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transfer case and front differential

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by spinso71, May 18, 2011.

  1. May 18, 2011 at 8:14 AM
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    spinso71

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    I only use my 4 wheel drive a few times a year and was wondering how often should I think about replacing the oil in both.
     
  2. May 18, 2011 at 8:16 AM
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    Dark Knight

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    I did mine at 60K. Front still looked good but piece of mind is nice.
     
  3. May 18, 2011 at 8:21 AM
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    Namyo

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    did mine @ 100k....black as night up front :eek:
     
  4. May 18, 2011 at 8:21 AM
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    OffroadToy

    OffroadToy The dog did it...I swear!

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    I believe every 30,000 per the maintenence schedule.
     
  5. May 18, 2011 at 8:21 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    i do mine every 30k. coming up on it's second change in a few 3-4k miles.
     
  6. May 18, 2011 at 8:22 AM
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    whippersnapper02

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    I did both axles and the T case at 30K but everything looked fine. I could have waited until 50K.
     
  7. May 18, 2011 at 8:24 AM
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    KBToyota

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    With A.D.D the front diff still turns even in 2WD I beleive. SO I believe in it doesnt matter how much you use 4WD it still needs to be changed.
     
  8. May 18, 2011 at 8:25 AM
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    whippersnapper02

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    Yeah is still spins since the driver's side axle is still directly connected to the ring gear.
     
  9. May 18, 2011 at 9:33 AM
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    spinso71

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    thanks for the info. I just had the rear diff oil changed (30k miles)and was wondering mainly about the front diff. I'm going to have the front diff oil changed and wait until 60K to do the transfer case.
     
  10. May 18, 2011 at 11:04 AM
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    KBToyota

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    In my 2006 Tundra it was common for the front Diff oil to be worse than the rear because it has a lower capacity, sure the same is true for the Tacoma. Best to do the front and rear at the same interval.
     
  11. May 18, 2011 at 11:17 AM
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    steve o 77

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    Im going to let my current change go 60k. Mobil 1 synthetic in everything but the tranny.
     
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