Diff oil in 95' Hilux 2.8 d

Submitted: Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 10:17
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Hi Again,

I would like to change the diff oil both front and back but am unsure of how much I will need and what type to oil to use.

Can anyone let me know the volume of oil I will require and what type/brand would be good?

Cheers
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Reply By: Wheelerdog - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 11:45

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 11:45
I use penrite for the limited slip diff and castol for the front diff and gears, i am thinking of going sythetic in the gear box to over come the notchy feeling when its cold.

If you can get an owners manual it will have all the volumes needed.
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Follow Up By: Milamber - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 11:53

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 11:53
Thanks heaps. Is the LSD in the rear a standard feature? How do I tell if mine has one?

Do you have a problem (as in the other post) with shudder?
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Reply By: Kiwi Ray - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 13:22

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 13:22
Hi

Any quality brand will do the job.
HP90 Hypoid for the front
LS80/90 or HP90 for the rear depending on LSD or not
Most of the Toyotas will either have a label or the painted leters close to the filler/level plug
Ray
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Reply By: Wheelerdog - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 14:11

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 14:11
yeah sorry, mines an 80 series cruiser, sticker next to dive filler that says LSD oil or something like that. ring dealer and they should be able to advise if that model had an LSD.

Actually if you go to the caltex website and under "find an Oil" it lists all the capacities of heaps of vehicles.
I just checked it out. pretty handy if you don't have book.
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Follow Up By: Wheelerdog - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 14:15

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 14:15
http://www.datateck.com.au/lube/caltx_au/buttons/default.asp?section=2

theres the link for capacity
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Reply By: chubbs - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 15:50

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 15:50
Hello all

Chubbs here

just replaced the diff fluid on my 89 and my brother 96 hiluxs we used about 6 lites or so for each car
it has to be LSD if you under at your diff there will be or should be a sticker saying LSD fluid only
and let me tell you there isn't much room at the filling hole at the front we found the easiest way is get a squeeze sauce bottle that you put sauce in and fill the diff that's alot easier then using a funnel.
and just in case you didn't know you fill it until it comes out of the fill hole

hope this helps

CHEERS
CHUBBS
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Follow Up By: paul2.8d - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 09:50

Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 09:50
I bought a gardening type pump from supercheap auto, took of the brass nozzle and slid on some clear tubing, fill it up with the correct oil, pump it up to pressurize it and put the other end in the dif, squeeze trigger and watch the oil flow, worked a treat. I must add, i got that idea from another post a while back....

Cheer's Paul.
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Reply By: Wheelerdog - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 17:03

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 17:03
You can get diff filler pumps cheap at auto shops, makes the job alot easier, especially for lsd oil.
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Reply By: Wisey (NSW) - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 18:29

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 18:29
Hi Milamber,
from my Gregorys service manual.

Rear; LSD 2.2lt SAE90 GL5 hypoid gear oil for LSD

Front; SAE 90 GL5 hypoid gear oil, 2.3lt

shortly after changing all oils I came across a "drill powered pump" (about $30) which will pump water, oils about 1000lt p/h. although I have'nt used it to date, it's got to be better than gravity. Hope this helps :)
Regards
Wisey
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Follow Up By: Milamber - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 20:36

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 20:36
Thanks all!

I had a look at the rear diff, there is a sticker but I can't read it as the former owner has painted over it! Ahhhh well, I should be able to scratch it off.
Cheers.
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Reply By: Russell from Synforce Lubricants - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 21:13

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 21:13
to save any confusion re lsd or not, use LS90 in both diffs.
LS oil can be used in conventional diffs but conventional 80w/90 cannot be used in LS diffs. the viscosities are very similar.
if you have diff locks, you should do some homework and talk with some that do, as some require a better standard oil than what is offered in a normal 80w/90 or LS90, not always the case though.
regards, russell
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