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What is the difference between hypoid gear oil and regular or synthetic gear oil. My 2006 Toyota Tacoma has a limited slip differential in the rear axle. The owner''s manual calls for a 75w-90 hypoid gear oil. Is a full synthetic 75-90 gear oil OK to use.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  GENE replied 9 years ago.

yes it is- this is a easy conversion-just drain and refill with the synthetic-also you can do all of the drive train with synthetic-i convert all of my cars and trucks with synthetic-its a far beeter lube and oil-plus you will get better fuel mileage-its slight but it does give you a increase in mileage-hope this helps-just make sure you get the correct weight gear oil and oil-dont forget the trans too!


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