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Necessary to plug rear differential?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jeremy_283, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. Jan 14, 2012 at 12:39 PM
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    jeremy_283

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    Is it necessary to plug the rear differential fill hole to let the fluid run down the axle shafts? I just did mine: I filled it. When I started seeping I walked away for about 5 minutes. Came back and filled it again. It seeped. I left for like an additional 5 minutes and when I came back it was at a VERY slow run coming out the fill hole. Is this fine? I didn't plug the fill hole after each time either....
     
  2. Jan 14, 2012 at 12:43 PM
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    how many quarts of gear oil did you use...anything over 3 quarts is too much.
     
  3. Jan 14, 2012 at 12:50 PM
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    I got it on perfectly level ground and just filled it up to the fill plug. I heard from others that-that was all I needed to do. I don't measure cause it's never right cause I make such a mess doing everything.
     
  4. Jan 14, 2012 at 1:16 PM
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    if you filled the diff up to the fill hole with gear oil then you did it correctly :thumbsup:
     
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