1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Quick question about 60K service

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Lunercrab, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. Apr 16, 2008 at 1:01 PM
    #1
    Lunercrab

    Lunercrab [OP] AKA "06tacosport"

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2008
    Member:
    #4680
    Messages:
    605
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Beth
    Lehigh Valley area, PA
    Vehicle:
    2010 timberland mica dcab sport
    Ok, so i bought my 06 taco sport 6spd back in nov 07 with 54k on it....i'm running up on the 60k mark and i have a question about the "recommeded service"....since i just bought the truck, i'm assuming possilbly that the dealer may had already changed and filled things that may have been needed when they got the truck right?...i called and they said they did the certification on it, but didn't list what was performed....Now i've already switched oil to synthetic, and plugs i can change myself...from what i gather on the list i might need the transfer fluid, diff fluid and limited slip fluid changes...how important are these and do they really need to be changed at the 60k mark?...also one dealership told me that i should also change my tranny fluid, but isn't it kinda soon for a manual transmission fluid change?...i know basic things about cars so is it hard to change these fluids myself?
     
  2. Apr 16, 2008 at 4:12 PM
    #2
    concrete jedi

    concrete jedi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2007
    Member:
    #3142
    Messages:
    2,741
    Rochester N.Y
    Vehicle:
    06 Tacoma 4 door indigo blue
    Broken and scratched tailgate, cracked rear tail light lens, coffee stain in driver seat.
    I have an 06 myself and at 38,000 miles, so at 40,000 I am changing plugs, and at 50,000 changing the diffs fluids, I also have a manual and won't change the Trans fluid until 100,000. I still run conventional oils and fluids, I have found no reason to change over. So maybe if I were you I would change the diff fluids and hold tight.
     
  3. Apr 16, 2008 at 4:32 PM
    #3
    Toy4Life

    Toy4Life 668: The Neighbor of the Beast

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2007
    Member:
    #2566
    Messages:
    4,970
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chad
    Slippery Rock, PA
    Vehicle:
    96 Subaru Outback 2.2 5mt
    92 4Runner SR5 3.0v6 4x4(sold) 02 Tacoma SR5 TRD Offroad 4x4 (sold)
    I wouldn't assume anything. I know it's already too late, but I made sure I got an itemized list of anything that was done to my used truck before I took reciept of it.
     
  4. Apr 16, 2008 at 4:57 PM
    #4
    no_werries

    no_werries Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2008
    Member:
    #5302
    Messages:
    248
    Gender:
    Male
    Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2005 4x4 reg cab Indigo Ink 5 speed
    CAI, 2 1/2" rear lift AAL, Ready Lift strut ext. & diff drop = 2 1/2" front lift, tweaked clutch, Magnaflo Muffler & Custom exhaust 265/75/16lt Nitto Terra Grappler 8ply on stock rims. Huskyliners
    Or you can be like me and do it all to be on the safe side, I bought a 05 reg cab 2.7l 4x4 a lil over 2 months ago, and within these 2 months (as money came in) I did oil change, both diffs flushed/filled + transfer case, flushed my rad, and just changed my spark plugs last week, next new coil packs and wiring! But that is jus a lil extreme (and a kinda a waste of money) , but I like to do it when I buy used and then I make my own schedualed maintaince! You never know what some knucklehead has been doing to your vehicle! I would have gotten an alignment too, but Im planning on getting a lift befor the end of this summer!
     
