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Rear Diff fluid

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacoBob2008, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. Aug 17, 2019 at 1:28 PM
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    Taco15Bob

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    Changed my 2015 Prerunner 2 wd diff fluid today at 47K miles. Fluid looked great, probably could have gone to 100K. Only tow small trailer occasionally.
     
  2. Aug 17, 2019 at 8:02 PM
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    jkuniverse

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    I agree. I did my rear differential at 85k and I, too felt that I could’ve waited more miles.
     
  3. Aug 17, 2019 at 8:30 PM
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    I just changed the rear diff fluid in sons GF's 2015 4x4 Access cab. 67K and looked like chocolate milk. I'll change it again in the Spring. If I had a new Toyota I would change it at about 10K. The rear diff oil in my FJ in 06 was pretty bad at 15K.
     
  4. Aug 17, 2019 at 8:45 PM
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    REDdawn6

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    Do the transfer case too
     
  5. Aug 17, 2019 at 9:16 PM
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    It’s a no-brainer to do all the boxes, the trans case & MT every 30k. The peace of mind alone is worth the maintenance at this interval.

    I’m running 75w140 in the rear these days. FTMFW
     
  6. Apr 5, 2020 at 12:32 PM
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    xguntherc

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    Fyi.. gear oil doesn't "look bad" the same way engine oil does... So don't just assume.

    Change it, it's easy, and adds some peace of mind.
     
  7. Apr 5, 2020 at 1:23 PM
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    IL Capo

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    All Grrrreat Ideas.....just changed all gear oil in my differentials and my TC with Redline 75w-90 and installed a new magnetic drain plug in my TC (Trail Toys tag him at SMKYTXN) (https://trailtoys.net/products/magnetic-drain-plug).Used a Motive transfer pump to pump gear oil in to differentials and TC. What a difference in time and convenience. Here is the product info
    https://www.amazon.com/Motive-Produ...18114&sprefix=motive+transfer+,aps,215&sr=8-1

    Stay safe and work smart everyone!
     
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