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Re: Does sealed tranny fluid need to be changed @ 50K? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4976257
01/11/19 04:13 PM
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LOLing in this particular case was uncalled for. The tranny is not sealed and the ATF can be changed. In fact I have yet to see a truly sealed transmission, where the only way to change the fluid is to split the case


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Re: Does sealed tranny fluid need to be changed @ 50K? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4976261
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Amsoil Low Viscosity formula is good stuff, running it in my camry and my transmission likes it.

Sorry but what is a BG Transmission Service?

Re: Does sealed tranny fluid need to be changed @ 50K? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4976283
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I took the dipstick out of my transmission, put a plug in it, and Voila!... I have a sealed transmission! laugh

Sealed doesn't help the fluid any. Change it... at least to get rid of the break-in debris.

Re: Does sealed tranny fluid need to be changed @ 50K? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4976335
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Re: Does sealed tranny fluid need to be changed @ 50K? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4976373
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It's sealed for one reason to discourage DIY.


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Re: Does sealed tranny fluid need to be changed @ 50K? [Re: nthach] #4976432
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Originally Posted by nthach
If the dealer is using real Toyota WS fluid and not MOC/BG/Wynn's, that's a good deal. There is some truth to BG, but MOC and Wynn's are ripoffs, they cost the dealer little in comparison to what you're charged.


Those machine do a good job, but they are a tool to sell their additives. Just tell the dealer that you don't want ANY additive, only the WS fluid. They do a better job at exchange the fluid than you could do manually.

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Re: Does sealed tranny fluid need to be changed @ 50K? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4976526
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I would definitely do it, but I would take it somewhere were they could use Maxlife or another quality LV fluid. WS is well-known to fail more quickly than others (as commented on above). It has given poor life and shifting after a while in both our Lexus and a neighbor's 4Runner; switching to Maxlife improved things and got longer service intervals.

Re: Does sealed tranny fluid need to be changed @ 50K? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4976538
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What do you guys think of this setup to change fluid?




https://www.ebay.com/itm/Toyota-Lexus-Sealed-Transmission-Fluid-Replacement-Kit/222731930378?epid=23010345970&hash=item33dbdb8b0a:g:AFkAAOSw8b1aGFbV:rk:1:pf:0

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Re: Does sealed tranny fluid need to be changed @ 50K? [Re: StevieC] #4976546
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Originally Posted by StevieC
Originally Posted by diyjake
It's not really sealed, what they mean by sealed is there isn't a dipstick. It is a smart move to change the transmission fluid.

+1


+2

There's no dipstick, but there is still a dipstick tube, as well as a drain plug smile

Autozone has Castrol Full Synthetic ATF on sale right now for $5/qt

Re: Does sealed tranny fluid need to be changed @ 50K? [Re: Speak2Mountain] #4976820
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Originally Posted by Speak2Mountain
...and 4 years on Sienna.

Toyota Stealership offered to change out my wife's Sienna's tranny oil (even though its sealed) I LOL'd out loud. I wonder if they were simply trying to beat her out of 120 bucks bc she's female.


For $120 I assume it's a drain & fill so only about 1/3 of the ATF gets exchanged.

Between 75k and 100k the ATF should have at least a drain & fill. Filter change also.

Unsure what kind of ATF the vehicle uses. Some OEM ATF is expensive.

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