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Oil And Gear Fluids

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by bajaracer, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. Jun 12, 2008 at 1:42 PM
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    bajaracer

    bajaracer [OP] Well-Known Member

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    What is the best oil for the motor and tranny and rear diff??? How much does each use??? How hard is it to change tranny oil?:)
     
  2. Jun 12, 2008 at 1:44 PM
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    Toy4Life

    Toy4Life 668: The Neighbor of the Beast

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    Havn't tackled the tranny yet, but I run Mobile1 full synthetic in the motor and the differentials.......5w-30 for motor and 75w-90 for diff.
     
  3. Jun 15, 2008 at 4:06 PM
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    747

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    Trans: T-IV (but recommend that you check w/Toyota regarding what they recommend for your year Tacoma).

    Motor: Mobil 1 (5/10-30w)...I'm aware that the oil cap indicates 5-30w.

    Diff: Mobil 1 (75-90w)...I've seen different weights indicated in different Toyota publications --> I've seen one that indicates 80-90w, but I've seen another that indicates 75-90w. Don't think it makes a difference...just my opinion though.
     
  4. Jun 15, 2008 at 5:40 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    x2!! This is what I run, and have for a LLllllooooonnnnnnggggggg time! :D
    As for the capacities, check your owners manual. For the rear diff, just fill till it starts to come out the fill hole.
     
  5. Jun 23, 2008 at 8:04 PM
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    stucksucksnayota

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    As far as I know to change out the tranny fluid just pull the plug and fill it up with I think its Dexron 2. (put drain plug back in before filling) lol

    I dont think they have a tranny filter on them

    if they do someone let me know so i can change mine.
     
  6. Jun 24, 2008 at 7:36 AM
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    Janster

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    I assume you're talking about a manual tranny?

    If YES - just drain & fill (obviously, make sure you know where the drain & fill are). On my previously owned 96 - I used Mobile 1 75W-90 gear oil in everything (tranny, diffs, t-case) for 5 years without any problems
     
  7. Jun 24, 2008 at 9:34 AM
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    ubermx5

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    If you odff road change the Gear oil after a wet run.

    if you drive streets only change them less often. When i had access to lift and free oils I changed them every other oil change. but that was becuase it was free.

    Now I do not have a lift every 30K miles for tranny and diff.
    Oil every 3 to 5 with mobel 1 5W30 from walmart. it is cheaper there.
     
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