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Differential Fluid

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Edgeplay, May 12, 2015.

  1. May 12, 2015 at 3:13 PM
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    Edgeplay

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    I did a quick search for differential fluid for us 2nd gen people an nothing came up. I want to change my diff fluid and my transfer case fluid but I am unsure what to get. So far what I have found is for both diffs and the t-case I would need to get roughly 7 quarts of 75w90 (mobil 1 synthetic). Is this good info or is this wrong and I should look into something else. Any insight would be most helpful.
     
  2. May 12, 2015 at 3:34 PM
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    Recently changed all the fluids under the truck, trans, transfer case, both diffs. Get 7 qt of 90 wt.
    For me it made a nice difference in the way the tuck goes down the road, nice and smooth, nice shifts, freed up some mpg's also.
     
  3. May 12, 2015 at 3:45 PM
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    You put transmission fluid in your diffs? Also WT I know that is in the transmission from the factory but heard that stuff isn't the best for the truck. I honestly have no intention of doing transmission fluid till 65-70 thousand miles.
     
  4. May 12, 2015 at 3:52 PM
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    I do not believe transmission fluid is 90 weight. 90 weight is gear oil used in differentials and some transfer cases.
     
  5. May 12, 2015 at 4:55 PM
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    Max life ATF fluid, went with Valvoline for the 90 weight also.
     
  6. May 12, 2015 at 6:16 PM
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    Manual transmission change is every 30K. It uses 90 weight.
     
  7. May 13, 2015 at 1:07 PM
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    Yea that is what I thought too. I am not totally sure on fluids for the transmission thought.
     
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