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I had an early 2000s Land Cruiser and after some time have decided to make a change to a 1st gen Tundra. I am in talks with a private seller from the rocky mountain region to buy one with 160k. Carfax shows that it's been serviced regularly, no crashes, oil, filters, shock absorbers, struts, spark plugs etc. For whatever reason, the timing belt and water pump didn't come up in the Carfax report. Now, I know this is something that needs to be changed (confirmed with my local Toyota mech), but the truck drives really well at 160K and obviously couldn't if the belt snapped. Note: I plan to replace the timing belt/water pump the day after purchase.

I wanted a second opinion on the underneath. I think it's in pretty good condition, the exhaust looks like it might need swap. I plan to use it in the western US from Washington to New Mexico.

How's the underneath look to you guys? Anything else besides the timing belt/water pump to get repaired asap? Any other concerns?
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Tap all over the frame with a small hammer, do this to confirm damage isn't concealed by some kind of coating. I would hook up a good scan tool and see what's what... timing belt service, clean the throttle body and MAF sensor, maybe change the plugs.

Good luck.
Very helpful, rust looks OK? Plugs were swapped at 155K but I'll clean the body and MAF.
 

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Looks pretty damn clean to me. It does look like someone sprayed some sort of coating on it thats flaking off which is not good. Crap that coats the frame and sticks to it usually ends up trapping moisture and can make things worse but theres not a lot of real rust on it. Go to your local auto parts store and buy some sort of rust inhibitor spray and coat the whole underside just to give you some peace of mind if you want.

If you want to know what real frame rust is, have a flip through this thread.

Thanks for the second op. I didn't realize that there was spray on it already, but I'll definitely spray the frame with rust inhibitor like you said. I thought it was clean, but looking at that other thread, my photos are immaculate. :)
 

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OK so I got a hold of the latest maintenance records. The only recommended work (that was declined) is timing belt, water pump, cam seals, and crank seals.

Do the cam seals and crank seals come in the timing belt kit? I guess if you're in there you might as well, right?
 
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