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To replace gear oil or not to replace gear oil

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by danielsthomas57, May 4, 2018.

  1. May 4, 2018 at 1:45 PM
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    danielsthomas57

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    I bought a 2013 TRD sport in September with 55k miles. To my knowledge the rear and transfer case haven’t been done. Should I do it right away or should I wait till my next oil change at 69k miles oh yeah. I haven’t done it before but there can’t be much to it. If I get the dealership to do it it cost $260. Why is it so much? Is it really that involved. Let me know what you think? What gear oil should I use? I know I should make sure the full plugs come out before I attempt to drain.
     
  2. May 4, 2018 at 1:52 PM
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    Larzzzz

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    It's easy... Just remember to make sure the fill plug gets loosened first. You don't want to drain it without being able to refill it..
     
  3. May 4, 2018 at 1:54 PM
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    JJ Customs

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    It's super simple. I doubt it has ever been changed so you might want to go ahead but I doubt you will damage anything if you just leave it until you get around to it. Do it yourself though.
     
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  4. May 4, 2018 at 1:59 PM
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    danielsthomas57

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    Is there a recommended gear oil?
     
  5. May 4, 2018 at 2:01 PM
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    Search is your friend. There’s tons of info to be had on here including a thorough DIY tutorial. You can do all 3 diffs yourself for under $100 in less than two hours time.
     
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  7. May 4, 2018 at 2:32 PM
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    CombatVeteranOIF

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    If you can make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich you can change the gear oil. And if that oil hasn’t ever been changed I doubt the spark plugs haven’t either. I just bought a 2010 with 76000 miles and first thing I did was change gear oil and spark plugs. Both haven’t been touched since factory. I use Mobil 1 gear oil.
     
  8. May 4, 2018 at 2:34 PM
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    TacoGlenn

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    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/changing-differential-fluid-a-step-by-step-how-to.24545/
     
  9. May 4, 2018 at 3:02 PM
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    Lester Lugnut

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    Some mention above, but if I bought a used anything with 55K, I'd change all fluids, filters, spark plugs; inspect brakes, etc. Forget any records that came with it especially if they were from a dealer. You'd be surprised how much maint. work is never actually performed.
     
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  10. May 4, 2018 at 3:17 PM
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    Im at 230k miles and haven’t touched mine yet:tumbleweed:
     
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  11. May 4, 2018 at 9:00 PM
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    Tons of great feed back! Thanks guys. Well if you are at 240k you have to ride it out now.
     
  12. May 4, 2018 at 9:00 PM
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    Is there any new and improved plugs out?
     
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  13. May 4, 2018 at 9:01 PM
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    Al the maintenance was done at the dealer. That worries me now. Hmm time to do some work.
     
  14. May 4, 2018 at 9:10 PM
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    Go big or go home!!! That makes me feel better that I haven't changed mine since the 40000 mile service and I'm just about to hit 65k.
     
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  15. May 4, 2018 at 9:10 PM
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    Its on my to do list to work on. After I tint my windows and install my new headlights and brows at fog lights lol
     
  16. May 5, 2018 at 3:31 AM
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    Same as everybody else...
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  17. May 5, 2018 at 4:19 AM
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    What brand of PB and brand of J?

    Weight? Chunky, smooth or organic PB?

    Jelly or preserves? Fruit type? Grape, strawberry, apricot, etc.

    What about the premixed PBJ bottles? Are they ok to use?

    Bread for base of sammy? Both for durability and spread-ability.

    Temp that the PB should be at to avoid tearing the bread during spreading?

    Asking for a friend.





    (These secondary/tertiary questions are the way most oil/lube threads go around here. But I liked your analogy, so thought I'd jump in before the fully organic crowd. (ie boutique lubricant fans) :D)
     
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  18. May 5, 2018 at 4:22 AM
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    Clearwater Bill Sometimes when I close my eyes, I can't see.

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    That's as clever as the 65 yo who brags he's never had to go to a doctor.

    To the staff receiving his quivering corpse in the ER.
     
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  19. May 5, 2018 at 12:52 PM
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    Jif smooth.

    Welch's grape jelly.

    Premixed? Don't be a heathen.

    Wonder bread, and not that thin "sandwich" shit.

    Room temp is fine.

    Go in peace.
     
  20. May 8, 2018 at 5:49 AM
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    Neither. Change the diff fluid at the next interval of 60k miles (change every 30k).
     

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