  5. Apr 17, 2008 at 11:06 AM
    #5
    surfsupl

    surfsupl Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2008
    Member:
    #4161
    Messages:
    8,572
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Gregg
    WestCoast
    Vehicle:
    I DONT CARE IF IT'S A RE-POST
    Rear Diff Breather~ 5100's ~Fog Light Anytime~Tint~TRD Seat Covers~Weather Tech's~Pioneer H.U.~Lift~Eibach Springs~LED's......blah...blah...blah
    I take it you bought it from a Toyota dealership. Sounds like it might be used certified? Its a tough call. I also bought a used 2005 Toyota a while back. Certified also. They say that they do some 120 some odd inspection. Blah,blah,blah! Its always in the back of my mind "did they really go through this truck? Change fluids etc?...Its hard to say. I would wait untill the 100,000 mile mark for the fluid change. They do say that you can go 100,000 miles. I do most of the work on my truck myself. I think it may all boil down to "peace of mind" for you?..If you feel better about Toyota doing all the work, have them do it!..You will save your money by doing it yourself. Plus with the price of gas these days, I paid 3.99 yesterday here in Cali, put that money you save into your gas allowance! :eek:
     
  6. Apr 17, 2008 at 11:56 AM
    #6
    missileman125fw

    missileman125fw Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2007
    Member:
    #3912
    Messages:
    2,723
    Holy poop!, $3.99 for a gallon of gas? Its $3.39 here last time I filled the Tacoma up. I'm walking to work from now on (80 miles round trip)!
     
  7. Apr 17, 2008 at 1:41 PM
    #7
    no_werries

    no_werries Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2008
    Member:
    #5302
    Messages:
    248
    Gender:
    Male
    Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2005 4x4 reg cab Indigo Ink 5 speed
    CAI, 2 1/2" rear lift AAL, Ready Lift strut ext. & diff drop = 2 1/2" front lift, tweaked clutch, Magnaflo Muffler & Custom exhaust 265/75/16lt Nitto Terra Grappler 8ply on stock rims. Huskyliners
    Complain here in Ontario, Canada it is $1.19 a liter,
    3.785 liters in a gallon = $4.50 a gallon.
    Now that is insane, what the hell is going on Alberta!
     
  8. Apr 17, 2008 at 1:49 PM
    #8
    Dcrooks84

    Dcrooks84 Sir Anal Loin of Beef

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2007
    Member:
    #3347
    Messages:
    474
    Gender:
    Male
    Ohio
    Vehicle:
    05 double cab SR5 Pkg #8 lng bd 4X4
    Removed secondary air filter, Fog light anytime, Map light mod, Scan Gauge II, Polished Stainless Steel Westin E-Series Bull Bar, Black GrilleCraft Grille, Borla CatBack Exhaust
    I would not trust the inspections that are done unless you have the papers showing that specific things were tested and fluids being changed. The only thing the inspection really says is that it was looked at and found to be in acceptable condition. I don't know about you but I'm sure what I consider in acceptable condition is much better than what the dealership finds to be so. the "100 point inspection" is merely a comfort thing. It makes a buyer feel more comfortable about buying a vehicle, more or less it's just another advertising tool.
     
  9. Apr 17, 2008 at 5:28 PM
    #9
    surfsupl

    surfsupl Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2008
    Member:
    #4161
    Messages:
    8,572
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Gregg
    WestCoast
    Vehicle:
    I DONT CARE IF IT'S A RE-POST
    Rear Diff Breather~ 5100's ~Fog Light Anytime~Tint~TRD Seat Covers~Weather Tech's~Pioneer H.U.~Lift~Eibach Springs~LED's......blah...blah...blah
    I would not trust the inspections that are done unless you have the papers showing that specific things were tested and fluids being changed

    It's amazing what people can do with a pc and printer!
     
  10. Apr 18, 2008 at 4:38 AM
    #10
    no_werries

    no_werries Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2008
    Member:
    #5302
    Messages:
    248
    Gender:
    Male
    Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2005 4x4 reg cab Indigo Ink 5 speed
    CAI, 2 1/2" rear lift AAL, Ready Lift strut ext. & diff drop = 2 1/2" front lift, tweaked clutch, Magnaflo Muffler & Custom exhaust 265/75/16lt Nitto Terra Grappler 8ply on stock rims. Huskyliners
    Yep only thing I trust is my own two eyes, and even then I sometimes wonder....
     
To Top