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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
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    HighSierra

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    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
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    98tacoma27

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    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
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    HighSierra

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    Thanks!!!

    I'm definitely going synthetic as well!
     
  4. Mar 24, 2009 at 12:02 PM
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  5. Mar 24, 2009 at 3:38 PM
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    tacomaman06

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