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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. Sep 16, 2020 at 9:14 AM
    ktundra

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    What in the world are they nitpicking? Perfectly tinned exposed wire to the top right. I can't see the joints in which you soldered the red wires to the battery contacts, but they are perfectly and neatly aligned.
     
  2. Sep 16, 2020 at 9:25 AM
    ktundra

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    Good info @empty_lord ... I never realized this. It makes alot of sense if a soldered connection/joint falls off due to vibrations, etc. I have noticed that a headlight harness seller on eBay physically crimps his adapter harnesses and states that they follow factory specs. Now I feel alot better for shelling out a good amount of money for one.

    For a wire tap (in place of T taps, scotch locks, etc), I will cut away plastic layer to expose bare wire (trying not to nick or break any strands). For times where I need to tap into thicker wire with a thinner one, I would wrap the wire around the exposed section before soldering. Physically connect and then secure with solder.

    I guess I should do this for all spliced connections in a vehicle. Physical wrap, then solder.
     
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  3. Sep 16, 2020 at 11:22 AM
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    Thanks, they weren’t nit picking that project, that was just a project box that I had done and that was before I finish soldered everything in.
     
  4. Sep 16, 2020 at 11:47 AM
    FirstGenVol

    FirstGenVol Allergic to Darkness....

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    Finally replaced my ancient mats with Husky Liners. As others have said, the fit isn't great but also not terrible. I should have ordered black but I was thinking these would match my gray carpet. Oh well.

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    Still better than my old one with multiple holes.

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  5. Sep 16, 2020 at 12:07 PM
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    shifty` "that guy"

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    Husky calls your interior "Tan" or "Beige". As stupid as it sounds.
     
  6. Sep 16, 2020 at 1:09 PM
    Professional Hand Model

    Professional Hand Model A.K.A ‘Golden Hands’

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    Yeah buddy. Printed up a few more notes to study up. Been watching quite a few Timing Belt Vids all week. There is this one guy that was real good. He was quick and to the point with some nice info not found on any other vids. I’ll try to find the guys name again tonight.

    The A1 3 part vids are solid staples.

    I love the PartIII vid where he looks completely exhausted. Probably had been going all day and trying to film and explain toasted him. :rofl:
     
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  7. Sep 16, 2020 at 1:53 PM
    Professional Hand Model

    Professional Hand Model A.K.A ‘Golden Hands’

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    Went over the check list of parts one more time and opened all the parts boxes up and put hands on for one last Mojo Gathering. Discovered the little sneaky Water Pump Weep Hole System.

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  8. Sep 16, 2020 at 1:59 PM
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    When's the big install day?
     
  9. Sep 16, 2020 at 2:07 PM
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  10. Sep 16, 2020 at 2:14 PM
    Professional Hand Model

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    Soon, but not sure exactly. I want to flush the cooling system prior with the Prestone shtuff. Per the instructions and reviewers, it can be done over 3 days for best results. Drain coolant, add distilled water/flush product, and drive 3 days. Drain and add more distilled water and drain again till clear.

    My coolant is pretty clean now and only a year old. Should be interesting to see how the cleaning does. Back in 2013 my radiator went south and some gookies formed before getting her in the shop. No problems since, but who knows whats inside? We’ll see. The flush product is only $3 a bottle and bought 10 gallons of distilled at wallace wurrld ($8 total). Using 2 Prestone bottles and will do this before the Belt change while the skid plate is off.

    Get her tidy clean inside for all the new hoses, pump, etc.

    Some people report their heater core cleans out and heats better. Again, no problems but we’ll see.
     
  11. Sep 16, 2020 at 2:36 PM
    Tundra2

    Tundra2 Remember: post in moderation, and mostly on topic.

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    I'm sure you will be successful in all measures. Are you going to measure a before temp for objective base line instead of feel?

    Would be cool to know what the actual difference is.
     
  12. Sep 16, 2020 at 3:04 PM
    Professional Hand Model

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    If I had an Infrared Reader, I’d measure. Might see if I can borrow one. My truck has the heavy duty heater package so its always heated very well. I do remember in the early years that the heat was super hot compared to most vehicles in the past even on low heat. Its still pretty hot.
     
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  13. Sep 16, 2020 at 3:50 PM
    ktundra

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    Is it this guy, OTRAMM:

     
  14. Sep 16, 2020 at 4:06 PM
    Professional Hand Model

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    Thats a good one, too. I use that ine for the Cam/Crank Seal Replace. This other I’ve described is really good. Guy is like a machine.
     
  15. Sep 16, 2020 at 5:55 PM
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    Got a big update today.

    I finally heard back from JBA about the massive header crack and they sent me a new one. No questions asked once I showed them the pics of the crack.

    I decided to check out those remflex gaskets. Courtesy of @Darkness
    I'm pretty excited to see if they work. I read it's important not to torque over about 20 lbft or they will overcompress and crack when they start getting cooked.

    I also got my third member back finally. That means it's official! I've completed my 4wd conversion!

    It ended up taking an extra week for the regear because the dealer for the master bearing kit "forgot" to ship it out to the shop. It ended up taking 8 hours in labor, but I was only charged for 5 because the owner felt bad. I just broke 300 out of the 500 mile break in period and I'm being as careful as I can.
     
