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Couple of Tricks

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Professional Hand Model, Apr 29, 2018.

  1. Apr 29, 2018 at 11:22 AM
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    Professional Hand Model

    Professional Hand Model [OP] Fred Brookes

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    A few tricks to help with other 1st Gen owners.

    Every once in a while, unhook your battery cables to ‘reset’ your engine computer. This helps the transmission shifting memory to reset to factory setting. Especially helpful when you tow/haul a brief load every once in a blue moon and you want your computer to ‘unlearn’ this memory.

    Take a 10MM wrench and tighten (every 6 months) the valve cover screws. There are 10 screws. An 1/8 to quarter turn max depending on the ‘feel’. These aluminum valve covers loosen from engine heat over time. I learned this trick a few years back when smelling burning oil eminating from the gasket seal. The cover screws were very loose (half to 3/4 turn per) and once tightened the problem was fixed. Now its a regular maintenance thing and no problems. Just do not over turn the screws and stagger your screws tightening like you would tire lug nuts.
     
  2. Apr 29, 2018 at 11:46 AM
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    LaaMahTundra

    LaaMahTundra Luv it Moa, when it's Clean!

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    Good tips to remember thanks
     
  3. Apr 29, 2018 at 12:07 PM
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    Sunnier

    Sunnier Agrees your truck is the second best colour

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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!

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