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CT18fireman

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Western CT
Well my Toyota finally let me down, sort of. Pulled it in ysterday to unload the spreader. Afterwards took it down to the deli to get lunch. By the time I got back had a good amount of steam from under the hood. Turned out to be the water pump had failed. Not a bad job to do but I was a little upset. That changed when I remembered that I had never done a water pump, or anything to this truck. 312,000 miles on a single water pump is pretty good IMO. Truck is back together now but I am keeping the plow and spreader off until I see flakes falling.
 

John DiMartino

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Location
Walden,NY
You should be given an award for getting 312K out of the head gasket,let alone the water pump.If that is a 22R-E ,those things usually eat head gaskets,and crack heads on occasioni I have repaired quite few.You must be on top of coolant flushes,most people do not maintain their cooling system,until theres a problem.
 
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CT18fireman

Banned
Location
Western CT
Every year it is flushed. Actually the early Toyota v6s were known for bad head gaskets. I have never had a problem with the 4 cylinders. I do a lot of preventive maintenance thoug. I am more then happy with the durability of the Toyota.
 
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CT18fireman

Banned
Location
Western CT
Only the beds? Want to know why? The cabs were made and front were made in Japan they were shipped over without beds to save space. They then added the beds in CA. So the rusty beds are due to cheap American steel and shoddy welding techniques.
 

wxmn6

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Location
Claverack, NY
Usually the rear bumper is the first one to rust out. A few years ago the rear bumper on my truck rusted out so badly that the step plate was gone and the bumper was in two pieces. I replaced it with a new bumper. Also the bed near the exhaust area is rusting out which is also common.

But still my Toyota is a strong and dependable truck.
 

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