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3rd Gen DIY maintenance quick reference

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

  1. Aug 1, 2020 at 11:49 PM
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    Amanelot

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    Depends on what fluid you plan on using?
     
  2. Aug 2, 2020 at 6:40 AM
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    I was thinking Mobil 1 75w-90.
     
  3. Aug 9, 2020 at 6:55 PM
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    17" Black TRD rims Tacoma Stainless Steel Rear Tailgate Letter Inserts Brake light flasher Center LED 110v and 2-3amp USB plugs mod in back seat center 400w on all the time mod SSR-610-40 SumoSprings 32 INCH 180W CREE LIGHT BAR (5D ) AUXBEAM BedStep and Pop & Lock Power Tailgate Lock Blue LED glove box light (fix no light) Bed light Blue LED's Wired to turn on when Gate is opened Tempered Glass Center Touch Screen Protector Rear Camera anytime Navigation Bypass ( a must) Rexing V1 3rd Generation Dash Cam hard wired in OXILAM 912 921 LED Reverse Light 2000 Lumens TRD Pro Grill TRD Skid plate
    Thats what I'm using for 30k so far and no problems that i "know of"
     
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  4. Aug 10, 2020 at 10:53 AM
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    Awesome, thanks!
     
  5. Aug 10, 2020 at 5:47 PM
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    17" Black TRD rims Tacoma Stainless Steel Rear Tailgate Letter Inserts Brake light flasher Center LED 110v and 2-3amp USB plugs mod in back seat center 400w on all the time mod SSR-610-40 SumoSprings 32 INCH 180W CREE LIGHT BAR (5D ) AUXBEAM BedStep and Pop & Lock Power Tailgate Lock Blue LED glove box light (fix no light) Bed light Blue LED's Wired to turn on when Gate is opened Tempered Glass Center Touch Screen Protector Rear Camera anytime Navigation Bypass ( a must) Rexing V1 3rd Generation Dash Cam hard wired in OXILAM 912 921 LED Reverse Light 2000 Lumens TRD Pro Grill TRD Skid plate
    Some earlier posts about this, #736

    Toyota Genuine Differential gear oil LT 75W-85 GL-5 or equivalent - Toyota part # 08885-02506
    I also use it in the transfer case instead of
    SAE 75W Toyota Genuine Transfer gear oil LF or equivalent - Toyota part # 08885-81080

    SO much easer to just get one and put it in, got down to -15F to -20F last year and it shifted fine.
     
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  6. Aug 11, 2020 at 5:57 PM
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    For the automatic transmission fluid, I worked out the math on the drain and fill:
    One cycle = 35% replacement
    Two cycles = 55% replacement
    Three cycles = 69% replacement (manual recommended)
    Four cycles = 78% replacement
    This assumes 10.8 qt total capacity (with aux air cooler), 3.3 qt drain and fills, a 4.0 qt final fill, and 100% mixing. Add 2% to those numbers for a 10.2 qt system capacity (without the aux air cooler). The replacement percentage also increases if you overfill during the process.

    Hopefully that's helpful to someone.
     
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  7. Aug 28, 2020 at 1:18 PM
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    Anyone else having a hell of a time with the trans fill plug?
     
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  8. Aug 28, 2020 at 1:23 PM
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    Not done one yet, but I'm debating an adapter of some sort to fill through the check plug.
     
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  9. Aug 28, 2020 at 1:25 PM
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    I used a 36" breaker bar...it was not cooperative
     
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  10. Aug 29, 2020 at 8:19 AM
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    First time busting it free was not fun, it kept feeling like it would round off. Make sure you use a torque wrench when you put it back in and it'll be easier to take off in the future.
     
  11. Aug 30, 2020 at 1:04 PM
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    Yea I got it off! Had to use a wrench as an extention for leverage. Washer was mangled so think someone at the factory was a dick about it. Drain pug came right out! Only have 29k on it but...the oil that came out was not pretty. So naturally, xfer and diffs next weekend! Just to be sure...
     
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  12. Aug 31, 2020 at 4:38 PM
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    Just did rear diff, front diff and transfer case. Used amsoil severe gear oil 75w-90 for all. Runs smooth as butter now.

    note: at 34k miles, front and rear diff oil looked like $hit however transfer case looked like it had plenty of life left.
     
  13. Sep 2, 2020 at 9:55 AM
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    Whats this? Am I about to fuck my truck up? Why the popcorn?!
     
  15. Sep 14, 2020 at 4:38 PM
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    So I have a question.. My 2020 didn't come with a oil drain gasket... How important is that gasket till the next oil change?
     
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  16. Sep 14, 2020 at 4:51 PM
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    Did it stay on the on oil pan?

    You can buy a 10pack on Amazon for cheap, I think they're important.
     
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  17. Sep 14, 2020 at 5:26 PM
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    No it didn't. I was told to slower take the drain bolt off because oil will fly out. I made sure to hold onto the bolt while wrenching but I didn't feel or see the washer gasket
     
  18. Sep 14, 2020 at 5:27 PM
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    + it wasn't hard to un-tighten the bolt too!! Had my breaker bar on the side just in case I needed it
     
  19. Sep 14, 2020 at 6:24 PM
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    I read you post on the other thread.
    SO....
    buy a gasket or get this .
    Fumoto Valve/Oil Change Drain Plug ez-103 built in o-ring.

    when it showed up drain the oil/install what you want/put back in the old oil (i bet it has under 500 miles) and move on with your life..

     
  20. Sep 14, 2020 at 8:17 PM
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    I replaced my oil drain plug with one off Amazon that had a magnet. It has a permanent washer on it, and I have not been putting the crush washer on it since i installed it and no leaks.

    No experience with the 2020s, so its hard for me to say if you are okay or not. Maybe keep an eye on it and make sure it isn't leaking.
     
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