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Normal to have metal shavings in rear diff fluid?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 1TUFFTRD, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. Oct 10, 2010 at 9:33 AM
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    1TUFFTRD

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    So i changed my rear diff fluid the first time after getting a new third member and there was metal shavings in the fluid? Is this normal? Or am i getting ready to blow this rear end also:mad:
     
  2. Oct 10, 2010 at 9:34 AM
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    Normal for a new diff. You shouldnt see much the next time around. Check out the DIY on the rear diff oil change, and you willl see there was alot of metal in Brinas rear diff. Same with all I have seen. The second change useually results in MUCH cleaner oil.
     
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  3. Oct 10, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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    I can always count on you chris 4x4:D So should i do another change soon? or run it like normal? I used amsoil 75-90 severe gear!
     
  4. Oct 10, 2010 at 11:13 AM
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    How big are the shavings?
     
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    I thought metal was bad. Metal shavngs=grinding gears
     
  6. Oct 10, 2010 at 11:15 AM
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    wat?
    small amounts of shavings on a new third are normal....same for straight from the factory
     
  7. Oct 10, 2010 at 11:19 AM
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    Is it just silver goo on the drain plug magnet? If so that's normal. If there are chunks.. thats not good.
     
  8. Oct 10, 2010 at 11:32 AM
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    Run it like normal, and change the fluid at the next 30k mile mark.
     
  9. Oct 10, 2010 at 12:56 PM
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    Chris is right about this. I had the same worry when I changed mine, but Chris resolved my fear.
     
  10. Oct 10, 2010 at 12:58 PM
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    Ya that is true but these shavings are collected on the magnetic drain plug so they arent in harms way
     
  11. Oct 10, 2010 at 2:20 PM
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    they were shavings in the actual oil! And i cleaned off the magnet also! They were just small shavings in the oil.
     
  12. Oct 10, 2010 at 2:41 PM
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    I wouldnt worry about it, unless it shows in the next oil change.
     
  13. Oct 10, 2010 at 3:16 PM
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    gotch ya!


     
  14. Oct 10, 2010 at 4:55 PM
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    If it weighs on your mind, You can always pull the oil at 5k miles, and check it to see how its looking.
     
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