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Trying Amsoil CVT Fluid #4502663
08/30/17 07:35 PM
08/30/17 07:35 PM
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cronk Offline OP
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Switched the wife's Nissan Quest over to Amsoil CVT fluid. Changed it at 78k, did 2 drain and fills took about 5 quarts each time.
Took the van on a 2300 plus mile week long trip and everything is well with the CVT, shifted smoothly the whole trip.
I did 2 suction and fills previously at 50 or 55k with OEM NS-2 fluid.

So far so good, seems to shift as good as ever.
Just wanted to report my findings to anyone interested or looking for an alternate fluid.


2008 Ford F350
2003 Chevy Cavalier
2011 Nissan Quest
1986 Pontiac Trans Am
1940 Ford 9N Tractor
Amsoil lubes and filters!
Re: Trying Amsoil CVT Fluid [Re: cronk] #4502881
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I have had the same experience in my Nissan Rogue.


2012 Nissan Rogue
Re: Trying Amsoil CVT Fluid [Re: cronk] #4503111
08/31/17 08:46 AM
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Good to know - though I just spent big bucks for a pan drop at the dealer

Must be all in the friction modifiers.

I have the older less efficient trans (with the more viscous oil)


2014 Nissan Rogue S CVT, OC#9 41392mi-QSUD10W30 + M110A CHAMP Filter; 2017 Subaru Crosstrek CVT OC#2 ?? mi-SOA/Idemitsu 0w20 + SOA Filter
Re: Trying Amsoil CVT Fluid [Re: cronk] #4503589
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How long do you plan on leaving it in? smile

Re: Trying Amsoil CVT Fluid [Re: cronk] #4503810
08/31/17 08:07 PM
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Thanks cronk! Good info. I've got the latest generation Jatco CVT in our 2016 Nissan Quest that uses the blue, (seemingly low viscosity) Nissan NS-3 CVT juice. Luckily, NS-3 isn't too horribly priced online. You can get it for under $10/qt shipped. My local Nissan dealer parts counter wants $20/qt for it. LOL.

Last edited by JTK; 08/31/17 08:10 PM.

2017 Ram 1500 4x4, 3.6L. 2016 Nissan Quest SV (Babe magnet IV)
Re: Trying Amsoil CVT Fluid [Re: ARCOgraphite] #4504660
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Originally Posted By: ARCOgraphite
Good to know - though I just spent big bucks for a pan drop at the dealer

Must be all in the friction modifiers.

I have the older less efficient trans (with the more viscous oil)


mine is a 2011 and takes the ns-2


2008 Ford F350
2003 Chevy Cavalier
2011 Nissan Quest
1986 Pontiac Trans Am
1940 Ford 9N Tractor
Amsoil lubes and filters!
Re: Trying Amsoil CVT Fluid [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4504663
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Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog
How long do you plan on leaving it in? smile



Not sure yet, since I'm only doing drain and fills and not flushing all the fluid, I may just do a drain and fill once a year.


2008 Ford F350
2003 Chevy Cavalier
2011 Nissan Quest
1986 Pontiac Trans Am
1940 Ford 9N Tractor
Amsoil lubes and filters!
Re: Trying Amsoil CVT Fluid [Re: cronk] #4505547
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I agree with the simplicity of a once per year drain/fill. Especially because the Quest, Pathfinder, Murano and maybe more are so easy to do given they're equipped with a drain plug, a level check plug and a refill tube.


2017 Ram 1500 4x4, 3.6L. 2016 Nissan Quest SV (Babe magnet IV)
Re: Trying Amsoil CVT Fluid [Re: JTK] #4506008
09/03/17 07:56 AM
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Originally Posted By: JTK
I agree with the simplicity of a once per year drain/fill. Especially because the Quest, Pathfinder, Murano and maybe more are so easy to do given they're equipped with a drain plug, a level check plug and a refill tube.


Our 11 has a dipstick, so even easier!


2008 Ford F350
2003 Chevy Cavalier
2011 Nissan Quest
1986 Pontiac Trans Am
1940 Ford 9N Tractor
Amsoil lubes and filters!

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