How much oil does a Hilux Diff hold?
Re: Changing Hilux diff oil Genuine Toyota LSD Gear Oil 85w-90 GL5 for the rear and Genuine Toyota Differential Gear Oil 85w-90 GL4 for the front. The front diff is 1.5 litres from memory so a 4 litre bottle will do 2 services.
How much oil does a front diff take?
Similar to what they spec for the transmission fill. I agree, it takes close to 4 quarts. The more the better in this application.
How often should I change diff oil?
Usually, differential fluid is changed after every 30k to 60k miles driven. This is a tough job, so must be handled by an expert technician. Only an experienced mechanic can properly wipe out the old different fluid from your vehicle’s drive-train.
What kind of oil goes in front differential?
There is a LOT of torque going through your axles, and the gears inside are under a lot of pressure! In order to last, they need to be properly lubricated. Every front or rear axle is filled with a special oil (also called differential fluid, or gear oil) that takes care of this.
When should I change my diff oil?
Because the differential is at the rear and under the car, it gets none of the star treatment that the engine up front does. But if lubrication in the car differential fails, you won’t be getting very far for very long. Fortunately, you only need to change this oil every 30,000 to 50,000 miles.
Do I need to change the oil in my diff?
If you diff has a Limited Slip Diff (LSD) like the Nissan Terrano, some Toyota Surfs, etc then you must use the oil for the LSD. Normal gear oil will render your LSD useless. Once all the old oil run out, replace the drain plug and tighten it. Do not over tighten. You will note that the drain plug has a copper washer.
How much oil does it take to run a Hilux?
Most diffs for small vehicles like a bakkie will take roughly between 2 and 3 litres of oil. Most Hiluxes takes between 2.2 and 2.3 litres. The exact quantity does not really matter in this case because you have to buy 5x 500ml anyway. So whether it uses 2.2 or 2.3 litres you still have to buy 5 of them.
What type of oil to use for gearbox and diff?
Today Indy Oil’s 80W90 Hypoid Gear oil did the trick for me. You will use the same oil for both diffs and your manual gearbox. Automatic gearboxes use a different oil. The process to check and replace your manual gearbox oil is the same as for the diff.
Where is the inspection/filler plug on the rear diff?
The plug on the back of the diff housing is the inspection/filler plug and the one at the bottom is the drain plug. Remove the drain plug by turning it in an anti clockwise direction.