Wife's 2005 Z71 gets a new lease on life.
A few weeks ago "actually the day after Mother's Day" my wife and I took a ride out to our local Toyota dealership and ended up finding a very clean looking 2005 Z71 LS.
After purchasing this wonderful vehicle almost immediately after signing the as / is paperwork.
The check engine light popped on, on the ride home. I know most people would have turned right around and told them right where to stick this truck.
But my wife and I decided to take the road less traveled.
Yes, the check engine light was the dreaded P-300 code and yes, it was the cylinder head. And, Yes the dealership will hear about this. Not so much about the engine but more the fuel pressure regulator that was leaking externally. But that's a whole other story.
This post is really about a little first-generation Colorado who started it's first day of it's a new life today.
The heart transplant a Jasper Remanufactured Atlas / Vortech Five Cylinder Engine, new pumps, new hoses and belts, new axle seals, new differential seals, all fresh fluids, zone off-road 2 inch suspension lift with add a leaf rear, and Ranchos all-around, and finished off with a wheel alignment.
Next I plan to get back to the interior. New Seats are on the way. The door speakers have all been changed to Rockford Fosgate punches. The pioneer navigation head unit, Brutus 1100 Watt amplifier, and twin 10 inch sub woofers in the custom box will all be installed soon.
I would like to thank too pretty awesome moderators of this group forum “08Canyon” & “GregDAP” for posting so many awesome threads and answering so many questions. Reading their posts had been most helpful though this whole ordeal.
Here are some pictures of the truck and it's first day home…
2016 Laser Blue Colorado Z71 Trail Boss "V6"
2005 Sunburst Orange Colorado LS Z71 "I5"
Last edited by Kc2Buk; 07-08-2016 at 05:14 PM.