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Automatic Transmission - Fluid Change

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10 hours ago, Zukzuk said:

Just a word I have been quoted $400 by a Lexus dealer for a full oil, filter change and he tells me it should be dun at a certain oil temperature they say they have dun lots of them.

Lexus Parramatta quoted me $620 for my ISF (different transmission to the IS250)

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Hi gfs250,

Thanks for the excellent write-up! Another person here posted about this just last year. He also had some excellent information (pasted below).

To be honest I'm really surprised to read the Lexus Dealers are now offering this service, what with it being a "sealed system" and all that.

I'm in Sydney and planning to get the same job done early next year. My mechanic agreed that it should be done, and says he can recommend a transmission specialist in Parramatta. I'll report back how it went and who it was once I get it done (for the benefit of other owners here, not sure why mentioning a place is such a big "secret"?).

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On 24/11/2016 at 1:15 AM, rossv said:

not sure why mentioning a place is such a big "secret"?

Me either... everyone is tap-dancing around the issue like it's some illegal activity.

I know my box needs flushing and this thread is one of the most useless reads I've seen so far.

If you know a reputable place to get it done, for the benefit of other readers please mention where it can be done.

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Hi Atlantis

I wrote this line below on one of my posts in this thread for the benefit of Melbourne Owners, it reads -   

"Get that oil changed and I can highly recommend Kewish Automotive -  29A Amberley Cres, Dandenong South, Phone  (03) 9793 2220"

Sorry mate but that clearly states a business name and address, even a phone number to call and as for your comment  "this thread is one of the most useless reads I've seen so far" well best of luck to you and that will certainly encourage new members to the forum with an attitude like that coming from a moderator..

 

 

 

 

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I was referring to the Sydney crowd, so my apologies for not being clearer on the matter.

You were the only one to post a location, but albeit 1000km away from most people asking the questions on here.

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8 hours ago, gfs250 said:

Hi Atlantis

I wrote this line below on one of my posts in this thread for the benefit of Melbourne Owners, it reads -   

"Get that oil changed and I can highly recommend Kewish Automotive -  29A Amberley Cres, Dandenong South, Phone  (03) 9793 2220"

Sorry mate but that clearly states a business name and address, even a phone number to call and as for your comment  "this thread is one of the most useless reads I've seen so far" well best of luck to you and that will certainly encourage new members to the forum with an attitude like that coming from a moderator..

 

 

 

 

Thanks! That's very close to me, and great to know where I can get the tranny fluid change.

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19 hours ago, Atlantis said:

Me either... everyone is tap-dancing around the issue like it's some illegal activity.

I know my box needs flushing and this thread is one of the most useless reads I've seen so far.

If you know a reputable place to get it done, for the benefit of other readers please mention where it can be done.

Maybe the Sydney places are offering kickbacks for personal referrals? ;-)

 

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On 11/29/2016 at 10:30 PM, Atlantis said:

Me either... everyone is tap-dancing around the issue like it's some illegal activity.

I know my box needs flushing and this thread is one of the most useless reads I've seen so far.

If you know a reputable place to get it done, for the benefit of other readers please mention where it can be done.

I mentioned Lexus Parra, Lexus being an obvious choice i guess but Autowerks in Bev hills can also do it.  I got a service done on my ISF with the intent of getting the trans flushed too but Lexus didnt have a gasket and a few other parts required so i didnt get it done but they advised they do this and other cars regularly (for sealed units) so call them for a price for a IS250 or whatever Lexus you have.

You could save a bit as well and get the oil before hand (cut the middle man out so to speak).  Its about $65 for 4L through Ebay sellers (genuine toyota stuff for the ISF, not sure about a 250)

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On ‎4‎/‎21‎/‎2016 at 5:28 AM, gfs250 said:

Hi,

Well today I drove my IS250 to Dandenong to the premises of Kewish Automotive - Transmission Specialists.

I had booked my car in a week ago to have the automatic transmission serviced, this being a full flush and new filter kit installed.

My car is a 2007 sports luxury with 156,200kms, I am the second owner (brought in 2015) and after talking with the original owner, he confirmed that he had not had the gearbox serviced/oil changed.

After reading a lot of different views about "sealed for life" etc, well personally I found that a complete crook of bull*BLEEP* myself and hard to believe, nothing is sealed for life and oil breaks down, its that bloody simple in my mind.

I brought this car to keep long term and I believe preventative maintenance is the key to this and like I said in my earlier post I was referred to Kewish Automotive and they came high recommended from a good relative in the car trade.

Anyway I will get to it, David at Kewish Automotive was excellent when I arrived, I then went shopping up the street and I happen to return earlier than expected, the car was up on the hoist so I was able to watch the procedure from the side line and chat to David as he went out his buisness.

The oil was a very dirty brown colour, the pan was slightly gunky and the 3 x magnets were covered but no metal flakes or chunks were present, this was great to see and Im glad I had arranged to have the oil changed, the cost was $400 plus GST.

The new oil was flushed thoroughly right throughout the system and gearbox with the engine running until the new red tranny oil appeared, I was surprised at the amount it takes actually to flush the system.

These photos below I took myself.

This oil is from my automatic today, a car that has been babied along at 110 - 120kph only on open roads and freeways for most of its 9 years by 2 mature owners, It has never been flogged or raced through the gears so I would hate to think what the oil is like in a car that has been given a hard time with short stop start driving.

Get that oil changed and I can highly recommend Kewish Automotive -  29A Amberley Cres, Dandenong South, Phone  (03) 9793 2220

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

   

 

 

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Do you happen to know/remember, where exactly did they hookup tubes to drain and fill?

Thank you.

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NO!!......  :)

For the professional, thorough service and attention to detail they gave my car, for $400.00 I'll certainly be going back there again in another 30,000 kms as the gearbox is running and changing so very smoothly at 173,000 kms on the clock now.

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This is good information for ALL Lexus owners.Can anyone recommend a workshop in Sutherland shire (Sydney)that can perform this?

Danny is there anyone you can recommend?

Thanks.

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TNK automotive

Girraween

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$600 for the service drive in drive out

using genuine toyota atf

they have done number of IS's there i do mine there too

most of my isf and 350 customers have taken it there

 

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