Gearbox Oil

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rexx
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Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:45 am

Hi Everybody,

I would like some info on what oil i should be using in my gearbox ,transfer case and diff for my 01 hilux kzte Dc 4x4. Currently i am battling to shift into 1st and 2nd when cold.

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Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:02 am

The best for the gearbox: Castrol BOT 130, a bit expensive, or Shell spirax 80w90

Transfer box: Shell Spirax 80w90

Diff's: Shell spirax 85w140
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Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:17 am

Thanks, I can get Bot 130 for R50/500ml. Any idea of how much i will need to do the gearbox and transfer case.

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Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:26 am

Hoppy

Maak dit saak of dit gl 4 of gl 5 is?
Ek het gehoor mens moet nie gl5 in die ratkas gooi nie, maar moet gl5 in die transfercase en diffs gooi....

Wat is jou opinie hieroor?

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Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:03 am

GL 4 for gearboxes

Gl 5 for diffs

See here:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3232&hilit=gl5
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Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:41 pm

Don't forget to get a price from Toyota because for my SFA they were R10.00 per 500Ml cheaper the from enywhere else. I don't know if that is the case with the KZTE.
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Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:04 pm

Oh crap. I see now the mechanic that changed to gearbox oil seals refilled it with
Castrol EPX 80W90 GL5 :shock:

Another 200 bucks down the recycling company.

Is GL 5 OK for the Transfer case, or must I drain this as well?
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Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:38 pm

Went and checked the owners manual - Toyota specifies GL5 for the gearbox (G52 4x4 5 speed) and diffs :thumbup:

Now I feel better :D
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Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:39 am

Thanks for info - but is it now ....??????? Which one do I buy and fill it up with ??????
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Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:19 pm

SFA lubricant spec in owners manual: download/file.php?id=545&mode=view

from a 1995 2.4 P SFA with Gearmax rear axle
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Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:00 am

I'll have to look in my hilux's manual...I also have it as 80W90 GL4 for the gearbox & txfer...

EP or EPX 90 GL5 front diff & 85W140 rear

I used Castrol which is a brown oil; I see Mayfair put a red oil into the box after replacing the cluster

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