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Unread 01-24-2016, 06:53 PM   #1
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Default differential oil type?

Toyota tacoma book says 80w-90 or 85w-90 for 0 degree F or below. Straight 90 wt for above 0 degree. Here in central Fl, its never below 40 F and never below 60 when I drive. Typically 75 tp 95 F. However, I cant find straight 90 wt anywhere. All that I can find is 80w-90. Is that ok? Also, its carquest brand. It is API service GL-5 which is what toy calls for. OK to use? This will be my 1st and maybe only diff oil change. I do want this vehicle to last forever.

2003 2.4L 2wd 5 speed std cab

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Yup should be fine.

Usually an open diff isn't too picky anyway.
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Can you wait a few more days?

There is tons of stuff you can order online, and they will be better quality products. I am a firm believer in using quality oils.

I would run an 80w90, it will give a bit better cold perofmace when you first start driving, and still handle high temps well.

IMHO, Redline, Amsoil, and LE make THE best automotive oils available. BAR NONE.

AMSOIL Synthetic 80W-90 Gear Lube
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