Links for Tech


How to: Remove trail pinstriping
https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/how-to-remove-trail-pinstriping.504693/
Using random-orbit buffer and a cutting compound. Don't overdo it, or do it to frequently, without checking the paint depth, or else risk going through the clear coat.
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Type: HowTo

Tacoma Towing Mirrors
https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/my-towing-mirrors.22244/
Modification using Dodge swivel-out towing mirrors
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Type: HowTo Attributes: Upgrade/Aftermarket
Year: 2004, 2005, 2006 ... 2013, 2014, 2015
Make/Model: Toyota Tacoma

Tacoma Towing Bible Thread
https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/the-tacoma-towing-bible.4031/
Details on setting up towing for 1st and 2nd generation Tacomas Table of Contents. Post 1. About your author, Disclaimer and Table of Contents. Post 2. Gen 1 Trucks, and their options and tow ratings. Post 3. Gen 2 Trucks, and their options and tow ...more
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Type: HowTo, Tow report
Year: 1992, 1993, 1994 ... 2013, 2014, 2015
Make/Model: Toyota Tacoma

5.7 Tundra DIY transmission fluid change
http://www.tundratalk.net/forums/maintenance-repair/106946-5-7-tundra-diy-transmission-fluid-change.html
Steps to check the tranny fluid level (by a drain plug) and to replace the fluid without using a flushing machine.
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Type: HowTo
Year: 2007, 2008, 2009 ... 2016, 2017, 2018
Make/Model: Toyota Tundra Engine: Dodge 5.7L V8

Ford Axle Lubricant Specs
https://www.fcsdchemicalsandlubricants.com/Main/quickref/axlelube.pdf
Capacities and lubricant types for all Fords 2008-2017
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Type: Specs
Year: 2008, 2009, 2010 ... 2015, 2016, 2017
Make/Model: Ford F150, F150-SVT, F250, F350, F350CC, F350DRW, F450CC, F450PU, F550CC, Ranger

Engine of the Month - Ford 2.7-Liter Twin Turbo EcoBoost V-6
http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/a12933/engine-of-the-month-ford-2-7-liter-twin-turbo-ecoboost-v-6-16723072/
Popular Mechanics goes into the specific features of the 2.7L Ecoboost, including a split block with an aluminum lower half, iron upper half.
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Type: Discussion
Year: 2015
Engine: Ford 2.7L V6 TT

Tundra and Sequoia Air Injection System HowTo
http://www.tundraheadquarters.com/blog/tundra-sequoia-air-injection-induction-pump/
Causes and remediation options for Toyota Tundra owners with the UR 4.6/5.7L engines, a check engine light, and one or more of the codes: P0418 P0419 P2440 P2441 P2442 P2443 P2445 P2447 It’s been brought to our attention that many 2007 or 2008 ...more
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Type: HowTo, TSB
Year: 2008, 2009, 2010
Make/Model: Toyota Tundra Engine: Toyota 4.6L V8, 5.7L V8

Diagnosing Tundra Air Pump Failures
http://forum.ih8mud.com/threads/air-pump-failures.402819/
Includes TSB and Technical Reference information on when the air pump runs. The latest TSB is T-SB-0160-11 Rev 2 http://media.fixed-ops.com/Toy_ServiceBulletins/sb0160T11.pdf
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Type: HowTo, TSB
Year: 2008, 2009, 2010 ... 2013, 2014, 2015
Make/Model: Toyota Tundra Engine: Toyota 5.7L V8

Recalls Look-up by VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/
Check the recalls for your VIN.
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Type: TSB

Ford 6.8L - 3V Engine & 6R140 Transmission
http://www.newyorkbussales.com/ford-engine.cfm
Bluebird Bus company details the 6R140 and 6.8L 3V V10 engine. Includes performance comparisons to the GM 8.1L V8 and Allison 1000 and 2000 transmissions.
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Type: Specs Attributes: Dyno results
Year: 2011, 2012, 2013 ... 2015, 2016, 2017
Make/Model: Ford F450CC, F550CC Engine: Ford 6.8L V10; GM 8.1L V8

