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Transfer case oil alternatives?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by nimby, May 12, 2022.

  1. May 14, 2022 at 3:54 AM
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    This is the same recipe as Toyota WS but $4 less per quart on RockAuto
     
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  2. May 14, 2022 at 4:55 AM
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    Perhaps I'll use that.
    Only issue with Rock Auto is pay $30 for 4 quarts and then pay $30 to ship it to you!
     
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  4. May 14, 2022 at 6:17 AM
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    I now have Red Line MT-LV in the transfer case and Red Line 75w85 in the differentials. All is working fine.
    That being said, next time around everything is getting M1 75w90. I'm sure it will continue to work just fine.
     
  5. May 14, 2022 at 6:51 AM
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    Do you pull any weight with it?
     
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  6. May 14, 2022 at 10:28 AM
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  7. May 14, 2022 at 10:29 AM
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    Why go thicker? Do you live in a hot climate?
     
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  8. May 14, 2022 at 12:44 PM
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    Yep, same can opener you use for canned pinapples.
     
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    I would imagine the Runner will swallow that and not bat an eyelash. We're all just so obsessed with perfection!
     
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    Nope I'd Walmart before doing that. 0 they didn't charge me that much for shipping. May as
    I was going to say what is this the Great depression that I thought about how much it cost lol
     
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  11. May 14, 2022 at 1:53 PM
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    Classic!

    I'd have to buy an old timey can opener to use that stuff.
     
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    Nope. Don't even own a trailer.
    No reason. Just seems more convenient. We can hit triple digits around here in the summer but that wouldn't be the reason for my decision.
     
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    Just clean the can opener after use but if you afraid of some strange contamination related disease then you can use cheap manual opener or some pair of sheet metal sheers. P.S. you should be more afraid of Teflon and Fentanyl in your drinking water than gear oil on can opener.
     
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    Pineapples? Back in the Stone Age before plastic bottles and screw caps were invented, every oil was sold in steel cans. There were special can-piecing funnels the mechanics used. But most people used the old reliable can/bottle openers that every beer brewer gave away for free. Now they’re considered “vintage” and will cost you $10 on eBay!
    7589B2D5-41D4-418B-A580-63B430730B71.jpg
     
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    T Case: Royal Purple ROY01512 Synchromax synthetic
    Diffs: Red Line 50104 75W85 GL-5 Gear Oil
    Engine: Mobil 0w-20 Synthetic
     
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    I wouldn't mind seeing my wife's face if she walked in on me in the kitchen spinning a fresh can of Toyota 75W Transfer Gear Oil on her fancy auto can opener
     
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    Take this for what it’s worth. I’ve called several of the local Toyota dealers in my area to ask about the 75W fluid for the t-case and none of them have used it. They use the same 75w-90 gear oil to refill the t-case as they do for the diffs. None of them even had the 75w liquid gold in stock.
     
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  18. May 14, 2022 at 7:54 PM
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    Just spend the money. It’s not like ur changing it every 5 k. One of the cans will do it. Calls for more but with one can it was running out the fill hole. Was 50 a can from Toyota direct
     
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    Not even close to that price
     
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