View Full Version : What Diff and Gearbox fluid do ya'll use?
06-16-2003, 08:52 AM
I was gonna replace my diff and gearbox fluids in my 85. What brand and which viscosities would you recommend. What are your thoughts on Toyota brand?
06-16-2003, 09:02 AM
This has been covered already!!!!! :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
See the different threads in the "Drivetrain" forums.
As for the Toyota brand fluids for the rear diff & tranny.... Don't use them that often. "Sometimes" the fluid type is not listed on the bottle, or the fluid type is not compatible w/ our MKII's.
Redline 75NS90w in the 5 spd and 75w90 in the LSD. I get it locally in the SF Bay area at a good price. Amsoil would be the other option. I use Redline 10/40w with Amsoil oil filters in the 86.
06-19-2003, 06:23 AM
I used AMSoil in the diff of my old 85 seemed to work well
09-08-2003, 10:41 PM
I use Mobil 1 Synthetic 75W-90 in both. Usually in the winter the transmission wouldn't shift easily until the car warms up. Never any grinding, just felt a little slugglish. I am curious to check it this winter with my new fluid.
UPDATE: (1/25/04) The new fluid has made a difference. Smooth shifts almost right away.
09-09-2003, 03:17 AM
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09-15-2003, 03:22 AM
Usually in the winter the transmission wouldnt shift easily until the car warms up. I am curious to check it this winter with my new fluid.I get that too. Let us know if the new tranny oil helps out in that department. I too just changed the tranny oil a couple months ago but used a generic synthetic brand from Canadian Tire. :pray: :pray: :pray:
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