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Specific Rear differential fluid?

Discussion in 'New Members' started by morey22, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Mar 2, 2012 at 5:57 PM
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    morey22

    morey22 [OP] New Member

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    hello everyone, I am new to the Tacoma community, I just recently bought myself an 07 Tacoma PreRunner SR5, I haven't done more than change the yet but i look forward to new upgrades! but i want to take the time and get whats right for my truck i previously did research on this site actually and found out that the original toyota oil filter was my best bet for the oil filter and i noticed a lot of people recommend mobil 1 for the oil. sweet deal but i was wondering if there was any specific rear differential fluid i could use? i am up for a change and wanted to check my options first!
     
  2. Mar 2, 2012 at 6:11 PM
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    iroh

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    First thing to check is if there's an LSD sticker on the diff itself
     
  3. Mar 2, 2012 at 6:52 PM
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    tacoteacher

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    Welcome from SoCal! Plenty of info here on TW to answer your questions-see the "How To Use The Search Function" thread in the New Members thread. Also, mods are always helpful-you will never get flamed when you direct a question at them:)
     
  4. Mar 2, 2012 at 7:03 PM
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    MonkeyProof

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    Toyota specifies 3qts. 75/90w gear oil. as stated above, if there is a sticker near the drain plug that mentions to use a LSD additive then you must use that additive. the additive comes in a small bottle and should be around 5 bucks on average.


    drain and refilling the rear diff fluid is very easy to do. you will need the following..

    brake/parts clean spray can
    shop towel/rag
    drain bucket
    24mm socket
    ratchet
    3qts. 75/90w gear oil
    LSD additive if applicable

    here is a cool easy to follow "how to" on the correct procedure to drain and refill the rear diff..http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/technical-chat/24545-changing-differential-fluid-step-step-how.html
     
  5. Mar 2, 2012 at 7:24 PM
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    toyotatacomaTRD

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