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Old 01-21-2014, 11:33 AM   #1561
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The problem is the depth of the plug. Its only a 1/4" and if you get just slightly off angle with it it slips. Like Sandman said a quality 6pt socket and a swivel head break over bar are ideal.
A De Walt cordless impact takes them off nice too.
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So I have 09 OR and I pick up Synthetic with LSD additive all ready in it, is it a bad idea to use it anyways. even if I don't have an LSD?
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:57 AM   #1563
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So I have 09 OR and I pick up Synthetic with LSD additive all ready in it, is it a bad idea to use it anyways. even if I don't have an LSD?
Nope, i have been running Mobil 1 LS in mine without any issues. Mobil's website says it perfectly fine as long as it meets the GL rating.
http://www.mobiloil.com/USA-English/..._Gear_Oil.aspx
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oh man, after reading first 20 pages, this is amazing. really good stuff here Brian and Chris. I appreciate the information and the stuff I am learning about the truck itself.

Can some one please clarify couple more things...
Would Any of these oil would work for my 2010 off road tacoma?
Mobile 1 synthetic 75w-90
Redline 75W-90
Valvoline 75-90 or 80-90
Royal Purple 75w-90

I was reading somewhere that using synthetic damages sometype of oil seal. It said that when you switch to synthetic to be ready to change seals. is that correct?
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Old 01-21-2014, 04:08 PM   #1565
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I switched my 03 to Mobil 1 at 150,000 miles and not a single leak. Yes you can use 75-90 in all 3. Rear, trans case, front.
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Thanks Taco tx. do you change the crush washer each time?
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Old 01-21-2014, 04:20 PM   #1567
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Nope, never changed one on the truck at all. Still using the same one on the oil pan also.
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Thanks man. appreciate the response. I just saw that autozone is selling mobil1 synthetic 75w-90 for $10.99 a qt.

I am getting it this weekend.
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:26 AM   #1569
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Thanks man. appreciate the response. I just saw that autozone is selling mobil1 synthetic 75w-90 for $10.99 a qt.

I am getting it this weekend.
Advance Auto has the same price. That's the cheapest I could find so far. I need to call the supplier and see what they have available.
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oh man, after reading first 20 pages, this is amazing. really good stuff here Brian and Chris. I appreciate the information and the stuff I am learning about the truck itself.

Can some one please clarify couple more things...
Would Any of these oil would work for my 2010 off road tacoma?
Mobile 1 synthetic 75w-90
Redline 75W-90
Valvoline 75-90 or 80-90
Royal Purple 75w-90

I was reading somewhere that using synthetic damages sometype of oil seal. It said that when you switch to synthetic to be ready to change seals. is that correct?
No, you can run synthetic, that's little validity to that. You can change back and forth too.
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No, you can run synthetic, that's little validity to that. You can change back and forth too.
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oh man, after reading first 20 pages, this is amazing. really good stuff here Brian and Chris. I appreciate the information and the stuff I am learning about the truck itself.

Can some one please clarify couple more things...
Would Any of these oil would work for my 2010 off road tacoma?
Mobile 1 synthetic 75w-90
Redline 75W-90
Valvoline 75-90 or 80-90
Royal Purple 75w-90

I was reading somewhere that using synthetic damages sometype of oil seal. It said that when you switch to synthetic to be ready to change seals. is that correct?
If you're finding articles documenting a change to synthetic oil causing seals to leak, check out the date of the article. It was a common issue when they first came out but modern synthetics aren't plagued by the same issues. Now, you can switch between synthetic and dino oil every other oil change and you'll be just fine.
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What a great thread! I'm sure the answers in here somewhere, but can someone tell me which fluid (and additive if needed) for my 2009, 4.0, 4x4, trd sports to change the front and back? Thank you
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What a great thread! I'm sure the answers in here somewhere, but can someone tell me which fluid (and additive if needed) for my 2009, 4.0, 4x4, trd sports to change the front and back? Thank you
All listed right here
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/tec...tml#post344546
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so just to make sure I'm clear on what I've read here about the rear diff, it takes 3QTs and Royal Purple 75w-90 synthetic gear oil can be used and I do not need LSD additive since I have a 2013 TRD Sport, correct? and for the front diff it takes 1.6Qts and the same Royal Purple oil can be used and the transfer case takes 1.1QTs and it to can be filled with Royal Purple?
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so just to make sure I'm clear on what I've read here about the rear diff, it takes 3QTs and Royal Purple 75w-90 synthetic gear oil can be used and I do not need LSD additive since I have a 2013 TRD Sport, correct? and for the front diff it takes 1.6Qts and the same Royal Purple oil can be used and the transfer case takes 1.1QTs and it to can be filled with Royal Purple?
Sounds correct to me.
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- 10mm hex head socket for front drain and fill plugs
- 24mm socket for rear drain and fill plugs and transfer case plugs
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Sounds correct to me.
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- 24mm socket for rear drain and fill plugs and transfer case plugs
Roger that, ordering royal purple off amazon now.
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