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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. Mar 20, 2022 at 2:46 PM
    Tundra2

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    Y'all'd've known if'n'ye grew up roun'cheer
     
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    KK6PD 2 1 yr. retired . . . after 42 yrs

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    New Tires, Stereo & Speakers,Uni-Strut Tie Down Continue watching THIS SPACE FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS
    Yano, I kinda thought it was a regional thing, but I try to learn what I can! TNX!
     
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  3. Mar 20, 2022 at 2:49 PM
    FrenchToasty

    FrenchToasty The Desert rat, 6 lug enthusiast

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    KK6PD 2 1 yr. retired . . . after 42 yrs

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    Wisconsonish ..."You Know?"
     
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  5. Mar 20, 2022 at 2:52 PM
    des2mtn

    des2mtn Too full to swallow my pride

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    Dang, that's where my OEM then parts store sway bar links snapped. With mine, I noticed that the top bolt on the SuspensionMaxx do seem to work their way lose and need to be revisited.

    I actually lost the lower nut on my passenger side link in October and removed it all together. Have been meaning to remove my driver's too, but I'm still not sure if I am set on running sway bar-less all the time.

    Also, what's going on with your rear bump stop and why's it angled like that?
     
  6. Mar 20, 2022 at 2:53 PM
    FrenchToasty

    FrenchToasty The Desert rat, 6 lug enthusiast

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    Geetyet- did you eat yet? Texas? From my grandpa
     
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  7. Mar 20, 2022 at 2:54 PM
    FrenchToasty

    FrenchToasty The Desert rat, 6 lug enthusiast

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    Dude no sway bars on DC!!!! I love the way it rides, haha other than on the freeway
     
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    If'n'ye hang roun-uh-while,... I might be able to learn y'all yuppies some country slang. Yall every had fiddlers deep fried-n-fluffy?

    Ahem, most of what I learned in Hopkinsville is not... public posting... appropriate...

    I speak many unofficial tongues.
     
  9. Mar 20, 2022 at 3:06 PM
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    See here it's like this: Dj-wana or y'wana and its the same for djeetet
     
  10. Mar 20, 2022 at 4:50 PM
    KingSequioa007

    KingSequioa007 Dreaming of URD S/C

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    Your OE links snapped like mine? Wow, I rocked OE for Maybe a year or less with my current lift, never any issues. Just got some Rockauto replacements for the meantime while I try to warranty these Maxx ones.

    Oh that rear bump stop lol. I upgraded last year to these Energy ones and I'm pretty sure that side cross threaded a bit, even though I screwed it on straight. Anyways a few drives later or maybe months. I went under and checked and it bent slightly. I figured some tough roads or hard bumps on the road. Little by little it's twisted more. I'm ready for some new beefier ones, maybe Timbren or something else.
     
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    alb1k Always Coming From Take Me Down

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    alb1k Always Coming From Take Me Down

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    And is that a fat spacer it's hanging from?
     
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    des2mtn

    des2mtn Too full to swallow my pride

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    Yes, my OEM were fine for years all until I first lifted the truck. It was probably the lift combined with offroading. The parts store links that I replaced them with snapped almost right away. I have a theory on the links that the top nut could have worked its way loose and cooked the bushing, which causes the top part of the link to have more play than it should. The play causes the sway bar to pull on the upper nut as the weight of the truck shifts with the suspension and corning. The sway bar is moving too much and the bushing isn't able to do its job and properly dampen. Ultimately it sheers the link in half.

    That's funny about the bumpstops though, it just looks so odd! Timbren's bumpstops are nice though, that's what I run.
     
  14. Mar 20, 2022 at 5:54 PM
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    NickB_01TRD You don't need less cars, just more driveway.

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    Put this on a few weeks ago and forgot to post it. Husky brand. Link. For anyone that wants a second front tow hook and doesn't want to spend the money on the shackle mount style (Don't recall who makes them). You will have to buy the longer bolts for them as well. P/N 90119-A0029
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    Way ahead of ya. Already ordered.

    Was debating on new regulator and just swapping the motor but figured there would be some way or reason that it wouldn't swap over easy as I'm not certain what's in it is OEM

    This regulator is my last big thing on my to do list before the topper goes on and my list of stuff to do before our trip is pretty well done.
     
  15. Mar 20, 2022 at 6:57 PM
    KingSequioa007

    KingSequioa007 Dreaming of URD S/C

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    Trying to capture perfect Stoich while at idle lol.

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  16. Mar 20, 2022 at 7:13 PM
    shifty`

    shifty` The masses of humanity have always had to suffer

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    Good news, odd news, and bad news for today. Tag to @txagg because because.

    Good news is I got my valve cover gaskets, spark plug tube gaskets and new vc bolts done today.

    Odd news is, I can tell someone has been in here before. Valve cover bolts had no washer grommet on them (surprised nobody called that out in previous pics), and there were two colors of FIPG inside, white and black. Valve cover gasket was actually not rock hard, but the spark plug tube gaskets were hard as a rock.

    Bad news is two-fold.

    One, I let everything cure up, drove it 10ft into the garage about 4-5 hours later, and I found oil on the dipstick arm, which could be old, or it could be that my damn cam shaft seal on driver side is actually leaking, which would really f'n suck ass.

    Two, I'm really not happy with the condition I found the driver side head and valve cover, @txagg it's even worse than yours. I can't remember the last time I saw so much amassed carbon deposit on something with so few miles. @empty_lord what's your take on this? Typical for low-mile short trip vehicle, or maybe a port/passage blocked? I'm sure the PCV valve was working when I swapped it a few weeks back.

