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What Kind of Oil, Antifreeze, gear Oil, P/S fluid, Brake, and clutch Fluid to Use

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by brian8980, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. Dec 30, 2014 at 4:06 PM
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    brian8980

    brian8980 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    none, yet
    I know, I know, i am getting WAY ahead of myself on this thred and questions as i still have i would say 25-40 hrs worth of work on my taco in thread 2.7l issues and problems... but have been thinking about this now and trying to plan out my budget, when i see them pick them up, etc..

    So i have a 1998 tacoma, 2.7l with 4x4 manual..... figured while i have it in a warmer place then out side, do all the fluids as i will be 3/4ths through them anyways and most havent been done in 60k+ and i have 220k on the girl...

    so....
    1. What is a good synthetic oil to use?
    2. What is a good antifreeze to use? the normal pink stuff or regualar ok?
    3. What is a good transmission and transfer case gear oil to use?
    4. What is a good diff gear oil to use?
    5. What is a good brake fluid to use?
    6. What is a good clutch fluid to use?
    7. What is a good P/S fluid to use?

    If i have missed anythink, let me know. I have so basic ideas, but what some opinions before i give mine. Have beeen reading ALOT on here and its help out more then anyone knows. Thanks for the advice in advance, happy trails through the new year, cheers!

    Gimp
     
  2. Dec 30, 2014 at 4:16 PM
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    GoldyLocks

    GoldyLocks Well-Known Member

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    LOL
    so....
    1. What is a good synthetic oil to use? mobile 1 synthetic 5w30
    2. What is a good antifreeze to use? the normal pink stuff or regualar ok?
    3. What is a good transmission and transfer case gear oil to use? mobile 1 synthetic, transmission uses 65w90 i believe
    4. What is a good diff gear oil to use? front diff uses 95w140 and rear uses 65w90
    5. What is a good brake fluid to use?
    6. What is a good clutch fluid to use?
    7. What is a good P/S fluid to use? dex meric

    my answers to ones i know in bold.
    the weights of the oil will likely change depending on where you live and what you use your truck for.
     
  3. Dec 30, 2014 at 4:27 PM
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    brian8980

    brian8980 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    normal driving usually... with the ocassional huniting/fishing trip off road...and thanks...
     
  4. Dec 30, 2014 at 7:50 PM
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    My answer to MOST of your questions is Amsoil.
    1. SAE 5W-30 Signature Series
    2. OEM Toyota Red Long Life Coolant
    3. Severe Gear 75W-90
    4. Severe Gear 75W-90
    5. Series 500 High-Performance DOT 3 Brake Fluid
    6. Series 500 High-Performance DOT 3 Brake Fluid
    7. Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid
     
  5. Dec 31, 2014 at 6:04 PM
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    jkulysses

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    I enjoy doing oil changes so in my opinion synthetic is pointless. I run Dino oil & change it every 4 to 5k. I run whatever name brand is on sale but more often then not I use Super tech. Been using it for years.

    I just changed the oil in my rear end a few nights ago & used Valvoline full synthetic 75w-90. They only had 3 quarts of Valvoline left so in the front end I'm running Delo full synthetic 75-90.

    Transmission & transfer case I'm running Redline MT-90 75-90 full synthetic.
     

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