1994-08 Dodge Front End Issues and the Dreaded Death Wobble |
http://blog.dieselpowerproducts.com/dodge-front-end-issues-and-the-dreaded-death-wobble
Detailed write up on the 94-08 Dodge HD front suspension including the causes of "death wobble" and the roots of the Chrysler recalls and eventual NHTSA settlement.
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Type: HowTo
Year: 1994, 1995, 1996 ... 2006, 2007, 2008
Make/Model: Dodge 1500, 2500, 3500, 3500DRW

EcoBoost police fleet vehicles update
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/28252618.cfm
Police department fleet experience with several 3.5L V6 Ford Ecoboosts finds that carbon build up is higher (due to idling perhaps) and is using BG fuel treatment.
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Type: TSB
Year: 2014, 2015
Engine: Ford 3.5L V6 TT

HEUI - How High-Pressure Oil Injection Systems Work - Diesel Power Magazine
http://www.dieselpowermag.com/tech/ford/1304dp_heui_how_high_pressure_oil_injection_systems_work/
For those of you who haven’t spent much time around the Power Stroke name, the first 14 years of its production (the 7.3L and 6.0L) utilized a hydraulically activated, electronically controlled, unit injector (HEUI) fuel system. While this ...more
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Type: Discussion
Year: 1994, 1995, 1996 ... 2005, 2006, 2007
Engine: Ford 7.3L V8

Forum: CP3 in Ram verses CP4 in Ford and GM
https://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/28204395/srt/pa/pging/1/page/1
Discussion about Bosch HPFP CP4 applications on Ford and GM diesels, including details on the construction of the pump and why it's susceptible to failing: It is in the laws of physics... First, they used the fuel, diesel, as the CP4's internal's ...more
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Type: Discussion
Year: 2013, 2014, 2015
Engine: Dodge 6.7L I6; Ford 6.7L V8; GM 6.6L V8

Mr Truck on Econo Maxx
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXTBPWwZUjo&list=UUdso4R9XOfvkk70dNmCxZ7w
Video review of an airflow product enhancing the Bernoulli effect. States that Ford uses a related product in the 3.5L Ecoboost.
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Type: Discussion Attributes: Dyno results, Upgrade/Aftermarket, Video

Honda 2000i Carb Job With Photos
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/22602186/srt/pa/pging/1/page/1
Nice writeup on servicing the carb on the common Honda gennies: I wanted to share a bit of my time and knowledge of the Honda 2000 I generator. I know that this time of year we all want to get things started and dont want to have the hassle of ...more
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Type: HowTo, Water cooler Attributes: Video

How is Coking related to diesel engines?
http://www.gotengines.com/blog/diesel-engines/coking-related-diesel-engines
Specially about the Ford 6.0L PowerStroke but applies to any diesel with an EGR valve.
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Type: HowTo Attributes: Photos
Year: 2007, 2008, 2009
Engine: Ford 6.0L V8

Chevrolet Silverado Gears Up for 2015
http://media.gm.com/media/us/en/gm/news.detail.html/content/Pages/news/us/en/2014/Aug/0820-8speed/0820-silverado-8-...
Press release for the GM 8L90 8 speed transmission first used in the 2015+ Silverado 1500s with the 6.2L V8.
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Type: Specs
Year: 2015
Make/Model: Chevrolet 1500

Chrysler: 8-Speed Automatic Transmission Update and Service Best Practices
http://courses.chrysleracademy.com/MT201211/shell_popups/pdf/Reference.pdf
Tech manual on servicing the 8HP70 transmission.
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Type: Specs
Year: 2013
Make/Model: Dodge 1500

Aftermarket transmission cooler results and analysis
http://www.ram1500diesel.com/forum/ram-1500-diesel-towing-hauling/2559-aftermarket-transmission-cooler-results-analysis...
Adding a transmission cooler to a 8HP70 in a 2013+ Ram 1500 Ecodiesel, includes temperature comparisons.
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Type: HowTo
Year: 2013
Make/Model: Dodge 1500 Engine: Dodge 3.0L V6 CRD