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how much oil in the diff?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by wildjerseyfirefighter, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. Feb 19, 2009 at 2:07 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter [OP] I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    Im going to change out my rear diff fluid tomorrow..Ive tried searching, and looking in my haynes but it dosent tell me how much oil to use!.

    It cant be more then 3-4 qts. Anyone know?

    No locker or LSD
     
  2. Feb 19, 2009 at 2:44 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I belive its 3 quarts. Just keep putting it in until it runs out, and you should be good.
     
  3. Feb 19, 2009 at 2:49 PM
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    You have a 96 right, I have a 99. I bought three quarts, and like Chris said, and the "BOOK" both said, drain, reinstall the drain plug, fill the upper fill plug until it comes out the hole,(upper fill hole) re install the plug voila sham wow you're done. If you don't have the metric socket to drain the diff, a standard 15/32 socket will work also.
     
  4. Feb 19, 2009 at 2:55 PM
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    Just a little tip..... *allways take out the top plug first, then the bottom plug. This way, if you drain all the oil out & can't get that top plug off, you won't be in a pickle....:rolleyes: This goes for the front diff & transfer case too.....good luck....
     
  6. Feb 19, 2009 at 3:05 PM
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    Funny you should ask...I just did mine this past weekend. Bought three quarts, it took 2.7

    The diff drain plug isn't centered on the bottom of the pumpkin, so after it quit draining on its own I jacked up the drivers side and quite a bit more came out.
     
  7. Feb 19, 2009 at 3:07 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    good to know:)

    What weight did ya use? 75w90?
     
  8. Feb 19, 2009 at 3:17 PM
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    I used 80-90 synthetic. costs a buttload but piece of mind.
     
  9. Feb 19, 2009 at 3:23 PM
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    what did you use? mobil 1?
     
  10. Feb 19, 2009 at 3:41 PM
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  11. Feb 19, 2009 at 4:00 PM
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    holy damn..9 bucks a quart!
     
  12. Feb 19, 2009 at 4:06 PM
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    synthetic is a little more than that!


    im using mobil1 in all my diffs/transfer case.........75w90, and it took 3 quarts for the rear diff.
     
  13. Feb 19, 2009 at 4:08 PM
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    sounds good..I think ill go out and get some tonight:)
     
  14. Feb 19, 2009 at 4:59 PM
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    i went and got some 80w90 valvoline tonight along with a fuel filter. Guess tomorrow is maintance day while i wait for someone to come pick my table saw up
     
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    good times!
     
  16. Feb 19, 2009 at 5:10 PM
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    yep..If i can remember that early in the Am(hes planning on being here at 10-130am) ill do a write up.
     
  17. Feb 20, 2009 at 6:08 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    well i woke up feeling like crap, so i didnt take pictures. I did however change the fluid and fuel filter. what a pain in the ASS that filter is..I doubt it was ever changed..lol
     
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