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what rear diff fluid?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tacomaforlife, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Jan 19, 2012 at 6:11 PM
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    tacomaforlife

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    whats the besd rear diff. fluid to use?
     
  2. Jan 19, 2012 at 6:18 PM
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  3. Jan 19, 2012 at 6:21 PM
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    Mobil1 75w90 or royal purple 75w90 are both good. Mobil1 a lil cheaper,and you can get them local.
     
  4. Jan 19, 2012 at 6:24 PM
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    is the front diff. the same as well? and is there a special socket needed to do it?
     
  5. Jan 19, 2012 at 6:25 PM
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    Chase from ECGS says Royal Purple is the worst gear oil that you can use. He recommends Lucas Dyno oil 85/140w


    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2n...lation-e-locker-3rd-member-3.html#post4238749
     
  6. Jan 19, 2012 at 6:33 PM
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    Thats what I use
     
  7. Jan 19, 2012 at 6:42 PM
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    I like Red Line fluids. In the diffs, I use their 75W90 GL-5 gear oil. In the transmission and transfer case, I like MT-90.

    robert
     
  8. Jan 19, 2012 at 6:48 PM
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    how many quarts does the diff take?
     
  9. Jan 19, 2012 at 6:49 PM
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    Like 3 or 4. Just pour it till it starts coming out and put the cap back on.
     
  10. Jan 19, 2012 at 6:51 PM
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    ok and any special tools to take the cap off?
     
  11. Jan 19, 2012 at 6:51 PM
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    My rear diff took right at 3. And I use Mobil1 75w90 in both different and transfer case.

    I've never heard that about rp being shitty.
     
  13. Jan 19, 2012 at 6:54 PM
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    Front diff is a big allen head. Transfer case and rear diff fill and drain plugs are 24mm,and you do need the right crush washers.
     
  14. Jan 19, 2012 at 7:04 PM
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    What he said. Its nothing special, pretty dang easy. Front diff is a little bit more difficult and I used a funnel with a hose to make life easier pouring it in.
     
  15. Jan 19, 2012 at 7:12 PM
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    Snowman

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    As far as the fill/drain plugs go, best bet is to give them a crack with a hammer flush on their faces. 99% of the time they will become loose enough to remove without a wrench. BE SURE TO REMOVE FILL PLUGS FIRST!!!
     
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