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What Transmission Oil Should I Request?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JSB10, May 20, 2020.

  1. May 20, 2020 at 2:47 PM
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    JSB10

    JSB10 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have a 05 Regular Cab 4wd with a new 5 speed transmission. What is the best transmission oil for this truck? Today it was around 50 degrees this morning and when its this cool like this it is hard to shift and notchy. When the truck warms up its better but for a new transmission its just not as smooth as I had hoped. I was told the transmission oil was from Toyota. Would the Redline 75w 90 GL 4 be the best for this transmission? I am changing mechanics and would like to know what to ask for at the new shop. Thanks.
     
  2. May 20, 2020 at 3:08 PM
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    DGXR

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    Wow I can be so oblivious sometimes. My initial post was about automatic tranny fluids but now I see you have a manual. Sorry about that.
     
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  3. May 20, 2020 at 6:03 PM
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    Nessmuk

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    I have used Redline MT90 and am now using this STA-LUBE. To be honest I can’t tell any difference in shifting between the two in my 5 speed.
     
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  4. May 21, 2020 at 8:14 AM
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  5. May 21, 2020 at 2:31 PM
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    Armed in Utah

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    Redline GL4

    or I believe this German stuff is GL4 too

    Do it yourself & save $$

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. May 21, 2020 at 2:35 PM
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    When I had my 5 speed I tried MT90 and I didn’t notice a difference either. I guess the MT90 is supposed to be very good for the synchros. I just know it was pricey.
     
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  7. May 21, 2020 at 2:45 PM
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  8. May 21, 2020 at 3:50 PM
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    Redline MT90 worked well for me.
     
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  9. May 21, 2020 at 6:18 PM
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    The 5 speed doesn't require GL-4; GL-4 or GL-5 are both fine.
     
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  10. May 22, 2020 at 1:44 AM
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    slayer fan

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    amsoil mtg. I've used it for years in all my manuals.
     
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  11. May 22, 2020 at 2:44 AM
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    Rotax219

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    1st post, I know, but I have to start somewhere:cool:. Bought my 12 Taco new with a 6 speed. After 3k I changed out the tranny oil for Redline, noticed smoother shifts in all temps. I see ambient temps from 100F+ in summer to -30F in winter, (gotta love Utah!)
     
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