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thoughts or concerns on a 2001 Tundra with 330000 miles

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mike3723, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. Dec 8, 2015 at 7:11 PM
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    mike3723

    mike3723 [OP] New Member

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    I am looking at purchasing a 2001 Tundra with 330k on it. This is for my soon to be 16 year old son. Im decent at working on cars but I am more of a parts changer kinda guy. It start easy idles smooth drives well and even has brand new 31" tires on it but the mileage scares me. I can purchase it for 2500.00 I would rate the truck a 7 of 10 overall on appearance. Is a Tundra with a 4.8 with over 300k on it even wise to consider?

    2001 SR5 extra cab 4x4
    Thanks Mike
     
  2. Dec 8, 2015 at 7:22 PM
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    jberry813

    jberry813 The Mad Scientist

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    Metric shit ton of parts
    Has a 4.7, not a 4.8.
    2UZ has timing belt, not a chain. So it should be on its 3rd belt and water pump by now. See if they have service records. 31's are likely no problem on the diff(s) but pull the fill plugs to inspect. Keep in mind it's only an 8" ring gear in the rear and 7.5" in the front on a full sized truck. Pull the inner tie rod boots and look for rack seal leaks. The older tundras had problems with warped rotors due to too small of calipers/pads. You can swap in late model first gen parts but check for brake shuttering. Alternators are hit and miss. Put a voltmeter on with the truck running and make sure it's above 13.3.
    That's all I can remember 3 IPAs deep.
     
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