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Manual Trans Diff Fluid question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by george3, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. Nov 12, 2019 at 10:53 AM
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    george3

    george3 [OP] Well-Known Member

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  2. Nov 12, 2019 at 11:10 AM
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  3. Nov 12, 2019 at 11:17 AM
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    Thanks but I thought we were supposed to use 75w-90 not 85w-90 - don't know if it makes that much difference or not - does it ?
     
  4. Nov 12, 2019 at 11:20 AM
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    When I had my 5 speed, I tried the MT90 and didn’t notice a difference either, but I guess it has additives to protect the synchros. Who knows? Probably just marketing.
     
  5. Nov 12, 2019 at 11:23 AM
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    I don’t believe it makes any difference. I also tow a trailer a good bit. The manual calls for a GL3 or GL4 oil. Most you find are GL5.
    I also run run SuperTech 80-90 in my diffs. The only synthetic I use is in the transfer case.
     
  6. Nov 12, 2019 at 11:27 AM
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    The Stalube has no sulfur in it from what I can see.
    This is from my manual:

    Manual transmission
    Gear oil capacity (Reference)
    2.7 L 4-cylinder (2TR-FE) engine
    4.0 L V6 (1GR-FE) engine
    2WD models
    2.7 qt. (2.6 L, 2.3 Imp.qt.) 4WD models
    2.3 qt. (2.2 L, 1.9 Imp.qt.)
    1.9 qt. (1.8 L, 1.6 Imp.qt.)
    Gear oil type
    Gear oil API GL-3 (GL-4)
    Recommended gear oil viscosity
    SAE 75W-90
     
  7. Nov 12, 2019 at 11:43 AM
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    Thanks for replies guys.
     
  8. Nov 12, 2019 at 12:05 PM
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    I run 85w140 Lucas in mine and i havent had any issues. It's a little bit stiffer to shift when its below 30* outside until it warms up for a minute or two. After that i can't tell a difference from the 75w90
     
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  9. Nov 12, 2019 at 4:41 PM
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    It was 20F today and not even Thanksgiving yet - think I'll stick with the 75 - I like somethings stiff but not shifting. Thanks.
     
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  10. Nov 12, 2019 at 4:44 PM
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    Any GL-4 will work fine ..a GL-5 that is formulated to help with yellow metals will do just fine as well



    I have been using MOBIL 1 for about the past 25k miles.... No issues. (2.7L 4X4 Manual Trans)
     
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  11. Nov 12, 2019 at 4:47 PM
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    Thanks.
     

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