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Old 05-19-2015, 01:28 PM   #1
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Tundra 5.7L Maintenance

My 2010 Tundra 5.7L 2wd is at about 56k miles. I'm leaving for a trip out to Utah in June so I'm thinking about getting it serviced before the trip.

I'm going to have the oil changed, AT transmission fluid changed as per the Toyota maintenance guide Special Operating Condition plus have them inspection the brakes, belts etc.

I'll check the air filter and cabin air filter myself.

Anything else I should have them check? There is something in the maintenance guide about re-torqueing the propeller shaft bolt.



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Old 05-19-2015, 06:41 PM   #2
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Re: Toyota Tundra periodic maintenance

At 60-65,000 miles, we had these additional services performed on our 2008 Tundra (Crewmax, 5.7L, 2WD):
  • Replaced serpentine belt = $120 parts + $80 labor. Note: Recommended for desert southwest heat and dusty conditions.

  • Flushed power steering fluid & rack (fluid dirty and contaminated) = $124.95.

The following dealer-recommended service was DECLINED:
  • Decarbonize intake manifold, valves, injectors, etc. with "carb cleaner-type additive" = $237.88.

Note: I think retorquing driveshaft bolts is included in BLUE SERVICE, if you have this done. However, this is from memory; and I'm not absolutely sure.

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Old 05-20-2015, 08:04 AM   #3
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I'm the 2nd owner and its a Toyota certified preowned purchase. Should I get the brake system flushed and refilled? The owners maintenance manual doesn't show this on the list.

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Old 05-20-2015, 09:05 AM   #4
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Flushing the brakes isn't a bad idea. On Mercedes is a requirement every two years, Toyota, not so much. Brake fluid is hydroscopic, meaning picks up water and over time that can contribute to corrosion in internal connections and parts.

I would also look at getting the cooling system checked and flushed if it hasn't been done yet. And a looksee at the belts and check for any leaks and it should be good to go.

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Don't shoot me for not having a Toyota, but check the service interval of the rear diff fluid. I would change it if it's coming up.
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:42 AM   #6
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Got the Tundra serviced at the local Toyota dealer. Oil changed, auto transmission flushed, rear differential oil, brake system flush. Everything seems to be in order for my trip to Utah next week.

Air filter is clean and I replaced the cabin air filter myself.


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