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This was on my Rear Diff mag plug

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ctxtaco, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. Oct 20, 2010 at 9:17 AM
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    ctxtaco

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    I decided to go ahead and change the rear diff oil on my 2010 SR5 DC PreRunner with 18,300 miles on it. The oil looked great, but I found a fairly large piece of metal on the mag plug. Does this look like it's going to be a problem? I replaced with 3 qts Valvoline dino 75W90 and Trans-X LSD additive. The diff has been running quietly and still is after the oil change.

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  2. Oct 20, 2010 at 9:19 AM
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    can't imagine how a penny got in there, wow
     
  3. Oct 20, 2010 at 9:20 AM
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    Nothing to be worried about. It comes from when the manufacturer drills holes in the housing. It's the last bit of metal left from when the drill bit breaks through the housing. I found two in my 98's rear end.
     
  4. Oct 20, 2010 at 9:21 AM
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    and jokes aside, do you have an aftermarket lsd? why did you put an lsd additive in there?
     
  5. Oct 20, 2010 at 9:21 AM
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  6. Oct 20, 2010 at 9:24 AM
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    Good news. Glad to hear it's probably from a drilled hole. I think I have an original LSD---The window sticker listed it on there.
     
  7. Oct 20, 2010 at 9:25 AM
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    You have an electronic lsd which doesn't require an additive. It won't hurt anything but it's not required in the future.
     
  8. Oct 20, 2010 at 9:30 AM
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    OK Thanks for the info. I'll pass on the additive next time. Glad to hear the metal piece is OK.
     
  9. Oct 20, 2010 at 9:32 AM
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