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#2924163 - 03/01/13 09:08 AM Castrol Transmax Import Multi-Vehicle vs TIV
randytrish Offline


Registered: 04/21/08
Posts: 33
Loc: North Carolina
Hi,
I have a 2001 toyota tacoma V6 auto with around 200k miles. Transmission shifts fine, but has never been serviced over it's life. I did a drain and refill using the Castrol transmax and everything seems fine. I've since purchased enough to do a cooling line removal flush or a few more drain and refill procedures. Any recommendations on how i should service this tranny?
TIA,
Randy

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#2924182 - 03/01/13 09:27 AM Re: Castrol Transmax Import Multi-Vehicle vs TIV [Re: randytrish]
LeakySeals Offline


Registered: 02/18/11
Posts: 5243
Loc: MA
Will never understand why people with trouble free transmissions thanks to T-IV would feel the urge to change. I've never done anything but 25k $26 4qt T-IV drain and fills. Will make it to 300k without one single problem, never opening it up, replacing the screen filter, cleaning magnets, anything. Why change that? I wouldn't, you shouldn't. Don't mess with success, leave it alone.
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#2924219 - 03/01/13 10:14 AM Re: Castrol Transmax Import Multi-Vehicle vs TIV [Re: randytrish]
pbm Offline


Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 6289
Loc: New York
IMO, Castrol IMV is a better fluid than T-IV.
I don't think you'll have any problem running it in your Toyo.
I'd be leery changing ATF for the first time at 200K but since you already did...keep going..

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#2924234 - 03/01/13 10:26 AM Re: Castrol Transmax Import Multi-Vehicle vs TIV [Re: pbm]
randytrish Offline


Registered: 04/21/08
Posts: 33
Loc: North Carolina
Thanks for the replies. Let me better clarify my question. It would be the change procedure, not the type of fluid. I purchased the truck from a neighbor who serviced the engine regularly but ignored the transmission. It never towed anything and shifts fine, but I do want to get the trans fluid in better condition. I don't drive the truck often. Less than 300 miles monthly. I found good feedback on the Castrol Transmax Transmission Fluid on a couple of toyota forums.
randy

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#2924244 - 03/01/13 10:32 AM Re: Castrol Transmax Import Multi-Vehicle vs TIV [Re: randytrish]
Eddie Offline


Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 8095
Loc: Florida, Cape Coral
If T-IV is availiable at a reasonable cost, use it. Mobil makes 3309/T-IV fluid and states it is made exclusivly for Aisin transmissions. Why change?
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#2924271 - 03/01/13 10:50 AM Re: Castrol Transmax Import Multi-Vehicle vs TIV [Re: Eddie]
dwcopple Offline


Registered: 10/11/04
Posts: 3603
Loc: Michigan
Originally Posted By: Eddie
If T-IV is availiable at a reasonable cost, use it. Mobil makes 3309/T-IV fluid and states it is made exclusivly for Aisin transmissions. Why change?
See my posts (and other's) about MaxLife in T-IV applications. Simply CANNOT beat it. The improvement is night & day, immediately.
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#2924329 - 03/01/13 11:54 AM Re: Castrol Transmax Import Multi-Vehicle vs TIV [Re: Eddie]
martinq Offline


Registered: 07/22/05
Posts: 1031
Loc: ON, Canada
Originally Posted By: Eddie
If T-IV is availiable at a reasonable cost, use it. Mobil makes 3309/T-IV fluid and states it is made exclusivly for Aisin transmissions.

I would never use or recommend an outdated-spec or low-performance fluid. If you want to use a Toyota spec, then stick with WS. Otherwise MaxLife is my go-to for excellent results, Amsoil ATL / Red Line D6 for top performance.

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#2924342 - 03/01/13 12:06 PM Re: Castrol Transmax Import Multi-Vehicle vs TIV [Re: randytrish]
martinq Offline


Registered: 07/22/05
Posts: 1031
Loc: ON, Canada
Originally Posted By: randytrish
I did a drain and refill using the Castrol transmax and everything seems fine. I've since purchased enough to do a cooling line removal flush or a few more drain and refill procedures. Any recommendations on how i should service this tranny?

