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ECGS diff oil

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NBourque, Jun 24, 2021.

  1. Jun 24, 2021 at 7:52 AM
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    NBourque

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    How many of u guys use the Lucas 85 140 gear oil with the ECGS bushing? I’d like to just stick with a synthetic oil all around to get the max life out of it. Thoughts?
     
  2. Jun 24, 2021 at 12:08 PM
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    Stick with what ECGS recommends. Changing the front diff fluid is so quick and easy that running synthetic really is no benefit.
    I've put 15k on my bushing with the 85/140. Still smooth as glass.
     
  3. Jun 24, 2021 at 12:10 PM
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    I've got 65K on my ECGS bushing, been using Lucas 85/140 since I put it in with no issues, I change it every 30K when I do diffs/xfer case.
     
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    Anyone make a synthetic 85 140?
     
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    Why are you so hung up on running synthetic?
     
  7. Jun 24, 2021 at 12:40 PM
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    If I run synthetic in the transfer case I can get 60K miles before it needs to be changed. I’d just like to keep all the OCIs the same.
     
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    With how clean my 75w-90 syn came out of my front diff n transfer case at a 60k OCI... its getting extended to 80k this go around.
     
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    seems like an odd reason to NOT use what ECGS recommends based on that. They told me avoid synthetic and stick with the lucas 85/140.
     
  10. Jun 24, 2021 at 1:06 PM
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    Fair enough. I’m not dead set on NOT using reg 185 40. Just getting opinions. Thanks guys.
     
  11. Jun 24, 2021 at 1:08 PM
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    Good to know. I have amsoil in my tranny right now since 2017. I want to try the redline MT 90 in my gearbox. Figured it’s about time for a change anyway...
     
  12. Jun 24, 2021 at 9:39 PM
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    The same shit everyone else has.
    MT90 is a good option

    Use what ECGS recommendeds.
     
  13. Jun 25, 2021 at 12:30 AM
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    Any harm in using 85/140 in the rear?
     

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