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Feb 14, 2010 (7:10 pm)
I purchased a 2010 SR5 Toyota 4Runner in Dec.09.I wish someone would explain to me,why did toyota do way with the following features that were on my 2008.mud flaps,locking fuel door,running boards,linited slip rear end,locking differential,cross members on roof rack,power assist tail gate,the knob for engaging the4X4. The shift lever to engage the 4 wheel drive is hard to engage also almost inpossible to engage low range 4 wheel drive. Mud flaps and running boards are not available from toyota or after market! My wife wont drive this cheapened version of the former 4Runner! She needs a foot stool to get in the thing and has problems engaging the 4 wheel drive system. Toyota in their drive to be #1 in the auto industry is making the same mistakes as the former big three. ITS FOR SALE,any takers!
#616 of 769 Re: tomtom11 [tomtom11]
Feb 14, 2010 (7:50 pm)
Well, first of all, didn't you notice these items missing when you bought it? Secondly, running boards are available (dealer installed option) according to at least one other poster on this board. Try another dealer.
It's quite obvious the "bean counters" were involved when it came to what items would be deleted from standard (or not even available) equipment on this redesign. Spend 40K and not get a locking gas cap...I mean really!
I personally, would never buy one (I own an '05 Sport Edition) because lack of a V8 (I tow a trailer) is the deal killer for me!
#617 of 769 1st oil change on 2010 4Runner...
Feb 14, 2010 (8:20 pm)
I just finished myself the first oil change at 5k miles (although I could have done it close to 10k miles but since it is the 1st oil change, I chose not to wait longer) on my 2010 4Runner Limited 4WD with NAV and as an FYI for those of you DIY it is quite a challenge and a bit lengthy process... but I liked the fact the main oil drain plug and oil filter cap (where it houses the element) is perfect vertical, so there is no chance for any sludge build up ... as an FYI, make sure you have the necessary torque settings for all the components involved for the oil change and do not forget there is a center (kind of hidden) plastic clip that connects the front bumper cover lower with the engine under cover sub-assembly that you need to remove in order to access the oil filter cap.
#618 of 769 Re: 1st oil change on 2010 4Runner... [agnosto]
Feb 15, 2010 (7:08 am)
Did you use synthetic 0W20 as recommended?
#619 of 769 Re: 1st oil change on 2010 4Runner... [luke150]
Feb 15, 2010 (8:36 am)
Oh yes, I used 100% fully synthetic Mobil 1 0W-20 ... I had hard time to find it a month ago at Walmart so I had to go the extra mile to a non local Walmart store and got 6 qts and later on I found another 12 quarts at my local Walmart store at almost $6.50 per quart...
I am waiting to find the single 5 quart can as it is more convenient and cheaper ...
The one Toyota delarship is selling is from what their parts department tells me a re branded Mobil 1 fully synthetic for Toyota ...
As an FYI, I use 100% fully synthetic Mobil 1 for over 15 years now on my vehicles.
#620 of 769 Re: tomtom11 [tomtom11]
Feb 16, 2010 (1:16 pm)
You can get the dealer to order you running boards part #00016-89035. They stopped putting the locking door on the fuel because the reason it was on there was to keep from getting your fuel stolen. But now the only way to get the fuel out is to drop the tank due to a diaphragm they put in there for safety. The cross bars for the roof rack should be out soon. Every time Toyota comes out with a new model it takes awhile for the accessory department to get caught up. The SR5 is the base model maybe check out the limited to see if it has more of what you were looking for.
#621 of 769 Re: tomtom11 [toyota_lady]
Feb 16, 2010 (3:52 pm)
Someone can still put foreign material in your gas tank if there is no locking gas gap. And the thing is 40K and no locking gas cap.........
#622 of 769 Re: tomtom11 [chuck1919]
Feb 16, 2010 (4:38 pm)
That's true, I just don't think of things like that I guess. Where I live we don't have problems with people doing that to others. Sorry.
#623 of 769 Re: tomtom11 [toyota_lady]
Feb 17, 2010 (7:32 am)
Unless you live in an area devoid of teenagers & pranksters you should definitely be concerned w/someone putting a harmful substance in your gas tank. Happened to me on an older 4Runner, but was spotted by an eagle-eyed mechanic before it damaged my engine. Still costly to fix. You "may" not live where there is vandalism, which I seriously doubt as it's an American disease, but you definitely will drive your car somewhere that will make it vulnerable. Heck, even University parking lots are suspect. Toyota, put back the damn locking fuel lid!
#624 of 769 Re: tomtom11 [jamesbass1]
Feb 17, 2010 (12:59 pm)
Absolutely from another potential 4Runner customer. I can not image that it cost more than $50 at production time (likely less). Make it an option. There are so many items, the 2009 had, that were deleted beyond the V8, that have placed my purchase on hold. Forget the new gimmics like the stereo tailgate option, and the slideout cargo area.