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How often do you engage your 4WD?

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by poncho65, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. Apr 25, 2015 at 10:03 AM
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    poncho65

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    Don't go off-road much with my 4-Runner, but try to engage the 4WD on a regular basis, just to keep it reliable. Would be interested to know how often other members cycle their 4WD drive, especially on vehicles that don't go off-road much.
     
  2. Apr 25, 2015 at 9:05 PM
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    wnelax04sr5

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    i engage 4wd at least once a month. during the winter id use it at least 2 times a week
     
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  3. Apr 26, 2015 at 7:02 AM
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    ThorInc

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    From memory ;), Toyota recomends once a month for 20 kms.
     
  4. Apr 26, 2015 at 7:14 AM
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    HHIRunner

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  5. Apr 27, 2015 at 11:49 AM
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    nuclearn8

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    at least monthly for 4lo and center diff. Mostly I just leave mine in 4Hi for months at a time to pretend like I have a v8 :)
     
  6. Jul 19, 2015 at 9:46 AM
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    Bout once every other week or so just to play in the dirt :crapstorm:
     
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  7. Jul 19, 2015 at 2:30 PM
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    4runneroffroad

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    Once a month I cycle the center locker as well as L4 to make sure everything is working properly.
     
  8. Jul 19, 2015 at 10:00 PM
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    Bob

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    Thread cleaned. If anyone has issue with it they can PM me.
     
  9. Jul 20, 2015 at 7:52 AM
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    UssMoGn

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    ALL THE DAMN TIME! :yay:
     
  10. Jul 20, 2015 at 7:55 AM
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    UssMoGn

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    But ive had more issues with Locker not working over time then the 4WD not working. On my 1st Gen Tacoma when I first purchased it had locker problems had to take if off and test bench cycle it and replace the grease. The girl I bought it from NEVER used it. But as for my 4runner ive never had issues EVER. Probably cause I'm often on a trail. Works super easy to use when you do the Anytime locker mod.
     
  11. Nov 2, 2015 at 12:30 PM
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    drunner

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    2-3x a month lately. Don't actually need it 90% of the time, but whenever I hit dirt I throw it into 4hi. I really need to cycle the center diff and 4low more often, but Carmax paid for a brand new actuator before I took possession so it's not sticky at the moment.
     
  12. Nov 2, 2015 at 4:19 PM
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    4Runner4Ever

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    4H a few times a day.

    I try to hit 4L a few times a week.
     
  13. Nov 2, 2015 at 5:44 PM
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    Sean266

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    I try to do 10 miles once a month per manual, but snow season may start this week for us. :woot:
     
  14. Nov 5, 2015 at 8:05 PM
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    4Runner4Ever

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    You get that snow Sean?

    BTW, I hate snow unless it's Christmas eve or Christmas morning.
     
  15. Nov 8, 2015 at 9:54 PM
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    Sean266

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    Soon enough we will. We typically get our first snowfall between Halloween and Tday.
    Our mountains have been getting some snow though!
     
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