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#6885 of 7624 Ticking V6 engine TSB
Apr 12, 2006 (3:33 pm)
If you haven't heard, there's a TSB to fix the engine tick. I've already been to the dealership and handed them this TSB. They didn't put up a fight about it. The new parts are on their way, and will be installed soon.
If you're just now finding out about this TSB, you might have to wait a while for the parts. They will probably be on backorder soon, from all the people asking for 'em. I think that the new manifolds are thick cast iron, to dampen the sound.
Check the www.ToyotaNation.com 2005+ Tacoma forum if you want to print out the PDF version of it.
Here it is:
April 7, 2006
Introduction: Some customers may experience a ticking or tapping-type noise from the engine area at 2000-2500 rpm during acceleration that is most noticeable after a cold soak. New exhaust manifolds have been developed to minimize this condition.
Applicable Vehicles * 2005 - 2006 model year Tacoma vehicles produced BEFORE the Production Change Effective VIN Shown below.
Production Change Information Tacoma 1GR-FE 5TE*U##N#6Z214578
Previous Part Number
17140-0P010, 17150-0P010 Manifold Assembly, Exhaust RH, LH
Current Part number
17140-0P070, 17150-0P070 Manifold Assembly, Exhaust RH, LH
Repair Procedure- Replace both LH and RH exhaust manifolds.
OP Code EG5027
R & R Exhaust Manifolds
The Remove and Reinstal (R & R of the Exhaust Manifold P/N 17140-OP010 and 17150-OP010) due to the attached Catalytic Convertor, is covered under the Toyota Federal Emissions Warranty. This Warranty is in effect for 96 months or 80,000 miles, whichever occurs first, from the vehicle's in-service date.
*Warranty application is limited to correction of a problem pased upon a customer's specific complaint.
#6886 of 7624 Re: What is a good price for a 06 Tacoma? [ustazzaf]
Apr 14, 2006 (1:52 am)
Thanks for your reply ustazzaf,
There was three packages available with the TRD off-road.
They are "C","D", & "E".
The E package is the "works".
The C package is the bare bones TRD.
The D is without towing package.
But you are right on with the $ figures.
#6887 of 7624 Re: What is a good price for a 06 Tacoma? [ltmar]
Apr 14, 2006 (2:00 am)
I didn't word it too well.
It's without all those stuff.
What does the towing package consist of?
My boat is very light just a couple hundred lbs.
I just need the wiring harness.
Is it still a good price?
#6888 of 7624 Chip-Stick
Apr 14, 2006 (6:33 am)
The color of my '05 Access Cab is Radiant Red and has small paint chips and a supermarket scratch. I found a product from Turtle Wax that may hide those dings. It's their Chip-Stick.
The Chip-Stick is a crayon substance and came as a bonus attachment with a bottle of liquid Red Turtle Wax. That's right, the wax is color coded and sold as Red Turtle Wax.
It's too cold where I live to apply at this time.
#6889 of 7624 Re: Chip-Stick [len888]
Apr 14, 2006 (8:54 am)
I tried the same product in the blue, the chip stick works pretty well, and the wax works great, hiding all but the biggest ones. From a couple feet away it looks mint, but it only lasts till the next wash or rain.
#6890 of 7624 Re: What is a good price for a 06 Tacoma? [engine35]
Apr 14, 2006 (9:42 am)
It is not quite the same, my truck is a 2006 DC, 4x4 w/auto trans and Off Road & tow packages - plus bed extender and carpeted floor mats and I paid $27,600 (in Calif.) which was about $2,200 under MSRP.
There may be more, but the tow package comes with class IV receiver, 7 pin trailer light connector, heavy duty battery, trans. cooler, auxillary oil cooler. And, the tow package increases towing capacity to 6,500 lbs from 3,500 lbs. However, not sure how this applies to a stick shift since they're not suitable for towing anything heavy.
BTW, the carpeted floor mats are a rip off. I bought the nice, heavy duty rubber ones at Toyotapartspeople.com.
#6891 of 7624 Re: '05 Taco V6 Auto 4x2 PreRn'r GAS MILAGE [smokey888]
Apr 14, 2006 (9:56 am)
For what it's worth, my 2006 V-6 DC 4x4 is right at the 17 city, 21 highway EPA estimates (PreRunners are 18/22 I believe). I have had 3 tanks that were just highway miles - at 70 MPH mostly (sometimes 65, sometimes 75), and they were all right at 21, or even a tad over. A couple of combined city/hwy tanks were at 18/19 mark. I only have 2,400 miles on the truck and expect mileage to improve another MPG after it's broken in more.
Also, I just run 87 octane here in CA. I subscribe to a bunch of magazines and have read repeatedly over the years that higher octane isn't worth buying unless your car (or truck) is pinging. I only plan on burning premium (91 octane) when I tow my travel trailer (that I haven't purchased just yet..).
Lastly, I pretty much go by the old idea of driving like I have an egg under my foot when I accelerate - uh, not a hard boiled one! Of course, being a guy, now and then floor the sucker just for the hell of it!
#6892 of 7624 Re: What is a good price for a 06 Tacoma? [engine35]
Apr 14, 2006 (12:19 pm)
The trailer package has a 2" receiver hitch, 7-pin wire connector, oil cooler, trans cooler with auto, heavy-duty battery, and 130-amp alternator.
I remember paying $40 just for a 4-pin wiring harness and then having to tap wires on my '92 Toyota pickup.
I guess if you wanted to use a bumper hitch and do your own wiring, you could pull light trailers without spending the $650 for this package. I think you get a lot of utility and maybe resale value with it though.
My price was supposedly $500 over invoice which worked out to around 7.5% off sticker.
#6893 of 7624 Re: What is a good price for a 06 Tacoma? [gandalf1]
Apr 14, 2006 (5:09 pm)
There may be more, but the tow package comes with class IV receiver, 7 pin trailer light connector, heavy duty battery, trans. cooler, auxillary oil cooler. And, the tow package increases towing capacity to 6,500 lbs from 3,500 lbs. However, not sure how this applies to a stick shift since they're not suitable for towing anything heavy
Huh? 99% of the big rigs have sticks, but sticks are not suitable for heavy towing? Guess all those trailers they are pulling are empty. My stick is rated the same as autos (or real close). Don't know exact numbers nor do I plan to weigh my trailer and remove 20 pounds if I am slightly over.
#6894 of 7624 Re: What is a good price for a 06 Tacoma? [ustazzaf]
Apr 15, 2006 (10:48 am)
I started to respond with sarcasm, but then I realized that I didn't always know about manual transmissions and towing myself...I mean, sticks are kind of manly, auto's aren't right?
First, I didn't say Tacoma's with manual tranny's couldn't tow heavy loads, I just said they're not suitable - ie, you will need a clutch job a long (make that long long) time before you normally would. Your comparison to big rig's having manual tranny's doesn't make sense because the big rigs are designed from scratch to pull/haul many tons because that's what they do. Small trucks like the Tacoma are not designed for this kind of usage as they're primarily passenger hauler's.
Briefly, here's the deal. There is a tremendous amount of slippage & heat buildup in a clutch disc when you start from a dead stop on level ground, let alone a hill. Now, connect a 6,500 lb trailer to your stick shift truck and imagine what kind of heat is being created. Excessive heat kills clutches.
Try this, call your local Toyota service manager and ask him if he recommends a stick or automatic for towing the 6,500 lb maximum.