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Changing everything to Amsoil???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by PeachEater81, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Apr 9, 2012 at 11:27 AM
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    PeachEater81

    PeachEater81 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Can I use the GL-5 stuff in my 05 4x4? I read that the Amsoil is to slick, and I should get some Redline MT-90.

    Is the Amsoil 75w-90 extreme gear bad for my tranny and the front, rear, and differential case? What if I get the Amsoil Manual tranny stuff @ GL4 and the rest GL5.

    I haul a small boat from time to time so should I go all GL 4? Clueless, please help.

    I was thinking I would buy enough and do everything, I am at 133k miles.

    Thanks
     
  2. Apr 9, 2012 at 11:34 AM
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    crf69

    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
    yes do it.you need limited slip stuff for rear end.

    besides coolant and trans fluid. stick with YOTA.
     
  3. Apr 9, 2012 at 11:42 AM
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    Limited slip stuff even if I have 4x4?
     
  4. Apr 9, 2012 at 11:43 AM
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    crf69

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    ummm yeah
    yes you dont have the rear locker.
     
  5. Apr 9, 2012 at 11:43 AM
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    Go GL4 for the tranny and do the rest GL5. AMSoil is good stuff, dont see any reason why it would be bad for anything as long as you put the right fluid in the right spot.

    And yes you have a TRD sport model, LSD additive in the rear. Doesn't matter if its 4x4 or 4x2
     
  6. Apr 9, 2012 at 3:28 PM
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    PeachEater81

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    I was/am confused so I called Amsoil tech line and he said that I would need:

    The front diff
    the transfer case
    the rear diff (and he said it has something added to it for locking diffs --- does that sound right?)

    Thanks!

    I decided to get the Redline MT90 for the tranny instead of the amsoil gl-4 for this time.
     
  7. Apr 9, 2012 at 3:38 PM
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    Hes right on the money. Redline actually makes an LSD fluid that you might want to look into. This link should help too.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/technical-chat/24545-changing-differential-fluid-step-step-how.html
     
  8. Apr 9, 2012 at 4:01 PM
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