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My introduction to this site

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by aquamandan, Mar 6, 2020.

  1. Mar 6, 2020 at 5:33 PM
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    aquamandan

    aquamandan [OP] New Member

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    First Name:
    Dan
    Vehicle:
    2000 White Tundra SR5 4 Door
    New to this site, I purchased my 2000 Tundra Access Cab with 4.7 V8 new in April of 2000. This is absolutely....hands down the best truck I have ever owned. I have used it for my business, for family outings, for overall dependable use for a variety of needs. I have been very conscious about maintenance for my circumstances, which was every 5K miles oil changes, every two years, transmission flush and radiator flush breaks as needed along with a few batteries. Lots of stop and go as I have operated a service business for the majority of it's life. It has been operated by all of my 4 children in my service business along with hired extras...that have not always been kind to this truck..ex minor fender benders, bumper dings, chemical spills in the bed. I have had almost zero issues with failures. It has passed California smog almost without issues every single year. It is only in the last 3-4 years that I have had to perform what I consider to be major repairs as follows:

    Power Brake assembly replacement at 150K
    Suspension Upper Control Arm on one side (collapsed while hitting a dip in the road)
    Rack and Pinion assembly at 200K miles
    Catalytic Converter
    Exhaust manifold replacement...(crack in casting)
    At 300K miles starter replaced

    Now it's all about keeping it going at 317,000 miles. I am not afraid to invest some funds to fix whatever breaks or fails at this point. I am also considering when needed investing in a factory crate motor and transmission when the time comes.
    Age related issues are now starting to arise, but I am addressing them as they come up gradually.
     
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  2. Mar 6, 2020 at 5:40 PM
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    Pinay

    Pinay New Member

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    Monet
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    2015 Black - SR5 - CrewMax - 4x4 - TSS Dirty Seven Club
    Mahal kita Kuya
    Welcome from SoCal!!!
     
  3. Mar 6, 2020 at 5:49 PM
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    Prostar 190

    Prostar 190 Super Secret Elite Member #9

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    2010 CrewMax limited 4X4
    6" lift 35" Toyo M/T
    Welcome from Ohio.
     
  4. Mar 6, 2020 at 5:51 PM
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    COMiamiFan

    COMiamiFan SSEM #3. Don't forget to try the search bar. #PSL

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    Jose
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    TRD Pro Grille, ESP Storage, Tailgate Inserts, Line-X Bedliner, Weathertech Floorliners, Wet Okole Seat Covers, 5" Shorty Antenna, Mickey Thompson MM-366 Wheels, ToyTec Boss, 35" BFG KO2 to name a few.
    Welcome from Colorado
     
  5. Mar 7, 2020 at 5:10 PM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73

    TXRailRoadBandit73 RUNNIN' WITH THE DEVIL RÖCKIN' N RÖLLIN'

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    None yet
    Welcome from TEXAS
     
  6. Mar 7, 2020 at 7:14 PM
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    truckguy84

    truckguy84 New Member

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    Welcome
     
  7. Mar 7, 2020 at 7:54 PM
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    Jim LE 1301

    Jim LE 1301 Camaro Lover, SSEM # 11,TTC#179

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    Hudson Valley, New York
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    Welcome from NY.
     
  8. Mar 7, 2020 at 10:39 PM
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    Ely010606

    Ely010606 New Member

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    Welcome from Nevada
     

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