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#59 of 187 Recommended brands & amounts of fluids for Toyota Tacoma
May 19, 2004 (2:02 pm)
Years ago I used to do all my own maintainance on my vehicles... & still do my own oil changes. But now with the high prices being quoted, am ready to do it again. However the manual makes sure there is NO information so you are enticed to go to the dealer or outlet.. What I need is the recommended brands of Transiition fluid, Differential Oil & Trasfer Case oil & the amounts needed for a 1999 Toyota Tacoma SR5 4x4 3.4L-V.6 As a female guess I am going to have to get over grease & dirt on my hand for the sake of economy... Found a great site at www.4x4wire.com but it just states fluid of your choice & it's been so long I am at a loss. Thanks for any help anyone can give.
#60 of 187 My 89 Pickup/2.4 engine
May 19, 2004 (2:53 pm)
My truck now have over 210k miles and recently I put a rebuilt engine. The only problem I have is it won't shift to OD drive and the manual OD button malfunctioning. Otherwise, everything runs OK. Anyone can give me some tips? Thanks.
#61 of 187 Timing Belt on 2003 TUndra with V8
Jun 11, 2004 (4:40 am)
Anyone know what the 2003 Tundra with a V8 has for timing? A belt or chain? I'm looking through the maintenance guide and it only mentions replacing the timing belt for the V6 at 90k. Nothing about the V8.
#62 of 187 front brake pads 2001 Tacoma
Jun 18, 2004 (12:48 pm)
I need to change my brake pads. I changed them once before, but had a friend help me. Can't ask him this time. I don't have $130 for a maintainance manual. Does anyone know the step by step directions to change my brake pads? Have a manual and can skan the page? Know of an on-line reference page that serves like a maintainance manual? All I need is something as a guide so I have confidence, I can take it from there.
#63 of 187 Re: Tundra Spark Plugs [ageyling #53]
Jul 01, 2004 (5:56 am)
Those 'caps' are power packs which contain an ignition coil and solid state switch (taking the place of the 'points') which receive their orders fron the on-board computer. The iridium core plugs are under the 'caps'.
#64 of 187 Re: Timing Belt on 2003 TUndra with V8 [ageyling #61]
Jul 01, 2004 (6:14 am)
2003 V8 Tundra has a belt, not a chain. Should be changed at 75,000 miles (I stretch it to 100,000 with no problems)
The dealer (Towne Toyota in NJ) that I bought mine from has a sign in her service department stating prices for common repairs. For the 4.7 V8 timing belt replacement is $525.00!!! I asked one of the service writers if people actually paid that. He said "Yup". I will be changing it myself when the time comes.
Toyota.com has a page which informs readers of 'belt or chain' for all Toyota vehicles for the last ten years or so.
#65 of 187 2004 doublecab oil changes
Jul 26, 2004 (5:00 am)
The book says change oil every five thousand miles.....just wondering what others are doing? I was thinking of sticking with every 3500 miles since I tow a boat......comments please.
also....don't most Toyota dealers use Castrol 5w30?
#66 of 187 4 Cylinder Tacoma Spark Plug Info
Aug 14, 2004 (7:32 am)
I have a 2002 4 cylinder Tacoma and am looking for information on changing the spark plugs. I found a web site with detailed instructions including photos but it is for the 6 cylinder. Has anyone found anything for the 2RZ-FE? Other than the manual? Thanks in advance, Mike
#67 of 187 gasoline grade
Sep 10, 2004 (5:34 pm)
I picked up my Tundra SR5 4x2 V8 last week, Which gasoline ocatane rating is recommended?. I don't mind using Premium as long as it does not affect the engine performance
#68 of 187 Re: gasoline grade/repair costs
Sep 28, 2004 (5:12 pm)
Toyota sais 87 octane for your truck- there is no reason to assume it needs anything but. Because the fuel injection is not mapped to use midgrade or premium, your truck will runn no differet. So, even if you dont mind paying for premium, I suggest you dont. As for 525 for a timing belt, take a moment and point to your starter. In a landcruiser they get you for $600- same motor.
Note on my brakes- they were rock solid for the first 40k, about 6-7k of that pulling considerable unbraked trailers. Now at 47k, the brakes are due, the tires are toast, and Im looking for better shocks. Otherwise the truck's only been back to the dealer to replace a corroded trailer connector (from running w/ the lights on) and to get some touch up paint.