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GL 5 gear oil

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by CharcoalToy, Mar 29, 2023.

  1. Mar 29, 2023 at 4:56 PM
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    CharcoalToy

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    Hey folks I really appreciate you all helping me with my questions and I have another one!

    Dose anybody have experience with Valvoline or Ultralub 75W90 gear lubricant in their 2and gen taco? Good or bad??

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Mar 29, 2023 at 4:59 PM
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    TnShooter

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    I used Valvoline 80w-90 in my differentials. Just the standard non-synthetic.
    I didn’t have any issues.

    Most guys use 75w-90 and have no problems at all.
     
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  3. Mar 29, 2023 at 5:02 PM
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    It's just gear oil. If it's there=good, if it's not there= bad.

    Just changing it is worlds better than worrying about what is the best.

    Good on you swapping it out .
     
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  4. Mar 29, 2023 at 5:04 PM
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    CharcoalToy

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    Thanks so much!
     
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  5. Mar 29, 2023 at 5:06 PM
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  6. Mar 29, 2023 at 7:58 PM
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    XSplicer62

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    Good advice in the posts above. I use Mobil 1 synthetic 75W90 in all three boxes, but anything that meets your specs will do fine.
     
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  7. Mar 30, 2023 at 6:46 AM
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    spitdog

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    I use Mobil 1 also with no problems. You can get it at Walmart and it’s easy on the wallet.
     
  8. Mar 30, 2023 at 6:57 AM
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    Clearwater Bill

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    For me the real key is how the truck is used

    Abused? Syn at 1/2 prescribed intervals

    Worked hard? (not same as high miles) change at 1/2 prescribed intervals using dino, or on prescribed intervals using syn.

    Pavement cruiser, prescribed intervals with dino, extended intervals with syn.

    GL5 75/90 in any brand on the shelf on sale. No need for boutique products.

    Reference: my street class SCCA solo II car with torsen diff, worked hard on technical auto x courses and HPDE tracks. Products tribologist verified as being 'healthy'. No broken parts.
     
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  9. Mar 30, 2023 at 7:14 AM
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    Use Valvoline synthetic in the squeeze bags.

    not because Valvoline is better or anything, but because the squeeze bags make it an unbelievably easy fluid change. Worth the money.
     
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  10. Mar 31, 2023 at 6:13 AM
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    Thanks for breaking it down for me!
     
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