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Topic # 201771 2-Sep-2016 21:06
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I've been looking at medium size Toyota cars recently. Wish, Ipsum, etc.

Most of the later ones have CVT, some if not all the later ones with the 7 speed selectory thing.

So yeah CVT in general has a reputation.

Here's my questions:

- Any specific knowledge or experience of these Toyota year CVTs?
- Any idea of the recommended servicing or service intervals for these CVTs? &costs

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  Reply # 1621680 2-Sep-2016 21:52
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THe only servicing you need to do it change the oil and filter (assuming you can get to it).

 

Trouble is you can't get all the oil out. So you can only ever change a percentage of the oil at a time. (if it's new you can flush it but flushing is not recommended for mod high mileage transmissions)

 

Interval ... nobody knows! (ie everyone you speak to will say different things ...)


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  Reply # 1621682 2-Sep-2016 22:02
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We have 2 Toyotas with CVT (2003, 2010) and are very happy with them -- no problems at all, and good to drive.





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  Reply # 1621688 2-Sep-2016 22:12
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joker97:

THe only servicing you need to do it change the oil and filter (assuming you can get to it).


In the circumstances I'm happy to leave that to a dealer trained mechanic. No doubt they have the equipment and technique to service correctly. Cost and interval is the thing.

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  Reply # 1621707 2-Sep-2016 22:36
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gzt:
joker97:

 

THe only servicing you need to do it change the oil and filter (assuming you can get to it).

 


In the circumstances I'm happy to leave that to a dealer trained mechanic. No doubt they have the equipment and technique to service correctly. Cost and interval is the thing.

 

Why don't you call the dealer? They'll likely say around 80,000ks when the manual says 150,000ks and if you ask the internet they will say 20,000ks


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  Reply # 1621710 2-Sep-2016 22:50
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Yep will be doing that side of it as I look further.

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Reply # 1621816 3-Sep-2016 09:30
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I had a Toyota Ractis with CVT. No problem and Toyota said 90000km for oil change around $400 then as the special oil is expensive.  Shame I sold the car but couldn't fit some things in boot part as was too narrow.


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  Reply # 1621837 3-Sep-2016 11:18
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gwad i would want to be running for 90,000km before changing my gearbox fluid, and given only about 1/3-1/2 of the fluid gets changed, some of the fluid could be very very old.

 

For my Honda its 60,000km then every 30,000km after that. The fluid is about $90 for a bottle and a bottle is enough to top it up.

 

You can use a product called xado ex120 which works well on CVT gearboxes and helps prevent the dreaded shudder, its about $65 for an 8ml tube and that will do 2 fluid changes.

 

the change is easy, one 3/8's square socket bolt under the gearbox, drain till its empty, put the bolt back in then top up via the dipstick hole till its fill. takes about 20mins.


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