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Front and Rear Diff Fluid.

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Drunken Chewbacca, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. Jun 16, 2019 at 12:33 PM
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    Drunken Chewbacca

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    Quick question. I tried looking it up and most people that change the fluid use 75w-90 full synthetic gear oil for the front and rear diffs.
    I noticed yesterday when I was changing my Diff fluid on 19, the bottle says 'Limited slip'. I am not sure if it's a big deal or not? Its Valvoline 75w-90 Full Synthetic. I put roughly 400 miles on the truck sense the change. Hope I didn't put the wrong stuff in by overlooking that detail on the bottle.
     
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    It’s not a problem. Just an additive.
     
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    No worries. It's just an extra additive to change the long chain polymers a bit. Works for non limited slip too.
     
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    splitbolt

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    Practically speaking, it's fine.

    Synthetic base oil will tend to have less friction modifiers.
    Friction modifiers accelerate oxidation and is exacerbated by high heat.
    Most fluid change intervals negate any effect oxidation will have on the useable life of the oil.
     
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    A few minor things...
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    Sweet. Thanks guys. I just want to make sure my ducks are in a row before my long journey.
     

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