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Need some info on driveline oils

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Hgkilla, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. Apr 8, 2012 at 5:04 PM
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    Hgkilla

    Hgkilla [OP] Little Brown Pool Boy

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    Ok so i want to change all my driveline oil front diff,transfer, gear oil, rear diff but i have never done it on the taco before but can i get the weights and additives i need to do all of this ? i heard redline is legit
     
  2. Apr 8, 2012 at 5:16 PM
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    I replaced my front diff, rear diff and transfer case fluid with AMSOIL 75W90 Severe Gear Synthetic Oil. I didn't use any additives, since my 2010 has an open diff - the limited slip is electronic...brakes and throttle. If yours has a limited slip diff, you may need to put in some additive in the rear diff only. It's hit or miss with the chattering around corners with synthetic gear oil.

    I have also hear good things about Mobil 1 synthetic gear oil too...
     
  3. Apr 8, 2012 at 5:19 PM
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    Here is for the rear diff:
    https://sites.google.com/site/tacomamaintenance/limited-slip-differential-oil

    Here is for the others:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...ront-diff-transfer-case-oil-change-howto.html

    If you have a mechanical LSD (limited slip diff), make sure you use DINO (not synthetic) gear oil with the LSD additive in your rear diff. Even a synthetic oil with the additive will cause too much slipping and chirping.

    Make sure the weight is correct, 75w-90

    I didn't see a difference with running different gear oil in my truck. I've ran Royal Purple (syn), Mobil 1(syn), and valvoline (dino) and I didn't see a difference with my MPGS, or the amount of wear really when I changed the fluid (like how worn down the fluid was). Just run whats available and what you can afford.
     
  4. Apr 8, 2012 at 5:50 PM
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    Ok what about my gear box oil cause i got the 6 spd
     
  5. Apr 8, 2012 at 5:57 PM
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