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Postby Hotrodhendrix » Wed May 21, 2008 2:17 pm

I found that my local toyota dealer actually stocks this stuff and for a decent price as well! 8)
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Postby Nitro_Alltrac » Wed May 21, 2008 9:00 pm

That's cool! It's amazing to find a dealer stock much of anything for a good price. Especially something like this.
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Postby Corey » Wed May 21, 2008 9:06 pm

I've had RP 75W90 in my ST205 tranny for about 5k km now.

No complaints. Shifts fine - but then its a 205 tranny :P
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Postby smog7 » Wed May 21, 2008 9:12 pm

Hotrodhendrix wrote:I found that my local toyota dealer actually stocks this stuff and for a decent price as well! 8)


royal purple? for how much??
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Postby Nitro_Alltrac » Wed May 21, 2008 9:58 pm

Corey Darling wrote:I've had RP 75W90 in my ST205 tranny for about 5k km now.

No complaints. Shifts fine - but then its a 205 tranny :P


Rub it in Corey! :D
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Postby Corey » Wed May 21, 2008 9:58 pm

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Postby Hotrodhendrix » Thu May 22, 2008 12:39 pm

smog7 wrote:
Hotrodhendrix wrote:I found that my local toyota dealer actually stocks this stuff and for a decent price as well! 8)


royal purple? for how much??


Yeppers. I think it was right around 7 bucks a bottle.
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Postby $200GT-4 » Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:16 am

What does Toyota recommend? I'm more interested in that than dabbling with 20 different kinds of oils.
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Postby Corey » Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:13 am

Specifies a 75W90 GL-5 Oil.
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Postby jlspec » Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:31 pm

What about the Valvoline Products like the SynPower Full Synthetic Gear Oil or the DuraBlend? Any idea if those are good?
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Postby Corey » Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:37 pm

Update:

I'm planning on switching back to Redline oil for my tranny:

I believe the poor shifting of my old E150F was entirely due to it being a E150F lol nothing wrong with the redline oil.

Also, the base stock redline uses "clings" to metal which is a property i prefer. Royal purple uses a different base stock.


I've asked a redline rep which he would recommend. He suggested MT-90 which is a GL4 (his records said for our car, GL4 or 5 was suitable)... but followed up saying I should use 75W90NS as that is what the manual recommended, and would be "suitable, and appropriate" for our application.

I asked for his reasoning behind the GL4, hope he gets back soon :)

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Postby Nitro_Alltrac » Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:43 pm

Keep us updated on the GL4 Corey. I'd be interested to hear what he has to say.
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Postby Landon » Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:16 am

okay, so i'll admit i know nothing about my tranny to start. but i got royal purple for the rear diff. i don't have LSD so i don't think i need to worry about that. but my question is- how do you check the level on our tranny's and add more? i have no idea where to begin to look. so tips would amazing cause i'm worried it may be low. thanks for helping out. i'm also gonna throw out there that i've heard a lot of positive things about royal purple as a oil in general. so i would trust it.
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Postby Corey » Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:24 am

Hi

but my question is- how do you check the level on our tranny's and add more?


You have to loosen off the Fill Bolt on the front of the tranny. There is no dipstick.

With the car level, the fluid level should be right up to the bottom of this fill hole. You should be able to feel it with your finger.

I just fill it up until fluid pours out, then i know its full :wink:

To fill the tranny, you can try and clear a path to the top of the tranny by removing some of the air intake ducting, then feed a rubber hose into the fill hole - and pour in each bottle of fluid.

Or you can get at it from the bottom (easier), but now you are fighting gravity, and will need a hand fluid pump of some kind (cheap).

i'm also gonna throw out there that i've heard a lot of positive things about royal purple as a oil in general. so i would trust it.


Agreed. It is also a true synthetic oil. My decision to switch back to redline is based on two reasons.

It has two different types of oils (one for differentials, and one for transmissions), allowing us to select the proper fluid for the job.

Royal purple only has the one type last time I checked.

Second, Redline uses an ester base stock which has a property of bonding statically to metal. That to me says it will help protect the motor on start up better. I have no data to support that - it just makes sense tho right? :shrug:
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Postby Landon » Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:53 am

so, when you say for find a fluid for the job.. talking about the tranny- why worry if it works with a diff? i am not fully informed on our tranny's i don't think. our tranny has a lsd in it doesn't it? or no.. anyways, thanks for helping out the unknowledgable in this area. : )
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