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Old 05-29-17, 12:26 PM   #166
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in theory I would think it's the same idea if your only draining and putting back in the same amount . I was planning on giving it a try with a friend of mine but the Toyota dealer was only charging 150 bucks and 100 to change out the differential fluid so I just took the easy way out lol. Lexus of Pembroke Pines tried quoting me close to 500 for the drain and fill lol. I swear they just think all of their customers don't have a clue what things are worth. I called them once for a quote on a battery and they were asking close to 300 bucks. Jm Lexus was asking for 150 for the same thing.
I caved as well and had Lexus do it, although I asked for a drain and fill the tech did a full flush without asking which kinda bothered me with the high mileage but seems to be shifting fine still.
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Old 11-18-17, 05:32 PM   #167
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Old 11-20-17, 02:57 PM   #168
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ALCHEMIST is great! I also live in Tennessee and can vouch for him as a top-notch Lexus tech who knows his stuff. He did my trans service and the car drives like new. Car had about 120k when he did the work. My GS drives superbly. He also swapped the plugs, and other fluids (rear diff, brake and power steering). My next service with him will be the water pump, which can take out the engine if it fails.. Once water pump is done, I think I am good until 200k.
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Old 11-21-17, 11:27 AM   #169
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Al didnít charge you for changing the power steering fluid did he? Lmao.
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Good point...he educated me in this modern technology. Magic, no fluid 😎
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Old 12-29-17, 09:48 PM   #171
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A suggestion to those w/out a dipstick for the refill.....you will want to make sure you can get the refill plug loose BEFORE draining the transmission fluid.This is also important if doing the rear differential fluid change as the drain and fill plugs are seperate,
I've looked at many transmission fluid change write ups here and no one ever drops the pan and gets a good cleaning,inspection and gasket seal....why not?
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