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Changing diff fluid...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 10toy, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. Apr 12, 2010 at 10:37 AM
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    10toy

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    So I have 8k miles on the truck, 2010 DC 4x4, and thinking about switching to synthetics in front and rear diff...

    is that dumb? Was thinking Mobil 1 because I have used it in my two previous toyota trucks...

    ...but would like to hear what you all have been happy with...

    Thanks!
     
  2. Apr 12, 2010 at 10:38 AM
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    JimBeam

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    mine is older...but i run fully synthetic in everything i can
     
  3. Apr 12, 2010 at 10:40 AM
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    Juggernaut

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    If you got the $ and time go for it, but I would probably wait until the recommended service interval and switch to synthetics then
     
  4. Apr 12, 2010 at 10:41 AM
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    ColtsTRD

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    x2....Synthetic is the only way to roll...It just performs better and it's better on all the components. I gotta get around to changing my rear diff. fluid and when I do i'll use Mobile 1 Syn. :)
     
  5. Apr 12, 2010 at 11:01 AM
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  6. Apr 12, 2010 at 11:03 AM
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    98tacoma27

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  7. Apr 12, 2010 at 11:14 AM
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    You may search the forum on this. There was an extensive DIY write up and discussion regarding the rear diff. oil change. I think if you have the LSD (TRD Sport), most agree to avoid the synthetics due to possible clattering noise. You will also need the Diff. additive. Amsoil/royal purple/or simply non synthetic oil had good feedback..Chris4x4 will surely chime in and give you his expertise:)
     
  8. Apr 12, 2010 at 11:22 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    non-applicable to 09+ as everything has the autoLSD (open diff, besides the OR) and there is no mechanical LSD any more
     
  9. Apr 12, 2010 at 12:09 PM
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    aficianado

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    depends on the 8k miles. if they were hard, ugly miles (towing in deep muddy water ;)) i would change it out. if not, wait until the first recommended interval.
     
  10. Apr 12, 2010 at 12:38 PM
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    Tillers_Rule

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    I just changed my diff and transfer fluids for the first time this weekend, at 48,000 miles:eek: Went with mobile 1.

    Like others mentioned, cool to change to synthetic, but at least wait until the recommended service interval. Or do whatever you want, it's your money and time:)
     
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