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Diff Oil Suggestions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Jimmy92870, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Jun 13, 2018 at 7:07 PM
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    Jimmy92870

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    So ive looked around the site and I've seen different answers so I'm not too sure. I have a 2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner V6 SR5. I'm not sure if I have an open diff or a limited slip one. Would I need an additive? And what do you recommend I use? Any and all info is appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Jun 13, 2018 at 7:08 PM
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  3. Jun 13, 2018 at 7:11 PM
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  4. Jun 13, 2018 at 7:14 PM
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    Thanks guys and is synthetic better than conventional I've read that some people have had issues with synthetic.
     
  5. Jun 13, 2018 at 7:25 PM
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    The term better is a bit subjective. It is more expensive, generally longer service intervals and improved economy numbers. A few oil manufactures like royal purple and I believe redline have friction modifier/ limited slip compatible. Some have stated that they have gotten a little chatter using these products. If you drive in conditions that would warrant shortened drain intervals (frequently driving through water ect) I wouldn’t waste my money on synthetic. Anything out there that meets the specifications should be totally fine. As most use the same base oil and they just have there own trade mark additive packages.
     
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    I run Valvoline synthetic in the rear, and X case. front diff I run Lucas because of the ECGS bushing. I will probably switch them all to Lucas at 60K.
     
  7. Jun 14, 2018 at 4:42 AM
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    Why Lucas with the egcs bushing? Curious.. viscosity?
     
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    Just buy whatever is on sale. Not a big deal
     
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  9. Jun 14, 2018 at 4:46 AM
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    ECGS recommends Lucas 85-140 after the bushing install.
     
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    Yeah, missed that when I did mine, well, will replace when I get home!!! How would this do for the rear? Too heavy?
     
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  11. Jun 14, 2018 at 5:00 AM
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    I'm not a fan of Royal Potato either. Lucas, Amsoil & Mobil are my top 3. I only used Valvoline in mine right after I bought the truck (35K miles) because that was all that was available (without ordering it) at the time of me changing the diffs & x case. I plan on doing 60K mile service on them.
     
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  13. Jun 14, 2018 at 5:48 AM
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  14. Jun 14, 2018 at 7:51 AM
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    Thanks for all the input, much appreciated.
     
  15. Jun 14, 2018 at 2:04 PM
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    I vote for the unicorn tears as well. Been using it for years in everything including outdoor power equipment.

     
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    Nothing crazy - General HD's, Timbrem Off-Road Bumps, U-Bolt Flip, Fog Light Anytime, 265 75 16's
    IMO Mobil 1 75w90...

    also change diff breather. they don't breath forever, its worth it.. believe me.
     
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  17. Jun 14, 2018 at 8:12 PM
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    Another vote here for 85w-140 Lucas
     
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