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Black soot near tailpipe

Discussion in 'Towing' started by meafordmike, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. Aug 21, 2009 at 6:11 PM
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    meafordmike

    meafordmike [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just returned from a 4000km trip to Nova Scotia and back to Ontario, I was pulling a 5000lb trailer & and the Tacoma pulled like a champ. I have noticed black soot near my tailpipe (all over the rear quarter panel) for a few months now not just while pulling, any ideas????
    Next question, I had my Tacos oil and rear diff oil changed at a dealer in Nova Scotia while I was out there, the kid that changed the oils looked like it might have been his first rear diff :eek:, I watched him like a hawk checked and made sure he put in the LSD oil in.
    Well on return to Ontario I had some strange noises coming from the rear end, so I stopped and checked the diff and it was hot as hell (I think I left finger prints). I also re-greased the hitch; I heard it a few more times but am unsure if it’s the rear diff or trailer (sway-bars or WD hitch)
    I had the worst gas mileage I have ever had, 300km per fill up max on the trip.

    I have a service appointment at Toyota next week to get the 6-speed manual transmission oil changed and re-check the rear diff.
    Is there anything you guys think I should get checked out to ensure the longevity of my Taco???

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  2. Aug 21, 2009 at 6:18 PM
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    meafordmike

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    I drove under the speed limit the whole trip, 90 km per hour (50 Mph).
    I went out on to the shop floor and saw the LSD oil in bottles, the charged me for three shots?
     
  3. Aug 21, 2009 at 6:22 PM
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    meafordmike

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    I just noticed you cold air intake and such question, only a K&N air filter.
    How hot should the rear diff get?
    Just saw your link, They used Toyota LSD diff oil, in 1 L/ quarts jugs
     
  4. Aug 21, 2009 at 6:43 PM
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    meafordmike

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    Thanks alot for the answers
     
  5. Aug 21, 2009 at 7:02 PM
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    NicksRig

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    I got the same thing going on, don't think its that big of a deal.........I hope.
     
  6. Aug 27, 2009 at 12:55 PM
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    MattN03

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    I've been getting black soot on mine every since I bought it with 3800 miles on it-now has 9700. These trucks are way rich.
     
  7. Aug 28, 2009 at 3:54 AM
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    sriley727

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    Looks more like road grime than soot to me.
     
  8. Aug 28, 2009 at 4:25 AM
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    If it's like mine, it's only on the PS by the tailpipe, so it must be soot.
     
  9. Aug 28, 2009 at 1:23 PM
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    meafordmike

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    Yeah it could be!!! or maybe a dog keeps shitting on my truck at night, but only above my Tail pipe.
     
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