What Gl5 do you use?

Discussion in 'Maintenance' started by Bojangles, Jun 24, 2017.

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What rear diff fluid do you prefer?

  1. Synthetic

    5 vote(s)
    83.3%
  2. Dino

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Valvoline

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Mobil1

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  5. Amsoil

    2 vote(s)
    33.3%
  6. Supertech

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. 75 90

    4 vote(s)
    66.7%
  8. 75 140

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Royal purple

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Redline

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. OP
    Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Im betting toyota doesnt make any fluid.... therefore i bet someone else makes 75 85
     
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  3. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Redline does.
     
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  4. OP
    Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Hell, delco makes it too
     
  5. billssr5

    billssr5 Well-Known Member

    https://www.amazon.com/Toyota-Genuine-Fluid-08885-02506-Differential/dp/B004SL9HP6 I can get the Redline 75w85 gl5 for $16 a quart, probably should just use the 75w90 gl5 but im trying to stick with Toyotas recommendations on oils. I use the 75w85 in the rear diff only and use Walmart super tech 75w90 in the transfer and front diff this offsets the total cost a little for a 30k maintainence. since the trucks a daily driver I want the best MPGs so using the lighter oil in the rear might help some, if I towed or hauled heavy loads a lot I would use the 75w90 a little thicker oil.
     
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2017
  6. billssr5

    billssr5 Well-Known Member

    best price is Redline 75w85 gl5 I could find, got it thru Walmart.com online $16 a quart with free shipping
     
  7. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    Just finished the front and rear diffs......Amsoil Severe Gear 75W-90.
     
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  8. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    Mobil 1 75-90 synthetic . no LSD additive as mine is an imposter..
     
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  9. vwgtiturbo

    vwgtiturbo Well-Known Member

    I thought I saw a reference to this somewhere, but cannot find it (on mobile)... I'm trying to figure out what to use in my diff (Prerunner with electric locking diff). What exactly is an "imposter"?
     
  10. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    I just used the word "imposter" because mine is not an actual limited slip. It is simulated by the rear brakes. I don't know much about the locking diffs and don't want to give you bad info. @whippersnapper02 has the Off road taco.
     
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  11. vwgtiturbo

    vwgtiturbo Well-Known Member

    Thanks! I've been really spoiled with mine (Read: haven't had to touch it and therefore am ignorant), and am trying to get the lingo down!
     
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  12. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    What year is it? 2009 was the first year of the fake limited slip diff.
     
  13. vwgtiturbo

    vwgtiturbo Well-Known Member

    It's an '05 Off Road.
     
  14. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    You will need the LSD additive. Even if the bottle says it has it in it. Still add it
     
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  15. vwgtiturbo

    vwgtiturbo Well-Known Member

    Excellent, thanks for the info! The next month or so will be quite interesting LOL.
     
  16. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    Remove the fill plug first then the drain plug. If you drain it then can't fill it your in trouble.
     
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  17. vwgtiturbo

    vwgtiturbo Well-Known Member

    LOLOLOL thanks, that would... NOT be pleasant!
     
  18. OP
    Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    U dont need any additive on an offroad.

    75/90 dino, syn or semi syn... ur call
     
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  19. OP
    Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Incorrect.... offroad needs no additive, it is not limited slip.
     
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  20. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    Well I suppose your correct jangley
     
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  21. OP
    Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    2005-2008 offroads are not limited slip, no friction modifier additive needed

    NO offroads are clutch type limited slip, only the 2009+ have brake actuated limited slip, no clutches... no need for friction modifier.

    Trd sports from 2005-2008 have clutch type limited slips and need friction modifier added to gl5 and do not usually like synthetics from info gathered over the yrs. Mobil1 users thinking the "ls" tag on the bottle thinking that was good enough got chatter when doing tight turns. SOME said they had chatter with mobil1 with a tube of friction modifier. Easiest way to do this... use dino or semisyn, and friction modifier.

    2009 to present offroad or sport or base dont have any clutch based limited slip, so no need for any friction modifier, use dino, syn, or semisyn.
     
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