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First Time Diff Oil Change

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by 08TejasRox, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. Feb 15, 2013 at 1:27 PM
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    08TejasRox

    08TejasRox [OP] Member

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    I am wanting to change my limited slip differential oil. I have a basic (no 4x4, no TRD, no SR5) V6 PreRunner. Few questions:

    1. What type of weight oil do I buy?
    2. Do I need to add an LSD additive?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Feb 15, 2013 at 1:40 PM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    1. Read your manual for oil weights. The recommended weight has changed by year but I use 80W-90 for the rear and 75W-90 for the front and x-fer case.

    2. If you do not have a mechanical LSD, you don't need the additive. There should be a sticker on the rear diff that states to use LSD additive if it's required. The mechanical LSD was available on some other models and not just TRD Sports if I recall correctly.
     
  3. Feb 15, 2013 at 1:46 PM
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    oldblue1968chevy

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    I think my 99 called for 75-90 and a certtain type maybe?

    I used synthetic valvoline
     
  4. Feb 15, 2013 at 2:06 PM
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    08TejasRox

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