• Auto Pro Tip

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 #103031  by JohnnyP
 Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:00 pm
If your check engine light starts flashing immediately pull over and get your car towed to an auto shop. I had an ignition coil go out on the way to work. Didnt want to have it towed back to my local mechanic which was 70 miles away. So decided to drive it back home after work. Even thought I knew it could damage catalytic converters. Well, it did and now I gotta get both replaced. Total Cost $2200. Whoo hoo!!! They were probably just about dead anyway considering Ive got 370,000 on my Tacoma. And Im getting a rebuilt engine put in soon so might as well get the converters replaced now.
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 #103035  by JohnnyP
 Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:12 pm
almostapathetic wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:04 pm
Does it even VTEC?
Its Single VVT-i. I wish I could upgrade to a Dual VVT-i cause those engines put out an extra 40 hp but I would have to replace the computer as well or get it reflashed.
 #103037  by Hakik
 Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:27 pm
Is it even worth spending $2,200 on a vehicle with 370K miles? I can't imagine a Tacoma with that much mileage on being worth more than $4,000.
 #103038  by Tim_Kerr
 Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:29 pm
An ignition coil and a catalytic converter is probably max $400 in parts and $200 to install ;) ;)
 #103046  by lemmiwinx
 Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:14 pm
cunnalingus wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:10 pm
I usually just turn my car off and on again and it works fine IT SPECALIST!!!!! BOOM!!!
Works almost every time it's tried.

Source: I used to impress the chicks with my knowledge of engine error codes and diagnostic data.
 #103058  by JohnnyP
 Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:17 pm
Hakik wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:27 pm
Is it even worth spending $2,200 on a vehicle with 370K miles? I can't imagine a Tacoma with that much mileage on being worth more than $4,000.
Blue book is 12,000. Tacos keep their value

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Tim_Kerr wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:29 pm
An ignition coil and a catalytic converter is probably max $400 in parts and $200 to install ;) ;)
An ignition coil is 80 bucks and you can replace those easy. Which I will do with the 5 other ones. Tacoma's have 4 converters which are part of the two exhaust manifolds. One side is 1000 other is side is 800 plus new gaskets and labor. Total about $2200
 #103063  by HolidayFriday
 Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:30 pm
Auto pro tip: if your vehicle has 370,000 miles on it, pull over and call a tow truck. :lol:
 #103067  by JohnnyP
 Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:35 pm
HolidayFriday wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:30 pm
Auto pro tip: if your vehicle has 370,000 miles on it, pull over and call a tow truck. :lol:
Well, I am buying a new honda pilot for lady grey bush. Not going to have two car payments so I'll be getting a new engine. 7,500 is a helluva lot less than 35,000.