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Can a Transmission Full Flush be performed on a 2008+ ?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Chickenmunga, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. Aug 16, 2011 at 10:40 AM
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    I have a 2008 auto and I want a full flush done, I want the fluid replaced with Amsoil.

    Dealer said it can't be done on a truck that new, they can only do the 5 qt. job because it's a sealed transmission.

    Is this true? All of our guides have been written by guys who own a 2005, so I don't know what to think.
     
  2. Aug 16, 2011 at 10:48 AM
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    yes,it can be done.find a local dealer that uses BG products,they will have the equipment to do it.
     
  3. Aug 16, 2011 at 11:22 AM
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    The OP doesn't state if he has an A750F or an A750E. They take the same fluid, but I'm not sure what the difference is.


    Note there's also a A340E

    Thanks, I called the dealer back, got a different guy. This guy said it can be done - guess it depends on what service guy you get!

    I was quoted at $105, which is worth it to me. I don't miss any work, they have shuttle service, and they have been excellent in the past with other jobs. I do most service on my own, but this is one job I'm not so comfortable with.
     
  4. Aug 16, 2011 at 11:29 AM
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    need to make sure thats a flush,$105 sounds like a drain and fill.to do a flush you will need 12 quarts of WS fluid,which is pretty close to 96.00 in fluid alone.
     
  5. Aug 16, 2011 at 12:23 PM
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    I'm providing fluid, so that quote is for straight labor (and I think a filter?)

    Thanks, I didn't think about looking at wikipedia for that :thumbsup:
     
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    Amsoil makes a fluid that is 100% compatible with the WS fluid?
     
  7. Aug 16, 2011 at 9:21 PM
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    imo would be a waste to do full flush, the toyota fluid is good enough, you can do simple drain and fill and change the filter and you're done with it. you're not going to see any added benefits by going full amsoil or whatever other tranny oil you switch to.
     
  9. Aug 16, 2011 at 10:16 PM
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    there's a filter to change out?
     
  10. Aug 16, 2011 at 11:46 PM
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    I tend to do better than "good enough", and it's served me well. 270k miles on my Honda before it got t-boned, 500+k on my dad's Camry and the new owner is still cruising around town at 34 MPG. I'm not saying Amsoil is the end-all-be-all, it just happens to be my flavor of choice among what can be considered premium fluids.

    I think of it this way - I've got a wash bucket with water that's getting progressively dirtier. I could pour out half the contents and fill with clean water, and I'd still have dirty water. I could wait until it's turned to complete muck and pour it out, too, hoping all the muck comes out. It might cost me more, but I'm going to empty the bucket while it's still semi-clean.
     
  11. Aug 16, 2011 at 11:47 PM
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    I wasn't sure about this either, I'll let you know after the service.
     
  12. Aug 17, 2011 at 10:17 AM
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    when i said good enough, i meant "better than your amsoil flush" :eek:
    i'd never do a flush on a modern car ever, specially the higher the miles the worse it is for the tranny.
    there's sludge and particles that could be in places that actually help, by doing a flush you can easily dislodge those and create leaks, other wear...
    when you do a drain and fill, you can actually do it more often, and actually can change up to whatever 80-95% of the oil if you really wanted to.
    there's already a filter in the tranny pan that takes care of the oil.
    if you want to be on top of it, just do a drain, then drop the tranny pan and change the filter when you do it, along with new gasket then fill of course, then fill, every 30k, all depends on your driving habits of course.
    gl

    no more oil threads for me for awhile hahah
     
  13. Aug 17, 2011 at 10:59 AM
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    x2. The problems with a full flush are if you try to do a POWER flush (bad), or if you do a full flush on an extended use of the same oil (for example, if I was going to try doing this at mileage over 100k for the first time).

    In the case that you haven't done a full flush and you have high mileage, yes it is better to do just regular drain/fill. A full (non-power) flush has a chance of dislodging buildup from internal filters because the new fluid wants to dissolve the buildup, which ends up transferring to other parts and can clog. A power flush will be more aggressive in doing this and ups the chance for harm. Surprisingly, the sludge is a good thing!
     
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    This would explain why it cost me almost $300 at the dealer to get this done today!:mad:
     
  15. Sep 3, 2011 at 6:46 PM
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    Sounds about right actually. About 1 hour labor at $90, then 15 quarts fluid. The fluid kills
     
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