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#2763079 - 10/04/12 06:23 PM 07 Tacoma Diff Oil
john_pifer Offline


Registered: 07/08/12
Posts: 640
Loc: Nashville, TN via Memphis
PreRunner, V6, A340E Auto, TRD Off-Road, non-limited slip

FSM calls for 90W or 80W90, GL-5 Hypoid.

Considering going with M1 75W90 Synthetic Gear Oil.

Any reason to go OEM instead, or NOT to go with the M1?
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#2763290 - 10/04/12 09:57 PM Re: 07 Tacoma Diff Oil [Re: john_pifer]
xtell Offline


Registered: 12/13/06
Posts: 161
Loc: ohio
My truck - 2004 Tacoma SR5 4x4. I switched out the factory fill front diff, transfer case and rear diff oil to Pennzoil 75w-90 synthetic at 5000 miles and changed them again at 60,000 and will change them again in another 40,000-50,000 miles. Others in my trail riding group have used Valvoline and Mobil synthetics without complaints. 80w-90 would be a good choice as well if you want to stick to a mineral oil. The straight 90w oil would be a bit harder to find. I have no personal facts to back this up but I'm guessing the 75w-90 would be a better choice in colder climates during the winter yet offer the same protection during the warmer months as you would find in a 80w-90 /90w gear oil.

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#2763308 - 10/04/12 10:15 PM Re: 07 Tacoma Diff Oil [Re: xtell]
john_pifer Offline


Registered: 07/08/12
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Loc: Nashville, TN via Memphis
Originally Posted By: xtell
My truck - 2004 Tacoma SR5 4x4. I switched out the factory fill front diff, transfer case and rear diff oil to Pennzoil 75w-90 synthetic at 5000 miles and changed them again at 60,000 and will change them again in another 40,000-50,000 miles. Others in my trail riding group have used Valvoline and Mobil synthetics without complaints. 80w-90 would be a good choice as well if you want to stick to a mineral oil. The straight 90w oil would be a bit harder to find. I have no personal facts to back this up but I'm guessing the 75w-90 would be a better choice in colder climates during the winter yet offer the same protection during the warmer months as you would find in a 80w-90 /90w gear oil.


Good info. Thanks.

Nice truck, BTW. I like the previous-gen body style.
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07 Yamaha YZ-250
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#2763488 - 10/05/12 07:32 AM Re: 07 Tacoma Diff Oil [Re: john_pifer]
meep Offline


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big fan of syn lube in axles. I have amsoil in the tundra. Have used M1 many times, and it is my second favorite to amsoil. I'd do it. You might see a slight ... ~0.5mpg improvement.

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#2763993 - 10/05/12 03:58 PM Re: 07 Tacoma Diff Oil [Re: john_pifer]
JMHC Offline


Registered: 02/29/08
Posts: 142
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
Our RAV4 called for the same thing--90W or 80W-90 for the transfer case and rear diff. I changed them both to M1 75W-90 about 6K ago. So far no issue!
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#2764196 - 10/05/12 08:38 PM Re: 07 Tacoma Diff Oil [Re: JMHC]
john_pifer Offline


Registered: 07/08/12
Posts: 640
Loc: Nashville, TN via Memphis
Originally Posted By: JMHC
Our RAV4 called for the same thing--90W or 80W-90 for the transfer case and rear diff. I changed them both to M1 75W-90 about 6K ago. So far no issue!


That's good to know. Thanks!
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07 Tacoma (1GR-FE) - M1 EP 5W-30, Fram Ultra
07 Yamaha R1 - Rotella T6 5W-40, Bosch 3300
07 Yamaha YZ-250
02 Yamaha YZ-250
01 Yamaha YZ-250

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#2766210 - 10/07/12 10:35 PM Re: 07 Tacoma Diff Oil [Re: john_pifer]
john_pifer Offline


Registered: 07/08/12
Posts: 640
Loc: Nashville, TN via Memphis


That's the old diff oil after 101,000 mi. Nasty.

The new M1 is as clear as new M1 motor oil.


Edited by john_pifer (10/07/12 10:36 PM)
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07 Tacoma (1GR-FE) - M1 EP 5W-30, Fram Ultra
07 Yamaha R1 - Rotella T6 5W-40, Bosch 3300
07 Yamaha YZ-250
02 Yamaha YZ-250
01 Yamaha YZ-250

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#2766214 - 10/07/12 10:38 PM Re: 07 Tacoma Diff Oil [Re: john_pifer]
john_pifer Offline


Registered: 07/08/12
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Loc: Nashville, TN via Memphis
Stunk up my garage and the cab of my truck.
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07 Tacoma (1GR-FE) - M1 EP 5W-30, Fram Ultra
07 Yamaha R1 - Rotella T6 5W-40, Bosch 3300
07 Yamaha YZ-250
02 Yamaha YZ-250
01 Yamaha YZ-250

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#2766271 - 10/08/12 12:42 AM Re: 07 Tacoma Diff Oil [Re: john_pifer]
Highline9 Offline


Registered: 08/24/11
Posts: 496
Loc: ca.
change oil every 365 days will last forever.
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#2766643 - 10/08/12 01:06 PM Re: 07 Tacoma Diff Oil [Re: john_pifer]
xtell Offline


Registered: 12/13/06
Posts: 161
Loc: ohio
Yea, I'd say you got your moneys worth out of that old gear oil!!!! Mobil 1 will serve you well.

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