transmission fluid changed @64k

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Postby marc515 » Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:02 am

Called our Nissan Dealership yesterday:
1. Drain and fill is $160- I can buy trans fluid for $9/qt on ebay
2. They don't do flushes, as they believe the small metal particles need to stay in the fluid- Not sure about that one!

How many quarts do I need for a drain and fill?


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Postby skinny2 » Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:16 pm

4 is common. I just bought 6 quarts on Ebay for $49 delivered.

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Postby marc515 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:34 am

skinny2 wrote:4 is common. I just bought 6 quarts on Ebay for $49 delivered.
Who was the ebay seller?

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Postby skinny2 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:06 am

marc515 wrote:
skinny2 wrote:4 is common. I just bought 6 quarts on Ebay for $49 delivered.
Who was the ebay seller?
rhintegra68 nothing currently listed though. package arrived yesterday.

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Postby marc515 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:37 am

Thank you

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Postby Fookn4x2 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 3:53 pm

Went to Nissan a few months ago asking about trans. I have almost 130k on my 07 and I have NEVER touched or serviced the transmission. They looked at the fluid and said it's still pinkish red and to leave it alone if I haven't had any problems. They told me to NOT have it flushed because it's been running so well for so long that a flush would clean out the valve body and all metallic particles that might be in the fluid and could affect the performance of the clutch. So if the fluid's red or pink then I'm leaving it alone.

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Postby marc515 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:29 pm

Wow, 128K; I would at least consider doing a couple of "drain & fills"

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Postby Fookn4x2 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:48 pm

After reading all these posts, I think I will.

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Postby Fookn4x2 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:50 pm

How can you tell how much fluid you get out of a drain and fill? Should I measure what comes out so I can measure what to put back in?

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Postby dawgn86 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:41 am

I got about 4.5 quarts out when I drained mine.

I took a plastic container, poured water in one quart at a time and marked the level with a marker, up to 6 quarts. Starting at 4, I put marks also at the half quart level.

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Postby smj999smj » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:44 am

This first time I did mine, I had a couple of empty, 1-gallon, washer solvent jugs and a funnel. I only needed the one jug as just under 4 quarts drained out. Now I just drain it out, install about 3-3/4 quarts, take her for a short ride, let her idle for a few minutes, recheck and top off, if needed.

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Postby dawgn86 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:46 am

I think I have about 4 quarts come out, then I jacked up the front side some and got a little more to drain

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Postby the kuningas » Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:34 am

Anyone know is there same transmission on diesel and gas version? And is there filter inside tranny?

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Postby doctahjones » Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:43 am

forgot about this thread. i'm at ~87k now and the other day i started getting some of those "bumps" again when i'd manually go from 3rd to 2nd. checked the fluid and i was about 1/2 a qt low. after driving and making sure the tranny was warmed up, my dipstick was in the middle of the cold marking, after 1/2 qt i was back towards the middle top of the hot marking.

i can't see any drips or anything anywhere. i know i just did the tranny bypass, and there's no leaks with that tubing. I had also double checked the trans fluid level then and it was dead on in the hot range.

anything else anyone can think of that could be eating transmission fluid?


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