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What Diff Oil to use in 08 w/e-locker

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by taco084gb, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. Dec 2, 2008 at 11:18 AM
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    taco084gb

    taco084gb [OP] No matter where you go there you are.

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    Hello

    I am new to this site and have tried to locate a thread on what diff oil to use in my rear diff w/e-locker? Also what to use in the front Diff w/4x4.The manual only mentions what oil to use with LSD and W/out LSD and dealer said I should half to drain it out and smell it if it has that diff oil smell or not. If no smell it would be 75w90 with synthetic. and if not a 90w. But he said I should bring it in and have them service it. He also said for $400 they could perform my 15,000 mile service and they will do the front and rear diffs and check everything else. I think this is BS. Anyone out there with a few answers would be greatly appreciated.:confused: Thanx:)
     
  2. Dec 2, 2008 at 1:12 PM
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    all.on.black

    all.on.black Well-Known Member

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    Any 75w90 gear oil will work for the rear and front differentials and the transfer case. I use Redline 75w90.
     
  3. Dec 2, 2008 at 5:52 PM
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    taco084gb

    taco084gb [OP] No matter where you go there you are.

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    Thanx for the reply "all on black"
    Now is that Synthetic or not and I am not familiar with Redline oils. Where can you purchase this type of oil at?

    Thanx:)
     
  4. Dec 2, 2008 at 6:00 PM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Enforcer

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    i have been using mobil1 75w90.....synthetic, and you can get it locally....real good stuff there!
     
  5. Dec 3, 2008 at 7:00 AM
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    RCBS

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    damn! $400.00 for the 15k service? should just be an oil change and lube. 30k is the one for all fluid changes and plugs...just did mine. used royal purple 75w-90for the diffs and transfer case. denso iridium spark plugs, all new crush washers & gaskets. i was quoted $500 for the 30k service at my dealer. did it myself with the most premium stuff i could find for less than $200.

    don't know where to get Redline at...maybe here on the net. O'reiley's carries the royal purple. dont think high dollar oil is neccesary, but i'm a top shelf kinda guy when it comes to my truck.
     
  6. Dec 3, 2008 at 7:08 AM
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    lsocoee

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    The only place that I've been hearing to not run synthetic is the in the rear differential with limited slip.
     
  7. Dec 3, 2008 at 7:09 AM
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    PrezidentRedz

    PrezidentRedz Uncivilized Creations Prez

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    Yeah X2, I also use Redline 75x90 in my diffs and Tcase, and Redline MT90 in the trans.
    I think the best place to get this iv found is Summitracing.com
     
  8. Feb 19, 2009 at 5:10 PM
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    Punisher

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    Summit good source, and can also buy direct from Redline site.

    Costs a little more on the site but you can also buy one of them funny little red funnels whilst there too I guess.


    http://www.redlineoil.com/buyonline.asp?id=3
     
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