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Diff, trasmission and transfer oil change

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by vijay, Oct 26, 2016.

  1. Oct 26, 2016 at 2:27 PM
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    vijay [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I read these articles
    Front: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/front-diff-and-transfer-case-oil-change-howto.147631/
    Rear: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/changing-differential-fluid-a-step-by-step-how-to.24545/

    This is simple however I have these questions (I know, still ;))
    A) Do I need to add LSD additive if I buy diff oil that says "LS" e.g Mobile-1 75W -90 -LS?
    B) I have a manual trans: What oil do you recommend and what is the capacity?
    C) This is the capacity data that I dug out and need help with:
    -Front diff - 1.6 - Quarts 75W-90
    - Rear Diff - ??
    - Transfer case - 1.1 Quarts - what weight?
    - Transmission - ?? ( some say, Redline 75-90 NS) - what capacity?


    Any help is much appreciated.
     
  2. Oct 26, 2016 at 6:32 PM
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  3. Oct 26, 2016 at 6:40 PM
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    Between the rear diff, front diff, and transfer case you'll need about 6 quarts. I just use 80-90 all around. I don't remember what the manuals use and how much. You don't need LSD additive because you don't have an LSD, unless you installed one.
     
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  4. Oct 26, 2016 at 6:44 PM
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    I used Mobil 1 75-90 for the front and rear diff as well as transfer case. You have a pro with a locker in the rear so no LSD fluid required. Trans is something like 12-13qts but check the manual to be sure, there's two diy's on here, one is full drain and fill and one drain pan only and refill ~3qts.
     
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  5. Oct 26, 2016 at 6:47 PM
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    I assume Mobile -1 synthetic? I have manual trans, the quantity should be around 2 quarts as per https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/manual-transmission-fluid-change.53530/
     
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    You're right I read manual and then just gave you info for an auto, my bad. But yes use synthetic for the riffs and transfer case.
     
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  7. Oct 26, 2016 at 7:31 PM
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    I would not bother with transfer case unless you drive a hell of a lot in 4wd. I did mine at 50k and it looked perfectly clear. I will never change again.
     
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    The 15 Manual calls for 75W-85 for the Front and Rear Diff.
     
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    I agree with you, I will change this time (1st time) to get synthetic in and then increase the interval for second.
     
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    Almost there. Hopefully one last question(regarding transmission): I went to Pepboys, they carry Mobile -1 but not the Redline 75w-90 NS thing that people here talk about. Instead, I bought Royal Purple - which just says "high performance manual trans fluid" This thing is expensive, any thoughts about this brand? It does not show the weight anywhere. Do you want me use Mobile-1 instead?

    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/...MVjE4K46hmiJptJMIRxTiU7U5RO71UusKQaAunr8P8HAQ

     
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    The only oil you should even consider in the manual transmission is Redline MT-90. NOTHING else. The issue is the synchros. I use it in the TC too. Front diff gets Redline 75-90 GL-5 gear oil, and rear diff gets Redline 75-110 GL-5 Gear oil ( I was using 75-140 until the 75-110 came out. I do not have limited slip,...ARB air lockers at both ends.
     
  13. Oct 27, 2016 at 8:39 AM
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    where do you buy Redline MT-90 from? I cannot find it at Pepboys or Orielly's
     
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    Found it,Redline MT-90 is sold at ( no other big chains carry them)
    Winchester - Campbell
    1366 S. Winchester Blvd
    San Jose, Ca. 95128

    going there now...
    PS: I'm posting my gibberish talk here to prevent someone like me going through this again.
     
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    I got my Redline MT-90 on ebay. 2 quarts. It made a noticble difference in the way my six speed shifts. I'm quite happy with it.
     
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    Changed the drive-line fluids today (~27,xxx on the clock):
    -transmission: Red Line MT90 75w90 (GL-4 is required)
    -transfer-case: Mobil 1 75w90 (Gl-4 or GL-5 is required)
    -rear differential: Mobil 1 75w90 (GL-5 is required)
    -front differential: Mobil 1 75w90 (GL-5 is required)

    Used Red Line MT90 75w90 for the transmission, then put the remainder of 3rd bottle into the tranfer-case and mixed it with the Mobil 1 75w90. In total 9 qts are required to do the full drive-line.

    These were great resources for fluid choices:
    -GL-4 v. GL-5
    http://www.widman.biz/uploads/Transaxle_oil.pdf

    -Toyota's outline of capacities, capacities, and viscosity requirements for the Tacoma
    http://www.ttguide.net/maintenance_data_fuel_oil_level_etc_-158.html

    All-in-all, super easy job. Just had to buy 10mm hex socket and 24mm 6 point socket as those aren't typically included in most tools sets.

    Typical sludge was on magnets and fluid was no dirtier than anticipated.

    Found this in the rear differential, attached to the plug's magnet:
    IMG_20161105_103913038_zpsiz4kmjyq_1c9da6afeffecc294793fd1eeb68d45c007d36d6.jpg
     
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    Not to hijack this thread but I have an 07' with Elocker, do I need a rear diff oil with an additive? intuitively I wouldn't think so...
     
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