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Old 04-16-2013, 11:16 PM   #1
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2006 4X4 Double Cab TRD Offroad. Automatic...120K miles all on dino oil.

Please recommend me the best oils - brand, weight, etc... for

Rear diff
Front diff
Transfer case
Coolant
Power Steering Fluid
ATF
Engine oil


I assume, OEM oil filter, air filter, aftermarket cabin filter (save $), and OEM spark plugs will be optimal?

Thanks.
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:21 PM   #2
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2006 4X4 Double Cab TRD Offroad. Automatic...120K miles all on dino oil.

Please recommend me the best oils - brand, weight, etc... for

Rear diff
Front diff
Transfer case
Coolant
Power Steering Fluid
ATF
Engine oil


I assume, OEM oil filter, air filter, aftermarket cabin filter (save $), and OEM spark plugs will be optimal?

Thanks.
ATF u have no choice safely......go with toyota WS

Coolant use oem red

Engine.....5w30

As for ALL filters, I've found the best deals at the dealer.....buy a couple oil and air/cabin at 1 time and get a break.

Napa and kragen couldn't even come close.

Plugs also should be oem
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:10 PM   #3
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ATF he does have a choice...Valvoline Maxlife is compatible as a WS fluid.
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What about differentials and transfer?
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What about differentials and transfer?
2wd w/ off road package here - for the rear differential I use Mobil 1 75-90 syn...works great. Would assume that the same could be used for the front, although others would know more though...
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Ok to use just water instead of windshield washer fluid?

I have 06 toyota tacoma 2.7l sr5 per-runner truck. A little off the topic here. I've just been adding water in wind shield washer fluid, is this a bad thing. Does it really matter? Will just water instead of washer fluid make a difference regarding the water pump for the wipers?
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I have 06 toyota tacoma 2.7l sr5 per-runner truck. A little off the topic here. I've just been adding water in wind shield washer fluid, is this a bad thing. Does it really matter? Will just water instead of washer fluid make a difference regarding the water pump for the wipers?
unless san diego has a really hard freeze i think you'll be ok. the washer fluid is probably better than water at getting the bugs/road grime off though.
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Ya, the dealer ship here said water has minerals in it, and can cause a build up, and maybe cause problems later. Said screw it and just went and bought some windshield washer fluid.
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2006 4X4 Double Cab TRD Offroad. Automatic...120K miles all on dino oil.

Please recommend me the best oils - brand, weight, etc... for

Rear diff - 80W-90, use your favorite reputable brand
Front diff - 75W-90, use your favorite reputable brand
Transfer case - Same as front differential
Coolant - Toyota coolant
Power Steering Fluid - No idea, haven't touched mine yet
ATF - Toyota WS
Engine oil - 5W-30, Toyota or your favorite reputable brand. Mobil 1 is a popular choice and what I use.


I assume, OEM oil filter, air filter, aftermarket cabin filter (save $), and OEM spark plugs will be optimal?

I use all OEM filters and spark plugs.

Thanks.
Answers in bold.


FWIW, this is all in your manual also...
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Mike, please don't make us read the manual. what do you think we are here, wicked smaht?
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