Draker's Tacoma Thread

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Draker's Tacoma Thread

Postby draker » Sun May 11, 2014 8:45 pm

So I sold me 84 720 KC 4x4 to Izzo. Needed to get something with a little more room but still small and a 4x4. Bought a 2002 Tacoma Double Cab 4x4. SR5 TRD.. blah blah blah...

Got a good deal on it but it needed some maintenance. Previous owner was not a car guy.. bought it put an intake, exhaust, throttle body spacer, tinted the windows, new aux belts, spark plugs.. etc. He only put about 1000 miles on it.. and he had to sell it for financial reasons.

He couldn't tell me if the timing belt had been done.. and it had 147k on it. Hmm.. Red flag. I wheeled and dealed and he knocked the price way down. Over all very clean for it's age and miles. Just needs the maintenance shit to be done.

First things first, timing belt asap. I drove it for a week very gently as it appears the timing belt was 60k over due. wow! I got the timing belt on thursday along with the rest of the 90k maintenance kit.

Not much dattoing got done this weekend.. first things first. Replace timing belt before something awful happens.

The Saturday todo list:

Timing Belt
Idler Roller
Tensioner Roller
Front Crankshaft Seal x 2
Front Camshaft Seals
Water Pump
Hydraulic Tensioner
Thermostat

Here we go:

Remove fan, remove radiator shroud
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Remove aux belts, remove radiator, remove upper timing cover. Inspect timing belt to see if it was really the original.

:aykm:

I was running on borrowed time.
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Remove fan/fluid coupler..

Try to use impact to remove crank bolt... no. Try to wrap pulley with belts and use breaker bar... no. Use breaker bar on crank pulley and bump the starter. YES!!!!!

Remove, crank pulley.. slid off easy. Victory!!
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Remove PS pump, remove AC compressor, Compressor bracket, remove tensioner, remove timing belt. Remove idler pulley #1 and 2. Remove cam pulleys, remove crankshaft timing pulley. Install new seals. Install cam gears, new idlers, new tensioner, new water pump, thermostat
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New timing belt on.. rotate engine 720 degrees. Everything good. (Timing marks off because engine was rotated... :fu: )

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Put everything back together in reverse order... Now how the fuck does one torque a crank bolt to 218 lb ft on an automatic?

Brake out welder, weld shit together. Drill... My shitty torque only goes to 150 lb ft. Fuck you. Start going door to door asking for better torque wrench. Success. Neighbor to the rescue!!

Home made holder tool:
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Torque, try not to shit pants, try not to bust knuckles or face.


Test drive.

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/End of saturday.
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Re: Draker's Tacoma Thread

Postby flatcat19 » Sun May 11, 2014 10:10 pm

That looked like a normal work day for me.


I use a chain wrench to hold the pulley.
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Re: Draker's Tacoma Thread

Postby Laecaon » Sun May 11, 2014 10:50 pm

MMM Taco.
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Re: Draker's Tacoma Thread

Postby draker » Mon May 12, 2014 9:47 pm

flatcat19 wrote:That looked like a normal work day for me.


I use a chain wrench to hold the pulley.



Normal day minus 6 hours.. lol Obviously if I did this job again it would be much faster.

Today I got my key fobs for the alarm system. Everything seems to be working fine. Still trying to see if this alarm has remote start.
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Re: Draker's Tacoma Thread

Postby DRIVEN » Tue May 13, 2014 4:19 am

Those are great pics of the front of the engine. How bout the rest of the truck?
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Re: Draker's Tacoma Thread

Postby draker » Tue May 13, 2014 7:33 am

Coming soon to a thread near you.
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Re: Draker's Tacoma Thread

Postby draker » Tue May 13, 2014 9:35 pm

And award for worst cell pics goes to...........................

Me.

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Re: Draker's Tacoma Thread

Postby Laecaon » Tue May 13, 2014 9:41 pm

Yummy
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Re: Draker's Tacoma Thread

Postby flatcat19 » Tue May 13, 2014 9:42 pm

Moar not lower.
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Re: Draker's Tacoma Thread

Postby datto62073 » Wed May 14, 2014 12:26 pm

Nice taco!
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Re: Draker's Tacoma Thread

Postby draker » Wed May 14, 2014 12:39 pm

Thanks guys.

Gonna pickup some running boards today!
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Re: Draker's Tacoma Thread

Postby Laecaon » Wed May 14, 2014 4:51 pm

Thats not tall enough for running boards... lift it then talk about boards. Also, unless you are buying from a fabrication company (like N-Fab) steps are super uber cheap quality. The likes of Westin, Lund, Trail-FX... all blow, and have shitty chrome. A decent number I have been able to flex with just me standing on it (150lbs).
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Re: Draker's Tacoma Thread

Postby draker » Wed May 14, 2014 4:57 pm

If you're tall enough, it's not an issue. If your short, it's kind of an issue. Not an issue for me but my girlfriend is kinda short.

I won't be lifting this truck.. It's a DD and the mileage is shitty enough already.


Plus, got em on craigslist today on the cheap.
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Re: Draker's Tacoma Thread

Postby flatcat19 » Wed May 14, 2014 6:04 pm

Fuck steps. Rock sliders are different.


As for the short GF-lift her in every time.
Free excuse to cop a feel.
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Re: Draker's Tacoma Thread

Postby Laecaon » Wed May 14, 2014 6:18 pm

Actually yea... girl at my old work, 5'0" drove a F350 with a 10" lift and 37s. No steps.
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Re: Draker's Tacoma Thread

Postby flatcat19 » Wed May 14, 2014 7:26 pm

Giddy-yup.


That girl would kick most of our asses.
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Re: Draker's Tacoma Thread

Postby draker » Mon May 19, 2014 4:10 pm

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Re: Draker's Tacoma Thread

Postby BLUE » Mon May 19, 2014 8:19 pm

good looker !
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Re: Draker's Tacoma Thread

Postby Taterhead » Tue May 20, 2014 4:43 am

Nice and clean. I like it.
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Re: Draker's Tacoma Thread

Postby Ni10 » Tue May 20, 2014 5:19 am

very nice, like how the topper flows with the crewcab. very nice. :thumbs:


only thing needed is a NWD sticker. get to it. OK :D



also like the running boards, thought I'd better say something so others will notice. :fyea:
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