transmission fluid - Scion XB Forum
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-28-2009, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
(Thread Starter)
Default transmission fluid

How often does the transmission fluid need changed?
Is Scion as specific about what kind of transmission fluid it needs as Toyota is?
I'm a heavy foot when it comes to driving and I like the get up and go. Is there a specific transmission fluid anyone could recommend?

CeceliaTRD Short ShifterTRD StrutsHotchkis Front and Rear Sway BarsK & N Cold Air Intake
Cecelia is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-30-2009, 06:34 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 96
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default Re: transmission fluid

well lets see a good transmission fluid would be royal purple as per frequency not so sure but it think i remeber seeing it in the maintenance guide that comes with the xb.
finallygotit is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-30-2009, 08:00 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 476
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default Re: transmission fluid

Transmission fluid isn't like engine oil, it isn't subject to combusion contamination. Transmission fluid will be affected by excess heat build up which isn't likely to happen as long as your engine doesn't overheat the engine coolant.

I don't have the owners manual in front of me, but I believe most people will not have the xB long enough to worry about changing the automatic fluid.
scion is offline  
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-01-2009, 02:20 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
(Thread Starter)
Default Re: transmission fluid

I drive a manual. I am not a mechanic, but my brother is (license and all). I'm coming up on 25,000 miles. Is it even necessary to change the fluid so soon?

CeceliaTRD Short ShifterTRD StrutsHotchkis Front and Rear Sway BarsK & N Cold Air Intake
Cecelia is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-02-2009, 01:07 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 96
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default Re: transmission fluid

Hi again,

ok so i got my schedualed maintenance guid next to me and it goes up to 120,000mi and no talk of repalcing the tranny oil just visual inspection to look for leaks.

some people will say change it some will say wait and some swear that the reason they blew a tranny is cuz they changed(themselves and didnt screw the plugs in tight) the fluid/oil whatever.

so all this too say its a personal decision like i mentioned before you don't HAVE to it's a question of if you WANT to.

I say go for it if you do mostly city driving but that's me......
finallygotit is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-02-2009, 10:43 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 240
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Default Re: transmission fluid

It actually depends on how you drive. If drive in a severe conditions, I would change it between 30K to 60K.

***2009 Scion xB - Black Pearl Sand***- K & N Drop-In Air Filter- 6000K Digital HID (4300K as backup)- Sylvania SilverStar turn signals- GATLING GUN chrome shifter knob- Pennzoil ULTRA 5W-20 w/ Pure One or Toyota OEM oil filter
EPHIOS is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome