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Hello - KlausVanWinkle made me do it.

Discussion in '120-Series Toyotas' started by oemoilleaks, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. oemoilleaks

    oemoilleaks

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    Hello all.

    I've just recently (6mo ago) picked up an '07 GX470, after the consul and convincing of long-time friend KlausVanWinkle.

    We've had different automotive pursuits in the past, and honestly I bought this to be a tow vehicle to pull my other broken bad choices to the track or home from a rally. I wanted something I could daily and that I could sleep in at the track.

    First I need to finish baselining the car... timing belt is due in about 4k miles and I'll need to replace the leaking header so common for this engine. I want to leave it stock, but as I can't leave anything alone for long I'm sure I'll be tapping in to the knowledge of this forum to make some "improvements" to the car.

    Cheers,
    Joe

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    "Keeping it stock," that's cute. So when are we trimming that sheet metal and wedging 35s in?

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    Careful what you sign up for big boy. I know you have a garage now!
     
  5. oemoilleaks

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    Speaking of that maintenance items that are upcoming, is there a parts resource everyone uses for OEM stuff?
     
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    Welcome, and yeah...I think you'll be trimming sheet metal pretty soon if you hang out here much :clap:

    I'll let someone else answer re OEM parts - I don't have a go to per se
     
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    Beno And I hear a new guy replaced CruiserDan.
     
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    Any idea who that new guy is?
     
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    Sounds like Beno isn't taking new "clients" anymore. Maybe I hadn't noticed because I'm an old client or don't own a Toyota anymore... but anyway the new guys might be these two who work at the same dealership:
    Sam Stewart
    Kyle Toyota OEM
     
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    Good to know! I'll have to ask someone about all the While You're In THere parts and part numbers!
     
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    Maybe Beno can shoot you the part number list of all that stuff and Sam can fulfill the order.
     
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    Oh s*** that would be great! But can I keep posting in this thread to get enough posts that I can send messages?
     
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    Email might be better anyway. It doesn't say how many you need. But a lot of things open up after 10 posts.
     
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    Well like Jon Bovi always says "we're [more than] half way there!"
     
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    That's a 16" wheel which will not work on the GX unless you "clearance" the front calipers so you can get the smaller wheels on.
     
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    Ah, I was wondering about that. That's a bummer. 16" tires are usually substantially cheaper.
     
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    Welcome! The GX is an awesome platform to play with!

    I use @cruiseroutfit for most of the stuff I do on mine.
     
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    "minor cupping on one of the tires" WTF? you take these tires for a thai massage?
     
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    Oh great!

    I need to do the whole timing belt service with all the "while you're in there" goodies. I also have the infamous cracked header. Anyone know what the part numbers are for all the items I'll need?