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Old 11-30-2018, 03:27 PM
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Hey Guys,

That tranny oil filter isn't available in Canada! At least in Ontario

First post here, I just picked my car 11 two weeks ago and there was no documentation on the tranny being serviced. I did it and it was like a brown milkshake. I contact two dealerships looking for that tranny filter and they don't even friggen carry it! "It's backordered and doesn't look like it's available, you'll have to get this aftermarket" WTF how does a dealership not even carry the part. I contact my infinity dealership and they said backordered also it maybe 4 weeks and 80 bucks (but I bet it would never arrive).

Looks like I have to order through courtesy nissan in the states and pay 40 bucks shipping.

I wouldn't have known without this forum so thanks guys.

This car is pretty decent and ticked most of my boxes - I was in a 98 BMW 540 6 speed for 10 years until the timing guides went...along with almost everything else.

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Old 02-15-2019, 10:48 AM
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Did you guys change the washer for the drain plug when you drained the fluid and refilled? per FSM.
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Old 02-15-2019, 11:42 AM
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Originally Posted by mahanddeem View Post
Did you guys change the washer for the drain plug when you drained the fluid and refilled? per FSM.
You would think Nissan would use the same washer for the CVT drain plug as with the oil drain plug. I really don't know but the dealership parts dept could tell you.

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Old 02-15-2019, 10:10 PM
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You would think Nissan would use the same washer for the CVT drain plug as with the oil drain plug. I really don't know but the dealership parts dept could tell you.
Are the 2 washers the same size? honestly I would assume, think and believe that Nissan dealers would reuse the old washer if it's in good condition. Something like they do not reset CVTF deterioration value in CONSULT despite FSM recommendation (I know they did not do it for my car when they drain/refilled my CVT).
My question was for people here if they reused or changed the washer when they changed their fluid.
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Old 02-16-2019, 07:40 AM
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The one for oil is a copper crush washer, the one for the cvt is a neoprene type o ring
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Old 02-16-2019, 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by mahanddeem View Post
Are the 2 washers the same size? honestly I would assume, think and believe that Nissan dealers would reuse the old washer if it's in good condition. Something like they do not reset CVTF deterioration value in CONSULT despite FSM recommendation (I know they did not do it for my car when they drain/refilled my CVT).
My question was for people here if they reused or changed the washer when they changed their fluid.
When I had my Frontier I changed the oil myself and used a new copper crush washer each time.
On my Maxima the dealership changes the oil and each time they use a new copper washer which they charge me $1.40 for it.
When I had the CVT oil changed by the dealership there was no mention of a new washer on the billing statement, so I would assume they reused the old one.
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Old 02-18-2019, 08:42 AM
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My first CVT-tranny powered vehicle(a 2016 Maxima SL, 40k miles, mostly hwy miles). I just don't wanna screw myself up by not doing proper maintenance(I'm not that much of a car guy, trying to learn "proper car care" that's real life / real world-people(such as the smart people in here follow in their personal vehicle care), as always.

You guys are my go-to for sage advice, cheers.

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Old 02-22-2019, 07:26 PM
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A question please,
When fluid and transmission are both hot and in operating temperature, can we assume that 4.5 quarts of NS2 fluid are all what is needed regardless of how much fluid came out during drain?
The thought process is as follows:
When you want to check CVT fluid level, you use the CVT dip stick, in which its only function is to "dip" inside the fluid inside the pan. Any other collection of fluid that can not be measured is not in the pan(meaning that you scale is only the fluid in pan). When you add fluid through the charging pipe, you only add to the pan fluid. Since most of people (after gradually adding a quart at a time when doing drain/refill process ended up adding 4.5 quarts and they are golden) I'd assume everyone will only need 4.5 quarts (even if drained like 5 quarts?

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Old 02-23-2019, 06:21 AM
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Originally Posted by mahanddeem View Post
A question please,
When fluid and transmission are both hot and in operating temperature, can we assume that 4.5 quarts of NS2 fluid are all what is needed regardless of how much fluid came out during drain?
The thought process is as follows:
When you want to check CVT fluid level, you use the CVT dip stick, in which its only function is to "dip" inside the fluid inside the pan. Any other collection of fluid that can not be measured is not in the pan(meaning that you scale is only the fluid in pan). When you add fluid through the charging pipe, you only add to the pan fluid. Since most of people (after gradually adding a quart at a time when doing drain/refill process ended up adding 4.5 quarts and they are golden) I'd assume everyone will only need 4.5 quarts (even if drained like 5 quarts?
You're forgetting about the cvt filter, apparently it holds fluid and then there's the fluid that's in the lines as well. Think logically, if you check your fluid level prior to changing your fluid, and replacing the cvt filter and you collect the fluid and measure it at 5 quarts. Shouldn't you add 5 quarts back into the system?

Now if you don't replace the cvt filter and just do a drain and fill, then if there are no leaks then you should logically only have to replace 4.5 quarts. BLUF, if you simply add fluid until you reach the mark on the dipstick you should be good.
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Old 02-23-2019, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Maxgig View Post
You're forgetting about the cvt filter, apparently it holds fluid and then there's the fluid that's in the lines as well. Think logically, if you check your fluid level prior to changing your fluid, and replacing the cvt filter and you collect the fluid and measure it at 5 quarts. Shouldn't you add 5 quarts back into the system?

Now if you don't replace the cvt filter and just do a drain and fill, then if there are no leaks then you should logically only have to replace 4.5 quarts. BLUF, if you simply add fluid until you reach the mark on the dipstick you should be good.
Thanks for the reply. I had around 4.3q (I was told) drained and filter changed then refill done by the dealer back in December 2018. Long story short, they broke the locking mechanism of the dip stick and from my checking now they overfilled, might by around half a quart over the hot upper limit
Now I'm thinking to do another round of drain and refill (no filter change). I'd expect 5q out and might only fill with 4q to 4.2q back, to compensate for the overfill.

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Old 03-05-2019, 08:42 AM
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I am doing my first transmission fluid replacement...at 100k. FML
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Old 03-05-2019, 09:24 AM
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I am doing my first transmission fluid replacement...at 100k. FML
Are you the original owner?
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Old 03-05-2019, 09:38 AM
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Originally Posted by mahanddeem View Post
Are you the original owner?
Yes, a terrible one.
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by rudals1281 View Post
Yes, a terrible one.
Why are you terrible? The maintenance guide says to change it at 100k (or sooner in severe operations). I know a lot of folks change it a lot earlier which is totally fine and yes, better, but I wouldn't sweat it. I did my first change about 97k and now have 168k and still doing well.
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by NCSUpilot View Post
Why are you terrible? The maintenance guide says to change it at 100k (or sooner in severe operations). I know a lot of folks change it a lot earlier which is totally fine and yes, better, but I wouldn't sweat it. I did my first change about 97k and now have 168k and still doing well.
With these transmissions much better to be safe than hand $4k for a replacement. 100k is definitely late, no matter what conditions of operation. Nissan will gladly say whatever they want in their literature, they have no problem selling you a new transmission if yours fails.
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