ramonortiz55 4runner build: La Venenosa

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  1. Feb 1, 2016 at 3:43 PM
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    Glad to hear you liked it!!
     
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    Thanks! I loved how it turned out.

    I left the winch power unplugged at the battery. I have heard to many horror stories of solonoids shorting out. Figured I only use the winch when I am stuck or helping someone out, it wouldnt hurt to take some time and connect one wire at each post of the battery.
     
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    I love it!
     
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    Have you seen these?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Authentic-A...52c7d32&pid=100005&rk=2&rkt=6&sd=270508866500
     
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    Looks good Ramon! You still coming in March? We could be Tepui Twins
     
  6. Feb 9, 2016 at 8:54 AM
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    my wife didnt get the day off. I doubt ill be able to make it :(
     
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    In this write up I have decided to provide pictures and brief instructions on how to change the differential and trasnfercase oil for an automatic 3rd gen 4runner.

    My case is a 2001 4runner limited, all 3rd gen 4runners are similar therefore, these instructions will be the same for other years within the same generation.

    I am using Amsoil gear oil, the gear oil you choose will be left at your discretion.

    I picked up a pump for the Amsoil gear oil bottle at my local O'reillys. Here is what I picked up, works perfectly for the Amsoil bottle:





    I also picked up new drain and fill plugs. The drain and fill plugs are soft metals, meaning they could strip easily. I figured if these were the original drain plugs, I put in new ones with "fresh" metal, per se.

    Also, some of the plugs appeared slightly stripped due to a previous gear oil change from the original owner.

    If you do not replace the drain and fill plugs, I do recommend replacing the crush washers.

    A 24MM socket is used to remove the differential and transfercase drain and fill plugs.

    A 12MM socket is used to remove the bolt holding the hand brake cable bracket that is running right across the fill plug on the rear differential:



    Rear differential:

    Remove the bolt holding the brake cable that blocks the fill plug (not pictured), but its location is highly obvious.

    Once the brake cable is out of the way, remove the fill and drain plug.
    Make sure to have a pan handy to catch the oil:



    Once the oil has been drained, inspect the drain and fill plug:



    The drain plug has a magnet that catches shavings from the gears. Anything out of the ordinary would be noted here.

    No gear teeth or large chunks of metal, just small shavings, which is normal.
    Thread the new drain plug, ensuring that the crush washer is installed.

    Using your handy hand pump, stick the end of the tubing into the differential and start pumping away:



    Pump fluid into the differential until you see a steady stream of gear oil flow out of the fill hole:



    Plug it up and you are done with the rear differential. Make sure the crush washer is on the fill plug.

    Now we go to the transfercase:

    Locate the drain and fill plugs, drain plug:



    Fill plug:



    Remove the fill plug first, then the drain plug:



    Once the fluid has been drained, install the new drain plug and start filling the transfercase with new gear oil.



    Again, you will know when the transfercase is full when you see a nice steady stream pour out of the fill plug.

    Set the fill plug, and you are now complete with the transfercase:



    Now, we will move on to the front differential. In order to access the drain and fill plugs, the skid plate will have to be removed.

    Once the skid plate has been removed, you will notice the fill plug on the front of the differential:



    The drain plug is below:



    These plugs require a 10MM or a 12MM hex to remove. Please confirm sizing, I needed to use a 10MM hex for both drain and fill plugs. Some have used a 10MM for the fill and 12MM for the drain.

    Remove the fill plug first (not pictured), then remove the drain plug.
    Removing the drain plug:





    Comparing the drill and fill plugs with the new set. Again, check for any abnormal shavings on the magnet of the drain plug.



    Once the front differential is fully drained plug the drain and proceed with filling:





    Again, the differential is full when you see a steady stream of differential oil flow out of the fill hole.

    Once the differential is full, set the fill plug:

     
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  9. Feb 9, 2016 at 9:06 AM
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    I like that pump!! As we all know it's a pain to do it by the bottle haha
     
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    Drove out to the Citrus meet this past weekend.

    Photo dump:































    Took us over 2000 miles round trip:



    Averaged about 250 miles per tank. I had an RTT, a loaded vehicle with gear and was driving against the wind:



    I seriously need to learn how to manage my cargo:

     
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    pump was awesome! lol..I cant imagine how it would be done with just a bottle..
     
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    I have a tube and funnel and poor the bottle into the funnel. Works but is hard to control both lol
     
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    The specs on them say 175 amps. I presume that is a continuous number, not peak. :notsure:

    To me, what you measure by is that wire size specs. If your winch is like mine, it came with 4 gauge wire. a 5-6' run of 4 ga is rated at ~200 amps.
     
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    moar lights!

    get on it @Rattletrap66





    Thanks to Bailey @Baja Designs for putting up with my endless questions in regard of the lights. Finally purchased a third one to install in the middle.
     
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    Ok I'll order tonight :D
     
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    you saw that output ;)
     
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    Yes man, freaking insane compared to my cheapos. And I just so happen to have a gift card to All Pro :woot:
     
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    damn, add some links to this thing o_O

    Which Baja Designs Lights do you have? I am looking at getting these

    upload_2016-2-15_17-8-43.jpg
     
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    i have been meaning to add links .. lol
     
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