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Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by six5crèéd, Jun 5, 2020.

  1. Aug 7, 2023 at 7:19 PM
    hiPSI

    hiPSI Laminar Flow

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    Alright. I am going to give my opinion, as an engineer.
    But before I do, let me put it in perspective, and I will use real life applications I have been part of.

    I defer to the engineers that designed a street sweeper.
    I defer to the engineers who designed the mining truck.
    I defer to the engineers who designed the concrete transit mixer.
    I defer to the engineers who designed the hard rock drill.
    I defer to the engineers who designed the feed mixer.
    I defer to the engineers who designed the lagoon pump.
    And dozens of others.
    While they are all different machines, they all use the same hydraulic components, and they all have different duty cycles and users, hence they all have different specs, that fall within our range of specifications.

    Now, I know, I don't think, I know, that Toyota engineers know more than me about mid size pickup truck applications, so I defer to their specifications and follow them.
    I could guess that I can replace their specs with one that I think is adequate, but I truly don't know, so I use their recommendations. It might cost more, but truly, they know more than me.

    For those that think it is a conspiracy to make more money, you can think what you want. I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, engineers want their shit to last. We all do.
     
  2. Aug 7, 2023 at 7:49 PM
    Delta09

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    My dealer just uses 75w90 in the 3rd gen TC's, so there's that to add into the confusion... o_O
     
  3. Aug 7, 2023 at 7:57 PM
    CraigF

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    Personal amusement of the guy that wrote the speck watching these threads
     
  4. Aug 7, 2023 at 8:03 PM
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    Goodnight everyone
     
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  5. Aug 7, 2023 at 8:11 PM
    BLtheP

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    No confusion really….simply put, either is perfectly fine. The dealers aren’t interested in adding 75W to their collection. Hopefully that doesn’t start a massive t-case oil debate in the shop time thread lol.
     
  6. Aug 8, 2023 at 2:46 AM
    POOLGUY

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    Good morning everyone
     
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  7. Aug 8, 2023 at 2:51 AM
    Jtcmedic

    Jtcmedic Shop beekeeper

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    Morning all, have a good day
     
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  8. Aug 8, 2023 at 3:26 AM
    NoOne

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    And true. I asked mine about buying a can… they said we just get big barrels and use the same in everything. Yea, that’s why I stopped going after my two oil changes. I buy parts there… sometimes. Good experiences, my service advisor knew his shit, but I’m just not trusting the monkeys. The major mechanics… maybe. I know most places have a crew of greasers and then the real guys, that went to Toyota school.
     
  9. Aug 8, 2023 at 4:23 AM
    RustyGreen

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    The voice of reason.

    The conspiracy "to make more money" is the most ridiculous thing I read here. o_O

    Seriously, the majority of transfer cases (outside of this and similar forums) probably aren't ever serviced when the first owner has the vehicle, some are serviced incorrectly with 75W-90 from the dealer. :frusty:

    If Toyota was out to make more money they would be much further ahead to just add $1 to the cost of every set of brake pads than to specify a product shipped from Japan in a metal can.
     
  10. Aug 8, 2023 at 4:48 AM
    RustyGreen

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    Dealership service departments are lambasted here almost weekly for messing up routine service items like:

    Over tightening the oil filter
    Stripping the skid plate bolts
    Over tightening the lug nuts during tire rotation
    Failing to rotate the tires
    Over inflating the tires
    And on...
    and on..
    and on.
    Why should a transfer case service be any different. :annoyed:
     
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  11. Aug 8, 2023 at 4:51 AM
    RustyGreen

    RustyGreen A breaker point guy in a Bluetooth world

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    We don't do that BS here.
     
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    I’ve been watching for a while - I’m aware.
     
  13. Aug 8, 2023 at 5:33 AM
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    Thanks everyone, I looked a bit more and found some for a measly $155 a litre here in the frozen north.
     
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  14. Aug 8, 2023 at 5:45 AM
    PzTank

    PzTank Stuck in the Well

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    Good morning everyone :hattip:

    FYI- phase 1 of my postable project was completed on Sunday. I took pics :thumbsup: and will post when the project is done.

    Another rough night with the pup. We thought it was the end but she turned it around. Back to baseline (which isn’t great but she seems comfortable). At some point we’ll have to make the call but not today :thumbsup:
     
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  15. Aug 8, 2023 at 6:16 AM
    Cwopinger

    Cwopinger Random guy who shows up in your threads

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    Good morning guys


    Oh boy! A new taco debate :popcorn: I was getting tired of the “what size tire can I fit” debates :rofl: Joking, no offense meant
     
  16. Aug 8, 2023 at 6:16 AM
    Cwopinger

    Cwopinger Random guy who shows up in your threads

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    Want us to smuggle you a liter across the border?
     
  17. Aug 8, 2023 at 6:19 AM
    Cwopinger

    Cwopinger Random guy who shows up in your threads

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    :pray: For your pup
     
  18. Aug 8, 2023 at 6:46 AM
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    No, just smuggle me across the border! (and the missus of course). :thumbsup:
     
  19. Aug 8, 2023 at 7:17 AM
    Cwopinger

    Cwopinger Random guy who shows up in your threads

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    Hummmm, might be harder to conceal you guys than a metric quart can :D
     
  20. Aug 8, 2023 at 7:52 AM
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