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20k miles... What service should I be doing?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SoJersey, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. Jul 21, 2012 at 12:15 PM
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    SoJersey

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    Just rolled 20k miles on my 2012. I've greased the driveline and changed the oil like normal.

    What else should I be doing (if anything) or what service should I be doing soon? Diff fluids? Tranny fluid? Air filter? Blah blah blah.

    Thanks.

    Ps If you know of a thread going over this, feel free to link it.
     
  2. Jul 21, 2012 at 2:34 PM
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    guess no replies means i have nothing other then what i have been doing to do.
     
  3. Jul 21, 2012 at 2:36 PM
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    Your service manual has a specific list of all scheduled maintenance
     
  4. Jul 21, 2012 at 2:37 PM
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    I'd change the trans and rear end oil to synthetic, asap.
     
  5. Jul 21, 2012 at 2:45 PM
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    ok, will do.

    what weight in the trans? and diff? limited slip additive in my oem locker rear? (i'll be using amsoil)
     
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    every 5k i change the oil and rotate tires.

    -lube the zerks if you are an OR
    -check your ATF
    -test of change your spark plugs
    -coolant flush at 25k
    -check your alignment
    -check the color of your brake fluid


     
  8. Jul 21, 2012 at 3:01 PM
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    Manual trans? No limited slip? No additive. [​IMG] For both trans and rear end.
     
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    I have a v6 auto trans trd o/r
     
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    what about the 5,000 mile/6 month oil change interval to be covered under warrenty? Did they change that? :confused:
     
  12. Jul 21, 2012 at 3:34 PM
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    He's asking about beyond just the oil change.
     
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    I do my own shit to our vehicles.

    As for the rear fluids, how many quarts of 75-90 should I get to do the front an rear ones? And do I need any additive for either? Locker in rear.
     
  15. Jul 21, 2012 at 4:21 PM
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    You can find fluid amounts in your manual. IIRC its like 3 and 2 or something. No, no additive.
     
  16. Jul 22, 2012 at 9:19 AM
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    no additive front or rear?
     
  17. Jul 22, 2012 at 9:30 AM
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    So I can help you understand...

    Since you have an open front there is nothing there but gears, all you need is regular fluid.

    With your locker in the rear you have a locking collar, a shift fork, and then essentially regular gears. The locker requires nothing special, just needs normal lubrication.

    If you have a mechanical limited slip you would need an additive as you would have clutches or discs with friction material that need special additives to work properly.

    With an auto LSD I believe they require no additives as you have no clutch packs the work is all done by braking and a computer. How that works similar to the tire that has least traction will spin on an open differential. The computer senses one wheel spinning at a high RPM and automatically applies the brakes to just that wheel. With the way a differential works this means the other tire will now spin as it becomes the tire easiest to spin. Basically anyway...

    So no, you need no additives front or rear. A lot of fancier gear oils include additives in the gear oil itself btw, but this won't harm a normal differential.
     

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