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Rear Diff fluid

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacoBob2008, Feb 8, 2017.

  1. Feb 11, 2017 at 3:53 PM
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    j.claw

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    Thank you, very helpful.

    Would running Royal Purple synthetic 75W-90 be detrimental? Just need to change it more frequently because of the friction modifiers?
     
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  2. Feb 11, 2017 at 7:15 PM
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    75W90 synthetic is perfect, but I would check with Royal Purple to see if the friction modifiers decrease the change intervals on their gear oil. I have no idea.
     
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  3. Jun 11, 2019 at 12:10 PM
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    Side note - motor master is a shell oil so it's actually pretty good
     
  4. Jun 12, 2019 at 8:32 AM
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    You don’t need the LSD additive if it’s a 2009+ TRD sport, correct?
     
  5. Jun 12, 2019 at 4:27 PM
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    Correct. 2005-2008 TRD Sport only.
     
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  6. Jul 31, 2019 at 5:33 AM
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    Bringing back a old thread instead of starting a new one. I've got a 2013 Tacoma and was looking at changing the diff fluids. I have the auto lsd button on my dash, but with my understanding this just uses the abs system to apply brakes to the tire that is spinning (could be wrong). Do I need a lsd additive or is regular 80-90w good? It's a DCLB Sr5.
     
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  7. Jul 31, 2019 at 5:00 PM
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    You do not need LSD additive.
     
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  8. Jul 31, 2019 at 5:01 PM
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    75x90 is just fine as long as you don’t haul/tow the max weight on a daily basis
     
  9. Jul 31, 2019 at 5:02 PM
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    No additive needed
     
  10. Aug 3, 2019 at 8:43 AM
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    Have a 2011. Dealer did add LSD Additive @30K. Have no issues with differential.

    When I did it myself I used Valvoline™ High Performance 80W-90 Gear Oil and LSD additive Toyota shop was using. I am probably wasting $6 on the LSD additive.
     
  11. Aug 3, 2019 at 9:52 AM
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    It won't hurt anything, but it is unnecessary.
     
  12. Aug 16, 2019 at 4:17 PM
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    Hey guys, I have a 2013 TRD Sport 4x4 4.0 ltr, and about to change out my rear diff fluid, as my trucks at about 63,000 km (BC Canada here) but checked my fluid at the fill hole, and some dribbled out nice and clear. I’ve had the truck 4 years, never changed it, and I’m the 2nd owner. Haul firewood in a trailer during the fall/winter/spring which is about 2-3k pounds I’m guesstimating. What do you think, leave it some time longer or change to a thicker fluid as I do haul some weight seasonally?

    Bought some Valvoline 75w-140 full synth with LS, cause I wasn’t sure what I had, then found out here on TW that the ‘09+ TRD Sports don’t need the additive. Thinking of returning it and getting Lucas 75w90 full synthetic or the 85w-140 like ECGS recommends, but then I only have a stock factory diff. In a bit if a quandary here...I like to baby my truck inside and out.

    Open for suggestions, thanks guys!

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  13. Aug 16, 2019 at 4:29 PM
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    Just changed mine a couple of weeks ago at about 41k. Fluid looked great and I tow occasionally, 4500lbs half a dozen times a year and a utility trailer roughly 20 times a year. Realize people are going to bash me but in hindsight I would not have changed it until 75-100k. Bought enough 75w 90 to do the transfer case and front differential. Think I am going to go ahead and do the front but not the transfer. Then will do all three again at 100k. Sometimes I think folks get a little carried away with the maintenance on these trucks.
     
  14. Aug 16, 2019 at 7:35 PM
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    Good point. Dealership said transfer case isn’t due till 120k. Maybe they got a point, at least for us light duty users.
     
  15. Aug 16, 2019 at 8:16 PM
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    I changed my diffs and transfer case fluids at 60 and 120k with STP 75-90 from Auto Zone and both times it all looked good as new. Was probably unnecessary but it makes me feel better. I tow boats and my motorcycle on a trailer now and again and nothing was worn or out of the ordinary. And the STP gear oil is $6/quart so $36 ain't so bad for peace of mind.
     
  16. Aug 16, 2019 at 8:23 PM
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    What are you running if you have an ARB air locker?
     
  17. Aug 16, 2019 at 9:29 PM
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    Looks like they recommend anything from 90w all the way up to 140 depending on temp and load
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  18. Aug 16, 2019 at 9:40 PM
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  19. Aug 17, 2019 at 4:08 AM
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    Check your differential vent while you're at it. I was leaking at the pinion seal a bit, but then towed 3,000lbs trailer up some wicked hills.
    Anyways, when I checked my fluid level after the trip, I was down more than a litre. My vent plug was plugged, and no doubt contributed to a blown seal.
     
  20. Aug 17, 2019 at 8:43 AM
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    Better yet, relocate and replace the rear differential factory one way vent:

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/rear-diff-vent-behind-the-tail-light-mod.286097/

    Numerous websites and youtube videos on how and why to do this mod.

    I used Gates 1/4" fuel hose on mine, worked out great.
     
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