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questions about diff and tranny fluid...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by diddy5584, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. Feb 19, 2012 at 10:21 AM
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    diddy5584

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    So I bought my truck with 125000 miles on it knowing it will last at least that long if not longer... but i was going to change out all of my fluids and have been told not to. any thoughts? btw the previous owner changed oil and maintained at the stealership to a T everything done on schedule. I really think I should but mechanics have told me that it can screw everything up.
     
  2. Feb 19, 2012 at 11:06 AM
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    OffroadToy

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    If everythng was done on schedule hopefully those fluids have been already changed out. The differentials/transfer case every 30,000 and the tranny at 60,000 (when towing) or 100,000 for normal use. I'd get the diffs/transfer changed out. The tranny get changed...just not flushed. I'm no expert but I can't see the reasoning of leaving the original fluids in for the life of the vehical.

    personally...even if I wasn't towing I wouldn't let the tranny get past 50,000 without getting the fluid changed.
     
  3. Feb 19, 2012 at 3:39 PM
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    diddy5584

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    Ok I was told that you can "stir" the metal shavings from normal wear and cause problems but didnt know. Also would that be something i could do in the driveway? I am pretty mechanically inclined but do not want to hurt my girl trying to help her... Also how often do you guys change your oil in ur rigs?
     
  4. Feb 19, 2012 at 3:45 PM
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    TrdSurgie

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    The stirring metal shavings is from flushing. Draining thee trans and refilling is safe to do. There is a diy thread on here for it. Don't ever flush a trans, bad things happen.

    5k for dino oil 10k for synthetic. Toyota oil filter is the best
     
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