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#4389571 - 04/26/17 03:29 PM Toyota Transfer Gear Oil 75W VOA
btanchors Offline


Registered: 04/10/04
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Loc: Herndon, VA
All,

If you own a recent vintage Toyota 4x4, this VOA should interest you.

For the transfer case, Toyota specifies a very special oil for which Amsoil and RedLine do not have a substitute. You have to special order this fluid from Toyota, at a cost of about $55 a quart! I have provided this VOA for your consideration. Looks different than any normal Gear Lube I have seen. It comes in these one-quart cans:


Here is the VOA:


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#4389609 - 04/26/17 04:17 PM Re: Toyota Transfer Gear Oil 75W VOA [Re: btanchors]
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That's very interesting, I have never seen phosphorus so much higher than zinc, it was my understanding that they are on the same molecule which is why raising one usually raises the other close by.
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#4389915 - 04/26/17 09:15 PM Re: Toyota Transfer Gear Oil 75W VOA [Re: btanchors]
Langanobob Offline


Registered: 04/24/09
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Loc: Reno, Nevada
Thought there was a law that states that if a car manufacturer required you to use a certain product they have to givre it to you free. Somehow doesn't apply in this case?

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#4389939 - 04/26/17 09:35 PM Re: Toyota Transfer Gear Oil 75W VOA [Re: btanchors]
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This is a low viscosity gear lube for Fleet Mileage advantages.

ZDDP's come in various ratios of S-P-Z, depending on the application.

The friction modifier apparently is for the benefit of the clutches in the TC.

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#4560199 - 10/31/17 12:26 PM Re: Toyota Transfer Gear Oil 75W VOA [Re: btanchors]
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Posts: 68
Loc: NY
First time I am every hearing this. Which transfer case are we referring to, because most FSM for vintage Toyota trucks call for plain old 75w90 or 80w90 gear oil GL4 OR GL5, which to me says anything really.

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#4561365 - 11/01/17 04:12 PM Re: Toyota Transfer Gear Oil 75W VOA [Re: btanchors]
btanchors Offline


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The requirement for 75W in the Toyota Transfer cases began with the 2014 Tundra, and I believe, the 2016 Tacoma. It started even earlier in some Toyota models, but I am less sure about these: I think 2011 and newer Rav4s and Highlander 4WD.

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#4561799 - 11/02/17 05:36 AM Re: Toyota Transfer Gear Oil 75W VOA [Re: btanchors]
Mainia Offline


Registered: 04/06/15
Posts: 205
Loc: Upper midwest
Originally Posted By: btanchors
All,

If you own a recent vintage Toyota 4x4, this VOA should interest you.

For the transfer case, Toyota specifies a very special oil for which Amsoil and RedLine do not have a substitute. You have to special order this fluid from Toyota, at a cost of about $55 a quart! I have provided this VOA for your consideration. Looks different than any normal Gear Lube I have seen. It comes in these one-quart cans:


Here is the VOA:





Nope, Redline has it!! "Toyota has a special oil" OEM oil yea right, NOTHING special with OEM oil. Other then cheap group 3.

https://www.redlineoil.com/75w85-gl-5-gear-oil


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Nope, Redline has it!! "Toyota has a special oil" OEM oil yea right, NOTHING special with OEM oil. Other then cheap group 3.

https://www.redlineoil.com/75w85-gl-5-gear-oil


Edited by Mainia (11/02/17 05:38 AM)

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#4561879 - 11/02/17 08:18 AM Re: Toyota Transfer Gear Oil 75W VOA [Re: Mainia]
btanchors Offline


Registered: 04/10/04
Posts: 761
Loc: Herndon, VA
Originally Posted By: Mainia
Originally Posted By: btanchors
All,

If you own a recent vintage Toyota 4x4, this VOA should interest you.

For the transfer case, Toyota specifies a very special oil for which Amsoil and RedLine do not have a substitute. You have to special order this fluid from Toyota, at a cost of about $55 a quart! I have provided this VOA for your consideration. Looks different than any normal Gear Lube I have seen. It comes in these one-quart cans:


Here is the VOA:





Nope, Redline has it!! "Toyota has a special oil" OEM oil yea right, NOTHING special with OEM oil. Other then cheap group 3.

https://www.redlineoil.com/75w85-gl-5-gear-oil


.





Nope, Redline has it!! "Toyota has a special oil" OEM oil yea right, NOTHING special with OEM oil. Other then cheap group 3.

https://www.redlineoil.com/75w85-gl-5-gear-oil


Nope, Redline DOES NOT have it, nor does Amsoil. I called Redline a few months back, and emailed Amsoil. Neither company has anything they recommend for the transfer case. Since they are in the business of selling oil, why would they not recommend their own products for this application?

Now, for the front and rear differentials, you ARE CORRECT - the Redline product you quote is correct. But for the transfer case, it is not correct.

My personal belief/suspicion is that most dealerships use regular 75W-90 in the transfer case, and quite frankly, I doubt this would hurt the transfer case, but this choice is not what is recommended by Toyota, nor do the makers of those gear lubes themselves recommend their products. The VOA I posted also speaks for itself - it is much lower in viscosity than even 75W-85, and the additive package is a lot different.

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#4562008 - 11/02/17 11:35 AM Re: Toyota Transfer Gear Oil 75W VOA [Re: btanchors]
MolaKule Offline


Registered: 06/05/02
Posts: 19042
Loc: Iowegia - USA
Redline PSF has the additive mix and viscosity closest to the Toyota elixr.

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#4562581 - 11/02/17 10:09 PM Re: Toyota Transfer Gear Oil 75W VOA [Re: MolaKule]
Gebo Offline


Registered: 09/18/02
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Loc: VA
Originally Posted By: MolaKule
Redline PSF has the additive mix and viscosity closest to the Toyota elixr.


PSF as in “power steering fluid” PSF?
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#4568314 - 11/08/17 08:53 PM Re: Toyota Transfer Gear Oil 75W VOA [Re: Gebo]
MolaKule Offline


Registered: 06/05/02
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Loc: Iowegia - USA
Originally Posted By: Gebo
Originally Posted By: MolaKule
Redline PSF has the additive mix and viscosity closest to the Toyota elixr.


PSF as in “power steering fluid” PSF?


That's the one.

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#4604887 - 12/15/17 08:21 PM Re: Toyota Transfer Gear Oil 75W VOA [Re: btanchors]
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Registered: 08/27/09
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#4604893 - 12/15/17 08:25 PM Re: Toyota Transfer Gear Oil 75W VOA [Re: btanchors]
acmesupply Offline


Registered: 08/27/09
Posts: 7
Loc: nv
Thank-You btanchors for starting this thread. I posted here and in a new thread the results. Thanks

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#4605156 - 12/16/17 08:48 AM Re: Toyota Transfer Gear Oil 75W VOA [Re: btanchors]
btanchors Offline


Registered: 04/10/04
Posts: 761
Loc: Herndon, VA
Thanks for doing this acme - this should be an alternative to the ridiculously expensive Toyota fluid.

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#4610883 - 12/22/17 05:34 AM Re: Toyota Transfer Gear Oil 75W VOA [Re: btanchors]
supercity Offline


Registered: 06/12/12
Posts: 1156
Loc: Australia
The report in the first post does not show, is it posted elsewhere?

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