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What have you done to your 1st gen Tundra today?

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by T-Rex266, Sep 7, 2015.

  1. Jan 9, 2019 at 7:26 PM
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    Kinda cool seeing a.white tundra with the chrome pieces on the grill. Mines all white.
     
  2. Jan 9, 2019 at 7:34 PM
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    Sunnier Marty McFly's Fan Club President (& Stunt Double!)

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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!
    If it's well maintained, I think a first gen amount of chrome looks good on white.:thumbsup:
     
  3. Jan 10, 2019 at 8:23 AM
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    FirstGenVol Many ideas, few dollars

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    What's the best route to go on this? I assume the turkey baster method I used for the power steering will work for the brake fluid? Is there a preferred brake fluid to use?

    thanks
     
  4. Jan 10, 2019 at 8:28 AM
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    Baster works pretty good to refresh the fluids. DOT 3 is whats recommended in our trucks.

    You can fully bleed your system at the wheels if you want, but its a PITA. I’d pay a shop to do it to save aggravation.
     
  5. Jan 10, 2019 at 8:32 AM
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    FirstGenVol Many ideas, few dollars

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    I'm all for saving money. The fluid isn't in bad shape but could use a refresher. I'll probably start with the baster first and see how that goes.
     
  6. Jan 10, 2019 at 8:40 AM
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    Its just like the steering fluid concept. Do it a few times over the course of week on an annual basis. DOT3 is cheap. Just make sure its a fresh bottle every year you do it.
     
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  7. Jan 10, 2019 at 8:41 AM
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    FirstGenVol Many ideas, few dollars

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    On that note, I bought way too much fluid for the PS. I assume this Valvoline full synthetic ATF would work fine in the transmission? I'm thinking about doing a drain and fill since I have this fluid I won't use otherwise.
     
  8. Jan 10, 2019 at 8:46 AM
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    Not sure bud. I only use the DEXIII non synthetic. I’m not one for mixing different fluids, especially not knowing whats in your transmission.
     
  9. Jan 10, 2019 at 8:51 AM
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  10. Jan 10, 2019 at 8:53 AM
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  11. Jan 10, 2019 at 9:32 AM
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    This is the stuff I’m using in both the Power Steering and Transmission.

    upload_2019-1-10_12-31-12.jpg
     
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  12. Jan 10, 2019 at 9:44 AM
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    Back to back light upgrades. Nice! Removing those metal plates on the map lights makes a huge difference.
     
  13. Jan 10, 2019 at 1:56 PM
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    Follow the directions on the product. The Herculiner can be bought online and you can read the reviews there. Biggest feedback I read was to use a high quality roller and not the one provided in the kit.

    You may want to neutralize that one heavy rusted spot with some Ospho.
     
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  14. Jan 10, 2019 at 2:20 PM
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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!
    Googling "Ospho"....
     
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  15. Jan 10, 2019 at 3:41 PM
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    Operation door trim is going down soon.
    [​IMG]
     
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  16. Jan 10, 2019 at 4:01 PM
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    Yep, I always do that. Was just curious what the prep would be like.

    Same. :D
     
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  17. Jan 10, 2019 at 4:14 PM
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    That trim piece has been driving me nuts.

     
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  18. Jan 10, 2019 at 4:16 PM
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    You never know until you read the prep as stated on the product.
     
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  19. Jan 10, 2019 at 4:25 PM
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  20. Jan 10, 2019 at 4:39 PM
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    If I get a winch on my 2WD, can I overland with the BASTRDs and SGU?!
    Thank you
     
  21. Jan 10, 2019 at 4:43 PM
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    You and me both. I've had the truck since late August and it's been on my list
     
  22. Jan 10, 2019 at 4:50 PM
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    Casper421

    Casper421 Adventure in a 1st gen

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    Mini road trip to let the pup run in some snow. He’s missed it so much.
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  23. Jan 10, 2019 at 6:16 PM
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    Sanded and primed some new mounts for my reservoirs. I know it's far too cold to paint but I have little choice.

    Looked over the mess my truck has become. Looked at the power steering fluid and radiator overflow, both seem a bit low. Looked at my brake fluid and was surprised to see it's gone from Bud Light to Michelob Amber Bock. Not sure how considering that fluid has less than 1k miles on it and I did a back to back flush when I poured it in.

    Looked at my dead Diehard battery and noticed the top looks lumpy. Considering if I will jump start it soon or take it into Sears to see if they'll warranty it. It's an AGM and I've never seen one get wavy at the top.
     
  24. Jan 11, 2019 at 6:15 AM
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    Time for some New CV Axles.

    I’ve decided to go with CVJs remanned OEM Toyota Axles with their high angle inner boot and OEM outer boot.

    Pricey, but should be worth it in the long run.

    Anyone else running CVJs?

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  25. Jan 11, 2019 at 6:27 AM
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    No, but I checked them out online. Looks like you’ll get a better product than the OEM based on what they do. Nothing wrong with remanned as long as the parts used to rebuild are high quality and based on your application.
     
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    Obviously I dont run any axles on my truck, but on my GTI I always get remanufactured. I haven't had problems with the hard parts, just boots from bad angles (too low).
     
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  27. Jan 11, 2019 at 7:18 AM
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    Something else I will need to do. My passenger CV boot is all tore up.
     
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  28. Jan 11, 2019 at 7:28 AM
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    Both mine were tore up for 50k miles and were still working fine (no clicks), but went ahead and had them replaced during all the front end work as it made economic/mechanical sense.

    I considered regreasing and just putting a slip boot around the unit and caulking it together. If it still worked why not?
     
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  29. Jan 11, 2019 at 7:31 AM
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    Yeah, I may just run it until it starts clicking.
     
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  30. Jan 11, 2019 at 7:36 AM
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    Yep. Whats to lose? You could repack and zip tie the boot fold overlap to hold it in place till the caulk sets up. Clean/Prep the rubber prior to caulk so it holds. Cheap and may hold for another 100k?
     
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