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  • "RogerZim" started this thread

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Monday, July 30th 2018, 6:29pm

Transfer Case running with no Oil

I have a Toyota Fortuner 4X4 2011 with 140 000 km on it.
I had it serviced 10 days ago and we went away for a weekend in the bush.
When we were there i decided to have a look under the car just to check everything as we heading to Mozam in two weeks.
I was horrified to find that the filling plug in the transfer case was completely missing, I can only imagine it is still in the mechanics toolbox.
Been in the bush we managed to find some tractor gear oil and fill it up ( close to empty if not completely dry ) and wedge a stick in it to stop the oil coming out.
have got back to town and it drives perfectly and no strange noises at all.

So the question is do you think i have done serious damage yet ?
And should i just flush it out with some changes of oil or get everything opened ?



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Friday, August 3rd 2018, 4:13pm

I would just drain the old oil and see if there is anything funny or if the oil is contaminated, the only flush the transfer... otherwise just replace the oil
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