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Oil service recommendations

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by skyneon, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. Oct 14, 2010 at 12:27 PM
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    skyneon

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    So I went to change oil in the morning. They ran a few tests on my truck and they have some recommendations. I understood most of them except for the couple below:

    1. Gear box service
    2. Diff Plug Striped

    What are they?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Oct 14, 2010 at 1:22 PM
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    cinch

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    1. Probably need to change the gear oil in the transmission, if it's a stick.

    2. The dfferential plug wrench surface is probably stripped from some yokel trying to open it with brute force. Probably no need to worry about it unless you want to change the differential fluid.
     
  3. Oct 14, 2010 at 1:25 PM
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    Thank you!
     
  4. Oct 15, 2010 at 9:26 PM
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    Oil Can Henry's is notorious for stripping the diff plug. Any chance you went there?

    They like to show you the color of each fluid, opening each plug to put a drop on a laminated piece of paper. Money maker for sure. I am sure others do this also..
     
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