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tranny fluid

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tlh178, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. Apr 4, 2011 at 6:28 AM
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    tlh178

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    called the dealer today too get a price on toyota oem atf. he told me that they use valoline max life atf in there shop now? from the searches i have done on this site, i didn't see valoline as a dealer choice. it may be here, i might have not seen it! dealership said i could use in my taco and the fjc as well.
     
  2. Apr 4, 2011 at 7:08 AM
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    twfsa

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  3. Apr 4, 2011 at 7:10 AM
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    getting there....
    the 02 tacomas use a dex/merc transmission fluid.......not the t4 toyota fluid. so im pretty sure you'd be safe using the valvoline maxlife oil. its a good oil anyway.
     
  4. Apr 4, 2011 at 1:51 PM
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    ChavisT93

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    That doesnt suprise me. You will be fine using maxlife in both of your vehicles. I use it in my 03 which specs T-IV. From the Valvoline website....

    Recommended for use where the following fluids are specified:
    Ford MERCON®, MERCON® V, MERCON® SP and LV
    GM DEXRON, DEXRON II, III and VI
    Toyota and Lexus Type T, T-III, T-IV and WS
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    Honda and Acura ATF Z-1 (except CVT)
    Mercedes NAG-1
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  5. Feb 5, 2012 at 11:59 AM
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    anyproblem with mixing .... 2 quarts of toyota-IV with another brand? I only bought 3 quarts of T-IV and realize I am low after a drain and fill. To get more toyota ATF I will have to drive 20 miles. I can get to autozone in less than a mile.
     
  6. Feb 5, 2012 at 12:01 PM
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    getting there....
    you can mix it without any problems. the valvoline multi foreign vehicle fluid they have at autozone is compatible.
     
  7. Feb 5, 2012 at 12:03 PM
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    Thanks tacoman .... I was worried I messed up. I see in the other post you said 4 quarts .... thanks again.
     
  8. Feb 5, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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    no prob man.
     
  9. Feb 6, 2012 at 4:11 PM
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    TRANSMAX HIGH MILEAGE

    CASTROL TRANSMAX HIGH MILEAGE IS FOR USE IN MOST TRANSMISSIONS WITH OVER 75,000 MILES.


    Specially formulated for maximum transmission life in high mileage vehicles
    Additional seal conditioners help stop leaks
    Extra cleaning agents reduce varnish and deposit formation
    Protects against clutch wear and restores smooth shifting
    Newer cars will also benefit from Castrol Transmax High Mileage

    Can be used in many vehicles including those that require:
    Ford MERCON® V (and prior)
    Chrysler ATF+3® (and prior)
    GM 2005 models and prior (not for use where DEXRON®-VI is required)
    Honda - ATF-Z1
    Hyundai
    Nissan - Matic-D, Matic-J, Matic-K
    Toyota - Type T, T-III, T-IV
    For a full list of applications, see the Product Data Sheet below.

    Can I use this in my 02? It calls for dexll or dexlll. Just want to make sure before I drain and fill. Thanks guys.


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  10. Feb 6, 2012 at 4:13 PM
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    getting there....
    you "should" be ok with that.
     
  11. Feb 6, 2012 at 4:47 PM
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  12. Feb 6, 2012 at 9:00 PM
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    Snowman

    Snowman I have a problem for your solution…

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    I run the valvoline max life in my '04 and its mixed with whatever was in there before I bought the truck. Mixed since you cant really drain all of your atf. No issues after 20ish thousand miles.
     
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