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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bptbd, Sep 13, 2019 at 9:36 AM.

  1. Sep 13, 2019 at 9:36 AM
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    bptbd

    bptbd [OP] New Member

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    HI Everyone,

    I currently own a 2005 Toyota 4Runner Sport Edition that has 225,000 miles on it. To be honest before I bought this vehicle in 2008, I never drove a 4Runner before. It was the first one I drove and the first one I bought that day. I have been very happy with it to this day.
    I have done as much work on it as I can myself. I am a "self-taught" type of mechanic to say.
    Due to my job loss and huge cut in pay 4 years ago, I am still hoping I can get another 4Runner down the road. Toyota vehicles hold their value and are great ones to own.
    Thanks again for allowing me to be part of this Forum.
     
    SCMountaineer, Bob and toy33 like this.
  2. Sep 13, 2019 at 9:43 AM
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    brownbear

    brownbear Relax

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    OB Fl
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    2018 4Runner TRD OFF ROAD
    NFab side steps TRD matte blk wheels K&N airfilter, go rhino rear hitch step,
    Welcome from FL. You've got a reliable SUV to hold you over till later.
     
  3. Sep 13, 2019 at 10:49 AM
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    JET4

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  4. Sep 14, 2019 at 6:18 AM
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    SlvrSlug

    SlvrSlug New Member

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    Slightly modded
  5. Sep 14, 2019 at 5:33 PM
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    The Blue Pearl

    The Blue Pearl New Member

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    Take care of it and it will take care of you !!!

    Welcome from northern Maryland :hattip:
     
  6. Sep 16, 2019 at 3:04 AM
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    captsolo

    captsolo New Member

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    Do your rear differential with Synthetic 80W 90 (3 quarts). Always take the fill plug out first. Drain and fill until it overflows. Done. Takes under 1 hour in your driveway.

    Tranny fluid at 100,000 miles should be done by someone experienced - like the dealer. But, if you can find a good shop drain 6 quarts of OEM, and add exactly 6 quarts OEM. You can get a filter and gasket at Amazon. There's no dip stick in your 4runner. Don't do a flush!

    I'd get that Zerex 150,000 miles coolant (Asian cars) and get two gallons in there. Don't flush.

    Get it up on a lift with good mechanic and let him check out and replace lower arms and 2 new bushing. 2 Swaybar. These are cheap and can be AM.

    Check battery with voltmeter (12.6 not running) 14.5 (with alternator running). battery's last just 4 years IMO.

    Spray light underbody corrosion under radiator with corrosion X.

    SR5 145,000 miles V6. (Nassau, Bahamas)
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2019 at 3:24 AM

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