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Old 10-29-11, 10:27 AM   #46
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Just did this a few days ago. Initially, I wasn't impressed...but two days later, DAMN!! very very nice mod.

The tranny hooks up with less slippage. From a near stand still on a merging lane to an open lane, press on the gas, it hooks up and accelerate better. Really nice, make sure you fill it up correctly.

btw, I made a mistake trying to pry the pan open with a screw driver, don't. use a pan scraper, it's flat and wide, so it won't bend your pan. loosen on each sides and pull the pan down. When putting the pan back on, don't forget to align and insert the tube back into the tranny dip stick (I did, had to unbolt and put back on).

The hardest part of this job is pulling the pan...so it's a freakn easy mod.

btw, I used royal purple.
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Old 10-29-11, 10:29 AM   #47
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so three clicks. kool let us know within a week or so see how it goes
Two clicks clock wise. pay attention to the tab because it'll move. You can move it back into place though.
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Old 10-29-11, 12:55 PM   #48
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So this will in fact work on a gs300 then? If so i may try this before i swap the 4sp in . I wana see how firm i can get the 5 sp to shift.
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Old 10-30-11, 07:10 PM   #49
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so this mod helps your tranny shift faster?
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Old 10-30-11, 07:58 PM   #50
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I wish we could find documentation from lexus as to what the point of the valve is... Im sure if it would increase the performance, they would have done it from the factory.

I guess we will find out sooner or later.
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Old 10-30-11, 08:26 PM   #51
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It doesn't really make it shift faster. Just a bit firmer. With that it's a little more harsh feel. Most people who buy a Lexus aren't looking for a performance vehicle so it is set to shift softer to make the ride nicer.
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Old 10-30-11, 09:43 PM   #52
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I'm definitely trying this "free" mod....good find guys! Surprised this was never found earlier.
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Old 10-30-11, 09:47 PM   #53
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I'm surprised JeffTsai hasn't chimed in about this yet.
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Old 10-31-11, 09:41 AM   #54
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Wow, too bad I sold my car. A free mod like this is deff worth a try. Plus crisper shifts are usually better for the trans. Nice find guys.
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Old 10-31-11, 05:07 PM   #55
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so three clicks. kool let us know within a week or so see how it goes
Still driving it everyday...no problems yet, knock on wood. I like it!
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Old 10-31-11, 05:26 PM   #56
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I'm gonna do this. Im gonna do acceleration video before and after.
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Old 10-31-11, 06:08 PM   #57
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Where do you guy buy the tranny gasket? I could not find it from Sewell Lexus site or autoexpression.com
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Old 10-31-11, 11:27 PM   #58
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Where do you guy buy the tranny gasket? I could not find it from Sewell Lexus site or autoexpression.com
Personally...I don't use gaskets on oil pans, whether it's engine or trans because they always seem to leak. I use the ultra gray and have not had a leak.

I've had better luck with this product but ultimately it's up to you.
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Old 11-01-11, 09:27 PM   #59
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Where do you guy buy the tranny gasket? I could not find it from Sewell Lexus site or autoexpression.com
your local general parts store.
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Old 11-02-11, 12:42 PM   #60
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Quick question...Does anyone see any danger in doing this mod? I'm not trying to fry a tranny on my daily driver....I'll save roasted trannys for the fun car...lol.
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