What oil should I use in a Toyota LSD

Hi,
Has anyone had any success in using a different type of oil in an 80 series LSD. Mine has 240k so it's pretty loose, but I was hoping to get a little bit of traction for a trip to the Cape in June.

Thanks
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Reply By: Ozhumvee - Monday, Feb 08, 2010 at 18:01

Monday, Feb 08, 2010 at 18:01
The actual oil type won't make much if any difference, Tojo LSD's are notoriously hard to get working when new so doubt whether any particular oil will make a difference at 240k.
Any good quality LSD oil should suffice.
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Reply By: Rockape - Monday, Feb 08, 2010 at 18:02

Monday, Feb 08, 2010 at 18:02
Geoff,
sorry but it doesn't matter what oil you put in a Tojo LSD, they have to be about the worst LSD made.

If you want traction, I am afraid the only answer is to install a locker.

Have a good one
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Follow Up By: Member - Ian H (NSW) - Monday, Feb 08, 2010 at 20:52

Monday, Feb 08, 2010 at 20:52
Like he said.
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Reply By: OREJAP - Monday, Feb 08, 2010 at 20:36

Monday, Feb 08, 2010 at 20:36
Read an article in a 4WD Publication once in Letters to the editor about a bloke in Sydney who put a grade of oil in a 80 series LSD (contrary with what owners book stipulated) and when he reversed the vehicle the diff made a clunking sound. Spent numerous $$$ at various mechanics to solve problem without luck. Took vehicle to Toyota dealer who drained the diff oil & put Toyota diff oil in at about $19 per litre & noise was eliminated.
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Follow Up By: Member - ross m (WA) - Monday, Feb 08, 2010 at 22:35

Monday, Feb 08, 2010 at 22:35
I would believe it when I saw it with my own eyes.
Diff clunks are from worn metal and no oil will compensate for that.

Im not saying I dont beleive you saw the article,just skeptical about its contents.

Maybe the Toyota mechanic pumped some grease into the uni joints while he was there;)
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Reply By: Member - ross m (WA) - Monday, Feb 08, 2010 at 22:31

Monday, Feb 08, 2010 at 22:31
A diff and gearbox rebuilder told they are usually stuffed at 150k

Castro Hypoy LS90 meets toyota's specs
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Reply By: Fab72 - Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 12:48

Tuesday, Feb 09, 2010 at 12:48
Nearly all Toyota dealers use and recommend Castrol LSX90.
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