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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. Apr 10, 2021 at 11:44 AM
    FirstGenVol

    FirstGenVol The "Mangler"

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    Too many
    Got a link? I need to do this.
     
  2. Apr 10, 2021 at 12:09 PM
    jimf909

    jimf909 Battery almost dead...

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    '03 Tundra SR5 AC 4.7 TRD w/LSD
    Dead stock with oem 16" starfish wheels. We'll see how long that lasts. :) Topper of unknown origin.
    Initially I wasn't a fan of the red stripe until I saw the red ignition key light. Now I see that it really it really ties the dash together.:thumbsup:

     
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  3. Apr 10, 2021 at 12:50 PM
    theblurry1

    theblurry1 ~

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    Castle Rock, CO
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    2001 Thunder Grey Tundra AC Limited 4x4 V8
    (Camper conversion underway.) Rebuilt engine w/265K miles, A.R.E. camper shell (w/cab pass-through, rooftop fan, and side windows delete), bedlinered steel ladder rack (w/wooden rooftop deck and hammock mount), all LED lights (red dash, 4" side floods, 32" rear bar), Android head unit, 1.5" lift from Bilstein 5100 struts, 32" DuraTrac tires on factory rims, 1.5" wheel spacers, Moog suspension parts, SuperSprings leaf kit, diff drop, Reese trailer brake control, GoRhino Hitch Step, debadged, F-150 rear bumper, Sequoia center console unit upgrade, partial rear bench seat delete, dashcam, aftermarket speakers, 50% sound deadening coverage, custom tools unit.

    Hey guys! A lot of you have been wondering about the progress on my rig and where we're at with the engine rebuild. The engine is all installed and looks so clean; unfortunately I'd put in the wrong rear main seal, causing no oil pressure.

    I'd love to tell you a lot has been done since then, but that ain't true. I've had zero motivation these past few weeks to drop the transmission and get to the seal so this project can be finished, it just seems like one problem after another. The other day I finally started on it and got essentially nowhere. The driveshaft has to be removed according to the Factory Service Manual, and those bolts are in there so tight.

    This "forced" me to upgrade my 3/8" to a 1/2" impact, and that got the front shaft bolts out, but the ones on it in the middle of the truck will not budge. The transmission crossmember in the way forces the impact into an inefficient angle. A breaker bar spins the shaft and doesn't seem to work even with my buddy holding it. I've had the bolts soaking in PB Blaster and will maybe try again today. At least he brought a trans. jack which is safer.

    Looks like I might be able to get away with not dropping the exhaust. After the drive shaft comes out, I have to remove the bell housing bolts (for the sixth time), crossmember bolts, trans. mount bolts, make sure all the wires/cables are off, and disconnect the torque converter from the drive plate. I am hoping I can pinch off the coolant lines right before their radiator connections and angle everything back and down without disconnecting the lines at the trans. and having to drain it. Also hope there's no more driveshaft stuff, that crap scares me. It's all so tight in here.

    Anyone know of any tutorials of 1st Gen Trans. removal, or have any advice from doing this job? I'm guessing most have had a shop replace their transmission... The FSM makes everything look more complicated. ;) The thought has indeed crossed my mind to have this truck towed to a shop so they can finish out this rear main seal job, but I'm sure that'd be $2,000... I want to get back to working on more fun stuff like painting the truck and building the camper.

    Thanks for asking, when it's all said and done I will do a build page even though I'm no professional. If anything just for archival rather than tutorial purposes.
     
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  4. Apr 10, 2021 at 2:45 PM
    onesojourner

    onesojourner Here, let me derail that for you

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    Well that was fast. I will probably start on this next week.
     
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  5. Apr 10, 2021 at 3:09 PM
    912

    912 Mountain lover stuck in a sandbox

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    I can totally imagine how you feel after all that work, just to have to drop the trans again. Keep your head high man, seems like you've done a great job from what I have seen in this thread. Almost there!
     
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  6. Apr 10, 2021 at 3:13 PM
    NUDRAT

    NUDRAT New Member

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    Sometimes it's the little things. Finally removed the broken vent visor from the rear window I've only opened to see if it opened. Then, finally removed the old dead dried on double stick tape. It took 2 days, goo-gone, rags, lots of goo-gone, & finally a razor blade & more goo-gone. But it's gone.
    (... & I finally called the previous owner to find out when the T.B. was last changed. Left a message w/ Mom who's house sitting until they get back next week.) :fingerscrossed:

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  7. Apr 10, 2021 at 6:06 PM
    lsaami

    lsaami Let ‘er buck

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    2000 Tundra Limited 4x4 "$1100 Build"
    3/2" lift, visor, 285/75/16, eibach pro-truck, Cvj axles custom lighting
    Had a solo road trip today, about 12 hours, 380 miles each way. I discovered a few issues.

    1, it’s overheating. I went out empty, coolant temps about 190-195. On the way back, with a 3000lb trailer, I was running 200-205, and it got up to 215 for a moment.

    2, I think it’s running lean. At cruising, idle, or partial throttle, my long term fuel trims are 21.88%, with short terms bouncing from 5%-19%. From everything I can gather, that’s not normal.


    Any advice or help would be appreciated.
     
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  8. Apr 10, 2021 at 6:13 PM
    Tundra2

    Tundra2 Zoinked

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    Deer guard, LED everything.
    Put toolbox back on with lil bro.

    Took 4 beer hammock selfie afterwards.
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  9. Apr 10, 2021 at 7:00 PM
    MrDirtjumper

    MrDirtjumper New(ish) Member

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  10. Apr 10, 2021 at 7:06 PM
    Maker

    Maker New Member

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    Wyoming County, PA
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    2002 Red Tundra SR5 AC 4.7 TRD
    Did my "Rustoleum Professional Grade Bedliner kit" today. Also put on my side steps. After that, the only thing I'm good for tonight is drinking beers. :)
     
  11. Apr 10, 2021 at 7:08 PM
    Tundra2

    Tundra2 Zoinked

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    Deer guard, LED everything.
    :cheers:
     
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  12. Apr 10, 2021 at 8:53 PM
    empty_lord

    empty_lord They see me rollin'

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    custom body work, Billies with taco ARB springs, Icon AAL, TRD FJ trail team wheels, 2019 Toyota 86 radio, Blacked out interior, Added factory power everything, heater mirrors, ETC
    How old is the radiator? 215 isn’t HORRIBLE. But it is high. As for running lean, yes it is. very. Surprised it didn’t set a code
     
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  13. Apr 10, 2021 at 9:20 PM
    KarmaKannon

    KarmaKannon Master of None

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  14. Apr 11, 2021 at 7:00 AM
    FirstGenVol

    FirstGenVol The "Mangler"

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    Too many
    Thanks. It says it's only for 03 and up Tundra but I wonder if that's incorrect. :monocle:
     
  15. Apr 11, 2021 at 7:07 AM
    lsaami

    lsaami Let ‘er buck

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    3/2" lift, visor, 285/75/16, eibach pro-truck, Cvj axles custom lighting
    Radiator is most likely original. I pulled the radiator cap and found some gunk, but the coolant is only 2 years old as it was swapped when the frame was swapped.

    I ran this sucker up the black hills wide open in the 95 degree heat with the AC blasting pulling 4500lbs last summer and it didn’t go over 215, so something is definitely up.

    as far as the lean condition, everything goes down to 0.0 at wide open. LTFT, STFT, and upstream 02 voltage. I’m sure the running lean isn’t helping my overheating either.

    I’m going to clean the maf sensor and and give the fuel filter a good soaking.
     
  16. Apr 11, 2021 at 7:43 AM
    KarmaKannon

    KarmaKannon Master of None

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    If your steering wheel looks like the one pictured it should fit. If not they might have a different one. The pictures tell the story.
     
