1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Filling Differential/Transfer Case

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by jeremy_283, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Jan 10, 2012 at 6:13 AM
    #1
    jeremy_283

    jeremy_283 [OP] Super Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2008
    Member:
    #11569
    Messages:
    1,418
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD Offroad Access Cab 4x4 Auto 4.0L
    Hella Rallye 4000 Cornering Lights PIAA 510 Fog Lights All Pro Front Bumper All Pro Rear Bumper All Pro Transfer Case Skid All Pro IFS Skid All Pro Rock Sliders All Pro High Clearance Hitch OME Dakar Leaf Springs OME Rear Shocks OME Front Shocks OME 885 Front Coils Wet Okole Seat Covers WeatherTech Floor Liners Sony Head Unit JL XD600/1 Amp 2 JL Audio 10” Subwoofers Custom Subwoofer Enclosure Kenwood Front Speakers Sony Rear Speakers Sound Deadening Mats LED Interior Lighting Pop N’ Lock Tailgate Lock Viper Alarm System Extra D-Rings In Truck Bed Maglite Seat Mount Disable Seatbelt Chime Rear Differential Breather Relocation Hi-Lift Bed Mount Flexible Front Mud Flaps 110v Inverter Always At 400w ABS Kill Switch Locking Center Console Removed Sway Bar
    I'm not quite sure If I remember correctly but can the fill hole also be used as like a "dip stick". By that I mean once it's up to the fill plug it has the correct amount?
     
  2. Jan 10, 2012 at 6:14 AM
    #2
    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Member:
    #1138
    Messages:
    13,672
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Jandy
    Lancaster, PA
    Vehicle:
    2007 4.0L 4x4 TRD Sport Access Cab A
    Advantage Torza top (tri-fold), Husky floor mats, RuffTuff seat covers, C2C hood struts, Homelink mirror, USA Spec PA15-Toy (120gig Classic & 8gig nano), Garmin Nuvi 660, Protecta Bed mat, Pop-n-lock, TSB Springs, Scangauge II, Heated drivers seat, Fumoto drain valve, Aries pushbar, PIAA 540 fog lights, Hood scoop grahics, Flowmaster 50 series dual catback exhaust, RainX Latitude windshield wipers, Husky rear floor liner (ontop of folded down seats). Console Vault.
    That's exactly what it's for.....filling and proper amount.

    The hole is positioned there for a reason, so you CAN'T overfill it. When filling - always make sure the truck is on LEVEL ground.

    If the truck is on level ground, you can open up the fill hole and stick your pinky finger (or other clean device) in there to check the oil level.
     
  3. Jan 10, 2012 at 6:29 AM
    #3
    MQQSE

    MQQSE Chief Pal Guy, GOB

    Joined:
    May 6, 2010
    Member:
    #36646
    Messages:
    20,604
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rob III
    Palmer, AK
    Vehicle:
    07 4cyl/5spd/4x4 AC SR5
    Yep! :thumbsup:
     
  4. Jan 10, 2012 at 10:40 AM
    #4
    jeremy_283

    jeremy_283 [OP] Super Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2008
    Member:
    #11569
    Messages:
    1,418
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD Offroad Access Cab 4x4 Auto 4.0L
    Hella Rallye 4000 Cornering Lights PIAA 510 Fog Lights All Pro Front Bumper All Pro Rear Bumper All Pro Transfer Case Skid All Pro IFS Skid All Pro Rock Sliders All Pro High Clearance Hitch OME Dakar Leaf Springs OME Rear Shocks OME Front Shocks OME 885 Front Coils Wet Okole Seat Covers WeatherTech Floor Liners Sony Head Unit JL XD600/1 Amp 2 JL Audio 10” Subwoofers Custom Subwoofer Enclosure Kenwood Front Speakers Sony Rear Speakers Sound Deadening Mats LED Interior Lighting Pop N’ Lock Tailgate Lock Viper Alarm System Extra D-Rings In Truck Bed Maglite Seat Mount Disable Seatbelt Chime Rear Differential Breather Relocation Hi-Lift Bed Mount Flexible Front Mud Flaps 110v Inverter Always At 400w ABS Kill Switch Locking Center Console Removed Sway Bar
    and this will work for the front differential, transfer case, and rear differential?
     
  5. Jan 10, 2012 at 10:45 AM
    #5
    GP3

    GP3 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2011
    Member:
    #54719
    Messages:
    1,198
    Gender:
    Male
    California
    Vehicle:
    4X4 TRD Off Road
    Front: stock suspension, 12" wide fiberglass fenders Rear: stock suspension, 10" wide fiberglass fenders
  6. Jan 10, 2012 at 10:49 AM
    #6
    Tylerm5000

    Tylerm5000 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2011
    Member:
    #55840
    Messages:
    320
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tyler
    Oregon
    Vehicle:
    1995.5 2.7l reg cab 4x4 5-speed red pearl
    Alcan stock height 4-leaf springs, greaseable main eye bolts, OME greaseable shackles, all energy suspension bushings, 2-row extra deep radiator, KYB gas-a-just shocks. ALL LED exterior and interior lighting including custom tail lights and blinkers.
    Some manufacturers say to fill it just below the fill hole. That's most likely to minimize the seepage of oil out of the drain plug. Yeah they can leak when properly torqued... But fill it until you get a nice stream coming out. Grab your plug and screw it in.
     
  7. Jan 10, 2012 at 11:04 AM
    #7
    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Member:
    #1138
    Messages:
    13,672
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Jandy
    Lancaster, PA
    Vehicle:
    2007 4.0L 4x4 TRD Sport Access Cab A
    Advantage Torza top (tri-fold), Husky floor mats, RuffTuff seat covers, C2C hood struts, Homelink mirror, USA Spec PA15-Toy (120gig Classic & 8gig nano), Garmin Nuvi 660, Protecta Bed mat, Pop-n-lock, TSB Springs, Scangauge II, Heated drivers seat, Fumoto drain valve, Aries pushbar, PIAA 540 fog lights, Hood scoop grahics, Flowmaster 50 series dual catback exhaust, RainX Latitude windshield wipers, Husky rear floor liner (ontop of folded down seats). Console Vault.
    Yes...

    Just make sure you know EXACTLY where the fill holes are.

    As a basic clue - Fill holes are usually in the middle (half way up) on the item at which you are trying to do the oil change on.

    DO NOT put oil in a hole that's located at the TOP - this should be a clue that you're not using the right hole. Overfilling can be just 'as harmful' as not having enough oil.
     
  8. Jan 10, 2012 at 12:23 PM
    #8
    MQQSE

    MQQSE Chief Pal Guy, GOB

    Joined:
    May 6, 2010
    Member:
    #36646
    Messages:
    20,604
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rob III
    Palmer, AK
    Vehicle:
    07 4cyl/5spd/4x4 AC SR5
    :thumbsup:
     
To Top