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Front Diff and Transfer Case Oil Change Howto

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jspadaro, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. Jul 6, 2018 at 11:39 AM
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    fbtintn

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    I thought the same thing too. I thought the rear breather was lower and that's why people did the rear breather mod.
     
  2. Aug 20, 2018 at 12:45 PM
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    Just did this and greased all the zerks. I used 80w90 in everything since I could buy it by the gallon. I live in HI so in never goes below 0 degrees. Hopefully it 80w doesnt mess anything up....
     
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  3. Aug 23, 2018 at 1:20 PM
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    do I need the limited slip supplement fluid for a 2014 sr5 v6 4x4? I read a few posts and couldn't find an answer....
     
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    Just use the gear oil with it already in it and don't worry about it. It won't hurt to have it even if you do not need it which you likely don't.
     
  5. Aug 23, 2018 at 1:26 PM
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    It would be nice to find something definitive in writing. My Haynes manual does not mention the limited slip supplemental fluid. C'mon Haynes!!!
     
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    No
     
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    diff.jpg diff.jpg here is a pic of my diff. The door jamb says A04A, which I think means open (i.e. non-slip). So, I think the a$$ at O'Reillys misinformed me about the limited slip supplemental liquid and I don't need it...
     
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    I bought the gear oil with the limited slip already in it. No difference in price, but huge on the piece of mind. Also, I upgraded to synthetic as well.
     
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    I put the Lucas Oil one for like $13.99 a quart... Kinda worried I shoulda put LSD additive now, but can't find an answer on that...
     
  10. Aug 23, 2018 at 3:23 PM
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    Read the bottle carefully, it might already have it
     
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    957A2E08-8062-4570-A9D7-9E872EAD0E1F.jpg

    Is this what you used by any chance?
     
  12. Aug 23, 2018 at 3:36 PM
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    nah I put 75-90 but looks similar...

    [​IMG]
     
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    Synthetics a waste in diffs.
    I answered your question earlier. No, you don't need it. Go get some Lucas dino 85w-140 and fill it up. Done.
     
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    Why do you say that? I don’t know that’s why I’m asking.
     
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    That was a good read although they kept using the word “dyno” oil when I think they meant “dino” as in dinosaur oil.

    Where can one get a thermometer for the diff? Or tranny for that matter? They mention a $50 diff thermometer in the article.
     
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    I saw a couple on Amazon but they're around $100.
     
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    thanks for this post.. i should be changing mine soon
     
  20. Aug 25, 2018 at 12:40 AM
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    My service dude told me the same thing but only listed:
    75w90
    80w90
    I know other are rocking 85w140 because of its viscosity but how long have they been running that for? To me it seems like a huge huge in oil thickness but I'm also no mechanic
     
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