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what to do about rear diff. fluid???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TRDfarmerTN, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. Apr 24, 2010 at 8:55 AM
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    TRDfarmerTN

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    i have a 2008 4x4 SR5 truck non-trd...and ive not been able to find out forsure by the VIN or a rear diff tag if its got a LSD or not.....no tag on the rear diff, and the dealer couldnt find out anything for me by the VIN...so what fluid would u use??? theres no locker or diff buttons inside. thanks
     
  2. Apr 24, 2010 at 8:57 AM
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    08pretaco

    08pretaco Almost there

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    Sr5 is open diff I think so just use whatever gear oil weights without the additive, I think its 75w-90 or something like that
     
  3. Apr 24, 2010 at 10:28 AM
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    BlueT

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    Keep in mind that all Double cab long bed 2005-2008 have LSD by default ... even if they are not TRD sport.
     
  4. Apr 24, 2010 at 10:47 AM
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    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Moderator

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    wat?
    some 05-08 non-sports in sr5 had the LSD option. if there is no sticker on the rear diff stating to use LSD oil, then I would say you have an open.
     
  5. Apr 24, 2010 at 10:50 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Correct.
     
  6. Apr 24, 2010 at 11:38 AM
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    ok thanks guys...yeah there is no sticker on the diff saying LSD so i figure its a open diff.
     
  7. Apr 24, 2010 at 4:39 PM
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    Use Royal Purple or Mobil1 synthetic and you should be fine either way.
     
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