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How to Drain/Refill Automatic Transmission

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Fortech, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. Oct 10, 2019 at 2:08 PM
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    Plain Jane Taco

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    OEM WS is a perfectly fine fluid. Nothing particularly special about it...but fine nonetheless.

    That's what I went with at my 55k service and will use for my annual DAF (every 15k miles) for a while longer just to keep the warranty police happy, as I'm under warranty for a few more years. But that's really unfounded as Maxlife is spec'd as a WS replacement.
     
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  2. Oct 10, 2019 at 3:16 PM
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    that's what I did, the WS and T-IV fluid is made by MOBIL, ive read where using other brands could be hit or miss since they are clones or reverse engineered from the OEM fluids most Maxlife users seem satisfied with it
     
  3. Oct 10, 2019 at 3:22 PM
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  4. Oct 11, 2019 at 7:43 AM
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    That thread petered out before it really got started. Makes me wonder if the actual procedure was done correctly...i.e. fluid level too high or too low.
     
  5. Oct 11, 2019 at 11:48 AM
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    I wouldn't risk it to find out, buying $70 worth of ATF and time/materials, the OEM ATF costs slightly more $ at zero risks short or long term
     
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  6. Oct 11, 2019 at 12:52 PM
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    As I've mentioned before....I personally wouldn't hesitate to use Maxlife and have. It's performs great, cost $18 a jug as is readily available.

    But at the same time dealers are sometimes willing to negotiate their prices. In my area, WS retails for about $10 a quart. But my dealer offered me $7.40 a quart. So I walked out with 12 quarts and 4 crush gaskets for about $100. So figuring in the gaskets, I was about $35 dollars more than Maxlife would have been. Not bad
     
  7. Oct 11, 2019 at 2:47 PM
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    Lucky for me I also got dealer cost since my dads old shop he sold lets me use their tax ID number for all the stealerships and parts stores :amen:
     
  8. Oct 11, 2019 at 3:06 PM
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    Post it here so we can all use it :spending:
     
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  9. Oct 11, 2019 at 5:32 PM
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    Lol Im not sure that would be my best move :crapstorm:
     
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  10. Nov 8, 2019 at 8:58 AM
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    Used the funnel method for my D&F, worked like a champ. 1/2” hose fits in the fill hole very securely.

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  11. Nov 8, 2019 at 9:03 AM
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    This weekend I'm doing a drain and fill on my 07 GX470 with Valvoline Maxlife ATF. I've done the change on my Taco before and it looks like the same procedures for the GX.
     
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