What Gl5 do you use?

Discussion in 'Maintenance' started by Bojangles, Jun 24, 2017.

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What rear diff fluid do you prefer?

  1. Synthetic

    5 vote(s)
    83.3%
  2. Dino

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Valvoline

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Mobil1

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  5. Amsoil

    2 vote(s)
    33.3%
  6. Supertech

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. 75 90

    4 vote(s)
    66.7%
  8. 75 140

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Royal purple

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Redline

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Curious what ppl like to use in the rear diff.... because, im curious.
    Dino, syn......
    Weight....
     
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  3. OP
    Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Nice to see 2 of us do maintenance on our vehicles so far
     
  4. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    You don't have an 80w-90 option
     
  5. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    No castrol :eek:
     
  6. OP
    Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Wont let me add anything now.
    So u use.......
     
  7. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Nothing yet I haven't had to change it out on my taco. She's got 2100 miles on her. :)
    My tundra I used:
    Castrol/Syntrax Limited Slip gear oil SAE 75W-90 had no problems with it. Worked well and was smooth.
    I would be interested to see what sauce works we'll on taco's.
     
  8. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Used to use Mobil One, switched to Lucas non synthetic per a recommendation by ECGS but then switched to Amsoil since I'm a preferred customer.
     
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  9. OP
    Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    So do u have to pay to be a preferred customer or something?
     
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  10. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Of course. I get a discount on shipping and oil cost though.
     
  11. OP
    Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    So its kinda like prime or costco for oils?

    Rambo should do this
     
  12. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    What weight?
     
  13. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    75/90 always.
     
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  14. rodkey

    rodkey Active Member

    I changed my diff oil to Amsoil Severe Gear 75W90 too ..
     
  15. 858_tacoma_guy

    858_tacoma_guy Well-Known Member

    I just go to the dealer to get my diff fluid changed.... yes I'm that lazy no need to say it lol
     
  16. OP
    Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    I hear u can bank the saved moneys and count it as income so your employer looks better.
    I hope you check it atleast?
    dealerships screw up too
     
  17. 858_tacoma_guy

    858_tacoma_guy Well-Known Member

    I got my diff fluid changed few months ago, how to I check for errors? Any tips?
     
  18. OP
    Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Pop the fill port off, make sure your fluid is full.... get some on your finger, make sure it is fresh and looks amber/honey colored.
     
  19. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Make sure it's on level ground first. :)
     
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  20. OP
    Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    True, its the little things
     
  21. billssr5

    billssr5 Well-Known Member

    I use Redline 75w85 gl5 for the diffs its the only company other than oem Toyota that makes this weight at a somewhat reasonable cost
     

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