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Differential oil change question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by everleet, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. Mar 9, 2012 at 10:05 AM
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    everleet

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    Hi all,

    I've read the dyi posting for both front, rear, and transfer case (which were great) but it seems that they are geared for sports package trucks, ie lsd rear diff. My question is, having the off road version, rear locker, do I need to put in the additives as well and will 3 qtrs of oil be sufficient? Also, any other words of wisdom for doing this job with the rear locker verizon. Thanks
     
  2. Mar 9, 2012 at 10:42 AM
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    iroh

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    AFAIK the LSD and locker can't occupy the same space. It's either one or the other and is one of the reasons Toyota moved to brake-type LSD in 2009.

    If you need additive you'd have a sticker that says "LSD" next to the fill plug.
     
  3. Mar 9, 2012 at 10:47 AM
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    If you have a TRD Off Road, you do not need the additives because you do not have limited slip. If you use an oil that has the additive, it won't hurt anything though (for the differentials). I wouldn't use an oil with a friction modifier in the transfer case though (might be OK, I don't know and wouldn't risk it).
     
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