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Ravenol MT 75W-90? Anyone using it?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by VirusCage, Aug 4, 2019.

  1. Aug 4, 2019 at 11:31 AM
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    I chaged the diff fluid in the front and rear of my 17 Tacoma 6MT yesterday, as well as the front "diff"/Case and rear diff on my 15 Highlanger yesterday. I was on such a roll, I figured I would change the Tacoma's MT fluid also.
    After reading up and seeing that the GL5 fluid I has was no good for the MT synchros...I headed to the parts stores locally. SURPRISE No one has any GL4 only MT fluid/Gear oil. This lead to some funny statements by auto parts salespeople...but before I go off track, has anyone tried this?
    https://www.amazon.com/Ravenol-J1C1...=gl4+75w90&qid=1564942961&s=automotive&sr=1-4
    It seems to meet the spec for our transmission and seems to be decently priced, I was also going to order their 75W for my Tcase, as others has as well.

    Also something is wrong with me, everyone hates gear oil smell. For a very odd reason I love it.

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  2. Aug 4, 2019 at 11:35 AM
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    I thought I had heard that GL5 was good for the newer Tacoma MTs...what does it say i the user manual? Should specify in the back where it gives you the quantities
     
  3. Aug 4, 2019 at 11:37 AM
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    If you're going to order some from online I would get Redline MT90, will makes your shifts smooth as butter
     
  4. Aug 4, 2019 at 11:38 AM
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    The manual calls for GL4, GL5 has additives that are no good for synchros.
    I'm going to use a GL4. I just was curious if anyone had used this GL4.
     
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  5. Aug 4, 2019 at 11:41 AM
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    75W90 GL5 gear oil isn’t recommended in your MT......and on second look that’s GL4, so it meets spec. Haven’t seen anyone use it in their MT, but it’s a top of the line synthetic, especially in the EU
     
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  6. Aug 4, 2019 at 11:46 AM
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    Correct, I am not going to use a GL5, as per the manual I was going to go with GL4, possibly Redline MT90 as @eon_blue pointed out. I was just curious about the Ravenol that is listed as GL4 Manual transmission oil.

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  7. Aug 4, 2019 at 11:51 AM
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    RL MT90 has a massive following, many owners across all auto brands use it in their MT with great results. Check out the reviews online.


     

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