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Can't seem to find the specific answer to my question (Maintenance)

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Dirty, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. Mar 16, 2011 at 11:49 PM
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    Dirty

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    Good evening everybody! I'd like to start off by saying I've tried a ton of different searching on this forum using all kinds of search terms, I've searched through the how-to's, the 1st Gen Taco Forums, etc. I still can't find the answers I'm looking for.

    I've got a 2002 Taco TRD 4x4 6cyl. I purchased the truck middle of last year, and aside from basic maintenance (oil, oil filters, air filters) I want to do some more in depth stuff to take care of it.

    I've found a ton of great info on this forum so far (timing belt part numbers, the associated write-ups, etc) but have a couple of questions regarding the following:

    Gear oil (80w-90) for the transfer case? Is this the same fluid used for the differentials? I know the fill levels are identified by their respective fill holes, but what is the actual quantity of fluid I should purchase (# of qts?)

    -Transmission Fluid? 4qt? What type?

    -Spark Plugs - Either Denso or NGK with a .44 gap - Do I need to replace anything else with the plugs, or is it literally just the plugs.

    Thanks in advance for the help!
     
  2. Mar 17, 2011 at 8:19 AM
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  3. Mar 17, 2011 at 8:28 AM
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    transfer case....and front diff....use 75w90 gear oil....and same for the rear...will not hurt a thing. i think your transmission takes dex/merc 3.......and with a drain and fill its roughly 4 quarts.....and spark plugs...either denso or ngk...gap .040 to .043
     
  4. Mar 17, 2011 at 8:33 AM
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    i second the 75w90 gear oil in the diffs and transfer case. i was told this by a number of mechanics. the first gens like this weight rather than the heavier 80w90.
     
  5. Mar 21, 2011 at 7:51 PM
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    Thank you for the info on the fluids guys!

    Is there anything I need to purchase along with the spark plugs or is it just the plugs I need?
     
  6. Mar 21, 2011 at 7:55 PM
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    Plugs alone should be fine....but mileage dependent.......may not hurt to replace the wires/distributor cap/rotor while you are at it. Try just the plugs and see how it runs though....be sure to use a small amount of anti-seize on the threads.
     
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