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3rd Gen Differential and Manual Transmission (6MT) Fluid Change

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Omar RVA, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. Oct 16, 2020 at 4:24 PM
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    Mule will make it right, even after I take a crack at it. The called me back. No question.
     
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  5. Oct 16, 2020 at 7:48 PM
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    I hate the way that front plug breaks free, smashed my thumb on the concrete under the breaker bar last time the way it just snaps and gives way.
     
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  6. Oct 16, 2020 at 8:58 PM
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    Oh yeah. Even when you don't hit something, the snap feels like a stinger.
     
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  7. Oct 18, 2020 at 7:23 AM
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    After researching for a couple days, it came down to either Amsoil ART or MTF for the TC.

    I decided I am using Amsoil MTF: https://www.amsoil.com/p/manual-synchromesh-transmission-fluid-5w-30-mtf/?z=515729

    First thing to remember earlier Toyota's specified a 75W90 in TC's, and maybe some were different design, but some the same. Many dealers still use 75W-90 and no issues. The very light 75W (~4cSt @ 100°C!!) is too light for my liking. Even Ravenol is, what 7 cSt? The MTF is close to ~9 cSt. (75W-90 is in the 17cSt range!)

    MTF has slightly more additives than Ravenol, but similar. ART would have been a decent choice in the 7.5 cSt range, but I wanted to up the viscosity a bit.

    Will swap this week.
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2020 at 7:32 AM
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  8. Oct 18, 2020 at 7:28 AM
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    Now you got me thinking about changing out my Ravenol in the TC. What do you think of Redline LV?

    https://www.redlineoil.com/mt-lv-70w75w

     
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  9. Oct 18, 2020 at 7:38 AM
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    Decent choice in the ATF viscosity range, would work fine. Don't get me wrong - Ravenol should work perfectly fine.
     
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  10. Oct 18, 2020 at 9:10 AM
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    I’ve been running ravenol for the past 110k miles. No issues. Changing every 50k.
     
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  11. Oct 18, 2020 at 9:14 AM
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    Yeah as I said if the Toyota 4 cSt fluid works, the Ravenol ~7cSt fluid (based on VOA) should be fine.
     
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  12. Oct 20, 2020 at 7:15 PM
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    Weather was freaking awesome this afternoon so I went under for the swap of all driveline fluids.

    Screw the front drain plug. I can only damage it more, taking it back to Mule. He said he would gladly do it. No emergency to change. I guess I just did not want to get creative.

    Tranny was easy, plugs were not overtightened, took near 3 qts, Amsoil MTG 75W-90

    TC, was even easier. But that sucker had a hard vacuum. Surprised me! 1.4 qts (more than I thought) Amsoil MTF

    Rear diff plugs were wayfackentight. Plus I found a 6 pt 15/16" socket fit much better than 24mm. Odd that. The 24mm was sloppy. I had to use a pipe extension on my breaker bar. But good success, filled with Amsoil 75W-110. Took near 4.5 quarts!
     
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