Recent Topics
Best bang for the buck oil filter?
by Gerbils
03/04/15 10:05 PM
New Galaxy S6 is eliminating
by Ed_T
03/04/15 09:07 PM
**ButTwoGetOne** G.E. LED Bulbs..Target
by Warstud
03/04/15 08:58 PM
Oil filter wrenches
by jk_636
03/04/15 08:48 PM
Federal tires
by Camprunner
03/04/15 08:40 PM
Are twenty cylinders enough?
by joel96
03/04/15 08:05 PM
Should you tell a customer what's wrong or just ho
by motor_oil_madman
03/04/15 07:45 PM
help on choosing an air compressor
by ram_man
03/04/15 07:12 PM
LED Bulb Question...
by Warstud
03/04/15 07:11 PM
Just saw the funniest thing on the freeway...
by slowdime
03/04/15 07:03 PM
Castrol Edge Extended Performance 5W30
by timeau
03/04/15 06:38 PM
Creatine Monohydrate.
by 3for3
03/04/15 06:24 PM
Newest Members
tmfrahm, theblueox, 03Pathfinder, tigerh1752, cuttysark
53036 Registered Users
Who's Online
105 registered (2010_FX4, ABerns, 97prizm, abycat, 3800Series, 14 invisible), 1445 Guests and 230 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
53036 Members
66 Forums
227549 Topics
3630223 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#2627192 - 05/15/12 08:09 AM Comparing Amsoil's Gear Lubes
JZiggy Offline


Registered: 10/12/10
Posts: 741
Loc: GA
For a while I have run 75W90 Severe Gear in my 88 4Runner with Detroit TrueTracs in front and back. These are non-clutch limited slip diffs. I'm looking at freshening up the gear oil and am considering going with Amsoil's cheapest 80W90 synthetic lube to save some $$.

My question is, what is the added value from this cheaper grade to the Severe Gear grades? For low-HP, around-town and occasional moderate off-road use, is the more expensive product that much of an upgrade?

I still want to stick with Amsoil as I believe they do a great job with their drivetrain lubes. I run their MTF in my Hondas and MTG in the 4Runner and have always been more than happy with them.
_________________________
Basic,, Simple,

Top
#2627280 - 05/15/12 09:49 AM Re: Comparing Amsoil's Gear Lubes [Re: JZiggy]
qrtsteve Offline


Registered: 01/18/10
Posts: 12
Loc: Southern California
JZiggy

Hard to go wrong with the Amsoil they make a good product. For normal duty the 80W90 probably will work fine, what does Toyota recommend for the 4Runner?

Top
#2627291 - 05/15/12 09:59 AM Re: Comparing Amsoil's Gear Lubes [Re: JZiggy]
JZiggy Offline


Registered: 10/12/10
Posts: 741
Loc: GA
The FSM, if I recall it correctly, specs 90W for normal weather and 80W90 for cold. GL-5 in the diffs, GL-4 or 5 in the trans and transfer.
_________________________
Basic,, Simple,

Top
#2627798 - 05/15/12 09:53 PM Re: Comparing Amsoil's Gear Lubes [Re: JZiggy]
Donald Offline


Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 14309
Loc: Upstate NY
Given the diff only takes a small amount and you only change it every few years, what are you talking about in $$. Under $20 for both I would assume. It looks about $2/QT difference in price. You might be better off leaving the Amsoil SVG in there than new cheaper gear oil. Are you an Amsoil Preferred Buyer? Thats a better way to save some $$.
_________________________
2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0 - PP & M1
1999 Dodge Ram 2500 w/Cummins - Rotella T6 & M1
Amsoil ATF in both vehicles & Magnefine filter.

Top