  17. Apr 11, 2021 at 7:45 AM
    Tundra2

    Tundra2 Zoinked

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    Deer guard, LED everything.
  18. Apr 11, 2021 at 7:47 AM
    KNABORES

    KNABORES Not so new-ish Member

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    Bilstein 5100's 16x8 589's with 265/75/16 and 1.25" spacers Flowmaster 50 series over the axle dump Westin bull bar with 20" LED Pioneer touchscreen with backup camera Full interior and dash LED conversion Trailer brake controller with 7 pin Bedliner coat bumpers trim and tool box
    Cool sticker. at the rate I'm going (6-7k miles per year) I'll get my sticker in 6 years!
     
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  19. Apr 11, 2021 at 7:52 AM
    Tundra2

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    Deer guard, LED everything.
    :hattip:

    If my commute stays the same I'll get my 400K sticker in a year or two. Sitting around 340 iirc.
    Screenshot_20210411-095113_Nexar.jpg

    October was one of my most "driven" months, but I average a little more than 2k a month.
     
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  20. Apr 11, 2021 at 9:00 AM
    FrenchToasty

    FrenchToasty Desert rat

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    1/3 seat delete for a upcoming trip with lots of gear.5846C3CB-4956-4542-9480-D8228DFBCFEF.jpg
     
  21. Apr 11, 2021 at 9:52 AM
    Jack McCarthy

    Jack McCarthy New Member

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    Do you get reimbursed by your employer for it or are you driving for personal reasons? That would easily be $1000+ in reimbursement money.
     
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  22. Apr 11, 2021 at 10:02 AM
    empty_lord

    empty_lord They see me rollin'

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    custom body work, Billies with taco ARB springs, Icon AAL, TRD FJ trail team wheels, 2019 Toyota 86 radio, Blacked out interior, Added factory power everything, heater mirrors, ETC
    Most places won’t. My pops does at least 60k a year and they won’t cover the gas... hence the corollas with ungodly miles
     
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  23. Apr 11, 2021 at 10:11 AM
    Jack McCarthy

    Jack McCarthy New Member

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    Might be worth to itemize on the taxes. At least before it would have been. I’m not sure now with the increase in the standard deduction.
     
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  24. Apr 11, 2021 at 10:12 AM
    empty_lord

    empty_lord They see me rollin'

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    Eh it’s never been an issue. His commute to work is worth it in his eyes because the pay is almost 4x as high compared to local places

    he’s been doing it 30 years now. It’s just that much cheaper to do the drive rather than live in illinois
     
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  25. Apr 11, 2021 at 10:13 AM
    Tundra2

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    Nope. Now, if they send us to another plant for training (at least 350 miles away) we can take a company sienna or our personal vehicle. On paid trips in our vehicle we get a per mile, per diem for food, and a gas card.

    I've only been on a company trip once and it was for bogus ass training. We were supposed to be learning these new machines, but weren't included in any jobs or repairs done during that week. Kinda a bummer.

    Oh well. I got to look at all the Cape Girardeau college girls that commuted to the factory there. :)

    I was with my ex at the time, and wouldn't have dreamed of crossing that line. I would have lost my dick. Cut off like John Bobbitt.... or worse.
     
  26. Apr 11, 2021 at 10:41 AM
    NWPirate

    NWPirate New Pirate

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    No not Seattle, WA
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    Or worse? :monocle:
     
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  27. Apr 11, 2021 at 11:29 AM
    Glock 40

    Glock 40 I'm here to break shit

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    Way up thar
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    Deadpool Edition
  28. Apr 11, 2021 at 11:43 AM
    Tundra2

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    '02 Tundra V6 SR5 '08 Sequoia V8 SR5
    Deer guard, LED everything.
    Don't ask. I'll get sent to tundra jail...
     
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  29. Apr 11, 2021 at 11:46 AM
    Tundra2

    Tundra2 Zoinked

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    Deer guard, LED everything.
    20210411_134523.jpg

    Clear corners with VLED switch backs.
     
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  30. Apr 11, 2021 at 11:56 AM
    Glock 40

    Glock 40 I'm here to break shit

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    Deadpool Edition
    I like.
    Straighten that bent bar. Hook a tow-rope up to that lower bar on your bumper guard and the other end to a tree. Looks like it would come out pretty easy.
     
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