Its saving grace is that BB is located in the middle of nowhere texas, its crazy hot in the summer, and its near the "scary" border. Beautiful region. The Mexican side is on my to do list.Just spent 8 days in Big Bend, cruising nice and slow and working this transmission in. Glad we didn’t leave without seeing it, absolutely stunning.
I would be upset too but I brought a new truck and had problems with it so stuff happens. At least you don’t have to deal with warranties and customer service and the dealership monkeys tearing stuff up while making warranty repairs.evidently, that’s what I’ve got to do. I figured we were ok as the camper and interior are all aluminum but I guess and the steel armor and gear I’m hauling took a toll. I’m just shock that it happened so shortly after purchase - only 3500 miles of my driving And I’ve been taking it easy cruising slow for the most part and staying well under all speed limits at all times.
If it were me I would install a secondary transmission cooler with fan AND run a high quality synthetic fluid in it and be done with it.
I'd go the @Jnich77 route to avoid the strawberry milkshake, but that's a good plan, too.If it were me I would install a secondary transmission cooler with fan AND run a high quality synthetic fluid in it and be done with it.
I'd go the @Jnich77 route to avoid the strawberry milkshake, but that's a good plan, too.
Either way, change the ATF every 50,000 miles if it's subjected to hard use. It's pretty easy to do on a 2nd gen Tacoma, and is in line with Toyota's revised severe duty maintenance schedule, iirc.