When shopping for Lexus transfer case fluid, many Lexus GX 460 owners wonder what type of transfer case fluid their specific model uses. Blauparts is here to help! In this blog article we've put together a Lexus GX 460 transfer case fluid specification application list. This will help you determine the correct Lexus transfer case fluid spec, fluid part numbers, and fill capacities needed when changing your Lexus GX 460 transfer case fluid.
Lexus GX 460 Transfer Case Fluid Specification Guide
How to Find Your Lexus Transfer Case Fluid Type?
Currently in the United States, the Lexus GX 460 is optioned with 1 types of transfer case fluid. The Lexus GX 460 transfer case uses a specific transfer case fluid part number, specification, and viscosity type. Below you will find some important tech tips and informative information to consider when changing your Lexus transfer case fluid. We also highlight the transfer case fluids and gear oils that we have available for your Lexus GX 460 transfer case and differential fluid change.
Lexus GX 460 75W Transfer Case Fluid
In the United States, Lexus started using transfer case fluid part number 08885-81080 in the Lexus GX 460 4WD models in 2010. The 75W is an updated formulation compared to the standard 75W-90 gear oil that was originally recommended in some other 2009 and older Lexus 4WD models. Lexus transfer case fluid part number 08885-81080 is a 75W viscosity and does not specifically identify with any GL (gear lube) specification, like the older recommended gear oils (e.g. GL-5).
The main reason Lexus chose to update to the 75W transfer case fluid was to improve the vehicles efficiency. By using a 75W transfer case fluid (vs the 75W-90), Lexus was able to improve the rolling resistance of the vehicle. This allows for less dynamic drag inside the transfer case resulting in improved fuel economy. The Lexus 75W transfer case fluid offers better lubrication and flow to key areas of the transfer case. It also supplies better cold climate lubrication.
Some choose to use a standard 75W-90 gear oil even though the Lexus 75W transfer case fluid is specified. We feel this is illogical. From our experience, it’s always best to abide by the manufacturer's recommendations. So, the newer 75-weight transfer case fluid should always be used in all 2010 and newer Lexus GX 460 models. The newer Lexus 75W transfer case fluid specification contains a more involved additive formulation, uses higher quality additives and advanced fully synthetic base oils when compared to the popular and general 75W-90 gear oils. The high-quality level of the Lexus 75W transfer case fluid formulation achieves the benefits of instantaneous quick lubricating flow, as well as, keeping excellent shear stability in high load heavy heat driving conditions.
Lexus GX 460 75W Transfer Case Fluid Part Numbers & Fitments
The Lexus 75W transfer case fluid can also be identified by more than one-part number. As many know Lexus has several divisions that operate in a variety of regions worldwide to support their automotive network. These different Lexus transfer case fluid part numbers are dependent on the regional location or country (aka Toyota Lexus part numbers).
- Lexus transfer case fluid part number 08885-81080 is known and identified as the USA and Japanese regional part number.
- Lexus also identifies the 75W transfer case fluid under part number 08885-81081. Part number 08885-81081 is used for the Lexus Europe region.
Lexus GX 460 4WD models requiring 75W transfer case fluid part number 08885-81080 and 08885-81081. These transfer case fluid applications apply to models available in America only.
Ravenol MTF-3 75W is a replacement for both Lexus transfer case fluid part numbers 08885-81080 and 08885-81081 for the following Lexus GX 460 4WD model fitments.
- 2010-2021 Lexus GX 460 4WD 4.6L V8 gasoline models use 08885-81080 or 08885-81081 transfer case fluid.
Lexus GX 460 Transfer Case Fluid Fill Capacities
- 2010-2021 Lexus GX460 4WD 4.6L V8 transfer case fluid fill capacity of 1.4 liters, 1.47 quarts.
Lexus GX 460 Transfer Case Fluid Change Intervals
When should you change your Lexus GX 460 center transfer case fluid? We recommend changing the fluid around 80,000-90,000 miles. However, the transfer case fluid should be changed depending on your driving style. If the vehicle sees aggressive driving, consistent 4WD engagement, off roading, winter driving engagement, and consistent trailer pulling you should service your Lexus transfer case fluid more frequently and as early as every 40,000-50,000 miles. Abiding by these recommended transfer case fluid change intervals can eliminate and minimize transfer case issues and costly repairs.
Why Should Lexus GX 460 Transfer Case Fluid Be Changed?
The Lexus GX 460 center transfer case has a good amount of moving internal components. This includes bearings, sprockets, gears, gear pulleys and chains. These internal components rely solely on the transfer case fluids lubrication film strength for protection and longevity. Through use the center transfer case fluid experiences excessive shear loads and excessive heat cycles. In time these heat cycles and excessive loads deplete the lubricating properties and film strength of the center transfer case fluid. Continued use of old transfer case fluid will result in transfer case bearing, bearings, sprockets, gears, gear pulleys, chain wear and possible failure. Therefore, having regular transfer case fluid changes is important. Changing the center transfer case fluid as regular routine maintenance will greatly extend the life of the transfer case, minimize driveline noises, poor 4WD engagement, chatter and vibrations due to wear, and ensure the transfer case unit receives reliable clean lubrication.
Why choose RAVENOL transfer case fluids for your Lexus?
- Engineered to improve operating characteristics.
- Longer change intervals and extended service life.
- Better driveline efficiency, and fuel saving characteristics.
- Extreme shearing stability, and wear protection.
- 100% engineered, made, and bottled in Germany.
- Official oil partner to Toyota Gazoo Racing Europe.
Disclaimer: Always consult your service manual and confirm the specific fluid and oil requirements for your application. Always follow the vehicle manufacturers recommended oil change intervals. Blauparts and Ravenol are not affiliated with Lexus, Lexus International, Toyota Motor Corporation, Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc, its affiliated companies, subsidiaries, its licensors or any other vehicle manufacturer. All trademarks and OE specification part numbers referenced in this product listing or article are displayed for identification purposes only and are in no way intended to denote any affiliation with their corresponding owners.
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