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dleccord
04-05-2008, 01:41 AM
i will be changing my gear oil for the first time in 9 years. just wondering what gear oil i should use for my rwd 1999 tacoma. thizzanks

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youngcoke
04-05-2008, 01:42 AM
have you heard of ams oil

audiobahnuser18
04-05-2008, 01:42 AM
Lucas

youngcoke
04-05-2008, 01:42 AM
or royal purple

audiobahnuser18
04-05-2008, 01:43 AM
Lucas performance oil and gear oil owns:D.

dleccord
04-05-2008, 01:43 AM
have you heard of ams oil

yeah but they dont have it at my local kragens/autozone.


Lucas

synthetic oil? or are you talkin bout Lucus gear oil?

dman4486
04-05-2008, 01:44 AM
it doesn't matter what brand you use....use the correct weight and you will never know the difference

audiobahnuser18
04-05-2008, 01:44 AM
Lucas makes performance oil and reg gear oil . it's great stuff man.

dleccord
04-05-2008, 01:45 AM
yeah i saw the cheap stuff like Super-Tech at walmart. but they didnt carry the 75W-90.

dman4486
04-05-2008, 01:46 AM
yeah i saw the cheap stuff like Super-Tech at walmart. but they didnt carry the 75W-90.

advance/autozone carries 3 or 4 options, and any of them will be fine......i have rebuilt plenty of 3rd members and never had any problems using the cheap *****

dleccord
04-05-2008, 01:50 AM
i was told to unbolt the top bolt first and then the bottom bolt.

is this because of pressure?

dman4486
04-05-2008, 01:53 AM
i was told to unbolt the top bolt first and then the bottom bolt.

is this because of pressure?

top first for a vent....if you take the bottom first, then you will have bubbles and the oil will splash everywhere:(

89montero
04-05-2008, 03:04 AM
I run royal purple in my diffs, transfer case, engine. Never had a problem

Alpine CDA-9815
04-05-2008, 07:34 AM
I use Torco for the rear end. If you need FM make sure to get some.

Ferendon
04-05-2008, 03:02 PM
After 9 years, I'd be cautious changing it. It should be ok, but if you start seeing metal shavings in it, tight down the bolt and top it off, and leave it be. Same goes for transmissions. Once they've shredded a bit, if you change the fluid, it often won't be long before the transmission goes to pot.

dleccord
04-05-2008, 06:37 PM
i went to kragens today to buy some gear oil. mobil 1 was $17 and royal purple was $10 so i went with purple. all synthetic. ill be doing it in a few hours when the oils are cooled down.

dleccord
04-05-2008, 06:38 PM
I use Torco for the rear end. If you need FM make sure to get some.

whats FM?