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Amsoil + 60,000 mile=Good idea?, and more

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by rrosebr, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. Oct 6, 2010 at 4:58 AM
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    I am nearing 60,000 miles on my '04. I was thinking of replacing my differential, cooling, and transmission fluids with Amsoil. Is this worth it in y'alls opinions?

    Also what would be the recommendations for the fluids I need. There are a couple ones listed on the website and I think there is a certain combination for the locking differential.

    Thanks for the help in advance, and let me know what you think.
     
  2. Oct 6, 2010 at 5:09 AM
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    Wouldn't hurt a thing, I say go for it.
     
  3. Oct 6, 2010 at 5:12 AM
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    For the differential you'll need to add 4 oz. (the bottle) of Amsoil Sliplok Additive. I've been using Amsoil on my truck since I purchased it new, it's got 68000 miles on it and no problems.
     
  4. Oct 6, 2010 at 5:17 AM
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    I don't think that the additive is required for the locking differential as it it is not a LSD. Mine just calls for straight 75-90. (the OP has a first gen)
     
  5. Oct 6, 2010 at 5:19 AM
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    I had over 100k in my 98 when I put the Amsoil in. I had no issues.

    You are correct sir. Only straight gear oil is necessary.
     
  6. Oct 6, 2010 at 5:24 AM
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    ummm yeah
    wont hurt a thing.....i put amsoil signature series 0w-30.....35000 mile or one year......i am going to pull my dipstick jimmy to show you all what amsoil looks like after 7 months (granted only drove 3,000 miles ha!) i put it in my 07 altima nissan at 68,000 miles
     
  7. Oct 6, 2010 at 5:28 AM
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    ummm yeah
    i have a buddy that dumps amsoil into his ranger that has 180,000 miles....it was leakin before he started using amsoil imagine that.....he just adds till full amsoil all the time ha!
     
  8. Oct 6, 2010 at 5:30 AM
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    ummm yeah
    amsoil in my honda mower.....crf50......bottom end of my cr500 and fuel mix dominator red cap......oh i think i used amsoil in my ryobi trimmer 4 stroker.......my engine and transin my car and truck it's everywhere besides the trans(Yota).....my sold bikes trx400ex honda cbr954rr cbr600f4 all amsoil never a failure
     
  9. Oct 6, 2010 at 5:31 AM
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    ummm yeah
    i do not endorse amsoil nor am i a dealer and i was not paid to say that....all i know is this stuff is slicker than a minnow's pedar
     
  10. Oct 6, 2010 at 5:33 AM
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    I do have a TRD with a LSD...
     
  11. Oct 6, 2010 at 5:33 AM
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    Aftermarket?
     
  12. Oct 6, 2010 at 5:42 AM
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    I may just replace all the fluids, considering I bought the truck with 49,000 miles on it and have no idea how it was treated before me.
     
  13. Oct 6, 2010 at 5:44 AM
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    I don't think that LSD's were available form Toyota in '04.
     
  14. Oct 6, 2010 at 5:44 AM
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    No, so I guess it's not.
     
  15. Oct 6, 2010 at 5:45 AM
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    They weren't. It's either a locker or aftermarket...........in which case the locker would need to be removed.
     
  16. Oct 6, 2010 at 5:49 AM
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    its a locker...so it just requires the regular 80w-90 gear fluid?
     
  17. Oct 6, 2010 at 5:53 AM
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    Yes, no additive needed.
     
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