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The toyota dealer said...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by zigzagg321, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. Mar 25, 2009 at 11:46 AM
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    zigzagg321

    zigzagg321 [OP] T100

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    The Toyota dealer parts dept told me that the front diff, rear diff, manual transmission, and transfer case all take 75-90 gear oil. is this correct?? sounds strange to me.
     
  2. Mar 25, 2009 at 12:07 PM
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    Janster

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    If you're referring to the first generation trucks 95.5-04...

    YES, that is correct.
    I had a 96 and used all the same oils for everything.

    Do you have an owners manual? You can look it up and verify that information yourself.
     
  3. Mar 25, 2009 at 12:44 PM
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    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

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    5100's all on fours
    Same with my 98
    X2 :thumbsup:
     
  4. Mar 25, 2009 at 2:58 PM
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    zigzagg321

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    no owner's manual, otherwise I wouldnt have asked. Thanks for the info.
     
  5. Mar 25, 2009 at 3:26 PM
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    Sorry.....You came to the right place to ask!

    And believe it or not, a lot of people have owners manuals and they still don't look in them for those types of answers.
     
  6. Mar 25, 2009 at 4:22 PM
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    zigzagg321

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    yeah...I work on cars for a living..I know that fact all too well. People bring their cars in for "complaints" about things that are clearly explained in the owner's manual. It costs me money every day.
     
  7. Mar 25, 2009 at 8:59 PM
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    Fly5465

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    I just changed all the fluids in my 02 and recently did a lot of reading on this subject. What I came away with was....

    Diff's use a GL5 75w-90 fluid ( I used Redline 75w-90ns)(I have a locker, not a limited slip)

    transfer case and manual trans use a GL4 75w-90 fluid. ( I used Redline MT90...(its a 75-90wt))

    I'm not an expert, but this is what I used.

    FLY5465
     
  8. Mar 26, 2009 at 8:54 AM
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    ubermx5

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    The red line fluids are great and some of the best around for manual trannies...

    The MT90 is used alot for quicker, smoother shifts...
    Good call...
     
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