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Fluids... What Does Toyota Call For???

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Kuneff, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. Dec 9, 2009 at 6:05 AM
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    I am planning to change all fluids in the truck. What is recommended for the Front & Rear Diff? Transfer case? Transmission (Manual)?
     
  2. Dec 9, 2009 at 6:23 AM
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    75-90w all around. Use a GL-4 in the tranny, not a GL-5. You can use the GL-5 elsewhere.
     
  3. Dec 9, 2009 at 6:30 AM
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    whats GL4?
     
  4. Dec 9, 2009 at 6:41 AM
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    It's the rating of the fluid. GL-5 fluids have an additive that is not copper/bronze friendly (eats synchros). It will eventually effect your shifting. It should have this number on the bottle some were. This is more pertinent to dyno oil though. If you go with the Mobil 1 stuff, you will be fine. You won't have to worry about the GL rating.
     
  5. Dec 9, 2009 at 6:50 AM
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    Ahhh, ok. So even the tranny uses 75-90w??? I didn't think it would take that heavy of an oil.
     
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    Yep. That's what is nice about it, one oil for three components.
     
  7. Dec 9, 2009 at 7:22 AM
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    How much total oil would I need to change everything???
     
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