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Just another New Guy

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ToyTracks, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. Mar 7, 2017 at 10:20 PM
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    ToyTracks

    ToyTracks [OP] Ghost Tracks. No Trace Left Behind.

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    Hi all.

    We have a 2015 2wd Tundra with tow package. It's just out of the free service and now on my own dime. The Toyota dealership is telling me that I need to have the gear oil and the throttle body serviced and cleaned or the warranty will end. (they have been bugging me for months to have this service done)

    Is this true? Why would the diff oil and throttle body need to be serviced so soon? We have not towed anything yet. Wife has a lead foot or rather a racing foot but other wise...

    Steve
     
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  2. Mar 7, 2017 at 10:31 PM
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    Tracker

    Tracker New Member

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    Welcome aboard. That's strange they want that stuff done being that new. What's the mileage?
     
  3. Mar 8, 2017 at 2:15 AM
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    040Tundra

    040Tundra Teddy 2013-2019

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    A little of this and a little of that.
    Welcome from Las Vegas!!!!
     
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  4. Mar 8, 2017 at 2:26 AM
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    chphilo

    chphilo Tundra addict

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    Welcome and congrats. I had my truck serviced by Toyota dealership 5 times and they never mentioned this serviced to me.
     
  5. Mar 8, 2017 at 3:01 AM
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    rons23

    rons23 Get The Led Out!!!

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    I can tell you this ToyTracks, I didn't get my differential changed till I was @ 72k. It was clean to the point the tech asked me did I still want to change it. Obliviously I got it changed, asked him to look at magnetic plug, had a tiny metal shaving. To my surprise I was :)
    That's with light towing, 5x10 trailer with lawn equipment and my buddies 20' center console. If you tow a lot then yeah. It's all personal preference.
     
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  6. Mar 8, 2017 at 3:42 AM
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    FlashCulprit

    FlashCulprit ColoradoTJ's whipping boy/Gino's illegitimate son.

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    OP, Toyota service intervals do not specify a specific "time" to replace diff fluids. Rather they indicate that they be checked during regular maintenance and replaced when needed.

    Most manufacturers support the claim that diff fluid should be changed every 30 to 50,000 miles. But, in all honesty - most cars/trucks go their entire life without a diff fluid change (or one every 90K). With that being said, If you off road every so often, and tow every so often, get it checked every few oil changes and you should be just fine.

    My story is pretty similar to @rons23 - before winter hit I did maintenance to avoid having to do anything while it's freezin' - 80k on my truck, no shavings or discoloration... changed it anyway cause I was already in it. But could have easily just kept truckin'. I tow quite a bit between all my toys and trailers for work. No issues so far. :notsure:
     
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  7. Mar 8, 2017 at 3:46 AM
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    FlashCulprit

    FlashCulprit ColoradoTJ's whipping boy/Gino's illegitimate son.

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    Also, Welcome to the forum! And because it's obligatory when someone joins our site:

    :worthless:

    We want to see your whip!
     
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  8. Mar 8, 2017 at 3:51 AM
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    Motor71

    Motor71 teufel hunden

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    welcome!
     
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  9. Mar 8, 2017 at 4:01 AM
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    Patriot

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    Steve,
    I call it what it is....Up selling. Some dealers will use this sales tactic especially on the elderly blue haired seniors or unknowing soccer Moms or just older ladies sitting in the waiting room have a basic service done. I have watched this countless times. The last thing I witnessed was fuel injector cleaner additive "treatment." $$
    When I go in for service I let the "service tech" know exactly what I want done, not what they "reccomend." I have owned Toyota trucks since first 1989 4x4 xtra cab and have learned a few things along the way. I have schooled my wife on this practice and sure enough she experienced it with her Honda Accord V6 EXL. haha..fortunately she knew about Upselling. FWIW.
     
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  10. Mar 8, 2017 at 4:50 AM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73

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    Bienvenidos! :worthless::smack:
     
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  11. Mar 8, 2017 at 5:18 AM
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    T-Rex266

    T-Rex266 Independentoffroad who? That's cute. Staff Member

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    Welcome from CO! I just do what @LOTSOFTOYS tells me to do for my truck. :) better safe than sorry.
     
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  12. Mar 8, 2017 at 6:53 AM
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    COMiamiFan

    COMiamiFan SSEM #3. Don't forget to try the search bar.

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    Welcome!
     
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  13. Mar 8, 2017 at 7:30 AM
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    831Tun

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    Welcome. I've never heard of throttle body service in 17 yrs of Tundra ownership. Sounds like they wanna rotate the air in your tires and service your flatulence generator.
     
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  14. Mar 8, 2017 at 7:38 AM
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    Law323

    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    sounds like a scare tactic.
     
  15. Mar 9, 2017 at 10:38 AM
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    ToyTracks

    ToyTracks [OP] Ghost Tracks. No Trace Left Behind.

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    Dragged through the brush, mud, silt - sand, on it's side and pushed out of a plane.
    Thank you for the warm Welcome's, howdy's, comments, suggestions, ideas and some laughs.

    I don't want to quote everyone so here goes.

    @Tracker: Millage is 40438. Wife drives it to work and it's used for short trips. 99% on road.

    @Patriot: I think that is exactly what it might be.

    I agree, I think neither of those services need to be done and it's a scare tactic as @Law323 suggested but for the end of warranty.
    However I need to make sure before I go shoot my mouth off at the service guy.

    My wife always takes it in to have the service done so next time I am going to go with her and get a print out of what they are telling her and supporting documentation why, also why my warranty will end if I don't have it done.

    If I get supporting documentation Ill post it here or ill fill you in what transpired.
     
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  16. Mar 9, 2017 at 11:27 AM
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    rockjockey

    rockjockey Per ardua ad astra!

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    Welcome from Texas, Steve!
     
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  17. Mar 9, 2017 at 5:42 PM
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  18. Mar 9, 2017 at 7:33 PM
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  19. Mar 10, 2017 at 8:18 AM
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    Welcome bud
     
  20. Mar 10, 2017 at 8:42 AM
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    MicahTX

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    Never heard of that, either. Have owned 5 Toyotas (two Tundras) and 3 Lexus'. Call other dealerships to see what they say. Bet they don't agree. (Let us know what they say.) Might be time to find another dealership for service. And yes, school the ladies in your life. Had to intervene when I found out wife's Lexus dealership was changing synthetic oil every 5K (instead of 10k). Got a nice credit and an apology.
     

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