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Old 08-31-2013, 04:20 PM   #1461
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Just bought some Valvoline Synthetic 75w-90 for my rear diff. While I was picking up spark plugs and an oil filter at the dealership I asked how much for their gear oil... $30 for synthetic 75w-140, one quart. Same as I paid for three.
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Just bought some Valvoline Synthetic 75w-90 for my rear diff. While I was picking up spark plugs and an oil filter at the dealership I asked how much for their gear oil... $30 for synthetic 75w-140, one quart. Same as I paid for three.
I got 6qts of Mobile 1 for less than $50 at Advanced Auto a week or so ago thanks to a 40% off coupon they were running.
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My local Autozone gets like $21 bucks a quart for mobil 1. I get it at this local wholesale place called Bi-lo here and i pay $7.99 a quart. I hope they never stop carrying it, probaly should buy 6 more just to have on hand.
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My local Autozone gets like $21 bucks a quart for mobil 1. I get it at this local wholesale place called Bi-lo here and i pay $7.99 a quart. I hope they never stop carrying it, probaly should buy 6 more just to have on hand.
Yeah, Advanced had it for $10.99/qt as I recall. Not an amazing price in and of itself but with that 40% off I wasn't finding it cheaper anywhere else that's for sure. I think my price was $48 for 6qts after tax and everything.
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I am confused about what gear oil to buy for my 2011 4WD without the LSD. Should I use the Redline 75w85 or should I use something else like Mobil1, which I can only find in 75w90 in my area?

This is what my diff looks like - no LSD sticker. Please help. Totally confused here.



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I am confused about what gear oil to buy for my 2011 4WD without the LSD. Should I use the Redline 75w85 or should I use something else like Mobil1, which I can only find in 75w90 in my area?

This is what my diff looks like - no LSD sticker. Please help. Totally confused here.



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I just did mine with mobil 1 75w 90. No problems so far. Also, I regularly tow a boat at 2500 lbs. I have a regular cab base model.
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:01 AM   #1467
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Do 1st gens use the same 75-90 gear oil?
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First gens call for 80-90 i think in the rear end and 75-90 in the TC and FD. I use 75-90 in all 3. Just 5 degrees difference.
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Was just trying to do this and i cant get the first bolt out, i tried oiling it to loosen it up but im afraid of stripping it, any recommendations?
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Was just trying to do this and i cant get the first bolt out, i tried oiling it to loosen it up but im afraid of stripping it, any recommendations?
PB Blaster and let it soak in a fairly long while...like maybe overnight?
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Was just trying to do this and i cant get the first bolt out, i tried oiling it to loosen it up but im afraid of stripping it, any recommendations?
I'm hoping you mean the fill plug! If so, do what Moose said, soak it in PB blaster, just keep dosing it every couple hours and trying to work the bolt loose. If that doesn't work, you might have to resort to a little bit of heat.
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I'm hoping you mean the fill plug! If so, do what Moose said, soak it in PB blaster, just keep dosing it every couple hours and trying to work the bolt loose. If that doesn't work, you might have to resort to a little bit of heat.
haha yes i mean the fill plug, im gonna pick up some PB blaster, if that doesn't work ill have to wait to go to my dads garage as i have minimal tools at my apartment.
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PB Blaster and let it soak in a fairly long while...like maybe overnight?
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First gens call for 80-90 i think in the rear end and 75-90 in the TC and FD. I use 75-90 in all 3. Just 5 degrees difference.
Thanks Kelly, I got ahold of a online manual and it calls for 80-90 or 90, so i picked up enough 80-90 to do my rear diff, which I might be doing today
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haha yes i mean the fill plug, im gonna pick up some PB blaster, if that doesn't work ill have to wait to go to my dads garage as i have minimal tools at my apartment.
Yea, you need a quality 6pt 24mm socket preferably in the half inch drive flavor an a 15" breaker bar.
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Yea, you need a quality 6pt 24mm socket preferably in the half inch drive flavor an a 15" breaker bar.
I got it done, i did get a 6 point 24mm socket the other day, and my uncle happened to have a real long 1/2'' ratchet.

The E-brake cable is right in the way though, and i didn't have a pump but i was able to use 2 funnels to get the diff full.
Gonna top it off tomorrow, i think i filled it on a slight incline, so it may not be filled all the way.
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In my situation, I overfilled and syphoned some out. I didn't really notice chatter, but did experience the inside wheel spinning where it normally wouldn't.
I added a little more additive. Also, someone here mentioned "figure 8s"; I went to an open parking lot and did a couple slow, tight, figure 8s, and gave it some more time. It seems fine now. It may just take a while to mix all the fluids properly.
This is an update from my post #1395.
I had about 4K miles on this fluid change and was starting to feel vibrations. It was strange and only happened on the first drive of the day, backing out of the driveway; after that it would be ok. As I would back out and cut the wheel, I could feel the vibrations through the seat; then again pulling forward, wheel cut the opposite way ... That was about it.
I had read where the "Dino" oil performed better in the rear, so I changed it out again. This time I used Valvoline HD, 75/90 with the additive, of course. Same procedure that I mentioned above, looking silly in the HS parking lot going in circles, but all seems fine.
I must not have dropped the spare tire the first time, but let me tell you, what a big difference ... I bailed on the pump and was able to fill the diff by the bottle alone.
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This is an update from my post #1395.
I had about 4K miles on this fluid change and was starting to feel vibrations. It was strange and only happened on the first drive of the day, backing out of the driveway; after that it would be ok. As I would back out and cut the wheel, I could feel the vibrations through the seat; then again pulling forward, wheel cut the opposite way ... That was about it.
I had read where the "Dino" oil performed better in the rear, so I changed it out again. This time I used Valvoline HD, 75/90 with the additive, of course. Same procedure that I mentioned above, looking silly in the HS parking lot going in circles, but all seems fine.
I must not have dropped the spare tire the first time, but let me tell you, what a big difference ... I bailed on the pump and was able to fill the diff by the bottle alone.
dropping the spare made it MUCH easier for me. gave me more room to crawl under there too.
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Cool diff fluid change

Hi,
I'm new and stupid about this, I'm still reeling from my taco which should be able to pull 5100 GVWR but mechanics at Toyota World say the frame is so rusted they won't clear it for 3000 GVWR. Anyway, that's another thread. I will be changing my diff gear oil, I have a 2001 TRD with Factory locker so I won't need any additive. I hope I read that correctly!?! The write up and pics will be very helpful just as soon as I unrust the nuts from the axel pumpkin.
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by the way, I'm marcom 13, 2001 Taci TRD 4x4 150k and rusted to hell, underneath. Drives good!!!!!!!
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