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Front Diff and Transfer Case Oil Change Howto

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jspadaro, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. Jan 6, 2019 at 3:31 PM
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    la0d0g

    la0d0g Its 4 o’clock somewhere

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    Yep.
     
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  2. Feb 8, 2019 at 12:59 PM
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    Welp. Attempted to change all the gear oils for my taco. Rear diff went exceptionally well. Had 2x 12mm bolts KIA in the process of removing the front diff skid plate, only to find out I didn't have a 10mm hex bolt to change the front diff oils. The T-case oil was almost as a transparent as the Mobil-1 gear oil I just bought (which I found to be odd, considering the last time it was changed was >30k miles ago and drove quite a bit of 4H on trails).

    I'll have to drill out the rest of those bolt and install new ones.

    Other than obliterating my skid plate bolt, I found this write up to be extremely helpful. Thanks, OP!
     
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  3. Feb 13, 2019 at 9:15 PM
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    I would use amsoil or redline in the diffs, ravenol 75w in the transfer case. the toyota transfer case oil is extremely expensive and damn hard to get. I would not change that one for any other. toyota says 75w because toyota started using borg warner parts for the transfer case at least for 2015 and newer. I'll change the back diff first and see how things are and then change the other 2. I never changed the diffs or the transfer case oils in my 97 4runner with 205k miles on it and I beat the hell out of it and never had to fix anything.
     
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