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Need Quick Answer, Does Front Diff Drain Plug Have a Crush Washer?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Boyk1182, Nov 4, 2017.

  1. Nov 4, 2017 at 9:08 AM
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    Boyk1182

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    Need to see if I have to try to find it in the drain bucket..
     
  2. Nov 4, 2017 at 9:09 AM
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    Thanks, it should be around, this is gonna be fun..
     
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  4. Nov 4, 2017 at 9:16 AM
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  5. Nov 4, 2017 at 9:20 AM
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    I know, I should have.

    One more question, does the smooth side of the crush washer go towards the bolt head, or the diff? I never noticed them to be different on Dana axles.
     
  6. Nov 4, 2017 at 9:22 AM
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    Thats how I install them. Smooth side to bolt head.
     
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  7. Nov 4, 2017 at 9:24 AM
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    Alrighty thanks, if it works for you it should work for me.
     
  8. Nov 4, 2017 at 9:36 AM
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    Thanks everyone, huge copper ring in the drain bucket. Now I have way too many buckets but back on track.
     
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  10. Nov 4, 2017 at 2:13 PM
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    Dumb question..

    I have a 2014 SR5 4x4. I used Lucas 80w90 non-synthetic. Am I good? My paperwork says I have a LSD, so I don’t know.

    I am coming from a Rubicon with lockers, so this Tacoma stuff is new to me.
     
  11. Nov 4, 2017 at 2:16 PM
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    Recommend the gasket set linked from Amazon here. I used them and worked out fine.
    Far as oil, I used SuperTech 75-90 from Walmart. I didn't go high end because I'll refill every 30k miles since dirty water is prevalent where I go wheeling. I'm not a Cali Instagram Overlander lol
     
  12. Nov 4, 2017 at 2:19 PM
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    No I mean as far as additives, I don’t need any right?
     
  13. Nov 4, 2017 at 2:23 PM
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    I didn't use any. But I'm a manual, if that matters. I think autos are supposed to use the additive.
    There's a thread here with instructions. Should be able to find it in the intro message from Bob when you joined. Some good DIY links in there.
     
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    I'm not 100% sure, but my understanding is that the limited slip you have is electronic. The TRAC/A-TRAC detects wheel slip and applies the brakes. So you would not need additive. Earlier trucks had mechanical LSDs and those would need additive. I thought the split was around 2009.
     
  15. Nov 4, 2017 at 2:26 PM
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    Yea I did use the DIY thread, and it said after 2009, no additive needed. My rear diff also has no sticker saying LSD. I think it is the brake one.
     
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    We all have LSD best to my knowledge. If it said post 2009 doesn't need it, don't add it. Won't hurt if you do use it though.
     
  17. Nov 4, 2017 at 2:32 PM
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    I believe the only downside to using LSD oil when you don't need it is that it wears out faster. I don't think it would actually hurt anything in an axle like this, though.
     
  18. Nov 4, 2017 at 2:43 PM
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    You 100% do not need an LSD additive.
     
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    Reviving because I was profile creeping.....

    I thought LS additive was for Sport models only?
    Even if you didn't need an LS additive, would it be okay to run it anyway because Mobil 1 is cheap and reliable....


    Asking for a friend :anonymous:
     
  20. Jan 20, 2018 at 7:05 PM
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    I think additive is fine to use even if you don’t need it. But if you do need it, don’t not use it. Hope that’s not too many double negatives lol
     

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