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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 11, 2019 at 7:39 AM
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    FlightSimGuy

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    Do those just use regular auto grease? And what kind of caulk are you thinking? I'm trying to think of one that would work for that.
     
  2. Jan 11, 2019 at 7:52 AM
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    I’d use Moly lithium (same as what they say to pump into our propellor shaft u-joints that have needle bearings). Not sure what you are ‘suppose’ to use but makes sense. Fuse caulk works.

    Or, just not do the repair and maybe never a problem for a long time.

    Obviously, I never did a thing to mine until the replacement so this is an just ‘idea’ I had. You make the call.
     
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  3. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:22 AM
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    Gotcha. I may just leave it for now as there are other things I need to get done on it as I get the time.
     
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  4. Jan 11, 2019 at 9:26 AM
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    Just placed my order with CVJ. They seem to know their stuff. I’m excited to see how long they last!

    My front left starting clicking (super loud) on turns after my last trip. These have 60,000 miles on them (3yrs) and have started cracking. I’m surprised they lasted this long. They are not OEMs... Ill be much more happy being back on OEMs!
     
  5. Jan 11, 2019 at 9:37 AM
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    Based on your driving through mud water up past the axles there is no doubt your CV’s are acting up. Nothing wrong with doing what you do with your truck as its yours to do with as you please.

    I’ve driven through some salty water flows in years past and know they are probably responsible for my (yet to be professionally determined) front/rear wheel bearings problems. I’ll keep your CVJ place in mind in case needed in the future and look forward to your results.
     
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  6. Jan 11, 2019 at 12:02 PM
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  7. Jan 11, 2019 at 12:47 PM
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    Yeah these will definitely be put to the test. I’ll be keeping a mileage log once I put them on (pavement / dirt). Gotta get my money worth!
     
  8. Jan 11, 2019 at 3:22 PM
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    Ordered the paint supplies to fix the passenger side doink! Probably bought more than needed, but may use the extra on redoing the dinged up tailgate.
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  9. Jan 11, 2019 at 3:32 PM
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    Not sure what the difference is but they do indeed make CV specific grease. I know the one time I replaced a boot on a vehicle the instructions specifically said non CV grease could cause accelerated wear.

    Napa should have some in stock.
     
  10. Jan 11, 2019 at 3:42 PM
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    Good to know. :thumbsup:
     
  11. Jan 11, 2019 at 3:47 PM
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    My hunch seems confirmed by a search.

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  12. Jan 11, 2019 at 8:25 PM
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    waxed my baby today :p
     
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  13. Jan 11, 2019 at 10:27 PM
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    Not much life left in Sears - I'd suggest you try to warranty that battery ASAP @Darkness
     
  14. Jan 12, 2019 at 7:50 AM
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  15. Jan 12, 2019 at 11:26 AM
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  16. Jan 12, 2019 at 12:18 PM
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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Well it looks better... Especially from 10+ feet lmao

    I could have taken more time and prepped a little better had I been home alone. But the paint itself desipte being the right paint code, is a warmer white than my truck. Maybe it'll cure and look right. Otherwise I may sand it all down and try again but with super white. Fuck it lol.

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    Next step is remove that ugly fender thing on the rear and the dealers decal on the tail gate.
     
  17. Jan 12, 2019 at 2:23 PM
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    So I went to go change my brake rotors today because I noticed some shimmy when braking at 70+mph and upon pulling apart the driver’s side and installing some new brake pads I noticed a stuck caliper piston.

    Well...that’s bad and can’t be driven on (or at least, shouldn’t be).

    So, another trip to the parts store later and I had 2 13WL 5.3 inch calipers and a set of pads. While the brake shield required a bit of Dremel work, the swap was overall pretty quick and easy. Bled em, and took em on the road to test.

    So far, I notice slightly longer foot travel (maybe need to be bled again?) but stopping is just as strong or stronger. Here’s to hoping I won’t bake my new rotors in 20k miles

    The finished product:

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    Also threw this bull bar on the other day:

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    Edit:
    Here is a link to a video of me doing some cutting on the brake shield with the Dremel.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNlM89bwxxw
     
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  18. Jan 12, 2019 at 5:19 PM
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    FirstGenVol Many ideas, few dollars

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    Drove 8 hours(round trip) to buy a used camper shell today. The seller had me take some crazy route through the mountains. Ended up encountering snow and ice. It was a wild trip.

    The shell needs some TLC but I'm happy with it.

    I'll post pics tomorrow.
     
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  19. Jan 12, 2019 at 5:21 PM
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    Sweet. Did you use 4wd?
     
  20. Jan 12, 2019 at 5:35 PM
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    Got close to 9” today!

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  21. Jan 12, 2019 at 6:03 PM
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    FirstGenVol Many ideas, few dollars

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    I did indeed. including 4Low which is extremely rare.
     
  22. Jan 12, 2019 at 8:02 PM
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    Just small stuff. Tired of stuff rattling in the upper center console so I lined it with some foam I had in the garage. Also red sharpie on the unlocked door indicators, and programmed my key fob.

    Oh, second kid should show up in about 3 weeks. Glad I got the double cab.

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  23. Jan 12, 2019 at 9:08 PM
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    That's what she said! :laugh:

    Went out in the 49 degree night and pulled my front tires off the lift the lower arms and tighten the lower arm bolts down. SPC recommends flipping the rear ones so that the steering rack doesnt need to be pulled off, but I couldn't see a way to get the socket and torque wrench on that way so I flipped it to the stock arrangement. Looks like the new bushings are smashed but they pivot fine. I dont think these aftermarket bushings will last long.

    Tomorrow if I can I'll bolt the steering rack back up and maybe get the tie rods on. The snow is calling me.
     
  24. Jan 13, 2019 at 7:32 AM
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    What's wrong with your truck? I don't see any rust in the background of the rotor picture. :notsure:
    Good work on the brakes. Are you using rubber hoses or braided?
    Bull bar looks good with all that other chrome going on.
     
  25. Jan 13, 2019 at 7:36 AM
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    Looks good overall. You don't use the passenger side much anyway & passengers won't notice.
    That fender thing is a (anti) chip strip. Mine looks crap too. Was wondering if it's dirt in divots or mold growing under it. Think I'll try steaming mine clean in case it's surface dirt, if not keep steaming until them come off. Assuming they have replacements available.
    Let us know how it goes if you get to yours first.
     
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  26. Jan 13, 2019 at 7:42 AM
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    Dude! Genius! & congrats on #2. (Sleep while you can.)
     
  27. Jan 13, 2019 at 1:32 PM
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    Agreed; I didn't something along those lines as well.
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  28. Jan 13, 2019 at 1:38 PM
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    FirstGenVol Many ideas, few dollars

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    Replaced the PCV valve today. I almost shit my pants when a big piece of the old grommet fell down in the hole. I had to fish it out with some plyers and barely got it.

    Did one last power steering plunge. Brake fluid is next.

    Replaced the head light bulbs. I have no idea if they are adjusted or not. One actually burned out yesterday on my road trip.

    It rained here all day so I didn't get a chance to do anything with the new camper. This thing is going to be a major project.
     
  29. Jan 13, 2019 at 1:53 PM
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    Good job! The bulbs seat themselves. Your beam adjustments are made on the headlight housing. You’ll need to pull your sidemarker housings off to access the adjustment screws on that side.

    Plenty of headlight beam videos out there to walk you through the process.
     
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  30. Jan 13, 2019 at 1:57 PM
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    Wish I still had my coin holder. It broke off so I put it in the deep well underneath. Think it got thrown away when I stopped using cash years ago.
     

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