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Re: Which CVT fluid is best for Nissan [Re: bbhero] #4698211
03/18/18 12:36 AM
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Originally Posted By: bbhero


...I guess at the end of the day... I could well run the Amsoil CVT fluid in my car. Question I have is mixing it with old OEM fluid be a problem??? Because I would likely do 3 drain and refills over time...



I don't see a problem.

I do know the Multi-vehicle additive chemistry works.


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Re: Which CVT fluid is best for Nissan [Re: bbhero] #4698968
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Originally Posted By: bbhero
I will say this as well.. I read up on Hy- Perlube in here. The actual real good zinc replacement. Not that other junk. And based upon your assessment I was more than happy to run it in my lady's Camry. Between that and the Federated Auto Synthetic blend oil it greatly and I mean greatly reduced the noise from that 98 Camry motor. I do have a very, very high amount of confidence in your assessments. I also really respect your knowledge, experience, and tremendous help you bring into this forum.


I guess at the end of the day... I could well run the Amsoil CVT fluid in my car. Question I have is mixing it with old OEM fluid be a problem??? Because I would likely do 3 drain and refills over time.


I am sorry if I seemed like I was being trifling about this subject. Was not my intention. I just have a way of thinking of things based upon my way of thinking, what I have learned from my work, and having a judicious way of thinking of certain aspects of some circumstances.


I emailed Amsoil tech dept before I drained and filled my Quest, asked if it was ok to mix.
They said not a problem, their fluid would mix fine with the OEM.
Obviously the more new fluid the better. You could do multiple drain and fills to get the most new fluid in there.


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Re: Which CVT fluid is best for Nissan [Re: slacktide_bitog] #4703085
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Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog
Get Castrol CVT fluid from Amazon. It's $35 for a case of 6 smile

A few times a year, the parts stores have a sale on Castrol ATF for $5/qt. The deal does include their CVT fluid, but the sale isn't going on right now.

Valvoline is good too, but it does cost a bit more than Castrol. Some Walmarts are carrying Valvoline for about $7/qt, with the parts stores charging about $10/qt


I know I've been tempted to bite more than once on a 6 or 12qt case of Castrol Transmax CVT fluid deal online. I've seen it around $7/qt shipped a bunch of times. I have never seen the stuff locally. Suitable for Nissan NS-1, 2, 3 and Subaru Lineartronic.

My problem with Castrol transmax CVT fluid is it's dyed red per the MSDS. Why on EARTH would Castrol make it the same color as conventional ATF? I don't think there's an OEM CVT fluid out there that is red and I have to assume any shop that sees red fluid come out of an inop CVT is going to instantly blame the fluid.


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Re: Which CVT fluid is best for Nissan [Re: JTK] #4703459
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Originally Posted By: JTK
I know I've been tempted to bite more than once on a 6 or 12qt case of Castrol Transmax CVT fluid deal online. I've seen it around $7/qt shipped a bunch of times. I have never seen the stuff locally. Suitable for Nissan NS-1, 2, 3 and Subaru Lineartronic.

My problem with Castrol transmax CVT fluid is it's dyed red per the MSDS. Why on EARTH would Castrol make it the same color as conventional ATF? I don't think there's an OEM CVT fluid out there that is red and I have to assume any shop that sees red fluid come out of an inop CVT is going to instantly blame the fluid.


Probably because they think people might expect transmission fluid to be red, even though the factory fill CVT isn't. That is my best guess.

How far from you is the closest Advance Auto, Carquest, or Autozone? But even if they're too far and you can't get it locally, Amazon's price is very good (under $6/qt)

Re: Which CVT fluid is best for Nissan [Re: walterjay] #4703577
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Originally Posted By: JKT
I don't think there's an OEM CVT fluid out there that is red and I have to assume any shop that sees red fluid come out of an inop CVT is going to instantly blame the fluid.


A finished CVT fluid is Amber colored and clear.

I dyed mine blue because my customer's customers are mostly Nissan owners.

https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ub...ehi#Post4701006


If you have the auto parts store receipt and bring a bottle to the dealer, there can't be a lot of complaining.

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