Do Not Sell My Personal Information Jump to content


Mk1 Rx300....cost Of 60k Service?


Recommended Posts

Hi, anyone had a 60K service recently and care to divulge how much it cost? Mine is due now and following the demise of my local dealer I am looking at local independants but would like a figure to guide me.

No cambelt change BTW just plugs, oils, B fluid etc.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


My RX MKII had this service a few months back - invoice cost was circa £450 and included all fluids and filters. Can't imagine the MK I is any different?

I had this covered by a Lexus Pre-Paid Service Package so this particular service was included (I bought 3 services 50k 60k & 70k - cost £606 all in).

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Thanks for that......am I to assume the 60K service on the Mk2 includes spark plug replacement? If so it sounds about right for main dealer compared to a specialist I have a quote from 60K service 210inc, plugs 128inc.......more to change the plugs than change all the fluids and carry out the service! :crybaby:

Waiting for my local garage to quote me now, I think they said the alldata said it was 3.5hrs labour for the 60K service, they are just getting a cost for genuine parts.

Must say though I trust my local garage far more than any main dealer I have EVER dealt with.....so fingers crossed!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yeah 60k is 'the biggie' so includes all filters, fluids and plugs. On the MKII it takes 'iridium' plugs don't know enough about the MKI - but make sure you get the right plugs. Getting genuine parts is definitely the right way to go and for peace of mind.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Yeah 60k is 'the biggie' so includes all filters, fluids and plugs. On the MKII it takes 'iridium' plugs don't know enough about the MKI - but make sure you get the right plugs. Getting genuine parts is definitely the right way to go and for peace of mind.

Yes, iridium it is for the MK1 also.....my local chap reckons he gets them (NGK) for about £8 a pop :crybaby: ah well, such is the price for 60K miles from a set. In fact the only fluid not chnaged is the trans fluid, which seems odd but not in the schedule, I was wondering if its worth changing that at the same time....then again with all the stories in the states about broken trans and them changing their trans fluid every 20-30K or so, I'm not so sure.....if it ain't broke etc etc.

But of course from what I have read in our sister forum over there they also chnage the engine oil every 3-5K :shutit: I'm not saying nuffin'k :whistling:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Well when my car was serviced by the Main Dealer for the 40k and 60K the trans. oil WAS changed and it was clearly listed on the invoice. Again I am not familiar with the MKI (sorry) - but certainly in the MKII it seems the ATF IS part of the schedule. It can only be a good thing IMHO and recall how pleased I was to see the ATF being changed regularly - which is in total contrast to BMW/VAG/etc. that have sealed for life units - yeah right!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I am pretty sure the Mk2 has a completely different trans from the MK1......well it is if the Mk2 300 has the same trans as the 400h but of course with the rear transfer case included for the AWD, again I am not familiar with the MK2 powertrain, but I know the 400h has a CVT auto trans and if the 300 uses the same CVT trans then I would expect it to have more regular fluid changes than the MK1 "conventional" trans.

As I said though.....60K is a tempting point to have a fluid change.....just don't want to tempt fate! :shifty:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If you take it to a Toyota dealer it will be a bit cheaper, everyday servicing on an RX300 is the same as for a Camry, same V6 engine and gearbox etc, when I took mine in for its 60k service including the iridium plugs I think it came to about £210.

Blimey! Thats cheap.......and they changed all the transfer gear oil and rear diff oil as well? I do not think there is a AWD Camry in Britain so is it that simple?

Did they change the auto trans fluid at the same time?

Got a big Toyota dealer quite near here......an interesting idea.....

Link to comment
Share on other sites

James....you might want to check your invoice for what exactly was carried out on that 60K service....I just had two quotes from different Toyota main dealers around here for a 60K service.....both came to over £500 WITHOUT cambelt change....one recommended a cambelt change and the quote was £750 all in :crybaby:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

the reason your service is more expensive then the camry is because of the work needed to carry out the plug change. your 3 spark plugs at the back (Front 3 nice and easy to get too) are unaccessible without removing the inlet manifold, this can be seen underneath your wiper scuttle panel. this takes time to remove and is what bumps your bill up (there is a way of doing it without taking the manifold off if you know what your doing and have small hands). the plugs are irriduim and should be replaced with the correct parts to avoid misfire problems and short running life of inccorrect or cheaper plugs (and so you would have to pay to get them changed again).

your front and rear diffs will have the oil changed at this service, the autotrans will have the atf checked and serviced accordingly- either topped up or changed if heavily contaminated. this is the same on all RX models (apart from the RX400h which has a different transmission setup)

the mk1 and mk2 rx300+rx330 are similar in transmission design (auto box wit front diff, prop and rear diff) the RX400 is totally different, this has a transmission casing at the front with 2 motor generators (MG1 and MG2) in it- this provides the drive, energy re-generation and cvt and directly powers the front wheels, the rear has its own motor-generator (MGR), this powers the rear wheels. note-- no proshaft.

hope this helps your understanding.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

the reason your service is more expensive then the camry is because of the work needed to carry out the plug change. your 3 spark plugs at the back (Front 3 nice and easy to get too) are unaccessible without removing the inlet manifold, this can be seen underneath your wiper scuttle panel. this takes time to remove and is what bumps your bill up (there is a way of doing it without taking the manifold off if you know what your doing and have small hands). the plugs are irriduim and should be replaced with the correct parts to avoid misfire problems and short running life of inccorrect or cheaper plugs (and so you would have to pay to get them changed again).

I agree entirely iridium must be used for longevity and service implications, but I think James was saying it will be a similar cost to the V6 engined Camry which of course has essentially the same layout.....the inlet manifold need not be taken off well not according to my main dealer!, it is the inlet ducting downstream of the MAF sensor which needs removal to aid plug changes....a few years ago I would have happily changed them myself but nowadays I would rather pay somebody else and relax :D

your front and rear diffs will have the oil changed at this service, the autotrans will have the atf checked and serviced accordingly- either topped up or changed if heavily contaminated. this is the same on all RX models (apart from the RX400h which has a different transmission setup)

Indeed...nothing special there.

the mk1 and mk2 rx300+rx330 are similar in transmission design (auto box wit front diff, prop and rear diff) the RX400 is totally different, this has a transmission casing at the front with 2 motor generators (MG1 and MG2) in it- this provides the drive, energy re-generation and cvt and directly powers the front wheels, the rear has its own motor-generator (MGR), this powers the rear wheels. note-- no proshaft.

hope this helps your understanding.

I understand exactly how the 400h transmission design works (we have one in pieces in the teardown lab :winky: )......the point I was trying to make is I have not read anywhere if the Mk2 RX300/330 has the "same" auto transmission ie...the CVT transmission of the 400h (albeit with the transfer box to feed to the rear axle) or if the MK2 RX300 has just a normal run of the mill 4 speed auto rather than a CVT type? And as such why the auto trans oil change intervals differ between MK1 and Mk2 models.....obviously with a CVT trans it will require more frequent changes due to the design.

Maybe you have access to a workshop manual and could enlighten me to the MK2 auto Trans design?

Best regards David

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...




Forums


News


Membership