Hey Oppos. Missed you all.
Let the Oppo live long and prosper!
Took the transmission pan off the GX 470. Every. Single. Bolt is rusted to absolute nothing. Gonna try to get some new bolts today. Check valve bolt. Maybe even a drain bolt.
This is probably gonna bite me in the ass - they claim the fluid is for the life of vehicle and to never ever replace fluid... fuck em tho. i'm doing it.
Hey... pssst.... Want turbo?
@e90m3 If all the greatest engineers worked for the greatest company.... they too would think of themselves as average engineer working at an average company.
You stop that self degradation talk!
You're a friggin engineer. You're head and shoulders above most of the world.
Most of the world now
@veearrrsix I need me a futo stat
@mocamino angle grinder and a welder... you can make it fit... cmon...
this is opposite-lock... not oppositelock!!!
Option 3 install one on one side and install second on the other. See which way the trailer pulls - those brakes are better.
yeah. it's a 2005 with 126K miles on it. With the amount of rust on the truck, I would venture to say frame will disintegrate before I wear out anything important in the shifting mechanism.
Lexus charges an arm and a leg to replace the entire assembly. I have not found any other places to get the pin and plastic cover. I'll live with it.
@bicyclebuck That's more or less correct. Except it has no problem remaining in park, neutral, reverse, drive, 3 or 2 gears. Only 4 and lo are affected.
Mind you, GX has the squiggly shift path. not a straight line. There is some sort of spring / detent thing happening keeping the gear in place. It snapped and I am happy to lose it.
@pip-bip no. once I had the pan off, I took filter off. cleaned the pan and magnets and reinstalled it all. There was a bit of fluid in torque converter and elsewhere in transmission which was pumped out via hose to transmission cooler.
That filter did not leave me very impressed anyway. there is a lot of debate if that filter is an actual filter or a screen. I did not take old one apart to see what's what. I don't care enough.
I changed the fluid which was said to be good for the lifetime of the transmission.... oddly enough - everyone changes it...including guys at lexus dealership who own GX470s. Don't believe the hype. Change your fluids
Got new bolts for transmission pan. Installed new filter and gasket and new bolts and new drain plug. Filled transmission to appropriate level.
Do it drive? It do! it DO!
Do it shift any better?.... no... definitely not. Maybe I need to shift it back and forth a bit to drive the new fluids through?
Shifted a bit... and snap! something snapped inside the shifting mechanism in the center console. Whatever snapped off - it made shifting way better. Granted, it no longer wants to remain in 4th or lo gears and just snaps back to D and 2 respectively, but who cares? It works.
Only issue now is that if I am resting my hand on the shifter and accidentally move the shifter from D to 4 it is forced to jerk to lower hear... which is not ideal, but I still remain I don't care. I was thinking of blocking off ability to shift to 4 but I don't think it's a good idea.
YAY. no more gummy shifting and fluid has been changed without slippage introduction