User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 09-18-2019, 11:27 PM #1
brillo_76's Avatar
brillo_76 brillo_76 is online now
Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Western PA
Posts: 642
Real Name: Jon
brillo_76 has a spectacular aura about brillo_76 has a spectacular aura about
MY GARAGE
brillo_76 brillo_76 is online now
Member
brillo_76's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Western PA
Posts: 642
Real Name: Jon
brillo_76 has a spectacular aura about brillo_76 has a spectacular aura about
MY GARAGE
Brillos_Bucket_Transmission_Fluid_Exchanger

We have several methods to exchange Transmission Fluids all of which are good. We even have videos detailing how do accomplish this. The only problem with these methods. Is that we have to do it a quart at a time.

So Built a Bucket Transmission Fluid Exchanger

The basics: My system consists of the following:

2 Translucent 5 Gallon buckets that have graduation levels
3 6 foot 3/8 id 1/2 od clear hose
3 3/8 barb nipples
1 Oil pump 3/8 or 5/8 diameter ( I mostly use 12volt ones) can even use one that hooks to a drill
6 small radiator clamps


One Bucket is your new fluid bucket the other is your used fluid bucket.

Hook a 3/8 barb nipple to send line on the radiator line cooler ( pull the rubber line of the passenger side of the bottom of the radiator ) use a small rad clamp on the nipple

Hook the new fluid line unto the nipple you just pulled the rubber line off and lightly snug with small radiator clamp.

The Send line now goes to the use oil bucket

The new fluid line goes back to the outlet of the pump.
The inlet of the pump goes new oil bucket filled with 3 gallons of new fluid (use small clamps if need)


Step 1: If you are going to change the filter and clean your magnets. Use the procedure and videos that instruct us how to do this. Except I don't put 4 quarts back in the clean tranny pan.

Step 2: Hook up the Bucket Transmission Fluid Exchanger and pump a gallon of fresh fluid back in..

Step 3: Once you Verify 100% sure you have it connected properly and your dip stick shows you have fluid. You are ready to exchanged fluid.

Step 4: Start the oil pump as soon as that is going. Start up your engine in your 4 runner and your used fluid will flow into the used oil bucket.

Step5: Once your fluid goes bright red your fluid is exchanged. Its super close to 3 gallons of fluid. The buckets show you how much came out and how much when in. Shut off engine and if need pump more fluid do it. Check fluid levels.

Note: If you want to just put 2 gallons in and hand put the last few quarts in that is fine too.

Step6: disconnect fluid exchange pump. Hook the lines backup and check your fluid levels. Adjust level as needed. If it somehow gets too high. just pull the line off and drain some out. We still have dip sticks so we can verify our fluid levels. Just like the sealed have a fill level plug.

I had an issue with burning cheap oil pumps. So I made a mistake of not paying super close attention and ended up with a 1 inch id Oil pump so I had to retrofit my system to accommodate this way too big pump. So please excuse my photos of the system with the return line into my new fluid bucket and my T feed and ball valve to control the flow and pressure of the fluid going back in.

I will modify this once I have it all hooked up to show pictures of it in action. I just don't need to exchange any 4 runner fluid at this time.

This system works in all systems even sealed transmissions. The only change would be the amount of fluid and type. :-)

This is also the fastest way to exchange all of your fluid and actually gets it all exchanged

I did however attach some photos of the buckets and pump setup.
Attached Images
Brillos_Bucket_Transmission_Fluid_Exchanger-3rd_gen_4_runner_transmission_lines-jpg  Brillos_Bucket_Transmission_Fluid_Exchanger-hookup-lines_resized-jpg  Brillos_Bucket_Transmission_Fluid_Exchanger-12-volt_resized-jpg  Brillos_Bucket_Transmission_Fluid_Exchanger-pumpline_resized-jpg  Brillos_Bucket_Transmission_Fluid_Exchanger-transluant_bucket_with_level_marks_resized-jpg  Brillos_Bucket_Transmission_Fluid_Exchanger-transmission_bucket_pump_exchanger_resized-jpg  Brillos_Bucket_Transmission_Fluid_Exchanger-transmission_bucket_pump_2_resized-jpg 
__________________
1997 4X4 V6 5 Speed Sr5 4 Runner (97 5 speed )
1997 4X4 V6 Red limited 4 Runner (97 Limited)
1998 4X4 V6 Sr5 Red 4 Runner (98 Tetanus1 )
1998 4X4 V6 Sr5 Silver 4 Runner (98 Tetanus2)
2001 4X4 V6 Sport Green 4 Runner (01 Green Sport)

Last edited by brillo_76; 09-19-2019 at 07:05 AM.
brillo_76 is online now   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 09-19-2019, 11:44 AM #2
brillo_76's Avatar
brillo_76 brillo_76 is online now
Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Western PA
Posts: 642
Real Name: Jon
brillo_76 has a spectacular aura about brillo_76 has a spectacular aura about
MY GARAGE
brillo_76 brillo_76 is online now
Member
brillo_76's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Western PA
Posts: 642
Real Name: Jon
brillo_76 has a spectacular aura about brillo_76 has a spectacular aura about
MY GARAGE
Links to the what folks opinion are on the best fluid for your transmission. :-)

What's the best tranny fluid to use on a 3rd gen 4runner?

Which Transmission Fluid Do You Prefer & Why?
__________________
1997 4X4 V6 5 Speed Sr5 4 Runner (97 5 speed )
1997 4X4 V6 Red limited 4 Runner (97 Limited)
1998 4X4 V6 Sr5 Red 4 Runner (98 Tetanus1 )
1998 4X4 V6 Sr5 Silver 4 Runner (98 Tetanus2)
2001 4X4 V6 Sport Green 4 Runner (01 Green Sport)

Last edited by brillo_76; 09-19-2019 at 09:57 PM. Reason: Adding info
brillo_76 is online now   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bucket , fluid , line , oil , pump

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

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 On

Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:05 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
***This site is an unofficial Toyota site, and is not officially endorsed, supported, authorized by or affiliated with Toyota. All company, product, or service names references in this web site are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. The Toyota name, marks, designs and logos, as well as Toyota model names, are registered trademarks of Toyota Motor Corporation***Ad Management plugin by RedTyger
 
Copyright © 2019


Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.