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5k mile break in service...

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by 4Runner fun, Sep 7, 2019.

  1. Sep 7, 2019 at 12:19 PM
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    4Runner fun

    4Runner fun [OP] Just the beginning...

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    Not to beat a dead horse or start an argument.
    I have read the entire owners manual; so I know what that says.
    I would like any of your opinion or thoughts.

    Current plan-
    Rotate tires, change oil (severe duty use), grease chassis & detail interior then a nice bath!

    Considering- doing a fluid change for axles and diff. Have heard mixed thoughts about this...

    Just installed CAI so no air filter. Guess I can check cabin filter.
    Am I missing anything?
    Trying to keep this a 20+ year vehicle! We love our T4R!
    Thanks in advance! Appreciated as always.
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  2. Sep 7, 2019 at 12:43 PM
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    Thatbassguy

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    Sounds pretty thorough. I'm almost at 20K and haven't done differentials or transfer case yet. I don't see how it could hurt anything, though.

    I waited for the free 10K oil change, but would have done it at 5K if I had considered my use up to that point Extreme.
     
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  3. Sep 8, 2019 at 3:18 AM
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    skull

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    I wouldn’t bother with the diff services, but my last 3 new Toyota vehicles I did a drain and fill without filter on the oil and tire rotation @5k. Then let the vehicle go to the dealer intervals. My 2 cents.
     
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  4. Sep 8, 2019 at 9:35 AM
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    I would hold off on front and transfer case fluid change till about 25-30k miles BUT I would definitely do the rear axle! I have done my 08 FJ transfer case, front and rear axle every 30k miles without any issue with them for 200k miles. Now on my 18 4runner I have done all three already and the front and transfer case oil was almost like new but the rear axle was needed to get changed! Just do the rear axle and you'll be surprise the color of the fluid.
     
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  5. Sep 8, 2019 at 6:45 PM
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    WallyT4R

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    I did the diffs at 20k. An the tcase at around 30k.
    Will do all three again at 60k
     
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  6. Sep 9, 2019 at 6:38 AM
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    j cat

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    the ujoints and axle spline slip yokes need grease. do it every oil change. but only 2 pumps. that will keep the axles quiet and no wear. rear diff has breakin so rear diff needs gear oil change if it looks dark on the oil change intervals.
    25-30K is what many do on the transfer case and front diff's. tranny fluid changes 100K .. unless you tow heavy stuff. power steering fluid replace 80-100K.. if it gets dark replace it ...

    check cabin filter often . I had rodent problem so I put a rat wire screen to keep them out .. I use a non Toyota air filter, carbon filter and works much better .. no dust now in my runner.

    engine air filter check every oil change . also I use silicone blaster paint safe spray on my control arm bushings and the front end grease boots.
     
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  7. Sep 9, 2019 at 9:20 AM
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    nimby

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    Doesn't the rear diff oil appear dark because of the additives in it?
     
  8. Sep 9, 2019 at 5:09 PM
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    j cat

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    gear oil has a amber look to it. worn over heated gets very dark gray color .. some had the gear oil black.. black says it was over heated and burned up..gray says metal wear ..
    last year I checked my gear oil and it is still a amber color .. at 3K miles new it was blackish with specks of debris in it .. probably the box was not cleaned at factory.. just check the levels and condition .. I know many do not like crawling on the ground to do this type work LOL...
     
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