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

Front diff drain plug alternate part

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Jowett, May 24, 2020.

  1. May 24, 2020 at 6:15 AM
    #1
    Jowett

    Jowett [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2016
    Member:
    #186182
    Messages:
    988
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brian
    North Adams, MA
    Cross post from the 2nd gen forum, in case you don't wander over there.

    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.
     
  2. May 24, 2020 at 6:40 AM
    #2
    DAS Taco

    DAS Taco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2020
    Member:
    #322072
    Messages:
    1,507
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    DAS
    Vehicle:
    2017 TRD Offroad
    Can you get a magnetic plug for it ?
     
  3. May 24, 2020 at 7:48 AM
    #3
    Jowett

    Jowett [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2016
    Member:
    #186182
    Messages:
    988
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brian
    North Adams, MA
    It has a magnet, just like the original.
     
    Big tall dave likes this.
  4. May 24, 2020 at 9:28 AM
    #4
    SRBenjamin

    SRBenjamin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2019
    Member:
    #310696
    Messages:
    889
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Benny
  5. May 24, 2020 at 9:55 AM
    #5
    Jowett

    Jowett [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2016
    Member:
    #186182
    Messages:
    988
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brian
    North Adams, MA
  6. May 24, 2020 at 9:58 AM
    #6
    01 dhrracer

    01 dhrracer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2013
    Member:
    #111316
    Messages:
    682
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    Still Shopping
    What is wrong/bad about the original/factory plug?
     
    over60 and JNG like this.
  7. May 24, 2020 at 10:02 AM
    #7
    Jowett

    Jowett [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2016
    Member:
    #186182
    Messages:
    988
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brian
    North Adams, MA
    They tend to occasionally round out due to the smallish 10mm internal hex. It is a bit small for the thread and gasket size engagement on the relatively massive plug. It works well on the smaller plugs.
     
    DAS Taco and suaveflooder like this.
  8. May 24, 2020 at 10:05 AM
    #8
    Kyitty

    Kyitty Mr. Beard

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2015
    Member:
    #149179
    Messages:
    9,586
    Gender:
    Male
    Bozeman, MT
    Vehicle:
    2015 Tacoma DCLB Better Than TRD
    See Build Page
    They're essentially removed with an allen wrench of sorts. So they strip easily are are difficult to unscrew.

    The Lexus version allows you to use a socket wrench.
     
    DAS Taco and DavesTaco68 like this.
  9. May 24, 2020 at 10:31 AM
    #9
    JNG

    JNG Shitposter extraordinaire

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2018
    Member:
    #276264
    Messages:
    1,369
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2019 Silver TRD OR DCSB 4x4 AT P&T
    Nothing wrong with the factory plugs. Buy quality tools that won't strip fasteners out. Front diff plug torque is 48 ft/lbs for drain and 29 ft/lbs for fill. Over tighten these and yes, I can see where you would strip them out.

    Here is the proper 10mm hex socket for the factory plus it is made in America as well. I'm sure Snap-On or Mac offer similar sockets.

    https://www.mcmaster.com/8367A47
     
    Boghog1, 01 dhrracer and over60 like this.
  10. May 24, 2020 at 11:08 AM
    #10
    Jowett

    Jowett [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2016
    Member:
    #186182
    Messages:
    988
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brian
    North Adams, MA
    In a perfect world, it does ok... but I prefer to plan for the worst. The 14mm will be superior when things go wrong.
     
    DAS Taco likes this.
  11. May 25, 2020 at 6:15 AM
    #11
    DAS Taco

    DAS Taco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2020
    Member:
    #322072
    Messages:
    1,507
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    DAS
    Vehicle:
    2017 TRD Offroad
  12. May 25, 2020 at 8:55 AM
    #12
    SRBenjamin

    SRBenjamin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2019
    Member:
    #310696
    Messages:
    889
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Benny
  13. May 25, 2020 at 9:00 AM
    #13
    SRBenjamin

    SRBenjamin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2019
    Member:
    #310696
    Messages:
    889
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Benny
    Sorry guys, I was thinking of the rear diff. I've not changed oil in my front yet.
     

Products Discussed in

To Top