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Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Thee_Oddball, May 13, 2018.

  1. May 13, 2018 at 9:38 AM
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    I had a large bolt stuck in my tire and it was losing air slowly so I took it to my mechanic who he and his brother started working for their father over 60 years ago so their is an incredible wealth of knowledge with them plus they will fix stuff as opposed to stealerships wanting to replace every thing.

    I handed him the keys and he came back and said nice looking truck and he went on to tell me that my 5.7 will go for ever as long as I maintain it and then he showed his wife's old sequoia he just sold that has 260,000+ on it and said he would have no problem giving me the keys and telling me to drive to California :yes:.

    My truck is about to rollover to 80,000 miles, when I go back to get my new tire pressure sensor I am going to leave it over night and have them check out the engine because that tapping when it's cold still makes me nervous, it could be a cracked exhaust manifold,rockers,lifters or maybe just noisy injectors but I just want to be sure.


    on a side note Tim showing me his wife's old Sequoia reminded me of my selection for my sons first car which was a single owner 2001 sequoia with 135,000 miles on it:yes: for 5K , I called my ex-wife to inform her but they had already bought a Mazda 3 with 111,000 miles....:rolleyes::eek: the only good thing to come out of that Mazda will be my son learning how to swap out motors.
     
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  2. May 13, 2018 at 9:45 AM
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    nk1794

    nk1794 Always torque to spec

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    I had a 2008 Mazda3 with 2.3L engine. I gave it to my daughter a few years ago. She still got it. It's a nice little car and will last awhile.
     
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  3. May 13, 2018 at 9:47 AM
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    BTBAKER BE YOU. THE WORLD WILL ADJUST.

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    Yep, I think the Mazda 3 is a good little ride. I may look at the CX9 when I replace my wife’s Highlander.
     
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  4. May 13, 2018 at 9:50 AM
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    nk1794 Always torque to spec

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    I think they went with a 4 banger + turbo charged on the newer CX9. Why not get her another Highlander?
     
  5. May 13, 2018 at 9:53 AM
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    perhaps but for the same price wouldn't you go with the Sequoia?
     
  6. May 13, 2018 at 9:58 AM
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    nk1794 Always torque to spec

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    Sequoias are nice but I think for someone's 1st car I would go with something smaller. Easier to maneuver and also has better MPG. IMHO.
     
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  7. May 13, 2018 at 10:03 AM
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    Haha. I have an 08 mazda 3. Has 130,000 on it. 2.0 liter. Love it. 0 issues.
     
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  8. May 13, 2018 at 10:22 AM
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    True that a smaller car would be easier but I have a fear of small cars, my son is not as big as me (6,3 330) but none the less I would know he is safer in a Sequoia if an accident did happen.
     
  9. May 13, 2018 at 10:30 AM
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    I think anything hit by a tractor trailer full of lumber would be screwed. I know a guy that rolled his mazda 3 4 times and walked out with some bumps n bruises.
    Pick up the sequoia for yourself, sounds like a great deal. Your kid will eventually want it
     
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