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Transfer case and front diff oil changes intervals

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BBBsti LTD, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. Oct 3, 2012 at 8:49 AM
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    BBBsti LTD

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    My owners manual say to change transfer case and front differential every 60K. The rear differential at 30K.

    I have read post here saying that the manual recommends transfer case and front differential at 30K.

    My truck is a 2010 TRD O/R. I wonder if they changed the intervals in recent years.
     
  2. Oct 3, 2012 at 8:59 AM
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    Where do you see those recommendations?

    I've only seen the recommendation of every 15k if you are towing or off road a lot.


    Others around here just go by preference. The majority will change them every 30k.
     
  3. Oct 3, 2012 at 9:09 AM
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    tacoftw

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    I do it every 25-30k. It's not very expensive at all if you do it yourself
     
  4. Oct 3, 2012 at 9:10 AM
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    i hate the smell of gear oil..but i'll dive in every 35k.

    i am about due..ok make it 40k. :D
     
  6. Oct 3, 2012 at 12:20 PM
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    I would go by whatever your owners manual specifies or sooner. There is nothing wrong with doing it early, but not a good idea to keep going AFTER the recommended interval.
     
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    All depends on use and oil.

    I have mechanical LSD so I should be doing it every 15k due to the dino oil.

    My transfer case is synthetic so I do it about every 40k.

    Front diff also gets synthetic every 40k.
     
  9. Oct 3, 2012 at 12:50 PM
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    Every 30k or earlier
     

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