The short version:
- drain tranny, pull pan, inspect
- pull cooling lines
- refill tranny
- start engine to pump fluid, stop when you've collected the 1/2 of your pan capacity
- refill & repeat until you've drained more than the system capacity
- top-up, test-drive, recheck

Extra details:
- clean the pan & magnet, add more magnets (strong ceramics, check the hardware store)
- drain from the return cooling line if possible, this way you flush out the rad-loop
- during each engine-start, shift into a different gear (do reverse one time, next do drive, next do neutral, etc)


Edited by martinq (03/01/13 12:09 PM)

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#2924461 - 03/01/13 02:03 PM Re: Castrol Transmax Import Multi-Vehicle vs TIV [Re: randytrish]
Sayjac Offline


Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 9817
Loc: The Old North State
Own the same year/model/engine with less miles. Now running MaxLife. I've just done simple d&f's, and never an issue with shifting. I think that AT is very reliable in this model. I think d&f's done gradully over period of time serve you well.

I suppose if you want to do a cooler line exchange you can, but imo, it's not necessary.

Though I'm using MaxLife, I've also good things about Castrol T IMV. If it was readily available at my local Wally as it is at some, price is right, I'd have no issue using it.

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#2924474 - 03/01/13 02:11 PM Re: Castrol Transmax Import Multi-Vehicle vs TIV [Re: randytrish]
Doug Hillary Offline


Registered: 05/30/03
Posts: 5083
Loc: Airlie Beach Australia
Hi,
randytrish - I can assure you that Castrol's Transmax fluids are amongst the very best ever developed. They were developed in Germany and I have used them for some decades

Use as specified
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#2924647 - 03/01/13 04:31 PM Re: Castrol Transmax Import Multi-Vehicle vs TIV [Re: Doug Hillary]
HTSS_TR Offline


Registered: 04/17/06
Posts: 18236
Loc: Lake Forest, CA
Originally Posted By: Doug Hillary
Hi,
randytrish - I can assure you that Castrol's Transmax fluids are amongst the very best ever developed. They were developed in Germany and I have used them for some decades

Use as specified

The MAN had been spoken. Use it without worrying.
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#2925058 - 03/02/13 02:03 AM Re: Castrol Transmax Import Multi-Vehicle vs TIV [Re: randytrish]
vtecboy Offline


Registered: 06/10/12
Posts: 96
Loc: california
I agree. Castrol Transmax IMV is awesome for the price. My mitsubishi eclipse shifts much smoother with Castrol IMV than valvoline maxlife.

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#2925060 - 03/02/13 02:16 AM Re: Castrol Transmax Import Multi-Vehicle vs TIV [Re: martinq]
PandaBear Offline


Registered: 08/05/02
Posts: 13246
Loc: Silicon Valley
Originally Posted By: martinq
Originally Posted By: Eddie
If T-IV is availiable at a reasonable cost, use it. Mobil makes 3309/T-IV fluid and states it is made exclusivly for Aisin transmissions.

I would never use or recommend an outdated-spec or low-performance fluid. If you want to use a Toyota spec, then stick with WS. Otherwise MaxLife is my go-to for excellent results, Amsoil ATL / Red Line D6 for top performance.


Read the spec, Toyota says that WS is not backward compatible with TIV, their viscosity is different.
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#2925152 - 03/02/13 07:28 AM Re: Castrol Transmax Import Multi-Vehicle vs TIV [Re: randytrish]
hypervish Offline


Registered: 04/20/10
Posts: 1673
Loc: new jersey
I've been using Castrol Transmax IMV for almost 60k miles now, with absolutely no issues.
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#2925260 - 03/02/13 10:17 AM Re: Castrol Transmax Import Multi-Vehicle vs TIV [Re: LeakySeals]
antiqueshell Offline


Registered: 03/02/12
Posts: 5133
Loc: chicago, Illinois
Originally Posted By: LeakySeals
Will never understand why people with trouble free transmissions thanks to T-IV would feel the urge to change. I've never done anything but 25k $26 4qt T-IV drain and fills. Will make it to 300k without one single problem, never opening it up, replacing the screen filter, cleaning magnets, anything. Why change that? I wouldn't, you shouldn't. Don't mess with success, leave it alone.



This!


Edited by antiqueshell (03/02/13 10:18 AM)

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