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Another Front Diff Drain Plug Stripped

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 2015 TRD Sport, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. Apr 14, 2021 at 11:55 AM
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    the first time i replaced it, clean at 70k miles. this 2nd time, dirty. use 4wd like you, never. 1000 miles a year?
    other than the plug problem, all those fluids are cheap and easy to change, since i am keeping this one for 300k miles, i am going to do every 25-30k.. would rather overkill and clean in case i keep it in the family at 300k.
     
  2. Apr 14, 2021 at 11:58 AM
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    i torqued mine last time, and now will need to chisel off. will not torque next one.
     
  3. Apr 14, 2021 at 12:00 PM
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    THANK YOU --- No fluid leaks out, so no fluid gets in!.. I was looking at some video saying soak it. i did, hit it with liquid wrench. then said , how the hell is it going to get behind the washer IF ITS THAT TIGHT.... UGH.
     
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    How's that supposed to be any different than putting a 10mm hex bit in it with a ratchet? Maybe slightly less off angle torque because the wrench would be closer to the plug, but who's really gonna use a wrench and not an impact or ratchet?
     
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    since it’s flush with the face of the hex fitting, probably less likely of it rounding the hex area due to not engaging straight on? That’s the only small benefit I see of it.
     
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    I didn't read the five pages but read about half of the posts.

    Hit it with a hammer first. I've removed lots of Allen plugs like this and if you give it several highly motivating whacks with a hammer first, they come out with a lot less effort. I also use Williams Allen socket bits. They are Snap-Off Industrial Brand.
     
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    It has a 24mm on one side and a hex on the other. It’s made of hardened steel and larger then the original plug. It’s designed to be used after the plug has been stripped but not completely rounded smooth. You hammer it in flush then give it a twist. It came from Australia so it took a little time and this was before covid but it was fun to track it I got a lot of updates as it made it’s way. I also got the 24mm drain plug from them I think when it was all said and done I paid about 60 bucks but to me it was money well spent. D049AA89-88C2-4C90-BAC7-692D5DDA26B3.jpgD049AA89-88C2-4C90-BAC7-692D5DDA26B3.jpg 3A54E8B1-CEFA-400E-8884-98B8164426F3.jpgD8E8FF72-84A0-4EAB-A98D-5EAA5FDB7CCE.jpg
     
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    Yeah I think that’s part of why this tool works so well. It cuts into the old plug like an extractor and to get it in you have to hammer on it pretty good. I also used heat and Penetrating oil for whatever it was worth
     
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  10. Apr 14, 2021 at 7:11 PM
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    I like the lexus version with a actual hex nut... If i had know it was available at the time I would have saved money on the dimple magnetics one (although that one is stainless)

    Are they basing the torque on the drain plug purely based on the what a bolt with the same diameter thread size is rather than the fact that its just a gasketed drain plug?
     
  11. Apr 14, 2021 at 8:03 PM
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    I think the torque spec is 25 lbs. that’s what I tightened mine to and it didn’t take much to click. Seemed tight enough but not too tight to me.
     
  12. Apr 14, 2021 at 8:18 PM
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    The actual torque spec is 48 lb-ft. which seems insane for a drain plug. The fill plug is only 29
     
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