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Mixing Gear Oil

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by N.NV, Mar 16, 2020.

  1. Mar 16, 2020 at 5:50 PM
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    N.NV

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  2. Mar 16, 2020 at 5:51 PM
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    Or a stop leak type additive??
     
  3. Mar 16, 2020 at 5:55 PM
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    Thicker oil can cause the leak to worsen (unlikely), just top it up with any GL5 oil and it will be fine.
     
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    Top it off with any proper gear oil and you'll be fine. 75W90 is easy to come by and I have run that in the past.

    East Coast Gear Supply recommends 85W140 and 80W90 and I have ran both with no issues.
     
  5. Mar 17, 2020 at 5:31 AM
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    TY, I was worried about mixing them.
     
  6. Mar 17, 2020 at 8:59 AM
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    A limited slip differential would be a different story but “temporarily” using another weight in the front differential, in my opinion, wouldn’t hurt anything.

    Heck....I knew guys in the 60’s who owned oil burners and ran them on free used waste oil from the local garages.
    Disclaimer......Although I don’t recommend that
     
  7. Mar 25, 2020 at 4:25 PM
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    TY!!!
     
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    Do you need 4 wheel drive right now, nothing in there is turning unless engaged
     
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    since the 4wd is not engaged just drain it all and don't engage the 4wd
     
  10. Mar 25, 2020 at 5:33 PM
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    TY, I was wondering about running it around town dry but am unsure as to if this is safe or not so I figured better safe than.... so not serious if dry around town???
     
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    As long as the 4/4 shifter ain’t pulled you can drive it to Anchorage.... nothing will be turning in there.
     
  12. Mar 25, 2020 at 5:57 PM
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    K ty
     
  13. Mar 25, 2020 at 5:58 PM
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    Yeah, drain the oil right out of it and put a sticky on the dash saying No 4/4
     
  14. Mar 25, 2020 at 6:11 PM
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    That is not correct, the spider gears in the diff still spin as the driver side axle is connected (assuming you have ADD)
     
  15. Mar 25, 2020 at 6:33 PM
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    Quite possible, I thought the hubs disengage the wheel from axle even on the auto locking hubs. Mine has manual hubs thus the axles remain stationary when disengaged
     
  16. Mar 25, 2020 at 6:39 PM
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    Yea ADD
     
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    ADD only disconnects the passenger side axle from the differential. The driver side is connected directly to the differential with no disconnect
     
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  18. Mar 25, 2020 at 6:41 PM
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    OK thanks, glad I've kept fluid in her and was wondering about that.
     
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  19. Mar 26, 2020 at 4:45 AM
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    That blows. Why bother just with one?
     
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