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Major Tune-Up

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MannyECG, May 31, 2009.

  1. May 31, 2009 at 10:41 PM
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    MannyECG

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    Hi everyone,

    So I'm hitting 50k miles on my truck and finally doing a major and long-overdue tune-up on my truck including changing the spark pugs and changing all the fluids.

    I have a 2006, 4x4, automatic, V6. I do my own oil changes and have read the threads about other DIYs.

    I know I need 3 quarts of 75-90 for the rear diff along w/ LSD additive.

    How many quarts for the front diff? Also 75-90?

    I've also read that the transmission doesn't need a fluid change until 100k miles. True? Or should I also change it? If so, how many quarts and what type of oil?

    My last question is about synthetics. I already run Mobil 1 for the engine, but I've read that there is no good synthetic out there for LSD.

    What is your opinion on switching to full synthetics?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. May 31, 2009 at 11:15 PM
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    j1999t

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    as far as i know, DO NOT attempt your own transmission fluid, its not cheap and not easy, unless you have a machine that is made to do it, our tacomas have a SEALED transmission... take it to toyota and have them do it...

    i have the same year, same tranny, same engine, short bed, double cab
     
  3. May 31, 2009 at 11:30 PM
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    DDD

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    The front diff needs about 2. The transfer case needs a little over 1 qt so just buy 2.

    I put full synthetic 75w-90 in front diff and transfer case.

    And don't worry about the transmission.
     
  4. Jun 1, 2009 at 7:15 PM
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    Wow, I'm glad you confirmed my guess not to do the transmission! It seems so simple to just drain and refill.

    I'm going with 75-90 synthetic for the diffs and t-case.
     
  5. Jun 1, 2009 at 7:25 PM
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    I've done my transmission once and my dad's twice. Maybe cause i've got a 99 and my dad has a 97 but it's not sealed, just a lot of bolts plus you need a new filter and gasket. That's pretty much it. And oil!
     
  6. Jun 1, 2009 at 7:26 PM
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    Its much different on the second gens...
     
  7. Jun 1, 2009 at 7:34 PM
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    What exactly does it mean when the transmission is sealed? And why would Toyota do it like that?
     
  8. Jun 1, 2009 at 7:39 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    It means that it is a sealed unit, with no dipstick and is not user servicable.
     
  9. Jun 1, 2009 at 7:40 PM
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  10. Jun 1, 2009 at 9:17 PM
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    Thanks Chris and everyone else!
     
  11. Jun 2, 2009 at 12:00 AM
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    IDK??? Both. My dad's is a stick and mine is auto.
     
  12. Jun 2, 2009 at 1:09 AM
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    hmm...





    What's the diff between the pre-runner and say x-runner 4.0L that requires 0.7quarts more oil in the engine? I don't understand that one bit... I've been running 5.5quarts on my pre-runner, which is dead center on the stick...


     
  13. Jun 2, 2009 at 6:06 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    X2. I dont think that page is all too accurate.
     
  14. Jun 2, 2009 at 9:19 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Only the Auto has a filter...
     
  15. Jun 4, 2009 at 10:13 AM
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    Nothing special at the moment just a K&N air filter.
    My Truck must be the oddball then because its a 2005 Base model 5lug with a dipstick for the trans. and my rearend apparently is not supposed to have a fill plug but it does. Many of those sealed items are not sealed in my truck.:confused:
     
  16. Jun 4, 2009 at 12:20 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    All trucks have a servicable rear diff....You have the 4 speed auto, which is not a sealed tranny. :)
     
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