Pretty simple to refill just need to get the temp right before closing it up. If the mechanic is doing a full flush of the system, how many litres would be needed? Otherwise Schedule Maintenance booklet doesn't recommend replacing fluid that i've seen. Subsequent fluid changes, it remained clean If you're not anal about looking after equipment, then don't worry about the fluid. That's because there's metal in the fluid. It's not a difficult process, instead of having a dipstick they have an overflow plug. Ok, when I said that, what I meant was that Toyota isn't going to say, replace your transmission fluid every 250k miles for example. Do you have any idea how hard the conformal coating is on the exposed motor windings.
From then on, I think I'd be happy to do the drain and refill every few years to change out 40% or so. On the other hand, if it's not electrically compatible and your motor generator windings flash over, you'll likely be in a world of hurt. I never said it was from winding material. Getting that fill plug becomes very easy after the first time. Battery Cleaner A unique formula that contains a cleaner, acid detector, neutralizer and protector all in one amazing spray can.
This is my limited understanding of the differences in oil's. Sent another email Sept 13. If their fluid works, I don't see that you've gained much. We've had a forum member - dailyphotofix - replace the entire assembly after the mechanical parts quit. In the 300,000 kilometres I will likely do in this Prius I'll do 2 trans oil changes, one at 100,000km done already and one at 200,000km, not at 300,000km, that will be the new owner's problem.
I'd say 11-12litres should suffice. I would only use the genuine stuff in my A750F. It was early in it's life, so I had no worries having a full flush releasing internal gunk. Synthetic oils can handle much high temperature without breaking down, just one of the reason for using. Its almost black with metal. Having high power electric motors in a transmission is relatively rare because it's unique to hybrids using the Prius design or similar.
This lower viscosity oil pumps better when cold, yet provides uniform lubrication, reduced friction and better overall efficiency than conventional engine oil. When the transmission reaches a specified temperature they open the plug, when it slowly drips it's full. I bet an electrical flash-over inside your Prius transmission would just suck! I wasn't comfortable enough with the car yet to disconnect fluid lines and pressure swap. This is a symptom of mechanical wear, not electrical break down or dielectric failure. There really was no need to be such a smart nice person. I used Castrol in mine, no worries. Our Toyota parts and accessories are expedited directly from authorized Toyota dealers strategically located all across the U.
I am now and I will exchange all fluid at 200k miles. I do not think much of Toyota any more with their marketing strategies even though they still make a reliable automotive product any company removing dipsticks from their cars forcing customers to take their cars for dealer servicing and then go on to charge astronomical prices for an oil change should be treated with caution. Toyota spent millions developing a unique car we all love. He did seem confident to know how to do it as he did say he has performed it on a few Aurion taxis that have come through his workshop. Either way you still need to get the fluid level check done properly, too often people end up with their trannies underfilled or way overfilled after the service.
Great for use on batteries, terminals, cables and brackets. Pay close attention to the viscosity and flaspoint. I happen to use another brand and it works fine. And with the A750F, about 2-3 litres of the new oil is sacrificed due to the flushing process. This is because the Prius transmission also contains high power electric motors.
But, it could damage the Prius motor-generators. They spent countless man hours on ensuring the car was reliable, after all their reputation rides on it. There are some proven accounts listed here 4 Did they do it to save their customers money by changing the transmission service interval to 100,000 miles? Precisely Even if the electrical properties of the fluid are a non-issue, there could be other things going on inside the transaxle. It could take years to dissolve; if it ever does happen you will certainly know it. Tranny banged and grumbled all the way from there to Brisbane.