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Redline MT-90!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by defleppardsg, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. Oct 24, 2012 at 11:40 AM
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    defleppardsg

    defleppardsg [OP] Well-Known Member

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    After reading all of the recomendations here, I put Redline MT-90 in my trans a couple of weeks ago. Wow- usually with small mods or expensive oil brands, etc, you can't really actually feel a difference, but with this stuff, I can. I wasn't having a problem shifting before, but now the shifts are as smooth cold as they are when the truck is up to temp. I can tell a difference too when the vehicle is just cruising on the highway, it just feels smoother.

    The next week I changed the transfer case, and rear dif. Intended on getting Mobil1 75-90 for both, but two stores didnt have enough, so I actually went with Valvoline synthetic 75-90. I trust its a quality oil. Now that I've got everything changed in the driveline, the truck feels very very smooth.

    Question: when i drained the transfer case and the dif, the oil smelled, but it wasn't brown or anything. I know they were in there for about 70K. Do gear oils get brown/black when they get worn out or not really?
     
  2. Oct 24, 2012 at 11:43 AM
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    The gear oil in my diffs smelled awful. I'm pretty sure that's normal. Mine didn't look that burned up but I also have no idea when it was last changed.
     
  3. Oct 24, 2012 at 11:46 AM
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    Gear oil smell regardless of what brand, synthetic or not. I recently changed my trans and x-case 4 days ago and I can still smell the oil slightly. I used redline as well.

    If I recall, they turn to a cloudy dark grey color when dirty.
     
  4. Oct 24, 2012 at 12:33 PM
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    scocar

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    Gear oil is made from dinosaur anus, so it smells like ass.
     
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  5. Aug 23, 2018 at 6:11 PM
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    How many quarts is required top off the transmission?
     
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    Where do you buy this juice? I haven't seen it in the parts stores.
     
  7. Aug 24, 2018 at 4:21 AM
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    LMAO, I'm stealing this!
     
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    Well said sir! :hattip:
     
  9. Aug 24, 2018 at 6:11 AM
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    I have an 04 jetta. When the old fluid would warm up my trans would grind slightly into 2nd and 3rd. Switched to MT-90 and it doesn't do it any more. Shifts a lot better and just feels better. It's GL-4 so it's rated for yellow metals (brass). I am also going to put it into my R150 in my Tacoma. It's all brand new innerds so I think the Redline will work great as well.
     
  10. Aug 24, 2018 at 9:08 AM
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    I think it was about 2.35 quarts for a manual trans. MT-90 GL-4 has eliminated all grinding in my transmission. The MT-90 GL5 is in all my other cases
     
  11. Aug 24, 2018 at 9:25 AM
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    Thnx and order two bottles off Amazon!!!
     

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