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3rd Gen DIY maintenance quick reference

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

  1. Jul 3, 2016 at 2:50 PM
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    MoQS

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    I always engage man 4wd about once a month for a block or two. It keeps everything in the gearbox lubed up.
     
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  2. Jul 3, 2016 at 3:47 PM
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    It advises in the owners manual to engage it at least ten miles each month page 247
     
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  3. Jul 3, 2016 at 5:37 PM
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    I see. I need to go off road for these miles? I live in the big city.
     
  4. Jul 3, 2016 at 5:46 PM
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    NO, you can engage the 4hi anytime as long as you are driving in a straight line... Pavement and turns do not like 4X4's...
     
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  5. Jul 3, 2016 at 6:15 PM
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    Manual says not to use 4wd on dry pavement due to no center diff that can split load between front and rear. But anything straight or long sweeping curves that you can do comfortably at higher speed, say 35mph+, should never cause a problem. I do it all the time on the way to work in my 4Runner with the same setup.
     
  6. Jul 3, 2016 at 8:13 PM
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    Thanks fellas!!
     
  7. Jul 5, 2016 at 3:41 PM
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    Does the diff fluid need an LSD additive or is Mobil 1 75-90 just fine?
     
  8. Jul 6, 2016 at 4:22 PM
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    Don't need LSD additive as yours is not Limited Slip.
     
  9. Jul 11, 2016 at 7:13 PM
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    Maintenance light reset.
     

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  10. Jul 12, 2016 at 5:51 AM
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    Using Amsoil oil don't void warranty? :)
     
  11. Jul 12, 2016 at 5:59 AM
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  12. Jul 12, 2016 at 6:26 AM
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    So I am no expert but the type of fluid recommend is LF. There is some concern that the amsoil and mobile 1 Etc.. Have a high phosphate concentrate which can cause soft metals such as copper and brass to deteriorate. There may be brass bushings used in the Synchros in the transfer case. Royal purple makes a product called Synchromax that is considered an LF type fluid that does not effect the soft metals. I contacted Royal purple, if you go to their site you see my question and they recommend Synchromax as the correct replacement fluid for LF. They also warranty replacement and repair cost if it is shown their product caused damage to the transfer case. All that being said, I went to three dealerships asking for the LF fluid and the parts guys looked at me like I was crazy. They said they just replace it with bulk gear oil.
     
  13. Jul 12, 2016 at 8:20 AM
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    I'm not surprised the dealer didn't know I went to mine for an oil filter and he gave me one for a 4Runner because he didn't know what it took and couldn't find it any where. I gave him the part number and he wrote it down so he would know for future reference. I've used Royal Purple syncromax in my Jeep for years with great results so I will be putting it in mine when I change it.
     
  14. Jul 13, 2016 at 2:51 PM
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    Haven't used it yet in my 2016 but it's much better than the standard Toyota stuff in my opinion.
    Toyota should thank those who put Amsoil in their trucks, I'm not worried about it. ;)
     
  15. Jul 14, 2016 at 8:07 PM
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    Awesome thread... Thank you for posting the ATF thermostat info for the tow package.
     
  16. Jul 15, 2016 at 2:09 PM
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    What post is this info in? I must have missed it.
     
  17. Jul 15, 2016 at 2:13 PM
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  18. Jul 15, 2016 at 2:16 PM
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    Ah I knew about all that. Not sure about a tranny thermostat though?
     
  19. Jul 15, 2016 at 2:28 PM
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    It's the first picture. For the tow package, the thermostatic valve needs to be locked in the open position to get a proper read on the fluid level.
     
  20. Aug 4, 2016 at 8:08 PM
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    Thank you very much for the great quick reference guide!
    Please see part #s below:
    -Engine Air Filter Part # 17801-0P180
    -Cabin Air Filter Part # 88508-01010
    -Front Rotor Part # 43512-04052
    -Brake Pads Part # 04465-04090

    Keep up the good work :thumbsup:
     
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