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Changing Differential Fluid, Need Help!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by PPower05, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. Oct 17, 2011 at 7:23 AM
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    PPower05

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    Hey guys,
    I got a 2010 DC TRD Off Road... I have already read the how to on changing the fluids, but I am wondering if I am going to need the LSD Additive?? If so, where can I find this stuff? I looked at Advanced Auto, and they had no idea what I was talking about...
    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. Oct 17, 2011 at 7:34 AM
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    BlueT

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  3. Oct 17, 2011 at 7:34 AM
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    You have a TRD offroad which means you do not have a mechanical LSD. No additive needed.
     
  4. Oct 17, 2011 at 8:10 AM
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    This. It usually comes in a tube a bit bigger than a toothpaste tube right near the gear oils and stuff...but you didn't need to know that.
     
  5. Oct 17, 2011 at 12:21 PM
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    Awesome.... So if I understand correctly, you have your transfer case, rear diff, and front diff.... Should I replace all fluids, or just the rear and transfer case?? I pop it into 4wd every now and again to keep things lubercated, however, I have maybe put 200 miles in 4wd... The truck now has 29850....
     
  6. Oct 17, 2011 at 12:36 PM
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    I did my rear axle at 30k but I am waiting to do the front and transfer case at 50k because I hardly use the 4WD. It is handy when you need it tho!
     
  7. Oct 17, 2011 at 12:49 PM
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    I did them all at the same time around 35k miles. Better safe than sorry and oil is cheap.
     
  8. Oct 17, 2011 at 4:46 PM
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    I would change them all at the same time. Whether you use 4wd or not, there are still things turning in the front diff that are using that oil to lubricate (e.g. front diff bearings).
     
  9. Oct 17, 2011 at 5:02 PM
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    Just go ahead and change them all. I did mine when I first bought the truck (42k) miles and again at 80k miles with Mobil 1 75W90 synthetic gear oil. Note: when I changed the fluid at 80k it was still very clear, looked almost brand new.
     
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