unhappy with 80w-90 gear oil

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Abletobecain
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Re: unhappy with 80w-90 gear oil

Post by Abletobecain » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:01 am

The Professor wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:26 am
Mid-winter update: I drove around in some low-to-mid-30s (*F) temperatures in the Tercel over the last few weeks. The Redline MT-90 still feels great with no grinding in any gear and smooth operation despite the cooler temps.
That's great news! I put MT-90 in my DD and not 30 miles later the water pump siezed and ripped my HB in half then a headbolt moved funny on the retorque and sheared off when I was attempting to replace it. It felt great for those 30 miles though!
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Re: unhappy with 80w-90 gear oil

Post by AugustusFerdinand » Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:56 pm

So what's the community's choice for oil in the rear diff?
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Re: unhappy with 80w-90 gear oil

Post by Abletobecain » Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:24 pm

I'm running Ravenol 90 gl5. I got it cause it's an actual liter. Good stuff and pretty reasonably priced on Amazon.
1977 BMW R100S 1WD ("Brunhilda"/Summer Fun)
2007 Tundra Limited Crewmax 4x4 ("Tetsuo Shima"/Hauler) SOLD :cry:
1983 DLX Tercel Wagon 4WD ("Charlie"/Daily Driver)
1987 SR5 Tercel Wagon 4WD ("Sprocket"/Off-road-Camping)
1985 SR5 Tercel Wagon 4WD ("Lucky"/Project)
1983 SR5 Tercel Wagon 4WD ("Cadaver"/Parts Car)
1987 DLX Tercel Wagon 4WD ("Lil Red") SOLD :)

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