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Lucas vs Super Tech Full Synthetic

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Freeheelbillie, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. Apr 9, 2019 at 3:31 AM
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    Freeheelbillie

    Freeheelbillie [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I am sure this has been covered, however, is Lucas worth double $$ Super Tech Full Synthetic Gear Lubricant 75W-90? I just did my front diff and transfer case this past weekend (used Lucas) and it really got me thinking, I should be doing the rear diff too. I'm just having a hard time with 14.00 a QT...but maybe it's worth it.

    What say the hive??
     
  2. Apr 9, 2019 at 3:44 AM
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    JimboAnz

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    Plenty of opinions to come I am sure. Someone told me that the supertech comes out of the same tap as the name brands. I would run it with no issue as long as you keep up with the regular changes.
     
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  3. Apr 9, 2019 at 4:07 AM
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    TacomaSport86

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    Nope I get the cheapest fluids in the proper viscosity. Mobil 1 has a rebate going on right now.
     
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  4. Apr 9, 2019 at 4:15 AM
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    hyper15125

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    Supertech Synthetic motor oil is some decent stuff, there are some blackstone tests around to back that up. I would have no reservations about using their other stuff on my truck and I also use their tractor oil. If I can’t get M1 on the cheap I use Supertech.

    i would however not use anything but Lucas in my front Diff as I have the ECGS bushing and the Lucas is recommended. It has anti foaming additives to keep the bushing properly lubricated.
     
  5. Apr 9, 2019 at 4:24 AM
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    I had no idea it was Lucas was recommended for the ECGS Bushing, which I also installed this weekend. Got lucky on that one! :pray:
     
  6. Apr 9, 2019 at 4:41 AM
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    I use supertech. No issues.
     
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  8. Apr 9, 2019 at 5:02 AM
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    TheDevilYouLove

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    I use Lucas dino oil, 80W-90. Costs a little over $6 a quart on sale and shipped to my door from Advance Auto. SuperTech isn't a whole lot cheaper. Got it in both diffs and the xfer case.
     
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  9. Apr 9, 2019 at 7:31 AM
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    USMCtaco88

    USMCtaco88 Common sense isn't always a common trait

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    I did some stuff.
    I did my last diff / transfer case fluid change with nothing but Supertech full synthetic. that was around 25,000 miles ago and I'll be using them again when its time for another change. zero issues
     
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    Super Tech for me......buy it online...3 packs of 5 qts

    $16 a jug....free shipping....no oil recycle fee either as in store !
     
  11. Apr 9, 2019 at 8:01 AM
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    sorry......coffee hadn't kicked in yet.......

    gear oil......not motor oil.....:crapstorm:
     
  13. Apr 9, 2019 at 9:31 AM
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  14. Apr 9, 2019 at 9:37 AM
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    It's all certified stuff. FWIW conventional dino gear oil generally keeps the metallic components of the gear assembly cooler. ECGS recommends Lucas conventional 85-140 and that's what I run. I doubt it much matters what brand you use.
     
  15. Apr 9, 2019 at 9:39 AM
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