The 2005 Sequoia service manual calls for 75W-90... That is what I will use next week. Original oil in my 2006 w/175K on the clock. I think that Tundras of the same vintage fall under the same category... worth investigating. Service Manual is on the 1st Gen Sequoia thread.
On my 2007 I have had stellar results with the Amsoil 75W90 gear lube in Front, Rear and TX case. I put it in at about 20K and now at 250K. I change it every 100K. On other trucks I have had issues where the oil I changed to just did not work right, and had to return to the OEM oil. Cam.
Toyota fluids really aren't that much more expensive in my experience. I go to Mountain States Toyota here in Denver to buy fluids. My coolant was less expensive than the generic stuff at NAPA and you also don't have to deal with the knuckle-draggers at the big-box stores.
Toyota did it right the first time... just do it again the same way. You're talking a minimal amount of expense, all things considered. Just put the stuff in there that Toyota specs and be done. Time/money/energy are all the same thing, and replacing a transfer case because you put the wrong fluid in would be pretty f'n dumb.
Ford transfer cases are known to explode with the wrong fluid in them.... (ask me how I know).... I imagine Toyota's equipment is better than that but you ever know... this stuff isn't actually made by Toyota it's usually Borg Warner, ZF or someone else...
Yes - I know, Over 400 different post on engine ticking in this entire forum.
And it's been over 10 years since my last post. But today, I decided to post about a very well-known issue among our community; engine ticking on the driver side of the 5.7L 3UR FE motor AFTER engine warm up.
P2440----the dreaded code:
Starting a new post: and a bit of a rant in hope of finding some wisdom with this ongoing problem Toyota has. Yes, I am a frustrated....long time Toyota fan.
Replaced my old faithful 2000 Gen 1 tundra, over 250k miles with a new 2012 Tundra 4.6 2wd extended cab a few...
I'm looking at early 2000's Tundras, (low price range) that I can put a lite camper on. then I learned that the 5.7 liter came in in 2007. would the 5.7 be a better choice for hauling a small camper, like a Travel Lite 610 R?
Several valve shims have come out of the pocket on top of the valve, resulting in a louder than normal tapping noise. In two cases, valve spring keepers also popped out (1 side of the keeper only). Any answers? This is a 2007 4.7 in a Tundra that has less than 61,000 miles on it. Meticulously...
So I took the Rock to the local McGee dealership for a tranny fluid and filter change. When I arrived and started the paperwork, he says "your here for a flush". I stated no, I am here for a fluid and filter change, and I was told that is 278.00 plus tax.
He proceeds to tell me that: