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Differential and transfer fluid...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dvto2, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. Oct 5, 2018 at 5:13 PM
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    dvto2

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    I just bought a 2013 Tacoma Sport double cab v6 with 102k miles. I was wondering what people use for fluids for the differentials and transfer case.
     
  2. Oct 5, 2018 at 5:17 PM
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    Biscuits

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  3. Oct 5, 2018 at 5:54 PM
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    Yup thats what are in both my front / rear diff and tcase, zero issues


    3quarts needed for rear axle, 1.4 for Tcase and 1.6 for front diff... 6 total if you have a 4x4.
     
  4. Oct 5, 2018 at 5:59 PM
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    123taco

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    I will have extra butter on mine please!
     
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    I just did all three with Mobil 1 and I was just shy over 6 quarts. Make sure you get the hand pump that fits the quart bottles so you don’t have to drive back to the store twice
     
  6. Oct 6, 2018 at 9:43 AM
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    I used Lucas oil. Jegs had good prices. Quart bottles had a stinger so it was easy to fill. Used a small clear hose to do the front.
     
  7. Oct 6, 2018 at 11:25 AM
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    Mobil 1 for me
     
  8. Oct 6, 2018 at 12:42 PM
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  10. Oct 8, 2018 at 5:07 AM
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  11. Oct 8, 2018 at 5:24 AM
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    Mobil One 75w90.... Just freshened up all my fluids with it and it's been perfectly fine......
     
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  13. Oct 8, 2018 at 5:47 AM
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    I just did mine last month and my rear diff took 3.6 quarts. I don't know why honestly but it didn't come out of the fill plug until I hit 3.6.
     
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    super tech 75w90 in transfer case and front diff., Redline 75w85 gl5 in rear diff.
     
  16. Oct 8, 2018 at 7:37 AM
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    I just put the Walmart 80w-90 stuff in and don’t have any issues.

    I can’t speak for the other diffs, but the dino-oil is best for the few of us with mechanical LSDs (05-08 TRD Sport packages). The clutch packs can be pretty finicky (a lot of “chatter”) with synthetics from what people have reported.
     
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    From the 2015 Tacoma Owners Manual - likely the same for all 2nd Gens - 2005 - 2015:

    Rear Differential

    2WD models except PreRunner
    3.66 qt. (3.46 L, 3.04 Imp.qt.)

    4WD models and PreRunner
    3.12 qt. (2.95 L, 2.60 Imp.qt.)
     
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    While you’re changing the rear diff fluid it’s a good time to lower, remove and inspect your spare tire. Also, it makes filling the rear diff fluid a lot easier...
     
  19. Oct 8, 2018 at 10:15 AM
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    ive read a few places where there was a service bulletin sent out in 2009 to switch over to a 75w85 gl5 for the front and rear differentials where everyone was assuming it was for trying to gain a little more MPGs and stay within new CAFE standards for gas mileage, but I never heard if switching to the ultra thin 75w85 was for any mechanical reasons, most people are running the 75w90 gl5 in these years 09-15 without any failures due to running a non Toyota spec'd gear oil as far as ive seen. the thickness difference visually between the 75w85 and the 75w90 is dramatic from when I did my 30k maintainence, the consistency of the 75w85 Redline was like liquid form H2O, whereas the 75w90 I used in the front diff/transfer case was like pouring a syrup or honey.
     
  20. Oct 8, 2018 at 11:32 AM
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    What does that reduced viscosity translate to in increased wear?
     
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