Of equal importance, make sure you use only Toyota oil filters. I use mt90 in my 6speed. N Fuel tank opening unleaded gasoline, to help prevent incorrect fueling, your Toyota has a fuel tank opening that, only accommodates the special nozzle unleaded fuel pumps. Will be checking the auto tranny soon with all the talk of low levels on trucks with tow package. The front tires rear tires, exceed the maximum cold tire inflation, the tire to the correct inflation pressure soon possible, your vehicle must use only unleaded gasoline. Warm up and turn off the engine, wait more than 5 minutes, and check the oil level on the dipstick.
It is used in registering the ownership of your vehicle. It's an excellent oil that protects well at start up. Front and Rear Diff Oil Change This following is how you do a differential gear oil change. The Purolater, is the best one Wally World carries. According to the owners manual, the front differential has a capacity of 1. Thanks, miles I am guessing if it is 0-20 weight then Pennzoil platinum is worth every penny.
Generally the more disparate the two numbers are, the more difficult it is to formulate the oil, and the more expensive it is. My frustration is more at toyota moving away from what I would call automotive standards and then no one from toyota can help you. I run 5-30 in my 2009 but that engine has different specs then yours. For the front diff, make sure to get any metal shavings off of the magnet. For dino oils change it at intervals no more than 6000 miles and for synthetics no more than 12,000 miles and your vehicle will live a long happy life. Just seems silly to me. I was at Wally world yesterday looking at the oil available and the choices were staggering.
Most people say don't flush at all because they did and their tranny died but they failed to mention that it was never flushed before and that they have 150K or so on the fluid. Best of all it's totally free! People are always going to argue over what the manufacturer recommends and what they think is right. I used ~8 quarts doing both differentials, and transfer case. The specs for the gear oil can be found in your owners manual, or maybe even on a tag on the axle. My friend brought to my attention that redline makes 75w85 gear oil, and how can that be more competitively priced than something toyota is definitely getting made on mass scale since so many of their vehicles use it? If the fluid still looks almost new then you shouldn't have much debris hiding out but anything can happen. I might put dino oil in my lawnmower, then again, maybe not. Used amsoil severe gear 75w90 to top up but will be dropping it all at around 10k after a good break in.
Take off the fill plug first, to make sure you can get it off while you still have oil. Maybe it would help to write then down instead of looking then walking to the tool box. This is fast and easy maintenance to do to keep your car or truck in tip-top shape. But real life experience working on servicing and rebuilding engines for a living. Have not seen any less wear with synthetic oil in those engines or transmissions. I change these fluids generally on a 2 year schedule if not earlier depending on the wheeling I do.
Some people perform a full fluid replacement with the transmission's pump. I've used Mobil 1 in every thing I've driven the past twenty years. Note on the gear oil: it turns out that whether you have a limited slip differential or not, gear oil rated for limited slip will work fine. Dont want to open a can of worms, but I guess you can say differential break in is a real thing. I have never tried it. My friend brought to my attention that redline makes 75w85 gear oil, and how can that be more competitively priced than something toyota is definitely getting made on mass scale since so many of their vehicles use it? Just seems silly to me.
Had to do a bit of online research to figure this shit out. But, after I read it all, I've stuck with Toyota factory filters. Whether your an old timer or just bought your Tacoma you'll find that TacomaForum. Oil samples are your best indication of wear. Start the engine and shut it off when you hit the quart mark. I also noticed that Quaker State has a full synthetic that was not much higher than regular brand name oils but I wondered about quality with the price being so much cheaper than other synthetics.
An oil with a higher viscosity one with a higher value may be better suited if the vehicle is operated at high speeds, or under extreme load conditions. The truck should be level when you perform the service. Also id get 75-140 like the link takes you to. Are you a Toyota truck fan? Most people say don't flush at all because they did and their tranny died but they failed to mention that it was never flushed before and that they have 150K or so on the fluid. Please contact your Toyota dealer for further details. If you have a prerunner, you do not have a front diff. Our site is specifically designed for you and it's a great place for Toyota Tacoma Fans to meet online.
Quaker State's 'synthetic' oil, is just highly refined dino oil, as is Valvolines, Castrol's etc. That way I can also use a torque wrench to torque them correctly. Seems like toyota did not have the consumer in mind at all. Well, my dealer free oil changes has run out so I will be doing it my self from now on. If you have never done it then doing it late can cause bits of debris to be push around into other areas due to the pressure of the flush machine. You're only driving about 12K a year, you'll trade off the truck long before you'll ever see any benefit to synthetic oil.
Personally I'd stick to a good dino oil if that's what it came with. My truck is a 99 prerunner with the e locker in it, so I do not need a friction modifier but I'm just wondering what gear oil I should use since I can't find 90w, and if synthetic is worth it? If the fluid still looks almost new then you shouldn't have much debris hiding out but anything can happen. I buy Mobil 1 and take it to them to put in my truck. Gotta admit, I don't trust thin dino oils, at hot temps, but I do trust Mobil 1 at any temp. Toyota recomends changing the rear diff gear oil every 30K. When you do, then come back and run your suck hole about how you have to use synthetic to get it to last through a drive to the grocery store. Pennzoil Shudder is the only other real synthetic they offer, which is good oil, but I can't get pass the stigma of their regular motor oil.