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Best manual transmission fluid?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Bullfrog, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. Feb 8, 2013 at 9:27 AM
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    Bullfrog

    Bullfrog [OP] "I think I know more than I do."

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    I have heard that I might want to go to a heavier transmission fluid because of high miles (220k)(finally broken in lol). Brand? Weight? Should I do it more often now? Everything feels just as solid as ever but I want to keep things protected. Also I'm pretty hard on the clutch(like to race around) and wondering if I should go to a HD clutch when mine finally gives way after the life of the vehicle (maybe in a year it will go). brands?
     
  2. Feb 8, 2013 at 9:28 AM
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    steve o 77

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    Redline MT-90 is the best.

    Also keep the racing on a track... and not in a slow truck...

    edit: Amsoil anything is right up there with the redline oil.
     
  3. Feb 8, 2013 at 9:29 AM
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    amsoil severe gear 75W-90 (or whatever weight toyota recommends).

    you don't need (or want) heavier fluid than recommended.

    I will tell you that if you put crappy gear oil in it you'll regret it. The transmission will be hard to get in gear when cold, etc.
     
  4. Feb 8, 2013 at 10:07 AM
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    You definitely do not want a heavier weight oil in there.
    It will shift horribly (if at all) at low temps.
     
  5. Feb 8, 2013 at 10:20 AM
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    So stay with the suggested weight? What about differential oil?
     
  6. Feb 8, 2013 at 2:50 PM
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    Always stick with what's called out in the manual.
     
  7. Feb 9, 2013 at 11:28 PM
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    Did it today! Used amsoil! only took me 8 hours!
     
  8. Feb 10, 2013 at 12:24 AM
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    Taco me elmo

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    LOL it should have taken you 20 minutes....
     
  9. Feb 10, 2013 at 12:29 AM
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  10. Feb 10, 2013 at 12:34 AM
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    Thats when you pour it in the shifter instead. haha:cool:
     
  11. Feb 10, 2013 at 12:47 AM
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    It took him 8 hours to drill it out.
    You wanted him to pull the shifter boot?
    He has school on Tuesday.
     
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  14. Feb 10, 2013 at 8:01 PM
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    Just make sure you use GL4 oil in the tranny like redline mt90.

    GL5 will eat away at the brass synchro's in the tranny.

    IIRC, amsoil severe gear is GL5.
     
  15. Feb 10, 2013 at 8:09 PM
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    Shit really can I wait till i get to 30k or is this a do it now thing?
     
  16. Feb 10, 2013 at 8:11 PM
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