Changing subject I’m probably the only one on this planet who leather moisturised the first aid kit.
I did the rear differential fluid and engine oil today as well. Definitely not as straight forward as a Subaru but not overly bad. The filter is in an awkward place and it’s hard not to get spillage out of it. I wrote off my Tundra a year and a half ago and I still had a magnetic drain plug left over.
It’s one of those that can hold up a wrench
For accessing the filter there is conveniently a crease in the under shield that readily bends away. Denoted by the red line
When I had the view like below I had one of those horrid heart sinking moments. Out of the corner of my eye I noticed coolant in the oil filler cap area……or at least I thought I did. After the initial “oh crap!” I looked closer and it’s just oil residue that in the proper lighting made it look like dry coolant. Nothing to see here folks……….
For the rear differential it again was straight forward. The plugs were on there ultra tight. Many people just use a hose to get the fluid in. My last bit of hose had transmission fluid in it and I didn’t feel like going to get more. I took off the CV axle protector and there was the perfect amount of room to get just the tip of the bottle into the hole. In this case just the tip is fine.
Rear differential drain bolt was clean coming out. Not too bad