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Limited Slip "Fricton modifiers" in front

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by papabear050, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. Nov 25, 2010 at 4:56 PM
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    papabear050

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    Hello Guys

    Quick question, can I use a gear oil in the front Diff and Xfer Case that has additives for LSD applications...

    Example would be

    Mobil 1 75w-90 LS (limited Slip)

    Redline 75w-90

    Or should I go with Redling 75w-90 NS?

    This if for the front diff and xfer case....

    Thanks
     
  2. Nov 25, 2010 at 5:02 PM
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    Pugga

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    You don't have limited slip in the front end and there's no reason for you to use that in the x-fer case. I don't know as if there'd be any adverse effects by using friction modifiers but I'd just go with the standard oils called for in the owner's manual.
     
  3. Nov 25, 2010 at 5:46 PM
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    chris4x4

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    The Mobil 1 "LS" only means its safe for use in a Limited slip diff....It has no friction modifyer in it.
     
  4. Nov 25, 2010 at 5:48 PM
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    papabear050

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    Thanks Chris...

    That's what I was wondering because that's all I could find. All the off the shelf stuff has an Limited Slip label so that lead me to believe it had the modifiers in it, which I do not want in the front and xfer case.

    Happy Thanksgiving all!!
     
  5. Nov 25, 2010 at 9:05 PM
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    Janster

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    Read the labels carefully. Some of the oils make you think there's friction modifiers in it - when they don't. Others actually have friction modifiers in them (like Amsoil Severe Gear).

    I don't think there's any problems with using those oils (with modifiers)in an OPEN diff or the t-case.
     
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