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View Poll Results: How many miles until you change you diff fluid?
10K 24 6.35%
25K 151 39.95%
50K 131 34.66%
100K 21 5.56%
What change Diff fluids on a tacoma?? 51 13.49%
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:54 PM   #61
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Changed mine at 10k; absolutely FILTHY. Nice now. Not as nice as these but nice.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:57 PM   #63
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Something about how often we lube something?

Daily.
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:34 AM   #64
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Just did mine last weekend.
I voted 25k, since I'm going by the book. (30K)
Used Mobil 1 75W90.
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:39 AM   #65
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30-40K Only Use RedLine Diff Oils. and MT90 for the Man Trans on the Tacos!
and this is Why, Awesome Shock Proof Oil!

That looks strangely like ATF+water...
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:14 PM   #66
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I just had my local mechanic (not Toyota), whom I trust, handle my 30K maintenance because I am jammed up at work and going on a vacation road trip next week.

Toyota has two different 30K servicing options: one for heavy use (towing & 4 wheeling) and one for light duty use (road driving). The heavy use calls for diff. oil change, transfer case, and tranny coolant. The light use plan doesn't change out the oils or coolant.

My mechanic said mine looked fine, since all my use is light duty city and highway miles. So if you are doing it yourself its a judgment call as to when you change it out, but its definitely not a given to do it at 30K. I will probably change mine out around 50K, well before the 60K servicing mark. He did clean out my intake, which is something Toyota doesn't offer in their 30K maintenance, but is beneficial.

Between the servicing, the full detailing I did the previous week, and the brand new Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revos, truck is looking and running sweet.
tranny coolant?

i did all my fluids at 37k miles..one differential, i think the front was filthy black. the rest, the stuff looked new. i did my tranny Fluid at 60k.

easy enough and cheap enough to DIY. i knock it out again soon..diff and transfer case. at around 75k miles.
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:21 AM   #67
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So... the 2010 don't need the dick slick additive for the LSD...? just curious where is this stated?

Also, do you need to replace the filler plug gasket? Dumb question....i know..feedback please..

Thank you..
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:36 AM   #68
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So... the 2010 don't need the dick slick additive for the LSD...? just curious where is this stated?

Also, do you need to replace the filler plug gasket? Dumb question....i know..feedback please..

Thank you..

There would be a sticker on the diff near the fill plug that says limited slip on it. Your truck has auto lsd, which uses the brakes and not the diff itself. You don't need to replace the crush washer, but it is a good idea.
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:58 AM   #69
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So... the 2010 don't need the dick slick additive for the LSD...? just curious where is this stated?

Also, do you need to replace the filler plug gasket? Dumb question....i know..feedback please..

Thank you..
The last year there was a mechanical limited slip differential (and only on the Sport TRD '05-'08) was 2008. Since then Toyota has equipped ALL Tacomas with TRAC & AUTO LSD which is an electronic/ brake assist limited slip.

SpeedFreek did my fluid changes and he said no new plug gaskets needed, just flip them around and use a sealent on the threads... I have had not one drop on my garage floor.
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:00 PM   #70
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I just changed my rear diff and xfer case fluid today but its super clean? it was as clean as the mobil1 75w90 i put in, it has never been changed before and my truck has 32k idk?
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:30 PM   #71
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That is great news... My front diff. and transfer case oil looked new, as well. Put new Mobil 1 75-90 in them. The rear was a bit darker, put new Mobil 1 75-140 in it... as it gets the majority of work load, and it is what Speedfreek recommended.
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Did mine a few weeks ago with 75/90 royal purple. Both diffs looked great and I've noticed very little difference in switching to synthetic. Minus the placebo effect that is. 30 k miles just like the book says for me too. Need to do the spark plugs now...lol not super motivated.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:07 PM   #74
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:32 PM   #75
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Just changed both diff's and Tcase last week in my runner, i used full synthetic valvoline GL-5 75w-90, i have to check but i think that valvoline already has the LSD additive formulated in it. I just bought it this past march with 165k on it, the old fluid still looked good tho'.
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This is what i used in mt T.case and diff's., it has the limited slip additive formulated in.
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This is what i used in mt T.case and diff's., it has the limited slip additive formulated in.
Thats what i used last weekend when i put my lsd in. I read if you have an lsd it usually still needs a tube of lsd additive tho.
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Di fluid change interval

Every 30k @ minimum as reco'd in service.
Not a choice in poll so...
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