Last post on Sep 21, 2007 at 12:05 PM
You are in the Toyota Sienna
What is this discussion about?
Toyota Sienna, Van
#33 of 34 Re: In AWD 2005 Sienna, is the transfer case oil needs to be changed? [ateixeira]
Sep 21, 2007 (9:57 am)
No "transfer" case in the traditional sense, but a PTO, Power Take Off, case. And yes, it is separately lubed, with fairly heavyweight gear oil, but I doubt if it needs to be serviced EVER. At ~65,000 miles the gear oil in my 2001 AWD RX300 PTO case (includes VC, Viscous Clutch) remained clear and non-odorous. Yes, I said CLEAR.
Silicon gear oil..??
And gear oil doesn't STINK unless it has been subjected to extreme HEAT, which is not the normal case.
#34 of 34 Re: In AWD 2005 Sienna, is the transfer case oil needs to be changed? [wwest]
Sep 21, 2007 (12:05 pm)
Oh, man. You should have seen the stuff that I drained out of my Miata. Just 26k miles, too. To be fair, it was 8 years old. It has a viscous limited-slip rear diff, FWIW.
It looked like melted chocolate, too, coming out.