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Diff fluid question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Bruce Leroy, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. Oct 3, 2017 at 3:53 PM
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    Bruce Leroy

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    Truck has 108k on it. Bought It last week and changed the plugs and they were still original. Almost positive the diff fluid has never been changed. Is it ok for me to use synthetic or would it be better to run dino oil? Thanks
     
  2. Oct 3, 2017 at 3:57 PM
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    jowybyo

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    You can run either, Synthetic is better but costs more. Whatever fits your budget. Better to change with dino than to not change at all
     
  4. Oct 3, 2017 at 3:59 PM
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    Bruce Leroy

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    I just wasn't sure with it never being changed if it would matter. Prolly gonna run synthetic. Thanks!
     
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    I do full synthetic on all my fluids.

    Just did a front and rear diff and transfer case fluid change with Mobil 1 75W-90. Needed 5 qts total. I think.

    Easy to do just make sure you get a pump. Your life will suck if you have to squirt it out of the quart bottles lol.

    Make sure you undo the fill holes first then go for the drain holes.

    Easy as pie.
     
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    A bunch a cool stickers, a bada ass MetalMiller Tx Longhorns grill emblem painted Hemi Orange, JBA long tube headers with o2 sims, Diff breather mod, Red LED interior lights, Fancy head unit that plays ipod n movies, Also DIY install factory stuff like, factory cruise control, factory intermittent wipers, OME nitro struts with 886x springs and toy tec top plate, JBA high caster UCA's for better alignmnet and dey beefier too, Old Man Emu Dakar leaf springs in da rear with the gear, U bolt flipper, Ivan Stewart TRD rims with 33" K Bro 2's, some bad ass weather tech floor liners so I don't muck up my interior, an ATO shackle flipper for mo travel in da rear wit the gear, also super shiny Fox 2.0 shocks back there too, all sorts of steal armor for bouncing off of the rocks like demello sliders, AP front skid, trans skid, n transfer skid, demello gas tank skid, and a tough as nails ARB bumper with warn 8k winch, I'm sure there's more
    I vote this. Highly recommended.
     
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    DEMikey

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    if you use Amazon and get the pump they suggest, get yourself an extra quart because of the couple of ounces left in the bottom.
     
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    This.
     
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    just dump those couple ounces from every bottle into 1 bottle, and have many ounces to use
     
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    I wonder why this question comes up so often. As far as I know you can replace any fluid with synthetic and it won't hurt a thing. Am I wrong?
     
  11. Oct 4, 2017 at 1:38 PM
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    Ive just heard of people saying that replacing really old fluid with a synthetic can damage seals and what not. I've never changed diff fluid in my vehicles but I guess I'm wiser in my old age so just wanted to make sure it's gtg.
     
  12. Oct 4, 2017 at 1:41 PM
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    This. The plugs may be rusted shut if they haven't been touched in 108k.
     
  13. Oct 4, 2017 at 1:42 PM
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    Yea I may have to do a pb soak
     
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    did and was still a quart short. got 5 and the pump from Amazon, and ended up getting 2 more, 1/2 of which i still have. just a heads up.
    the tribulations of not working at the dealer anymore. used to have all of this stuff at my disposal.
     
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    amsoil severe gear is what I have used for years.
     
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    This is all bullshit. Not true.
     

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