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first DIY oil change. you guys had me nervous about the tranny juice!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by aficianado, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. Jan 23, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    aficianado

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    hahahhaha. i dont know how many times i double checked myself to insure that i dont dump the tranny oil.

    the previous owner even went to the trouble to hit the oil pan/plug with a spray of orange paint.

    other than the trepidation, the thing was easy! easiest DIY oil vehicle ever..
    quick aircleaner swap..and i am good.

    10 days in the desert camping takes a toll. crazy..there were animal footprints all over my motor and surrounding area...lucky nothing chewed a wire.
     
  2. Jan 23, 2010 at 6:19 PM
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    HondaGM

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    you still sure it was the oil?could it have been the diff?
     
  3. Jan 23, 2010 at 6:21 PM
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    xodeuce

    xodeuce mmmmmmbourbon.

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    Dude I did mine for the first time today. I have no idea how you'd mistake the trans drain. If you've ever seen an engine bolted to a transmission it's pretty obvious that the pan under the transmission is the transmission drain. However, there's people that've never seen that type thing before, so I guess that's what happens. It's the easiest vehicle I've ever changed the oil on. Other than waiting 20-30 minutes for the oil to drain, it probably took 15 minutes. It's awesome. I'm doing my own from here on.
     
  4. Jan 23, 2010 at 6:23 PM
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    thats messed up!! Dont get him nervous:D
     
  5. Jan 23, 2010 at 6:24 PM
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    xodeuce

    xodeuce mmmmmmbourbon.

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    Just don't drain the flux out of the flux capacitor. 88 mph will never been the same.
     
  6. Jan 24, 2010 at 9:07 AM
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    aficianado

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    honestly, it is more of a OCD issue, more than anything.

    i can rebuild a Porsche motor, but reading that tranny mixup, i laughed...till i got there myself..hardeeharhar...
     
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