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A nervous wreck!! Hope I did it right!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by badguybuster, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. Mar 5, 2010 at 3:25 PM
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    badguybuster

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    Well, I took half a day off from work today to do some maintenance on my truck. I decided to change the oil, which of course, is a breeze, no worries. Then, i decided to change the diff and transfer case fluids.:confused: I have never done this and prior to owning this truck, I wasnt much of a mechanic but I have learned a crap load lately. So I looked at all the threads and even the one on TN and figure what the hell. So, I did the rear first (i found it easier to remove the spare tire). I drained, filled, let settle a little, then filled till it oozed out,used just over 3qts. Tightened the plugs back. Next, the transfer case, same scenario (without the tire :D), just over 1qt. No sweat. I couldnt do the front since I didnt have an allen wrench big enough and its gettin dark. Anyway, as I sat here pondering my work, I am starting to get nervous. What if I fk'd it up? Did I over fill, or under fill, or ??? Oh, I used 80-90 weight as I couldnt find any 75. i also used the LSD stuff in the rear. CHRIST, I hope I did it right!!!
     
  2. Mar 5, 2010 at 3:30 PM
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    sounds like you did alright man! fill it till it starts coming back out. i changed the oil in my front/rear diffs about a month ago and used 80-90wt as a had a few people (not on this forum) recommend it. it's been about 600 miles and no issues whatsoever.

    pretty sure the only way to mess it up is to just *not* put any oil back in! :rolleyes:
     
  3. Mar 5, 2010 at 3:34 PM
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    Thanks. I hope so.
     
  4. Mar 5, 2010 at 3:36 PM
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    I've done this dozens of times the way you describe. Congrats!
     
  6. Mar 5, 2010 at 3:39 PM
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    Thanks. If I break down, will ya come fetch me?!?!?!
     
  7. Mar 5, 2010 at 3:45 PM
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    :yay: Good job! Sounds great!
     
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    we will send a search team out...
     
  9. Mar 5, 2010 at 4:25 PM
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    or we could do you like we did XwXRYANXwX
     
  10. Mar 5, 2010 at 5:22 PM
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    sounds correct to mee! you must have a sporty? what kind of ls additive did you use?
     
  11. Mar 5, 2010 at 5:28 PM
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    It was what they sell at autozone, "transax".
     
  12. Mar 5, 2010 at 5:41 PM
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    ok sounds good
     
  13. Mar 5, 2010 at 5:47 PM
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    Ok. Thanks. I have a 300 mile drive tomorrow. Guess I'll find out.
     
  14. Mar 5, 2010 at 8:39 PM
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    Congrats! I also did mine today but I also did the front diff. How much of the tranx did you use? The one I bought came in a 7oz tube.
     
  15. Mar 5, 2010 at 11:19 PM
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    just a couple comfort items.
    Don't worry man its not a NASA ROCKET. Seriously you did it the same way its suppose to be done. The only thing you may have done different is use synthetic gear oil if you didn't, but don't sweat it you did fine.
     
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