Last post on Mar 14, 2007 at 1:31 PM
You are in the Toyota Land Cruiser
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Toyota Land Cruiser, Transmission, SUV
#12 of 13 Re: Toyota Landcruiser Transmission noise or whine [steve_]
Mar 14, 2007 (1:31 pm)
I'm talking mainly about fluid changes that you DIY at home. As your linked post shows, power flushes can cause some harm--but one caveat is who and where they're done. Not sure of the whole story in your link, but a reasonable assumption to make, might be that a dealer rathe than an indy might know of potential problems relating to power flushes. That's a whole other topic though =)
An easy way to keep things clean (if you're starting out with a new vehicle) is to drian and fill the pan only every other oil change. Also, a cheap "flush" trick is to drain and fill the pan, then loosen the drain plug so that just a trickle of fluid comes out and start the car and add fresh fluid until you see the fluid color coming out of the pan matches the color of new fluid. I drip the fluid on to white paper towels to make sure the fluid coming out matches fresh fluid from the container. This is not a power flush, just a trick to get in a little cleaner fluid.
Again, as noted in your link, you need to know your particular vehicle. I've never had a tranny issue on any of my LCs using this method of fluid "cleaning" and changing.