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How to Change Front & Rear Differential Gear oil on GX ( Tutorial )

 
Old 01-16-18, 08:57 PM
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Hey mann777 - in your write up, you said "I used for the Front Mobil 1 and for the Rear Toyota OEM." Why did you decide to go with Mobil1 (75w) in the front and Toyota OEM (85w) in the rear? Assuming you have a reason for this, otherwise you would've just used the same for front/rear.
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I always use the Mobil 1 for all of it. He may have just had some left over he wanted to use
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I always use the Mobil 1 for all of it. He may have just had some left over he wanted to use
+1 same here did it twice and no issues.
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Just completed this job. Thanks for the post and for the awesome PDF!


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I went online to the Toyota TIS - Techinfo Toyota and downloaded the chassis maint. info--hope it's helpful.
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I'm not advocating any particular Gear Oil as there may be other brands that have this same option. But I must add, it was really nice and convenient and clean to use the new Amsoil bags of gear oil. Check them out. LIke I said, there may be other companies doing the same thing,
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Thanks again Mann,your the man.
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Just curious why you used 2 different oils for Front and Rear Differentials? Your helpful guide has them both as the same gear oil. Also, did you buy your plugs and crush gaskets from the dealership? Thanks for sharing, very helpful. I'm planning on doing mine soon. Chris M.
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Originally Posted by burny View Post
$2 to $3 each. Might want to replace the bolts too while you are at it. The front has the hex fittings so be careful not to strip them. Any Toyota dealership usually has the plugs and definitely the crush washers on hand. 12157-10010 are washers for rear fill and drain. Also fits front fill plug. front drain is 90430-24003 big ole copper washer. Transfer case uses 90430-18008 for both drain and fill. If you can change your engine oil, you can definitely do this job. Get the little quart bottle pump at an autozone and it's back where differential oil is.
Hey Mann, can we get this info on the first post? I think it would be helpful to everyone coming here to do this service. Here is a photo of the entire 6 washer kit I found on ebay as well, $12.52 for the lot shipped.
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Did this service today. Used the 6 crush washers above. Used about 5.5 qts of 75w-90. I wanted to share a tech that you folks with fluid transfer pump grief may find useful. It's the highly technological and sophisticated "tube"



Its 1/2" OD - 3/8" ID. it fits securely over the gear oil caps and allows you to invert the container to dispense every last drop without spills. Whole service took about 3 hrs and a couple beers. She needed it, for sure. Unknown if rear diff was ever changed. Front and transfer looked a little better. All were well.. "tanned."
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