The rear inner wheel lugs need 450 ft-lbs. Stainless Steel will not rust or discolor, the same grade that is used in the food industry. And the most important thing is: why do they assume that their customers will keep buying their product when they pull cheap stunts like that? Same thing with automatic transmissions where they don't give you a drain plug because they want you to change the filter as well as the oil. I don't trust these quick oil change type shops and they charge too much for what they do , anyway. Taking into consideration all the fluids used in a vehicle the axles are the least maintained. So cost cutting measures are important.
Need to weld in a bung for plug. This is what we are talking about. There will be a fill plug, just no drain plug. On these vehicles, changing the diferential oil is recommended at least every 30k miles, depending on the truck's use. Just heat the plug til it gets a little orange then let it cool till you can touch it. If I can't get it out by tomorrow, I'm going to install a plug in the rear cover.
It was tough to get the ratchet or the breaker bar in there because there is little clearance. If you put a drain plug in the cover it won't be low enough to fully drain the rear and get the stuff that settles in the sump of the rear. Not sure if wax or anything will help. You may also have to worry about durability. . The bean counters are in charge. Toyota usually does things right but they really made a poor decision when they decided to use a hex head plug for the fill and drain plugs on the front differential.
Changing the fluids on that truck was a pleasure. I have similar plugs on my King Quad diff housings, I intentionally torqued it to a low value with neverseize and it comes out real hard every time. Our site is 100% legit and secure, thanks to our encrypted servers. I was just worried about heat burning up the gear oil inside, or damaging seals. I banged on the hex bit with a hammer while in the plug, I hit the wrench with a hammer while on the bit, but no budge. Do you have brakes shoes on the rear or disk brakes? The fill plug should be half way up.
Still not sure what model your vehicle requires? I tried scraping the coating around the threads but it's tough stuff. I used a pump that I bought from it made it very easy. Empty it out the drain plug and fill it back up. Loosening the bottom bolts seems like the easiest way too drain the fluid so I'll go that route. I recently did the differential fluid change on my truck the front, back, and transfer case. So I did a little research and had some sleepless nights but finally figured out what to do and went to town with my tools.
Heating a bolt works fine, it grows much further lengthwise relieving some of the stretch imparted on it when it is tightened as opposed to binding the threads from diameter increase. These plugs get really stuck into the differential and people end up stripping the allen head. My rear diff doesnt have a drain plug. Laying on the ground with those rocks in yer back takes the fun out of maintenance but I have some thick cardboard. I do not believe an engineer could come up with something like this. And yet others swear by them the auto factories do.
Those chunks were peices of his pinion bearing that was going south never felt it driving. Who else has done this to an 05? Having to take it off saved my father from a major diff prolem on his 94 bronco. What might work is if there was a square socket I could put on and use an impact or to try a longer pipe. And using Allen fittings is kind of goofy. Its just the way it is.
With a drain plug in place you remove one 1 bolt let drain and replace that one bolt…hands do not even get dirty. I went to the dealer to buy transmission fluid and the guy said I need a scan tool, I said ridiculous no I don't I have TacomaWorld and a wire! Automakers suggest changing you gear lubricant once every 15,000 miles about a year of driving. Yes, I was being sarcastic. I was thinking of simply of drilling a hole and tapping for a standard type pipe plug! With our large selection of automotive products—more than two million parts and accessories—you can find exactly what you need. I agree that on rear wheel drive cars and Suvs people never change the rear differential oil. Who is saving money now? Changing the fluids on that truck was a pleasure.