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How To Remove Your Tundra’s Transmission Valve Body

Following up on our two-part interview with John Lombardo of Import Performance Transmissions (IPT), some people may be interested in purchasing a modified valve body for their Tundra’s transmission.

Just to recap, IPT’s transmission modifications are designed to make your truck shift a little more crisply, reduce wear on internal transmission components, and enhance durability. One of the services IPT offers is to send you a new valve body that offers all of the above benefits.

Based on this video from IPT,swapping out the old valve body for the new one looks pretty manageable for someone with the tools and time – check it out:

Reseting The Tundra’s Oil Change Reminder Light

Do you do your own oil changes? If so, you might be wondering how to reset the oil change reminder light. The instructions below tell you how to reset your oil change light, aka “maintenance light” on your 2007 or newer Toyota Tundra.

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2nd Gen Tundra Daytime Running Lights Removal Mod

Do you own a 2007+ Tundra? Does it have daytime running lights? Do you wish that it didn’t?

If so, this is the post for you. Here is how you go about removing the daytime running lights feature from your 2007+ Toyota Tundra.

Sometimes OEM Parts Aren’t Better Than After-Market

In Monday’s post about dealership parts pricing secrets I wrote that “All things being equal, the manufacturer’s parts are better” than after-market parts. Correctly, a couple of comments pointed out that OEM parts are usually better, but not always. Here are some situations where after-market companies make an excellent quality part.

Dealer Repair Parts Pricing Secrets

Comments in our recent post about the Tundra-Sequoia Air Pump TSB have uncovered wild price ranges for repair parts. Some people are able to purchase after-market air pumps from their local national parts chain (Pep Boys, for example) for less than $900, while others are being quoted nearly $1200 by their local Toyota dealer…30% higher than after-market. Obviously, this is frustrating some Tundra owners.

Also frustrating Tundra owners is the fact that a relatively simple electric pump costs $900-$1200 in the first place.

Here’s the how and why of how dealers and manufacturers price repair parts.