1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Different oil for front and rear diff?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by HighSierra, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. Mar 24, 2009 at 8:27 AM
    #1
    HighSierra

    HighSierra [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Member:
    #14966
    Messages:
    12
    Gender:
    Male
    Nor Cal
    Vehicle:
    04 TRD V6
    First post, as I found this forum while looking for info on my Taco. Getting it ready for a back and forth across the USA trip this summer. I've noticed some threads say to use a different viscosity gear oil between the front and rear diffs... Or is it just fine to put 75/90 in everything (both diffs, and transfer case)? I don't really do any heavy towing (just a snowmobile a few miles in the winter and that's about it), and no serious off roading....just 4x4 in the snow.

    It's an 04



    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Mar 24, 2009 at 10:24 AM
    #2
    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 :POOPCORN: Thor

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2008
    Member:
    #11714
    Messages:
    48,249
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ben
    Beech Creek
    Vehicle:
    05 Tundra SR5, 88 SR5 PU, 98 TRD OR (CRUSHED)
    5100's all on fours
    Welcome to TW!!

    75/90 is fine in the front, transfer case and rear diff. I would suggest synthetic oil. JMHO
     
  3. Mar 24, 2009 at 11:30 AM
    #3
    HighSierra

    HighSierra [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Member:
    #14966
    Messages:
    12
    Gender:
    Male
    Nor Cal
    Vehicle:
    04 TRD V6
    Thanks!!!

    I'm definitely going synthetic as well!
     
  4. Mar 24, 2009 at 12:02 PM
    #4
    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Member:
    #1138
    Messages:
    13,622
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Jandy
    Lancaster, PA
    Vehicle:
    2007 4.0L 4x4 TRD Sport Access Cab A
    Advantage Torza top (tri-fold), Husky floor mats, RuffTuff seat covers, C2C hood struts, Homelink mirror, USA Spec PA15-Toy (120gig Classic & 8gig nano), Garmin Nuvi 660, Protecta Bed mat, Pop-n-lock, TSB Springs, Scangauge II, Heated drivers seat, Fumoto drain valve, Aries pushbar, PIAA 540 fog lights, Hood scoop grahics, Flowmaster 50 series dual catback exhaust, RainX Latitude windshield wipers, Husky rear floor liner (ontop of folded down seats). Console Vault.
    x3
     
  5. Mar 24, 2009 at 3:38 PM
    #5
    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Thor

    Joined:
    May 1, 2007
    Member:
    #1475
    Messages:
    26,352
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Will
    York,South Carolina
    Vehicle:
    '13 Silverado ext cab
    x4.

    im using mobil1 75w90 in all mine, and all is well.
     
To Top