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differential/transfer case fluid.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Classic_JM, Oct 6, 2020.

  1. Oct 6, 2020 at 10:25 AM
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    Classic_JM

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    was looking to do my diff and transfer case fluid change but don't know what type of oil to use. any help? I seen may people say about adding LSD additive because it starts to make some funky noise but I want to be sure what works best for y'all. thanks in advance!!
     
  2. Oct 6, 2020 at 11:07 AM
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    What does your owner's manual say?
     
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  4. Oct 6, 2020 at 11:08 AM
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    sadly it didn't come with one when I bought the truck.
     
  5. Oct 6, 2020 at 11:09 AM
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    to be quite honest, just use walmart super tech 75w90 gl5 for both, best bang for your buck, no additives or artificial flavorings, its also Gluten free
     
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    I got this from the 2011 manual
    1406D3B2-5F18-441C-ACCE-4F5199E23B8D.jpg
     
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    I used 75w-90 myself. No one had 75w-85 at the time I needed it.
    And I needed it QUICK, My axle seal was leaking and had to be fixed ASAP.
     
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  8. Oct 6, 2020 at 11:13 AM
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    I have been using REDLINE brand 75w85 just in my rear diff. but honestly the price point versus super tech is too high, I will be using super tech in everything now, I change them out every 30k miles, if money weren't an issue id probably stick with redline
     
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  12. Oct 6, 2020 at 11:28 AM
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    sound good peeps! but let me get this straight, so I can use the same type of oil for my transfer case and diffs ? that has LSD additive?
     
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  14. Oct 6, 2020 at 11:29 AM
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    yes, as long as its a GL5 which it is
     
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    Yes, get 6 qts of 75w90 and you're good.
    A few things I learned when I did mine - front diff bolts will put up the most fight, PB Blaster. If you get the truck up on four ramps it will be level and you can sit cross legged under the truck, makes like much easier when you're pumping the fluid into the fill hole.
     
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    Do yourself a favor and spend the extra money on new drain and fill plug gaskets i didn't replace mine when i changed my front fluid and about a year later it had a slight seep from it. Adding insult too injury the old gasket corroded to the differential and made it a pita too get off when i had to redo it.
     
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  18. Oct 6, 2020 at 12:22 PM
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    I just completed this service. 6 qts of Valvoline 75w90 with LSD in both diffs and the Xfer case.

    Get all the gaskets for the fill and drain plugs. You may also want to get a front diff drain plug, it can be a bugger to remove. You will also want a hand pump.

    Please do yourself a favor for the next service interval, use a little anti-seize on the plug threads and DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN.
     
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  19. Oct 6, 2020 at 12:36 PM
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    Also dropping the spare (cus it should be cycled anyways) helps with the rear diff and you wont need a pump.
     
  20. Oct 6, 2020 at 1:12 PM
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    I use Amsoil Severe Gear 75w90 in front, rear diffs and transfer case. No issues
     

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