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Discussion in 'FJ Cruiser' started by firensteel, Sep 9, 2017.

  1. firensteel

    firensteel

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    Here this week. When our weather cools down I will do the Transmission fluid service and post up a report. I have everything ready to go but still 97 F this weekend. I just passed this mileage this week; IMG_2654.JPG My 15 year old son is so wishing this could be his truck when he gets his license in 4 weeks. Still looking for a 10 year old 4x4 Taco for him.
     
  2. Estancio

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    I suspect your FJ will still have plenty of miles left when your son takes it over!
     
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  3. firensteel

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    I would not bet against that.
     
  4. daddybear

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    Is there a transmission fluid change at 65K?
     
  5. firensteel

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    Toyota say the fluid is lifetime but we know better. I have generally changed ATF in previous vehicles at 75k, but I am ready to do mine soon. Right after a vacation, so ,late October. The great killer of auto transmissions is heat and we have plenty of that here. I am going to drain the pan and refill as I pump old fluid out the trans cooler line until new fluid appears. Should take 12 qts to cycle that thru. Then at 120k i will drop the pan and change the strainer ( filter) and replace the fluid again. That will be at five year intervals, i.e. five hot summers. Maybe its early but preventative maintenance is decent insurance against failure. Now if only I could get the management at work to think that way then our fleet would be in better shape. My buddy got stranded in Santa Rosa a month ago with a failed auto transmission in a company truck, no fun. He got paid, the truck got fixed but he wasn't home until the next day.
     
  6. NorthFJ

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    We change our WS fluid every 50,000km. We would agree with your idea to keep the fluid in good shape to ensure a long service life.