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What oil to use in differentials

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Far12, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. Mar 17, 2015 at 9:34 AM
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    Far12

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    Hi all, I haven't changed the differential oil in my 97 before and I was wondering what you guys think the best option would be. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Mar 17, 2015 at 9:38 AM
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    Taco me elmo

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    75w-90 synthetic gear oil.

    Make sure you can fill it before you drain it.

    There is a sticky about how much goes where here on the site.
     
  3. Mar 17, 2015 at 9:39 AM
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    Whatever weight is in your owners manual.

    If it meets the specifications you'll probably never notice the difference between synthetic and conventional. Lots of guys swear by AMS sever gear oil. If you want to drop some dough then that's the path for you. Otherwise I'd just use whatever conventional is on sale from a major brand. It'll be less likely to leak and, again, odds are you won't notice any difference over a synthetic.

    New oil is going to feel awesome either way.
     

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