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Transmission Fluid Change for the ANH20 Alphard / Vellfire


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Transmission Fluid Change for the 3.5 V6 (Not 2.4) ANH20 Alphard / Vellfire uses ATF WS and has been quite hard to get hold of.

 

I have seen a Toyota Dealer selling it for £25 a litre on amazon, yes you read that right. As its hard to get hold of they are making the most out of it.

 

I have just bought 7 litres for my Series 2 Alphard (bear in mind Alphard 1st series uses different fluid!!!) 

 

https://lexuspartsdirect.co.uk/product/lexus-genuine-ws-atf-fluid-1l/

 

Lexus Parts Direct sell it for just over £10 a litre with a few quid delivery. A pound cheaper that Toyota Parts Direct. lol

 

Sometimes this does go on back order as there is a shortage ( an additive shortage)  so get some now or put yourself on back order if they run out. Other prices i have seen are £15 per litre, so Lexus Parts Direct have a decent price.

 

 

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Hey thanks for the info 👍🏼

 

My 2.4  20 series (Cvt trans) had the 'TC' Auto oil. This was indicated by the stamp on the oil filler nut. I think there is also an FE oil.

I purchased mine from opie oils at a decent price.

 

They may be a good shout if anyone has trouble finding hard to find oils.

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Resurrecting this thread from the dead.

My local Toyota dealer has agreed to do a fluid change for me (AH20 3.5), their car computer system connects up fine.
The reason for taking it to a dealer rather than DIYing it is that the gearbox oil needs to be at a specific temperature (and therefore volume) to get the levels right.

 

I'll post here when complete (including how much it cost.

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3 hours ago, kully said:

Resurrecting this thread from the dead.

My local Toyota dealer has agreed to do a fluid change for me (AH20 3.5), their car computer system connects up fine.
The reason for taking it to a dealer rather than DIYing it is that the gearbox oil needs to be at a specific temperature (and therefore volume) to get the levels right.

 

I'll post here when complete (including how much it cost.

Yes thats correct, we did this ourselves and requires a JOBD reader (icarsoft do one for Japanese Toyota) 

you top it up on the side sump plug until the fluid comes out the bottom sump plug and stops dripping. put sump plugs back in and run to a temprature then open the plug again and let the warm fluid drain out until it stops dripping. The warm temprature makes the fluid expand.

its weird.

 

There is a proper manual sheet for this where you follow bit by bit. I will try and find it

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