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Rear diff oil:Toyota or Mobil1, Amsoil, etc.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by jeepdude, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. Jun 29, 2012 at 9:22 AM
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    jeepdude

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    I've been a Mobil1 customer for years, however I'm reading a few complaints here, and on the other Tacoma forum, about non-factory synthetic lubes for the rear locking diff. Since the Toyota product is also synthetic, I'm thinking about using that....What do you all use?
     
  2. Jun 29, 2012 at 9:29 AM
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    Redline 75-85
     
  3. Jun 29, 2012 at 9:32 AM
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    any additional additives?
     
  4. Jun 29, 2012 at 9:33 AM
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    No need, its a locker, not a limited slip
     
  5. Jun 29, 2012 at 9:34 AM
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    KingToaster

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    I have mobile 1 my rear and front diff as well as transfer case and have had zero problems with it.
     
  6. Jun 29, 2012 at 9:35 AM
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    Manwithoutaplan

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    I just changed my rear diff fluid with Lucus 80-140 non syn with LSD additive.
     
  7. Jun 29, 2012 at 9:37 AM
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    I run redline fluid in my trans, T-case, front and rear diff. we use the same fluid in the race car i work on. Redline is top notch stuff, I only use redline and Mobil 1 in all my cars and bikes.

    My old ranger, 03 with 162,000... ran 35's on stock gears, and i beat that truck like a redheaded step child, and took diff cover off, very little signs of wear.
     
  8. Jun 29, 2012 at 9:40 AM
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    Guys got a locker, not a LSD.. and toyota calls for 75-85 light weight gear oil... for tight TOL. in bearing and gears
     
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