Q: What lubricants do I use in my Toyota forklift?
A: It depends. Using the wrong lubricating fluids on your forklift can damage the truck and put the truck’s operator in danger. Check below for the correct fluid specs for various models of Toyota 7 and 8 series trucks. But first, here’s a short explanation of some abbreviations that you might come across.
• API = American Petroleum Institute classification. The API classifies lubricants based on performance level and series. Read more about what those classifications mean here.
• SAE = Society of Automotive Engineers classification. This is a classification based on the viscosity of the lubricant.
• ISO VG = International Standardization Organization viscosity grade. This is another measure of the viscosity of the lubricant.
• 7FGU15, 7FGU20, 7FGU25, 7FGU30, 7FGU32
• 7FDU15, 7FDU20, 7FDU25, 7FDU30, 7FDU32
• 7FGCU15, 7FGCU20, 7FGCU25, 7FGCU30, 7FGCU32
• 7FGCU15, 7FGCU15, 7FGCUSU20
• 8FGU15, 8FGU20, 8FGU25, 8FGU30, 8FGU32
• 8FDU15, 8FDU20, 8FDU25, 8FDU30, 8FDU32
• 8FGCU15, 8FGCU20, 8FGCU25, 8FGCU30, 8FGCU32
• 8FGCU15, 8FGCU15, 8FGCUSU20
Lubricants needed for each part
• diesel engine = diesel engine oil; SAE30 or SAE5w-30; API: CE, CF, CF-4
• transmission = GM Dexron® II
• differential = hypoid gear oil; SAE85W-90; API: GL-4
• hydraulic oil = ISO VG 32
• brake line = SAE J-1703, DOT-3
• brake cooling oil = Shell DONAX TD
• chassis parts = MP grease; molybdenum disulfide grease
• coolant = long life coolant 30-50% mixture (for winter); coolant with rust inhibitor (for other seasons)