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post #16 of 21
there's only two things I like to flush

one is the cooling system and you know the other one

after that, I say do not flush the engine and/or the tranny

change them rarely IMHO

If you wanna drop the dough - do the dealer route

unless you know a local mechanic and have had good luck with him/her

otherwise, consider the drive throughs

like a Meineke Muffler joint - they have national instruction/direction on how to do what they offer

and what I love about Valvoline drive-through is when they show you the dipstick AFTER they've put the proper oil amount in your crankcase

can't beat it
post #17 of 21
The rear diff and t cast on my Tacoma are insanely easy to change yourself. If I can do it, anyone can. My front diff might be a little harder to reach. It's on the to do list when it's a little warmer. After doing it I can't believe that I actually paid to have it done in the past.

Transmission, not touching that myself.
post #18 of 21

I've been told that a dealer tranny "flush" involves pumping fluid through the thing under pressure and that this is where things get stirred up. The way to do it, they say, is to run a line from the trans cooler outlet (If you have one) to an empty bucket and the intake hose from a bucket of clean fluid.  This way the process is done by normal pressures and when the fluid starts coming out clean, you're done.  Similarly you can just add fluid the normal way and let it run out till clean.
 

post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by BigAssBass View Post

I've been told that a dealer tranny "flush" involves pumping fluid through the thing under pressure and that this is where things get stirred up. The way to do it, they say, is to run a line from the trans cooler outlet (If you have one) to an empty bucket and the intake hose from a bucket of clean fluid.  This way the process is done by normal pressures and when the fluid starts coming out clean, you're done.  Similarly you can just add fluid the normal way and let it run out till clean.

 

Absolute waste of money. Just change the fluid and be done with it. YOU DO NOT NEED TO FLUSH YOUR TRANSMISSION. Take your money and flush it down the toilet if you must , at least you will be entertained.

Many transmission require their own specific fluid, use it!

You can easily cahnge the fluid yourself. Not matter what vehicle you'll usually get about 4 qts draining yourself. On my trucks in the past I drained it in the spring and after the fall so changing about 8 qts a year. In a car only once in the fall. Never ever had an issue.
post #20 of 21
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Absolute waste of money. Just change the fluid and be done with it. YOU DO NOT NEED TO FLUSH YOUR TRANSMISSION. Take your money and flush it down the toilet if you must , at least you will be entertained.

Many transmission require their own specific fluid, use it!

You can easily cahnge the fluid yourself. Not matter what vehicle you'll usually get about 4 qts draining yourself. On my trucks in the past I drained it in the spring and after the fall so changing about 8 qts a year. In a car only once in the fall. Never ever had an issue.

 

 

 

 

The ones I've seen doing it were working on older '80's or '90's Land Cruisers that had 150k to 250k miles on them, shooting for over 300k and more.

 

 

 

How many miles do you usually put on your cars?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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post #21 of 21
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The ones I've seen doing it were working on older '80's or '90's Land Cruisers that had 150k to 250k miles on them, shooting for over 300k and more.



How many miles do you usually put on your cars?









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Alot! Every car and truck I've owned has gone over 180,000 and as high as 230,000 then were sold off. The exception was my 06' Pathfinder which was a premptive sale due to alot of problems I was reading about. I currently own a 2010 4runner and a 2012 Accord and hope to get 200+ out of both.
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