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post #136 of 136 Old 06-15-2019, 01:12 PM
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I don't not think that warming it up to ANY temperature is a suitable guestimate. I've used torque app with a generic wireless OBD plug in. I programmed the app with the PID's from this forum long ago. I also use scangauge when in the mood to program it too. Bootleg mini-vci techstream off ebay will also provide ATF temp. I've got a box of bootleg software cds, plug in obd cables, plug in bluetooth adapters, IR gun when all else fails(or I fail and get annoyed)..

I drain/refilled my transmission pan today. It took exactly 4 quarts, 10 minute drain, with both front tires on the ramps. You could get more out with just the front left tire up in the air but I was changing the 2gr's oil/filter also and too lazy to back it down off both ramps and then drive up one. When the AT pan is empty, if you install the ATF drain plug a couple turns, the threads will catch the top edge of the meniscus, and capillarily or using handsome polar attraction, pull more ATF out of the pan thru the threads(i made that up just for you guys). Gotta hate pathetic drain plug locations when it comes to draining efficiency(efficacy?). I could probably get out a 1/2 pint more if I stopped for lunch and let 'er drip indefinitely.

I am pretty sure my torque wrench was set to 35 ft/lbs. I used a generic flat aluminum 18mm sealing washer on the ATF drain plug, which is a GoldPlug commonly used with Toyota transfer cases and front/rear differentials. My aftermarket ATF drainplug takes a big 25mm foolproof socket. The magnetic drain plug makes up for not dropping the pan often for magnet cleaning, like every 100k miles. And, I just hate Toyota's usage of 10mm hex head plugs all over the place.

Today was '08 5-speed AWD 2GR-FE U151F .... I don't want anyone with a 4cyl u760e or different year u660e to get confused.

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