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Diff fluids poll

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Rangerpeterson, May 28, 2009.

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How many miles until you change you diff fluid?

  1. 10K

    24 vote(s)
    6.3%
  2. 25K

    151 vote(s)
    39.8%
  3. 50K

    132 vote(s)
    34.8%
  4. 100K

    21 vote(s)
    5.5%
  5. What change Diff fluids on a tacoma??

    51 vote(s)
    13.5%
  1. Aug 29, 2012 at 7:54 PM
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    RMorenoUSA

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  2. Aug 29, 2012 at 7:55 PM
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    What? What was the question again?
     
  3. Aug 29, 2012 at 7:57 PM
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    Something about how often we lube something?

    Daily.
     
  4. Aug 31, 2012 at 10:34 AM
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    Just did mine last weekend.
    I voted 25k, since I'm going by the book. (30K)
    Used Mobil 1 75W90.
     
  5. Aug 31, 2012 at 10:39 AM
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    That looks strangely like ATF+water... :D
     
  6. Sep 5, 2012 at 1:14 PM
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    i did all my fluids at 37k miles..one differential, i think the front was filthy black. the rest, the stuff looked new. i did my tranny Fluid at 60k.

    easy enough and cheap enough to DIY. i knock it out again soon..diff and transfer case. at around 75k miles.
     
  7. Sep 15, 2012 at 7:21 AM
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    RELLIM

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    So... the 2010 don't need the dick slick additive for the LSD...? just curious where is this stated?

    Also, do you need to replace the filler plug gasket? Dumb question....i know..feedback please..

    Thank you..
     
  8. Sep 15, 2012 at 7:36 AM
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    Texoma

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    There would be a sticker on the diff near the fill plug that says limited slip on it. Your truck has auto lsd, which uses the brakes and not the diff itself. You don't need to replace the crush washer, but it is a good idea.
     
  9. Sep 15, 2012 at 7:58 AM
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    The last year there was a mechanical limited slip differential (and only on the Sport TRD '05-'08) was 2008. Since then Toyota has equipped ALL Tacomas with TRAC & AUTO LSD which is an electronic/ brake assist limited slip.

    SpeedFreek did my fluid changes and he said no new plug gaskets needed, just flip them around and use a sealent on the threads... I have had not one drop on my garage floor.
     
  10. Sep 15, 2012 at 1:00 PM
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    I just changed my rear diff and xfer case fluid today but its super clean? it was as clean as the mobil1 75w90 i put in, it has never been changed before and my truck has 32k idk?
     
  11. Sep 15, 2012 at 7:30 PM
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    That is great news... My front diff. and transfer case oil looked new, as well. Put new Mobil 1 75-90 in them. The rear was a bit darker, put new Mobil 1 75-140 in it... as it gets the majority of work load, and it is what Speedfreek recommended.
     
  12. Nov 17, 2012 at 12:08 AM
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    Did mine a few weeks ago with 75/90 royal purple. Both diffs looked great and I've noticed very little difference in switching to synthetic. Minus the placebo effect that is. 30 k miles just like the book says for me too. Need to do the spark plugs now...lol not super motivated.
     
  13. Nov 20, 2012 at 6:34 PM
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    just changed mine at 6000 miles,

    hehe changed gears and added arb so mine looked real clean for some reason
     
  14. Nov 20, 2012 at 8:07 PM
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  15. Nov 25, 2012 at 8:32 PM
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    Just changed both diff's and Tcase last week in my runner, i used full synthetic valvoline GL-5 75w-90, i have to check but i think that valvoline already has the LSD additive formulated in it. I just bought it this past march with 165k on it, the old fluid still looked good tho'.
     
  16. Nov 26, 2012 at 2:34 PM
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    This is what i used in mt T.case and diff's., it has the limited slip additive formulated in.

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  17. Feb 28, 2013 at 10:56 AM
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    Thats what i used last weekend when i put my lsd in. I read if you have an lsd it usually still needs a tube of lsd additive tho.
     
  18. Jun 3, 2013 at 10:51 AM
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    Not a choice in poll so...
     
  19. Sep 9, 2013 at 6:33 PM
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    Just wanted to quote
     
  20. Sep 13, 2013 at 2:57 AM
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