Sealed automatic transmission question
So I am just about to pull the trigger on a 2007 FJ. Almost 100K on it, but very well maintained, and mostly freeway. (For those following my other posts, it des have the rear locker.) The seller is actually my doctor and a car nut. He has 9 cars and takes excellent care of all of them. Also a former champion figure skater and diver, but I digress.
I asked him if he ever changed the automatic transmission fluid. He said it was a sealed system and it was not called for. I had that on a BMW a few years back. Historically, the issue was that the transmission fluid would get acidic and eat up the transmission, hence the need to change it. Have they changed the characteristics of the fluid?
Assuming normal driving, how long should an FJ tranny last, same as the engine?
The FJ handles almost like a sport car. Probably my favorite feature. It definitely is bare bones, though. No covered center console, no pockets in the back of the seats.
Thanks. Great board.