Tundra finally has it's first problem

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  1. stevena198301

    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Whelp... Having my first issue with the Tundra. On the trip home from work yesterday, I looked down to see my temp gauge climbing over into the red. Let off the gas to pull over, and it started creeping back down.

    Called my dad (a mechanic), and he said it was likely a coolant hose collapsed, given the symptom of only happening during acceleration. He went on to say, if it ran hot, check your radiator, it's probably busted. Sure enough, hose is squishy, and radiator has a leak from over heating.

    Anywho, a trip to eBay and $350 later, a new radiator, hoses, and thermostat are on the way. I'm not mad or upset. I figure if I only have to throw in $350 every 261000 miles, I'm getting off easy!
     
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    bang you'r dead Canada Forum Mod. Eh! Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Nice. I had a Nissan 4x4 (1986.5 model) that I had for 17 years. I replaced the fuel pump and a few other things, but all in all, I put less than $2000 into that vehicle in 17 years. 261K miles is a lot, regardless of what you are driving.
     
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    I lost my hub assembly Saturday about 40 miles from my spot. Fortunately there was a carquest in that town and I had tools. Estimated repair was $900 w/tow. I got it done for $150 lol
     
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    176000 on my 07 Tundra Crewmax and had to sink $125.00 into mine to replace a broken leaf spring. First repairs of any kind.
     
  5. stevena198301

    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    274k and change after our ride around in the snow this afternoon. Trying real hard for 400k.
     
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    grande long Refuge Member

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    radiators themselves have a usefull life span at 261000 you should replace that anyway.
     
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    I said that too but now that I'm within 10k of it I'm thinking why not 500k?

    True, but they can certainly go longer. In some cases you may as well drive it till it breaks then replace.
     
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    thatguy2 Elite Refuge Member

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    I had the same pickup. 1986.5 extended cab 4x4. That thing was indestructible and Inwish I still had it.
     
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    Those old Nissan hardbodies were pretty rugged. The old Toyota too.
     
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    Hawkeyebowhunter New Member

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    my '99 4 Runner has 245k on it, bought used with like 220k. AC doesn't work, other than that she's good to go. Trying to save up for a newer Tundra as I really prefer having a truck. Grew up in a Chevy household-will never own one w/o a warranty again. Toyota's all the way for me
     

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