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  1. paulmars

    OEM or aftermarket?

    hat are the best brands for: front disk brakes wheel bearing seals and grease 2003 tacoma with 68k miles on it. 2wd, 5 speed. 2.3L engine. No options except the enhancement package (AC, allow wheels, painted bumpers, and 2 extra front speakers). No short trips under 5 miles. Rarely driven on the highway. No off roading, no mud. Although many of the roads here are packed shell rock and very old worn out asphalt. West central florida. 3 miles from the beach. Most times its just used like a car. very rarely anything heavy transported, although seven times since 2003 I loaded her up to and maybe even beyond the rated capacity. Finally I need new front brakes and will repack the front wheel bearings at the same time. Once in 14 years not too bad, huh? Should I go OEM or are there equal or better quality after market parts available. tks, pa
  2. I replaced my fuel filter on my 2003 2.4L tacoma 2wd. 65k miles. At the same time I checked the valves. No valve adjustment needed. Now I hear 4 to 6 rapid metallic clicks when i start the engine cold. Once it happened when it was warm. This fuel filter is not original equipment. ideas? tks, pa
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    2wd differential oil type?

    Toy book says 80w-90 or 85w-90 for 0 degree F or below. Straight 90 wt for above 0 degree. Here in central Fl, its never below 40 F and never below 60 when I drive. Typically 75 tp 95 F. However, I cant find straight 90 wt anywhere. All that I can find is 80w-90. Is that ok? Also, its carquest brand. It is API service GL-5 which is what toy calls for. OK to use? This will be my 1st and maybe only diff oil change. I do want this vehicle to last forever. 2003 2.4L 2wd 5 speed std cab 62,000 miles tks, pa
  4. How do I troubleshoot this? All fuses are good. 2003 2.4L 2wd 5 speed std cab 62,000 miles thanks for any help. pa