That makes too much sense(?).use a level against the pan bottom and just jack up/down accordingly.
Not exactly level see this AGCO Automotive Repair Service - Baton Rouge, LA - Detailed Auto Topics - How Do I Check Toyota Transmission Fluid (makes it a pain in the ass)use a level against the pan bottom and just jack up/down accordingly.
Thank you for your opinion but several NIASE Licensed professional Toyota mechanics have said " It's better to be safe that sorry!" They use only Toyota Branded products. I checked with several.Certainly the old myth that synthetic oils don't "mix" or don't work with dino oil has been laid to rest.
The dino oil is just a mix of a wider range of molecules than the synthetic oil, so they mix and are compatible.
It's not like trying to mix castor bean (racing) oil with mineral/dino/synthetic hydrocarbon oil, or like mixing different types of brake fluid, or like (god forbid) mixing gasoline with nitromethane fuel.
The amount of additives would seem likely to be different though, in that a synthetic oil base shouldn't need as much of certain additives such as viscosity index improvers or anti-oxidation chemicals (and which is part of why synthetic oils have less of a tendency to gum up piston rings at high temperatures).
A wider-range grade of synthetic oil can thus run as clean as a narrower-range grade of dino oil, something that is obvious when shopping for (and comparing) oils intended for turbo-diesel truck engines.
So the question might arise as to whether a mix of similar-grade dino oil and synthetic oil would in every case still have the required levels of additives to endure a full worst-case service interval?
Note that Toyota does specify that non-synthetic oil or synthetic oil can be used, each with their own oil replacement interval.Thank you for your opinion but several NIASE Licensed professional Toyota mechanics have said " It's better to be safe that sorry!" They use only Toyota Branded products. I checked with several.
Fly by night auto will use anything, the cheapest Walmart has!
I would try sub frame under, put your level on that . Thats how i saw ASE TECH do it. Hope this helpsYeah, I just bought two cases (12 quarts) of Toyota WS fluid online for just over $100 including shipping.
What I'm struggling with right now is how to determine when the car is level to plus/minus one degree.
I went looking for a level parking spot yesterday, to figure out where I could place my level in/on the car while I work on my tilted driveway. I need a level reference before I start at home. But I couldn't find a single level parking spot anywhere, including two shopping centers, a smog shop and a gas station. I would stop and place the level, then I would park backwards in the same spot, and the level would always change. So I did not even find one level place to reference my level and where to place it. I will also have to level it from front to rear, not just left to right. One degree is the tolerance.
Is there by chance a place on the car that is known to be level with level ground? Even the middle of my dashboard, looks level but is far from level! I am having to do a good bit of work here just to figure out how to determine if/when my car is level in my driveway. And I will of course then also have to actually level it while maintaining access to the underside of the car. This is turning out to be the most work of any individual step when changing transmission fluid at home.