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Yet another Tacoma World Dude

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Fenwick1993, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. Jan 17, 2014 at 5:25 PM
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    Fenwick1993

    Fenwick1993 [OP] Hillbilly

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    Fenwick
    Chesapeake, VA
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    96 Tacoma Xtracab 2.4L
    Rebuilt engine, painted it bright green and hand-polished the valve cover. Lots of stickers.
    Sup guys, I'm Fenwick, running the same username on Tacoma World. I drive a 96 2wd Xtracab Tacoma with the 2.4L, but one day I would like to have a Tundra, though that may be a good while away. But in the meantime, I can read up on them, and what better place to do that than here? :)
    For those of you that don't know me, I'm holed up in Chesapeake, VA, and I bought my Tacoma for $250 off of Craigslist a year and a half ago. Guy advertised it as having a blown head gasket, but when I yanked the engine, I found that the freeze plug behind the timing chain had fallen out, giving the oil that carmel-colored, goopy oil. So I pushed that plug back in and decided to rebuild the engine from the ground up.

    Taco at Robs.jpg Muddin 047.jpg Motor Painted.jpg
     
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  2. Jan 17, 2014 at 5:28 PM
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    Bob

    Bob Member Staff Member

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    Welcome! How much did you put into it so far?
     
  3. Jan 17, 2014 at 5:36 PM
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    Fenwick1993

    Fenwick1993 [OP] Hillbilly

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    Fenwick
    Chesapeake, VA
    Vehicle:
    96 Tacoma Xtracab 2.4L
    Rebuilt engine, painted it bright green and hand-polished the valve cover. Lots of stickers.
    The Tacoma? Including the rebuild, fuel pump, tires, windshield, corner light, and all of that, just a little over 2k. Still gotta replace my upstream o2 sensor (CEL's been on since I hit 1k miles, and I just his 6k yesterday, so...) and fix a coolant leak that sprung up. (thought I fixed it already- looked like the thermostat housing) Power steering pump is going too. But considering that the only things that are wrong with the trucks are things I didn't touch when I rebuilt it, I'm very happy with it. Tis my baby truck!
     
  4. Jan 18, 2014 at 8:48 AM
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    Sean266

    Sean266 #ThinBlueLine Staff Member

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    Welcome to the site!
     
  5. Jan 18, 2014 at 9:58 AM
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    Fenwick1993

    Fenwick1993 [OP] Hillbilly

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    Fenwick
    Chesapeake, VA
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    96 Tacoma Xtracab 2.4L
    Rebuilt engine, painted it bright green and hand-polished the valve cover. Lots of stickers.
    Thanks! Hopefully one day I'll be posting pictures up here of my own Tundra, whenever I can afford to get one. :D
     
  6. Jan 18, 2014 at 7:17 PM
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    MotoTundra

    MotoTundra Adrenaline Addict

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    Great story, that worked out great!
     
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