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Question about differential fluid change.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Fatherof2, Sep 3, 2015.

  1. Sep 3, 2015 at 5:43 AM
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    Fatherof2

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    Hi Gang,

    I changed the fluid in my front and rear differential. I also did the transfer case at the same time.

    I used different fluid for the TC.

    I used the same hand pump for all 3. (i.e. I mixed a little bit of fluid I'm sure.)

    Is that OK?

    Thank you!
     
  2. Sep 3, 2015 at 9:35 AM
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    NM Lance

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    It won't hurt anything.
     
  3. Sep 3, 2015 at 9:36 AM
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    you will be fine
     
  4. Sep 3, 2015 at 1:00 PM
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    Fatherof2

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    Great!

    Thank you!!
     
  5. Sep 3, 2015 at 6:50 PM
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    I was under the impression diffs and transfer case accept 75W-80? Am i wrong? Did u switch it up for a purpose?
     
  6. Sep 3, 2015 at 10:41 PM
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    CodeSeven

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    All you need is GL5 rated gear oil, it will say it's spec on the back of the bottle. You shouldn't have to use different gear oils, except in automatic transmissions.
     
  7. Sep 4, 2015 at 4:22 AM
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    What does your owners manual tell you??

    I don't know if they changed anything since, but my 2007 requires 75w-90.
     
  8. Sep 4, 2015 at 11:11 AM
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