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  • Automatic Gearbox Oil Change

    Hi guyss,

    I have a 2011 Toyota land cruiser 150. I wanted to know after how many kms I should change the automatic gearbox oil change. Tnxx

  • #2
    Usually around 100,000km is a good time to change, however if you tow a lot or offroad a lot, then do it at 60,000 - 80,000km.

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    • #3
      I do mine regularly at 50k kms.

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      • #4
        If you leave the fluid for 60 000km or more it will be pretty burnt and smelly. I changed my 120 series for the first time at 80 000km, no towing. Fluid was cooked and smelt really bad. The gear shift quality really improved after flushing the fluid. I fitted a cooler and the fluid lasted much longer. I changed it every 40 000km after that and the fluid came out dark red, not brown and didn't smell. With the cooler, I recon the fluid would have easily done 80 000km before needing a change.

        The extra cooler made a significant difference to the fluid life.
        2019 GXL, Bullbar, UHF, Redarc Brake Controller, Tow Bar, Secondary Fuel Filter

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        • #5
          I did mine at 85,000 with a lap around australia towing included in that and it was still surprisingly clean - no burnt smell and an noticeable difference afterwards.

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          • #6
            Type of usage matters more than km. If you are consistently getting the trans hot then it will break down the fluid quicker.
            fwiw. I see much hotter Trans temps in low throttle 40kmh stop start city traffic than I do on the highway towing a big heavy trailer, since the converter is slipping all the time around town, and mostly locked up on the highway

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            • #7
              do you change the filter aswell or just the fluid?

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              • #8
                I am not a mechanic but I think it is a benefit to change the filter at the service, especially if you are not doing shorter interval oil changes.
                My previous Series 90 Prado was automatic and after hearing how costly a new box or repair was for an auto transmission, I religiously had the service done at its nominated service interval which was 40,000 km. My transmission mechanic recommended and always did the filter. I towed a couple of caravans from Brisbane to South Australia and back, plus some other lesser towing (various boats and trailers) during my time with that car. No transmission troubles for me with that vehicle during its time and I traded it at 390k+ km.

                I see in the service handbook for my newer MY19 Prado, that under normal driving conditions, no oil Replacement but only Inspection for auto transmission up to 10 years or 200k km. Too long in my opinion.
                The handbook says if using for heavy operating conditions eg towing or other, auto transmission service at 80k km.
                I have been towing a 2.6T caravan. Only done ~20k km so far, but I think I will get a transmission service around 50-60k km​​​​​.
                2019 Prado GXL 2.8L Diesel
                2003 Jimny too

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                • #9
                  These new transmissions without a dipstick make it hard to check fluid for colour, smell etc.

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                  • #10
                    I drop the 3L in the pan every 20,000 and top off with fresh penrite LV however I have heard FS is better.

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                    • #11
                      The easy way to check colour and smell is to open the fill plug and check the oil residue on the back of the fill plug.
                      2019 GXL, Bullbar, UHF, Redarc Brake Controller, Tow Bar, Secondary Fuel Filter

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                      • #12
                        The Additional Maintenance Schedule section of Toyota's Warranty and Service manual specifies a higher maintenance tempo on various items when driving conditions warrant.
                        It specifies changing the ATF every 80,000.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Ponlis
                          The best is to change the oil in your gearbox each 50.000km. In this way, you will be sure that your beloved car will be safe.
                          Actually that isn't correct. You can't be sure it will be safe just because you change at every 50k, cos it completely depends on how you are using the vehicle.
                          If you are towing a huge 3000kg caravan up and down hilly country (in Drive) for 49k of that 50k, then 50k intervals wont be soon enough.

                          If you spend all day just putting up the highway at 90kmh in top, no towing, no loads then you could probably get away with Toyota's sealed for life 'option'.


                          tl;dr Your own usage should dictate how often you service the transmission..

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                          • #14
                            I think changing the ATF every 50,000km would be a very pro-active thing to do for 90% of usage examples. ATF is designed to have a very long life when in service, so 50,000km change intervals would be only be a good thing as it’d be getting changed way more often than most. Plus who’s towing 3T vans for 49,000km straight up & down hilly country anyway without a fair chunk of that being un-hitched & unladen? I’d like to give people more credit to assume they don’t tow those weights in “D.” People in general are pretty intelligent & figure out what’s right & not so right.
                            Last edited by Brett1979; 25-02-2021, 12:19 PM.
                            2005 120 series V6 Grande, 2 inch susp lift (King/EFS combo), 32 inch MT’s, Safari Snorkel, rear diff lock, breathers, Light Force spotlights, UHF, dual batteries.

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                            • #15
                              The 5 speed A750F auto transmission runs pretty hot even around town, and more so when towing. I crunched all the numbers a few years ago (and yes I'm a mech eng), and from memory the transmission oil very easily gets close to its design specs in normal operation.

                              I fitted the largest tranny cooler that will fit, a PWR can't remember the model, and even with that at 50000km the oil is starting to discolor and showing signs of oxidation. I do do a bit of towing. Seriously though it's $200-300 well spent to look after the gearbox.
                              [B]Steve[/B]

                              2010 Silver GXL Prado 150, D4D Auto, with a few non standard bits

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