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Front diff drain plug alternate OEM part

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Jowett, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. Apr 16, 2019 at 4:51 PM
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    Jowett

    Jowett [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey folks. You are all likely well aware of the front diff drain plug short comings. I've been using Lexus part # 90341-24016 for a couple of years now... it has a 14mm nut in place of the 10mm female hex, all other dimensions and features are the same. Retail is $10ish.
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  2. Apr 16, 2019 at 6:22 PM
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    TnShooter

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    Thanks for the head up.
    Always good to know an alternative.
     
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  3. Apr 16, 2019 at 7:46 PM
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    Biodegradable

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    So um you don’t change the rear? Or leave us hanging?
     
  4. Apr 16, 2019 at 7:49 PM
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    buyobuyo

    buyobuyo Read The Fucking Manual

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    A thing or two...
    No need to change the rear. It already has a standard hex head size.
     
  5. Apr 16, 2019 at 7:55 PM
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    DavesTaco68

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    Just looked and it’s on sale for 7.62$.
    https://www.lexuspartsnow.com/parts/lexus-plug-for-front-differential-drain~90341-24016.html
    I’ll try and pick one up local.
    Thanks for the tip
     
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  6. Apr 16, 2019 at 7:59 PM
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  7. Apr 16, 2019 at 8:01 PM
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    What year truck are you using this on? Your profile says you have a 2019 DCSB.
     
  8. Apr 16, 2019 at 10:57 PM
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    Same tourque settings ?
     
  9. Apr 17, 2019 at 5:02 AM
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    This is a direct replacement for the 90341-24014. It will fit pretty much any Toyota clamshell front differential made.

    Torque is the same.

    For the M18 locations in transmissions, t-cases, and rear axles, I use 90341-18035... and if it will fit, the giant 90341-18044.
     
  10. May 28, 2019 at 6:06 PM
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    TheDevilYouLove

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    Great find! Why doesn’t Toyota use those at the factory on Taco front diffs?
     
  11. May 29, 2019 at 11:15 AM
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    Pretty simple really, they want to sell more replacement parts.
     
  12. May 29, 2019 at 11:20 AM
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    I wouldn't want the rear to have a raised hex like that, it already hangs low enough as it is and gets mangled easily if you drag your diff over something (while offroading). The way the rear plug is designed it at least sits flush with the surrounding lip that helps protect it from getting mangled up. If anything I think it'd be a good idea to weld a slightly bigger ring around the outside of the drain plug on the rear diff.
     
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  13. May 29, 2019 at 11:32 AM
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    That's exactly what they want...
     
  14. May 29, 2019 at 11:33 AM
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    Because Lexus engineers think they are better than Toyota engineers.
     
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  15. May 29, 2019 at 11:39 AM
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    Great find, does this take the same crush washer as the factory plug?
     
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  17. May 29, 2019 at 6:05 PM
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    Yes, it sure does.
     
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  19. Jun 29, 2019 at 6:49 PM
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    TheDevilYouLove You can’t polish a turd, but you can polish a TRD

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    I just picked one up, I’m so happy with this! Huge props to @Jowett

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  20. Jul 8, 2019 at 10:13 AM
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    Do this fit the drain and fill plugs? @TheDevilYouLove Just had to have my old drain plug air hammered off at the shop. No budging with chisel, fluid, or breaker.
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2019

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