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3rd Gen DIY maintenance quick reference

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by renau001, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. Aug 15, 2018 at 7:18 PM
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    SilverII

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    on a Pro skid, Oil filter is via an access panel you can take off. the oil drain has a hole on the skid
     
  2. Aug 15, 2018 at 7:19 PM
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    gulzeb

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    In order of install: Tint all around Weathertech floormats Center console insert and tray 17x7.5 +15mm alloy FJ rims, painted black Morimoto 2stroke led low beams Toyota bed mat AVS in-channel vent visors Removed black stickers from doors Removed air dam Debadged JDM ASTAR reverse leds Door sill protectors Reflective black tailgate inserts Rear cam anytime Fabric console cover Extra coverage engine guards Rigid SAE fogs Kicker/Subaru in-dash speakers JBL GT7-96 front door speakers JBL GT7-6 rear door speakers Hushmat deadener and wave breakers in doors Noico deadener behind rear seats Timbren Tortun4L rear bumpstops Added Line-X'd OEM flares OEM mudflaps Skid from TRD OR Avid Off Road front bumper guard Fatmat hoodliner 2nd gen 5100's with 2885s Sway bar relocate Cut off exhaust behind spare Wet Okoles on front seats Wheelers Superbumps Wheelers 2” single AAL ATH corner tie-downs ATH bed stiffeners Line-X’d rear bumper end caps TRD Sport/OR tail lights OEM bed step TRD Pro grille Fortin remote start Leer 180 Sleeping platform in bed 265/70/17 Terra Grappler G2 BPF front recovery point OV Tune 1.04 87 Westin 30” hidden bumper light bar Rago hidden bumper brackets
    ok, so the skid (if it doesn’t have access panel) still has to come off. Thanks for confirming
     
  3. Aug 18, 2018 at 7:41 AM
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    josh0724

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    I just hit 30k miles on my 2017 TRD Off Road. I haven’t done any off roading so should I even worry about replacing the differential fluid?
     
  4. Aug 18, 2018 at 8:05 AM
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    riz_atx

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    I would follow Toyota's recommended schedule which is 30k. Its really easy to change and the only thing that really sucks is the smell of gear oil and the cost of new gear oil.
     
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  5. Aug 18, 2018 at 8:41 AM
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    My_Name_is_Rahl

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    What's wrong with the smell of fear oil?
     
  6. Aug 18, 2018 at 8:43 AM
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    riz_atx

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    It smells bad... hard to describe, but its kind of nasty lol
     
  7. Aug 18, 2018 at 8:43 AM
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    gulzeb

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    I drained some in a metal pot. I washed it a million times, but the smell never went away.
     
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  8. Aug 18, 2018 at 8:45 AM
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    I guess I'm weird then. I like the smell of gear oil.
     
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  9. Aug 18, 2018 at 4:03 PM
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  10. Aug 18, 2018 at 4:10 PM
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    I ordered my diff and manual tranny oil. I'm a little over 5,000 miles. Seeing as I'm planning on keeping this truck for a long time, I feel it's worth the money.
     
  11. Aug 18, 2018 at 6:06 PM
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    Is that normal for such low miles?
     
  12. Aug 25, 2018 at 11:03 AM
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    Yes. Follow the Maintenance schedule. Especially the first time. I think you might be surprised when you unscrew the drain plug how much crap is stuck to the magnet. Plus it good to flush out any contamination or metal pieces possibly occurring during assembly or initial break in.
     
  13. Sep 5, 2018 at 2:28 PM
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    How often does diff oil need to be changed? I only see a severe duty interval listed, or am I just missing it?
     
  14. Sep 15, 2018 at 1:24 PM
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    Hello, Checked my U bolts starting at 42 lb only 2 clicked 6 were under. Now all at 52lb thanks Tacoma world
     
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  15. Sep 17, 2018 at 10:03 AM
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    Cruise Control,Led Reverse lights, Weathertech mudflaps, Weathertech headlight protectors,Lund stepbar, Interior Leds, AVS Hoodflector, AVS In-Channel Ventvisor, aFe Pro DRY S airfilter, K & N cabin airfilter, A/C drain valve, Mostplus Led Headlights
    Coming up on 30k on my 17 SR. 4 cylinder AT

    Ginna change the oil myself. But wanna change other stuff while im under there.

    Any recommendations?
     
  16. Sep 19, 2018 at 6:37 AM
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    Toyota just banged me for $200 bucks on replacing the oil in both differentials, I have 35k Miles.
     
  17. Sep 19, 2018 at 7:26 AM
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    Did you authorize them to do so?
     
  18. Oct 20, 2018 at 3:20 PM
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    Just wanted to thank the OP and all contributors for the information on this thread. Did my first out of warranty oil change, front and rear diff oil, and front brake job today. Holy sh*t on the rear diff drain plug....
     
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  19. Oct 20, 2018 at 8:43 PM
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    Front brake job on your 2017 already? Where are you at mileage?
     
  20. Oct 21, 2018 at 10:56 AM
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    42k. Rotors were warped at around 15k miles, and the dealer resurfaced instead of replacing. Towed ~4000lbs up in the mountains and back the other weekend and felt the warp pretty bad as the brakes heated up. Have read conflicting things on why, I’ve never had rotors warp on any other vehicle I’ve owned so I’m reluctant to say it was driving habits. Either way, I’ll be towing again in a month so it was time. Pads still had a little over half life left when I pulled them.
     

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