    I have clear service records showing original owner constantly took it to the same Jiffy Lube type place, I suppose it's possible the place was ripping the guy off and not doing anything, and this is cooked old oil I'll never get rid of, but ... man.

    Driver side:
    upload_2022-3-20_22-8-47.jpg

    upload_2022-3-20_22-9-3.jpg

    And passenger side:

    upload_2022-3-20_22-10-48.jpg

    upload_2022-3-20_22-11-13.jpg
     
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  17. Mar 20, 2022 at 7:15 PM
    empty_lord

    empty_lord They see me rollin'

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    normal for low mile short trips where people still go 5k mile on oil changes. if you do alot of short trips it needs to be done by time or 3k miles. the oil breaks down WAY quicker when its a bunch of short trips
     
  18. Mar 20, 2022 at 7:22 PM
    shifty`

    shifty` The masses of humanity have always had to suffer

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    Oh, and anyway, had I known I'd be up against this I'd have just bought new valve covers, honestly, or some that'd been run thru a parts washer.

    That said, I finished the job, what I slated for 2ish hours tops was more like 4ish. Cleaned up as best I could with the time I had. And have some advice after the proof to anyone doing this, specifically for the spark plug tube gaskets.

    Driver side after cleanup and tube gaskets, plus a thorough blow-out:
    upload_2022-3-20_22-16-9.jpg

    Passenger side after same, was low on time or I'd have de-varnished more:
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    And the tip for anyone doing the tube gaskets ... The outer ring of the gasket is metal-reinforced. I pried the inner ring out thinking that was it. Let's just say, if you're not seeing straight up metal, you're not there yet.

    1st one I was here and I finally realized, oh crap, there's more to pry out as you see ...

    upload_2022-3-20_22-20-12.jpg

    This is what it looks like when complete.

    upload_2022-3-20_22-20-54.jpg

    Once I figured that out, I got a smaller flat blade driver to wedge the outer ring enough for a larger blade driver to bend it into a heart-shape and remove. Of course, open the tabs first with lineman's pliers, but ...

    This is what you really want to see, not what's showing in my 1st pic.

    upload_2022-3-20_22-22-23.jpg
     
  19. Mar 20, 2022 at 7:23 PM
    shifty`

    shifty` The masses of humanity have always had to suffer

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    Anything a guy can do to help gradually break down that mess without breaking chunks free that could plug up the pickup tube on the bottom end ?
     
  20. Mar 20, 2022 at 7:30 PM
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    empty_lord They see me rollin'

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    a hot tank wash for the valve cover makes quick work of that crud. as for the stuff in the engine some engien flush and a few shorter interval oil changes will clean it up enough. wont be perfect. but to get perfect your pulling the engine or head
     
  21. Mar 20, 2022 at 7:35 PM
    shifty`

    shifty` The masses of humanity have always had to suffer

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    Thanks for the input. Sadly, don't have a parts washer anymore, had to rely on other methods.

    Looks like I've got a couple of liqui-molly engine flushes in my future :(
     
  22. Mar 20, 2022 at 7:43 PM
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    empty_lord They see me rollin'

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    its honestly not that bad. i wouldnt worry too much. do it once or twice and be happy
     
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  23. Mar 20, 2022 at 8:13 PM
    shifty`

    shifty` The masses of humanity have always had to suffer

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    With how inexpensive the LM products are and how effective they've been for me in similar varnishing situations for 150k+ engines I've had, I think I'm just going to start using them every oil change day, starting soon, and I'll stick w/regular dino plus yearly and/or 2.5-3k change interval.

    I'm kinda at a place in life where I just won't be putting the mileage on this truck it needs to stay gasket-happy and varn-free, so ... it's good I sprung a leak and it forced me to peer inside. I really didn't expect to see this. But life has been turned on its head the last couple of years, and I've never been this stationary for so long.
     
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    The real bad news, is you beat me to completing the repair. Doesn't look gummed up or anything under there at all, just well seasoned. Short trips are killer on cars, try and run her for a good hour at temp a couple of times a month going forward. Glad you got her buttoned up today!
     
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    I wouldn’t be surprised if your throttle body has quite a bit of carbon build up as well, like others have suggested take the truck on a long drive once in a while. Let the beast run.
     
  26. Mar 21, 2022 at 1:33 AM
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    LMAO. I read that in my best Ginger Billy voice. Bwahahahahahaha
    https://youtu.be/RSFbWObcT4A
     
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  27. Mar 21, 2022 at 5:25 AM
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    This is just the first time he has cracked open a valve cover. I would imagine you could eat off his TB, and shotgun a beer through his air intake tube. @shifty` is an OCD neat freak, and probably has not slept right after seeing that mess inside his engine.
     
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    Agreed. Probably broke out in hives right now

    I'm kinda scared to pop a VC off of crackie only because think about a farm truck. If it truly came from a real farm, and they used it for fence work a lot... crank, pull up about 30 feet, shut down, tend to ya fences, crank, pull up about 30 feet....

    Kinda glad I have such a long commute after seeing what short trips will do. Weird. I don't think I'd feel right if I had to drive less than an hour to get anywhere of Note, or service (Lowes, Harbus freightimus, etc.)
     
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  29. Mar 21, 2022 at 7:00 AM
    shifty`

    shifty` The masses of humanity have always had to suffer

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    Had a chance to clean it out when I popped off my intake to do the serp belt. Clean as a whistle.
     
  30. Mar 21, 2022 at 8:06 AM
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    I did some Google fu, and the consensus is to use oven cleaner to get that garbage cleaned up. 15 minutes to get it all apart and the covers off, then 3 hours of cleaning.
     
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