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Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by iJDub, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. Apr 16, 2013 at 11:16 PM
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    iJDub

    iJDub [OP] Well-Known Member

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    2006 4X4 Double Cab TRD Offroad. Automatic...120K miles all on dino oil.

    Please recommend me the best oils - brand, weight, etc... for

    Rear diff
    Front diff
    Transfer case
    Coolant
    Power Steering Fluid
    ATF
    Engine oil


    I assume, OEM oil filter, air filter, aftermarket cabin filter (save $), and OEM spark plugs will be optimal?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Apr 16, 2013 at 11:21 PM
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    Justus

    Justus fucks not given

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    ATF u have no choice safely......go with toyota WS

    Coolant use oem red

    Engine.....5w30

    As for ALL filters, I've found the best deals at the dealer.....buy a couple oil and air/cabin at 1 time and get a break.

    Napa and kragen couldn't even come close.

    Plugs also should be oem
     
  3. Apr 17, 2013 at 12:10 PM
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    93civEJ1

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    ATF he does have a choice...Valvoline Maxlife is compatible as a WS fluid.
     
  4. Apr 17, 2013 at 2:57 PM
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    iJDub

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    What about differentials and transfer?
     
  5. Apr 18, 2013 at 6:28 AM
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    SpacemanSpiff

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    2wd w/ off road package here - for the rear differential I use Mobil 1 75-90 syn...works great. Would assume that the same could be used for the front, although others would know more though...
     
  6. Apr 18, 2013 at 8:53 AM
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    Zacattack1

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    I have 06 toyota tacoma 2.7l sr5 per-runner truck. A little off the topic here. I've just been adding water in wind shield washer fluid, is this a bad thing. Does it really matter? Will just water instead of washer fluid make a difference regarding the water pump for the wipers?
     
  7. Apr 18, 2013 at 8:55 AM
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    joneill03

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    unless san diego has a really hard freeze i think you'll be ok. the washer fluid is probably better than water at getting the bugs/road grime off though.
     
  8. Apr 19, 2013 at 5:53 AM
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    Zacattack1

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    Ya, the dealer ship here said water has minerals in it, and can cause a build up, and maybe cause problems later. Said screw it and just went and bought some windshield washer fluid.
     
  9. Apr 19, 2013 at 6:03 AM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    Answers in bold.


    FWIW, this is all in your manual also... :rolleyes:
     
  10. Apr 19, 2013 at 6:05 AM
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    Sloth

    Sloth Baby Ruth?

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    Mike, please don't make us read the manual. what do you think we are here, wicked smaht?
     
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