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4 wheel drive fluid weight--syn brands

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 2003 TRD Man, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. Feb 17, 2010 at 9:58 AM
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    I wood like to know how much fluids are there in transfer case/diff and I would like to use syn fluids. Which brands would I use?

    Thanks :confused:
     
  2. Feb 17, 2010 at 10:03 AM
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  3. Feb 17, 2010 at 10:37 AM
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    Thanks Ben-- Mobile 1 it will be

    Does it come in that viscosity?
     
  4. Feb 17, 2010 at 10:39 AM
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    Yes it does.
     
  5. Feb 17, 2010 at 10:41 AM
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    Ben,

    How many would I need?
     
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    A hair over 5 quarts so you may want to get 6 to be safe (CYA for spillage). And I recommend getting something like this too. Makes it easy to do the transfer case. The one I have looks like a giant syringe but I can't find a picture of it.
     
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    Do you do your own changes?

    Do you go with Mobil 1?

    since I do not use 4 wheel == Except in winter snow- at what intervals should I do it?

    30,000 miles with syn ok?
     
  9. Feb 18, 2010 at 7:33 AM
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    :thumbsup:
     
  10. Feb 19, 2010 at 9:31 AM
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    Ben,

    How difficult is it to do yourself?
    I am 60yrs old?
     
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    It isn't too bad. The rear is the easiest because everything is exposed. The hardest part with the transfer is getting the fluid into it (hence the pump recommendation). The front is the worst because you have to take the skids off to get to it. It also takes an Allen head to get the fill plug out (IIRC).

    Plus the plugs can be pretty tight.
     
  12. Feb 19, 2010 at 9:51 AM
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    When you say rear-- do you mean the pumpkin rear??
     
  13. Feb 19, 2010 at 9:52 AM
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    Yes, rear differential
     
  14. Feb 19, 2010 at 10:03 AM
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    Thanks Ben---------- Looks like I'll have to visit dealer if I want it done,Should I go with front and rear?

    The bad thing is they don;t put syn in!!
     
  15. Feb 19, 2010 at 10:08 AM
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    If it hasn't been changed at all, I would do all 3: front, rear, and transfer. You should be able to take your oil with you and have them put it in or use a local well-known shop. They will be a lot cheap.


    Also, I edited my previous post. I realize I put "It is too bad" where I meant "It isn't too bad"
     
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    thanks old pal!!!
     
  17. Feb 19, 2010 at 10:19 AM
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    :thumbsup:

    I don't know how far away you are form Denville, but TW'er David Tarantino is the store manager for EDT Discount Tire there. They do oil changes according to their website.
     
  18. Feb 20, 2010 at 6:33 AM
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    Ben-------- I'll just get 5 qts of the Mobil 1,and have to pay labor from town service dept I use,any idea about how long it will take?

    I figure about 1 hour labor?== @ going rate of i guess about 80 bucks plus 50 for Mobil 1. [ It is still better then dealer who quoted me 240 to do??????? Can't believe that!!!/B]
     
  19. Feb 20, 2010 at 6:48 AM
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    Yeah, it should only take about an hour, depending on the mechanics motivation that day. :D
     
  20. Feb 20, 2010 at 6:53 AM
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    And the damn dealer will not put syn in!!
     
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