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Valvoline max life how long does it last

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Backt, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. Feb 9, 2018 at 2:38 PM
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    Backt

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    I flushed the Toyota WS transmission fluid out about a year and a half ago and driven about 40k miles since then. I called Valvoline and asked them how long it lasts and they said to go by the manufactures recommendation of 100k and they would stand by that.

    To me that seems a little long. To those that have made the switch how often do you do a pan drop or flush? I currently have 88k on a 2012 off-road.
     
  2. Feb 9, 2018 at 2:43 PM
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    The manufacturer of the A750 (Aisin) says to change the fluid every 30,000 miles or 25,000 for severe duty.

    Here is a picture reguarding how long fluid can last, it mostly depends on heat. 469700A4-723C-4F47-8971-4334915D87D9.jpg
     
  3. Feb 9, 2018 at 2:43 PM
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    I believe the change interval is now 60k on our tacomas. @gearcruncher is the resident transmission guru.
     
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    I for one say it's hard to beat a person at their trade. When you have years of experience and education behind the decisions of the Engineers, Chemists and suppliers of a product - I usually do not second guess them without very good reasons (observed Contamination, Burned, etc.). But if it floats your boat - just change it now ....
     
  6. Feb 9, 2018 at 3:33 PM
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    The general rule of thumb I've deduced from transmission shops is do a drain/refill every 30-40K, or a full flush every 80-90 K. And change the filter every 100K or so. This is for normal use. Severe duty service would shorten that 25-50%.

    Toyota says to inspect/adjust ATF every 30K, and to replace ATF every 60K if towing (aka severe service).

    I flush every 80K or so. I don't tow but do off-road in the dez. 80K is a good compromise for me.
     
  7. Feb 9, 2018 at 4:02 PM
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    You are only 12000 miles from manufacturer recommendation. Just change it now, no worry, no problem just be happy. After this just follow manu rec or change it a little sooner if it makes you feel better.
     
  8. Feb 9, 2018 at 4:09 PM
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