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3rd Gen DIY maintenance quick reference

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by Amanelot, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. Jun 6, 2016 at 5:23 PM
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    Claudiomartinof

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    I also have OCD hahahahaha I changed my oil and filter at 600miles and last week at 5000...

    I like your phrase "is my $$ and is my truck" aahahahahahahha
     
  2. Jun 7, 2016 at 11:23 AM
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    Blazingbluesport

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    The OC!
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    Throw them away and next time use paper towels.
     
  3. Jun 7, 2016 at 7:48 PM
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    iyapysnf

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    I was looking under the hood tonight and swear I saw another PCV on the passenger side. I will get some pic when I have better light to post up.
     
  4. Jun 10, 2016 at 9:42 AM
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    Teton Tacoma

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    M/T Oil Capacity?
     
  5. Jun 10, 2016 at 4:25 PM
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    Haikin

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    Well just changed my rear diff fluid, and as suspected I was low. About half a quart low. Replaced with redline 75w85 synthetic. I can already feel the truck shifts smoother. WTF Toyota IMG_20160610_163950.jpg
     
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  6. Jun 10, 2016 at 4:28 PM
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    Haikin

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    And oh yeah I have the off-road so my diff takes 4 qts. Which it took exactly that before fluid started to trickle out
     
  7. Jun 10, 2016 at 4:34 PM
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    iyapysnf

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    Damn! Well, I guess I will be doing the same thing real fast.
     
  8. Jun 10, 2016 at 4:51 PM
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    Haikin

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    It's worth it. Trans fluid check to if you haven't done that yet either.
     
  9. Jun 10, 2016 at 6:41 PM
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    I have a manual but I will be checking it as well as soon as my redline oils come in
     
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  10. Jun 10, 2016 at 6:48 PM
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    Haikin

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    Just feels smoother. Could be placebo effect. Could also be that redline synthetic gear oil might be the superior lubricant compared to OEM Toyota gear lube. And no I am not a spokesman for redline.
     
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  11. Jun 11, 2016 at 10:15 AM
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    Patrick16taco

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    Hey guys I just hit 6000 miles and I'm planning on changing my oil myself. What oil and filter is most commonly used outside of oem? Any pros and cons? Thanks for the help
     
  12. Jun 11, 2016 at 11:47 AM
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    iyapysnf

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    I personally would choose oem filter and Mobil 1 oil
     
  13. Jun 11, 2016 at 11:51 AM
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  14. Jun 13, 2016 at 2:06 PM
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    Mine was giving me a hard start after I put it into drive and initially started to move forward from the day I brought it home. Had the trans done this past weekend and that stopped happening. Mine a quart off.
     
  15. Jun 13, 2016 at 5:32 PM
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    Don't discount the Toyota stuff. OEM filters are ~$5. Oil is typically $5.45 a quart. My dealer lets me use a 20% coupon at the parts department of which they send me one every couple of months it seems. Just saying, I typically can get it for less there than for a different brand at Walmart. And the Toyota stuff is good stuff. In general, if comparing only 0w20 oils, Toyota has the best specs for virgin oil analysis than Mobil or Pennzoil. It's all good, just saying don't assume that Mobil or Pennzoil will always be cheaper. For 0w20 I get the Toyota stuff.

    All that said, I use 5w30 on our highlander and have been getting Pennzoil Platinum for it.
     
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  16. Jun 22, 2016 at 4:57 PM
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    Hey man that's an awesome guide but I was wondering if you could add this torque specs sheet for all the people people out there upgrading their suspensions! Check this out and tell me what you think!
     

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  17. Jun 22, 2016 at 11:26 PM
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    Front hitch, 5100's, 885's, Snugtop XV, Slimline II, Sumos, bed platform, AAL, interior LED lights in cab and bed, exterior camp/backup LED's, Rigid DOT Fogs and D2 Pro Spots, Mega Ultra +130 bulbs, heavy-duty fog light, spot light, and low beam wiring harness, Weathertech mats, Re-routed dif breather and A/C drip line, dash cam, front and side cameras, anytime rear camera and nav, Blue Seas fused bus bars to cab and bed, heavy-duty bus bar w/Anderson quick disconnects under the hood for powering winch, solar, air compressor, and other accessories.
    If you don't have a 20% coupon, but you're a Costco member, you can get discounts on parts and service. From their website:
    "15% off Parts, Service, and Accessories*
    All Costco members receive 15% off new or factory remanufactured parts, service and accessories for any vehicle in your household at Costco Auto Program participating service centers."

    Just go to the website to enter the make of car, zip code, and a few other pieces of information. The nearest participating service center will appear. The Toyota service center for me is only 5 minutes away (Mossy Toyota), and the participating Chevy dealer for my Tahoe, is 10 min. away, so they seems to be conveniently located.
     
  18. Jun 27, 2016 at 9:05 PM
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    How do you check the ATF fluid level? Do you have to go under truck to the transmission? Or is there an easier way?
     
  19. Jun 27, 2016 at 9:21 PM
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  20. Jul 3, 2016 at 2:45 PM
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    If You don't use 4wd often do you guys engage it from time to time or is it ok jut to not use it?
     

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