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What Brand ATF Do You Use In Your 1ST GEN???

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by RideFast, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. Jun 25, 2010 at 8:50 PM
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    RideFast

    RideFast [OP] on the flats.

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    Hey guys and gals what brand do ya use?
    Also does anyone know what Toyota uses as a factory fill?
    I know my tranny calls for DEX 2 or 3?
     
  2. Jun 26, 2010 at 1:17 AM
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    kumaWRX

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    I have an 04 so mine requires Toyota ATF Type T-IV so I use only genuine Toyota. But since yours requires Dexron III(Dexron III supercedes Dexron II) than any reputable brand will do.
     
  3. Jun 26, 2010 at 7:57 AM
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    I have 03 V-6 Pre Runner. I use Toyota Type T-IV as well. Check your dipstick for sure
     
  4. Jun 26, 2010 at 8:02 AM
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    Gallon Jug from Walmart, drain and refill about every 50k, gonna need to drop pan on next one, seepage around gasket, might as well look in and see at the same time.
    I have put 2300 miles on the truck since Mem day weekend. bringing me to 136900, man they go by fast.
     
  5. Jun 26, 2010 at 9:14 AM
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    I just used the M1 synthetic stuff. And it works well! Gotta do another change soon though,(trying to get rid of as much of the old stuff as I can)
     
  6. Feb 2, 2012 at 7:02 PM
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  7. Feb 2, 2012 at 9:12 PM
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    Snowman I have a problem for your solution…

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  8. Feb 2, 2012 at 11:56 PM
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    toyota dexron III atf every 20k cuz I offroad
     
  9. Feb 3, 2012 at 9:07 AM
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    brs127s

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    I had my tranny flushed and put Amsoil Synthetic Multi-Vehicle Automatic Tranny Fluid in it with no issues.
     
  10. Mar 19, 2012 at 2:26 PM
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    Interesting, my dipstick says dexron II or III. I've read that Toyota switched in 03 from recommending Dexron II/III to their own T-IV. Makes it a little confusing.
     
  11. Mar 19, 2012 at 3:22 PM
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    anybody use royal purple?
     
  12. Mar 19, 2012 at 3:29 PM
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  13. Mar 19, 2012 at 6:47 PM
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    Snowman I have a problem for your solution…

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    Probably because they want unknowledgeable customers to buy OEM Toyota stuff from dealers.
    In the last 20 years they switched oil from 10w30 to 5w30 then to 0w20 in all their vehicles.
     
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