC TENSIONER ASSY – TOYOTA 13540-62021

    *THERMOSTAT – TOYOTA 90916-03075

    *THERMOSTAT GASKET – TOYOTA 16325-62010

    *POWER STEERING BELT – TOYOTA 90080-91126-83

    *A/C BELT – TOYOTA 99364-20870-78

    *ALTERNATOR BELT – TOYOTA 90080-91090-83

    *CRANKSHAFT PULLEY BOLT – TOYOTA 90105-16031

    *TOYOTA STRAIGHT RED COOLANT + DISTILLED WATER



     
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  2. May 28, 2019 at 5:59 AM
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    Extra Hard Taco

    Extra Hard Taco The game is rigged.

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    look at the brightside...It should be good for another 200k after all of that.
     
  3. May 28, 2019 at 6:01 AM
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    Clearwater Bill

    Clearwater Bill Sometimes when I close my eyes, I can't see.

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    It's too late to make that call now.

    The good news is you should be able to drive another 100-150k with mostly fluids, brakes and tires.
     
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  4. May 28, 2019 at 6:05 AM
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    vettehigh

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    I myself over the years average anywhere from 5k-10k miles per year
     
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  5. May 28, 2019 at 6:07 AM
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    309km east of Hazard ...the good life
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    black woolWax, green IFC, borlaCB, custom Line-X PC drums, skid, nuts, hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    is the $12k just for all the maintenance or does that include the purchase price?
     
  6. May 28, 2019 at 6:09 AM
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    CouchlessPotato

    CouchlessPotato Handcuffed to steering wheels still won firefights

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    You don't buy a truck for its fucking fenders!
    2.5" lift w/35's
    You should be good for quite a while with all that done. Your frame will probably break in half before it needs most of that stuff again
     
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  7. May 28, 2019 at 6:12 AM
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    Looks like you are nearing the end of a mid-life refresh project. The good news is it has been spread over 18 months.

    I've been successful at buying mid to late 90s Japanese cars with usually over 150,000 miles and then performing a mid-life refresh within the first six months. Then after that, we have a fairly trouble free vehicle to drive for 5 to 10 years. Since I perform most of my own work (except front end alignments), it makes economic sense to me.

    The saving comes in low insurance rates, taxes, and money not lost on depreciation that comes with purchasing new vehicle.
     
  8. May 28, 2019 at 6:21 AM
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    Blue92

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    Well youll definetely get more out of it, if that was ever the question. You couldve saved some by going non-oem on some things, but atleast you dont have to question the quality of any of the ones that you did install.
     
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  9. May 28, 2019 at 6:23 AM
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    Extra Hard Taco

    Extra Hard Taco The game is rigged.

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    I'm sure someone on TW would be more than willing to take it off your hands.
     
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  10. May 28, 2019 at 6:30 AM
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    If you paid someone to do that stuff, then absolutely is it gonna be crazy expensive to own. Most of that stuff can be done by yourself and owning used cars its always a good idea to at a least attempt to do or learn to do stuff otherwise cost of ownership goes way up.
    But being done once, most of that stuff won't need anything for another 15 years... But ouch I feel for ya man.
     
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  11. May 28, 2019 at 6:31 AM
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    309km east of Hazard ...the good life
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    '97 black SR5 0g ~ MT @ 176k ...
    black woolWax, green IFC, borlaCB, custom Line-X PC drums, skid, nuts, hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    one of the potential 'big' repairs might be the head gaskets, engine rebuild/swap out (no idea what the cost of that from a pro mechanic might be)
    not even sure at what mileage (with proper preventive care) this may occur ... 300k 400k 500k?
     
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  12. May 28, 2019 at 6:32 AM
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    Purchase price and services
     
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  13. May 28, 2019 at 6:34 AM
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    And the good news is that folks generally don't pay to have those services done unless of course they can afford them. I'm guessing you can afford it just fine, based on your detailed notes I make that assumption, so it's just the sticker shock of seeing the total. I get ya
     
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  14. May 28, 2019 at 6:36 AM
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    I'm able to get all OEM parts at dealer cost (my good friend is a dealer), sometimes 10% lower too on certain sites. I have saved a ton that way
     
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  15. May 28, 2019 at 6:37 AM
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    Just staying on top of your maintenance should make you very happy in the long run
     
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  16. May 28, 2019 at 6:40 AM
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    309km east of Hazard ...the good life
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    '97 black SR5 0g ~ MT @ 176k ...
    black woolWax, green IFC, borlaCB, custom Line-X PC drums, skid, nuts, hooks, 1/4 silver frame...
    are you trying to decide to get something 'newer' perhaps less miles onit?
     
  17. May 28, 2019 at 6:41 AM
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    cruiserguy

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    I doubt it. If he sunk that money into it over last year for maintenance, I'd bet he's keeping it
     
  18. May 28, 2019 at 6:41 AM
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    Nope, not after all this. I only pay $475 per year for full coverage to. All papers are documented along with pictures if anything should happen
     
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  19. May 28, 2019 at 6:42 AM
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    Big plans, small budget - ICON UCAs, SCS wheels, 285 KO2s, Leer 100XR canopy.
    You have spent 12g and your truck does everything a 35g to 42g truck does, that buys a lot of pizza and beer and road trips.
     
  20. May 28, 2019 at 6:46 AM
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    The trick when you have a project is to not count the $$$. You just do it at your own pace and you don't count. If you do count, you get discouraged and eventually give up. Working/investing on a project truck/car (or whatever it is) with the aim of selling it afterwards is not a good idea, as you'll never get what you invested in it. You're better keeping it at that point

    I can understand you, though. People are telling me I'm crazy and should have bought a more recent truck instead, like a 2nd gen with less work to do. But I do not regret my truck at all. I really enjoyed working on it (and I still do). That's what matters. Really proud to drive it around too. I'm just pissed they keep saying I am a fool. Why? That's what I wanted
     
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