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10-01-18, 12:48 PM
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Posted By lobuxracer

Probably, but you still need to row through the...

Probably, but you still need to row through the gears to actuate all the solenoids. You just won't be depending on the flashing P sign.
09-28-18, 01:40 PM
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Posted By lobuxracer

I didn't do mine until nearly 150k miles.

I didn't do mine until nearly 150k miles.
09-26-18, 11:35 PM
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Posted By lobuxracer

I had a bad experience with D-4 in my Supra. I...

I had a bad experience with D-4 in my Supra. I wouldn't run it again unless I had a really compelling reason. Too much seal swell in it for my taste.
07-13-18, 09:25 AM
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Posted By lobuxracer

No sealant needed. The gasket is really thick...

No sealant needed. The gasket is really thick and has metal collars where the bolts go through so you can't make the gasket extrude from overtightening. Sounds like 6 quarts is the magic number...
06-04-18, 10:20 PM
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Posted By lobuxracer

OK, but that doesn't meet the factory's...

OK, but that doesn't meet the factory's requirements. There are lots of things I can do that don't meet factory requirements, but this is one I wouldn't think about short cutting only because I know...
06-04-18, 01:30 PM
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Posted By lobuxracer

He has no idea what he's talking about. The...

He has no idea what he's talking about. The transmission has to be pretty cold to do the level setting procedure. It takes at least 12 hours to sufficiently cool. AMHIK.
05-29-18, 11:13 PM
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Posted By lobuxracer

The filter part number is quoted above. Ask their...

The filter part number is quoted above. Ask their parts guy to look it up for you, have him print it out, then take it to the service manager.
05-21-18, 08:18 PM
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Posted By lobuxracer

I wouldn't do step 2 as written. I would drain...

I wouldn't do step 2 as written. I would drain the pan using the drain bolt first. Trying to drop the pan full will very likely make a huge mess. Other than that, you're right about the procedure....
02-12-18, 07:17 PM
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Posted By lobuxracer

It never ceases to amaze me how people who won't...

It never ceases to amaze me how people who won't spend $1k a year for subscription to TIS complain about me doing this and posting helpful information that LEXUS got wrong.

My good friend MS PAINT...
01-03-18, 08:58 PM
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Posted By lobuxracer

Exactly. Way easier. Adding fluid while running...

Exactly. Way easier. Adding fluid while running is a crapshoot.
12-29-17, 05:27 PM
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Posted By lobuxracer

If you have a shallow 24mm socket, the filler...

If you have a shallow 24mm socket, the filler hole is no big deal. For me the biggest PITA is getting the car up, leveled, and at the right temperature. Waiting for it to cool takes an eternity, so...
12-28-17, 12:21 PM
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Posted By lobuxracer

So what? That's not the hard part of doing this...

So what? That's not the hard part of doing this right. That's the easiest part.
12-25-17, 11:32 PM
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Posted By lobuxracer

If I were going to play a guessing game, I'd use...

If I were going to play a guessing game, I'd use 4 ounce increments. Try 4 ounces, if it isn't enough, try another 4. If it is still acting up at that point, you really should do it by the book.
11-26-17, 05:36 PM
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Posted By lobuxracer

Caterpillar, Cummins, Nordberg and Mirrlees....

Caterpillar, Cummins, Nordberg and Mirrlees. Generator sets. Piston is from Mirrlees (1000 hp at 600 rpm). Valve is sodium filled Nordberg (~1600 hp) exhaust.
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11-26-17, 12:03 AM
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Posted By lobuxracer

What does feels good have to do with measured...

What does feels good have to do with measured results? Nothing IMHO. I have measured results from Blackstone indicating my fluid was still in workable shape after multiple track weekends and over...
07-26-17, 09:21 AM
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Posted By lobuxracer

30:1 will not ignite. Years ago, it was a huge...

30:1 will not ignite. Years ago, it was a huge achievement to get a 17:1 mixture to ignite and it took microwave emitting spark plugs to do it. This sounds really weird and like you're not getting...
07-25-17, 10:47 PM
07-25-17, 12:56 AM
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Posted By lobuxracer

Sounds like a clogged solenoid valve. Not good...

Sounds like a clogged solenoid valve. Not good at all.
06-01-17, 01:08 PM
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Posted By lobuxracer

Your source is not wrong. I would add the 0.4l...

Your source is not wrong. I would add the 0.4l of fluid on principle and start the level setting process. If you choose to do this after starting the engine, you'll be working right next to a...
03-25-17, 07:54 PM
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Posted By lobuxracer

12 liters should be pretty close to enough. The...

12 liters should be pretty close to enough. The drain and level plugs are marked. You would have to be illiterate to mess it up.
03-11-17, 06:13 PM
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Posted By lobuxracer

Yep, I know you are down under. Just thought I'd...

Yep, I know you are down under. Just thought I'd give you some info to mull over. I really didn't know if the same product was available, and surely I didn't know the cost for you, but knowing it...
03-11-17, 11:08 AM
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Posted By lobuxracer

Valvoline sells a compatible fluid in the US. ...

Valvoline sells a compatible fluid in the US.

http://www.valvoline.com/our-products/automatic-transmission-products/maxlife-multi-vehicle-atf

http://content.valvoline.com/pdf/maxlife_atf.pdf
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03-07-17, 08:25 PM
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Posted By lobuxracer

I've run 120cc over and did not have any issues....

I've run 120cc over and did not have any issues. I did that by setting the level per the manual, then adding 120cc through the fill hole afterwards. I figured it would be a hedge against running low...
02-15-17, 07:27 PM
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Views: 86,987
Posted By lobuxracer

Odds are it isn't fine. These gearboxes seem to...

Odds are it isn't fine. These gearboxes seem to be pretty finicky about fluid level. While you can't just plug in and read the fluid level, you certainly can adjust it, and you can do a lot of...
02-12-17, 11:12 PM
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Views: 86,987
Posted By lobuxracer

After some digging, the difference between the...

After some digging, the difference between the ISF and GSF (RCF) AA80E gearboxes is the valve body. Not sure what they changed, but from my cursory look, the major guts are the same, but the valve...
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