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Differential and transfer case Ravenol fluid

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by Sh56, Jan 28, 2024.

  1. Jan 28, 2024 at 5:40 PM
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    Sh56

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    Delta09

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    I used Ravenoil when I changed oil in both diffs and transfer case this summer.
     
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    I used Ravenol, when I did the diff's and T-case on my 19 sport. I researched it a little bit, seems like decent stuff. I have their trans fluid too but, havent brought myself to swapping it out just yet, at 40,000 miles. Ski
     
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    I bought WS trans fluid from dealer, wasn’t going to risk compatibility with the Ravenol
     
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    Redline mtlv in my t case and mt90 in my manual trans. Then amsoil severe gear 75w90 in my diffs. Everything works fine.
     
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    The differentials and transfer case are tried and true technology. Nothing has really changed since the 70s in there. As long as it's got some oil of some type it should be fine, but i'd make an effort to put in gear oil at least.
     
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    MGMDesertTaco

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    I did a bit of research a while back and discovered many were using Ravenol for the transfer case and Redline 75w-90 GL5 for the front and rear diffs. I shopped around and found the oem fluids for not much more than the cheaper alternatives. :notsure:
     
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    A lot of threads about this, I’ve personally decided to only run the Toyota OEM transfer case fluid. The additive package in the ravenol is very different. Does that mean it’s bad fluid? No. But it isn’t a direct copy by any means.
     

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