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Changed my diff fluid

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jnoley07, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. Jun 30, 2010 at 9:50 PM
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    jnoley07

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    Changed my rear diff fluid for the first time tonight (41xxx), I know, I know. But that stuff that was in there was pretty foul!! GAG! I put Mobil 1 75w-90 in there so I should be good to go baby!
    Anyway, I am glad there is a magnet on the plug because I noticed some weird stuff on it aside from the few normal metal shavings that have been hanging out since day 1. there was some nasty, thick stuff on the mag as well. Does anyone know what that crap is?
     
  2. Jun 30, 2010 at 9:55 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Was it a dark grey paste looking stuff?
     
  3. Jun 30, 2010 at 9:56 PM
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    yep, thats it.
     
  4. Jun 30, 2010 at 9:58 PM
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    Good thing you changed the diff fluid... I change mine every 10k miles and your suppose to change it every 15k miles. I love my truck, I baby it too much. lol
     
  5. Jun 30, 2010 at 10:00 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Thats just fine metal particles. Its normal to see alot of it at the first change. The next time you change it, there wont be as much.
     
  6. Jun 30, 2010 at 10:04 PM
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    good to know man. Thanks
     
  7. Jun 30, 2010 at 10:06 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    IIRC, the 15K mile change is when towing, hauling etc. If you dont tow or haul alot/often, you should be good changing it at 30k
     
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