Differential recall

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by Chris Ciavola, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Everyone uses RTV now, just not orange? It should be oil resistant black or grey. Orange is usually high heat , on your engine, gear oil is hard on most RTV, unless it states oil safe @ this point IDK anymore.
     
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  3. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Haha. I heard that. I had to think about it too. It’s been a while since I used RTV sealant.
    I used to be able to do about anything and everything to a vehicle I wanted. I can still do basic maintenance and more than most I guess. But the more the technology advances and the longer warranty coverages the less I do.
    I miss the old stuff, but maybe it’s sentiment too because I sure don’t miss changing water pumps, alternators, etc on the side of the road.
    Now I have roadside assistance.
     
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  4. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I’m right there too.
     
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  5. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    Yeah, the sillycone was just to stick the string to. Haha, I use very minimal orange on engines. Pretty much just enough to stick the gasket. I don't like seeing goop squeezing out of every nook and cranny.
     
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  6. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    Ain't that the truth! I drove a 69 F-100 short bed that I wasn't scared to take anywhere but it liked to keep me on my toes. Haha.
     
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  7. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Started talking with someone about her 2018 off road she bought 4 months ago less 4000 miles on it. I was telling her about my leaking diff and crawled under her truck sure as **** this is what I saw. She was sad. :( 8121C816-34B7-401C-90F9-DEFB5A9B72EC.jpeg A23A5191-99DC-4C93-BCAB-B2F5B8532DBF.jpeg
     
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  8. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    Summbish... I guess it's time to check mine again. How's your leaky rear-end situation? Are the Depends helping?
     
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  9. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    So far the orange gasket maker they used has held the oil in. It’s only been about 1000 Miles.
     
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  10. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Haha. Taco depends. I like it.
     
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  11. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    That sucks. I just checked mine a couple days ago. No leaks.
     
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  12. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    You got to get up in there with a mag. Deep in the crack it starts getting wet.
     
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  13. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    I try not to look too deep in cracks.....
    in all seriousness I will keep a close eye
     
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  14. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Look for this it might even be deeper. Once it starts it’s only a matter of time you’ll be in “Taco Depends TM.” 16A3FFB9-2672-4960-ABF2-AEA3023A3F68.jpeg
     
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  15. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Active Member

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    2018 trd OR with 2k miles seems to suffer the same fate.

    My appt at the dealership is tomorrow
     
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  16. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Sorry to see that. Crazy thing is the 2018’s are still doing it and the off-road hasn’t been added to the recall. SMH
     
  17. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Let us know how it goes. Also call corporate and file a complaint with them. The more people who let them know it’s still an issue the better outcome for everyone dealing with the issue. Make sure to check it after they are done. Hope they don’t just squirt gasket maker all over it and call it a day.
     
  18. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    This is the worst one I’ve seen so far. This was a guy on TW. E07B67B4-4439-4794-B018-3D2BEDCCE9FD.jpeg
    Mine doesn’t look as bad but same crap splattered in there.
    This is mine... 88510130-2AAF-4357-AA33-5C7F9F83D1DB.jpeg
     
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  19. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Active Member

    Status update: apparently no leak. They say it was just a smudge that resembled fluid.

    I checked it out while it was on the lift and everything checked out.

    I’ll keep an eye on it just in case and now it’s documented in the event something were to happen later.
     
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