  16. Sep 16, 2020 at 6:07 PM
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    @Thrussn the remflex ones are for at the collector. The head flang I used is the Percy's "seal for good". I'm not sure how well those will work.
     
  17. Sep 16, 2020 at 6:49 PM
    Thrussn

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    Uh oh. I guess I'll be the one to test it out. I should be a pro after replacing that damn manifold another time.
     
  18. Sep 16, 2020 at 7:03 PM
    Darkness

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    Drivers side is the harder one too but its not that bad.
     
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  19. Sep 16, 2020 at 7:11 PM
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    Like a inferred laser thermometer? I hate those with a passion!!!! Our “light bulb changers” have one strapped to their hip anytime they’re clocked in. They mainly use them to “trouble shoot” the AC systems. The thing is, they only read surface temps, not air temps, so they are completly worthless when they laser the 45 degree water cooled coil. The coil might be 45, but that doesn’t mean the air is anywhere close to 45.
    Get a bead probe thermometer(sometimes called type K, for ones that plug into multimeters) or even the dial probe thermometers(after you calibrate it in a cup of ice water at 32 degrees while stirring)
     
  20. Sep 16, 2020 at 8:21 PM
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    lsaami Let ‘er buck

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    Well, y’all can’t say I don’t put in the work for your parts. Here I am at 9:00PM in the dark pulling stuff off this turd. I’m pretty thankful for my light bar right about now.

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    It was time. New Denso iridium spark plugs in the Tundra after 30K.


    Gave each one a little coating of spark plug protectant on the white part and coil electrical connectors, and a little anti-seize on the threads (but not too close to the tip). I think I did an ok job for my first time changing plugs ever. Also noticed 3 coil packs that were brown-tipped and probably ready to replace. Can't tell a huge difference after this job but I'm sure the engine appreciates it.

    The tool worked out perfectly! It holds the plugs magnetically rather than with a rubber grip. Thanks again for the recommendation, @Professional Hand Model.

     
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    Looks great! How did you get rid of the holes in body??
     
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  23. Sep 17, 2020 at 5:47 AM
    Professional Hand Model

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    Will a meat probe work?:rofl:
     
  24. Sep 17, 2020 at 5:49 AM
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    Yes!!! That’s kinda what I meant by dial thermometer, but a digital will work too
     
  25. Sep 17, 2020 at 5:55 AM
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    @revtune likes those, Percys as well. Good reviews.
     
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    Would you two quit making it more difficult? Just get up to op temp, then open the radiator cap. Then you can directly read the temp. Duh.
     
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    I'd like to tackle the lack of a feature that's annoyed me for awhile, having no key fob.

    My VIN on Toyota.com/owners (GREAT resource) reveals this truck did not come with a port or factory installed remote keyless entry system.

    At some point my Tundra might've had an aftermarket security system installed, as the guy I bought it from provided a non-Toyota fob, saying it never worked. Looked exactly like this photo:


    There was also a little alarm light in the dash switch blank but it wasn't plugged in, and not knowing what it was back then, I replaced it with an actual blank. It looked like this (pic not from a Tundra):


    My goal is to discover what I already have, and/or start from scratch installing an entry system, if needed. Where do I begin? Does anyone have a working fob, and what's it like? I feel super outdated, manually unlocking my doors and not having any sort of alarm system. Excited to hear what the experts have to say!
     
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  28. Sep 17, 2020 at 10:35 PM
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    Got the new header in. The high temp JB weld only lasted about a week and the crack got about twice as big.

    The remflex gasket did good on the test drive. I suppose time will tell. The single drivers side header took me 6 hours to do, but that included wrapping the new header with heat wrap as well as taking the header off a second time. I realized I put the gasket on backwards after I got everything hand tight because the air injection ports didn't line up right. :censored:
     
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  29. Sep 18, 2020 at 4:44 AM
    ktundra

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    The factory Toyota remote is not integrated with the key, as you have shown above. It looks like this:
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    Since you said the LED was not attached, I suspect the previous alarm system was completely taken out. The first place I would look, is behind the driver's side kick panel. Remove the plastic kick panel, just to the left of the parking brake. Look for signs of black tape covering up wires that do not look like it was placed there from the factory; areas that look like someone previously spliced in aftermarket alarm wiring. If you can take apart the lower dashboard section under the steering wheel, take a look there as well. Otherwise, just look under the driver side dash and look for any patched up areas with black electrical tape, or even loose/disconnected wiring.

    Post pictures so we can help determine your situation.

    Either way, if found, I would not bother putting the old system back in place. You should just put in a new system for the cost and effort involved. You probably want a 2nd key fob as well. I recommend a remote starter/remote lock,unlock, especially if you live in CO. I self installed a Viper 4105V that sells for around $85 now on the Amazons. Mind you, it doesn't have an alarm, but I felt having the remote lock and start capability brought it up to 2020 standards! Alternately, you can get a remote lock/alarm setup, but those units cost around $170, or get all three options (lock/start/alarm) for $360. If you are not able to self-install, locate a reputable car audio/alarm shop in your area with good reviews, and have been in business for a long time (10+ years).
     
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  30. Sep 18, 2020 at 5:16 AM
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    lsaami Let ‘er buck

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    take the kick panel and left drivers foot panel off and have a look-see. there might be a keyless system hanging out in there. There was in by truck when I took everything apart to install my keyless system.
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