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Manual Transmission Fluid

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TGCRVT, Jul 21, 2016.

  1. Jul 21, 2016 at 3:16 PM
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    TGCRVT

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    I'm going to change the transmission fluid and the differential fluid. Toyota parts dept. won't tell me what to use. Anyone know what manual tranny fluid and gear oil to use?
     
  2. Jul 21, 2016 at 3:25 PM
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    Owner's manual is great for that kind of information.
     
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    What I use (as well as many others) is Mobil 1 full synthetic in the diffs and Redline MT 90 in the Tranny and t case. Does your rear have the true LSD? You can run the Mobil 1 with LSD additive either way.
     
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    I'm happy with Severe Gear 75W-90 in the transmission, transfer case, and both differentials.
     
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    I use Redline MT90 in the transmission and standard Redline GL-5 in the transfer case and diffs. Weight is 75W90 in all places.
     
  7. Jul 22, 2016 at 2:41 PM
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    Amsoil website will give you a list of every fluid your truck takes. Just fill out year and model
     
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    Just enter your vehicle information, and it will tell you what's required:

    https://www.redlineoil.com/find-products-for-my-vehicle

    My 2008 Tacoma requires MT-90 75W90 GL-4 in the transmission, and 75W90 GL-5 in the diff. The Diff requires GL-5 because Toyota installed a "clutch type" LSD in the 2005-2008 Tacomas.
     
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    GL4 in trannie...........Redline MT90

    GL5 in diffs..........correct me if wrong
     
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    GL5 is for hypoid gears. I like Redline's 75-110w for the rear diff. Not as fussy about the front. Any good 75-90 GL5. I have not tried the Ford fluid in the tranny. It may be great. I do know the Redline MT90 works great. I've been running that for years.
     
  12. Jan 31, 2020 at 2:55 PM
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    my MT Taco with Redline MT90 makes 'er shift smooth as snot
     
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