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help with fluids

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by major Woody, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. Jul 2, 2013 at 2:35 PM
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    major Woody

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    i have a 2008 trd and wont to change all my fuilds rear front trans ect what should i use ???oem ???oww dose anyone no the diff in a oem hood and a aftermarket i need some help
     
  2. Jul 2, 2013 at 2:52 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    92dlxman

    92dlxman drinking whats on sale

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    I don't worry about gear oils too much. since yours is a manual trans, you could go shopping and pick up everything you need from auto-parts stores.

    the only factory fluid I run in my truck is coolant. since gear oils are supposed to be changed at 30k or so anyway I don't get too fancy. I run mobile one and lucas throughout my drivetrain. the only reason I have different brands in different components is that I can never find enough gear oil in stock anywhere in town of any one brand, aside from like a big jug of generic stuff
     
  4. Jul 2, 2013 at 6:21 PM
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    WHPLSH3

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    Biggest difference in OEM vs. A/M bodypanels is... QUALITY.
    OE fits right the first time. A/M usually doesn't fit 100%, dent easier, spotwelds let go, corrosion from inside seams, delamination of primer in some cases, 0 warranty if defective, not tested to the same crash energy absorption,...:rant:
     
  5. Jul 2, 2013 at 6:33 PM
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    RearViewMirror

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    Did I miss something here or have I dropped a little too much acid today? I've lost track of the conversation lol
     
  6. Jul 2, 2013 at 7:56 PM
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    WHPLSH3

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    I think this was the question posed in the last sentence, although it was kinda hard to tell...:confused:
     
  7. Jul 2, 2013 at 11:23 PM
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    CaliBluTaco

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  8. Jul 8, 2013 at 8:06 PM
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    DJB1

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    You can switch the diffs, tranny and t-case to synthetic cheaper if you do it yourself than if the dealer does it with conventional oil, so why the hell not. I bought my double-cab 6 speed manual used with 46,000 miles on it and at 50,000 miles switched them all to Amsoil. Shifts gears really smooth and goes from 2H to 4H to 4Lo flawlessly. I just punched in my truck info on the Amsoil website and it told me what oils to use. Super easy!
     

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