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Re: Amsoil CVT Fluid [Re: IveBeenRued] #3560786 12/09/14 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted By: IveBeenRued
Just become a preferred member under Pablo (ZO# 515729). It will cost you $10 for 6 months and then you can buy the CVT fluid at wholesale prices. Just go to amsoil.com and click on the "Buy Wholesale" button on the top. Then click the green "Click here to Become a preferred customer" button. Add the 6 month trial for $10 to your cart and you will immediatly be able to price the CVT fluid at the wholesale prices. Here are the Canada shipping rates. When you check out you will be asked who referred you and just put ZO# 515729.


Thanks for that. Note the # is 515729

Best would be as a PC just pick up here if not too far:

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Re: Amsoil CVT Fluid [Re: Pablo] #4695437 03/15/18 08:13 AM
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ATF oil ,engine oil are very good business here .

Re: Amsoil CVT Fluid [Re: IndyIan] #4703849 03/23/18 12:22 AM
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Originally Posted By: IndyIan
I wonder how different the CVT fluid is compared to tractor fluild? Seems to have all the same basic requirements, with friction modifiers to prevent wet brake and clutch chatter.


Necro post but see:

Nissan CVT Fluid 1

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Nissan CVT Fluid 2

These CVT fluids are very, very different from Step-Shift transmission fluids and tractor fluids.

Each application has a completely different set of requirements and additive chemstries.

None of these fluids are interchangeable across applications.

E.g, do not put a Step-Shift ATF fluid in a CVT or a tractor fluid in ANY AT transmission, or a CVT fluid in a Step-Shift transmission.

BTW, the Amsoil CVT fluid has been upgraded to cover Nissan's NS-3 CVT spec.





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Re: Amsoil CVT Fluid [Re: Pablo] #4854651 08/29/18 03:36 PM
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Amsoil has a great application guide with accurate specs on which product to use in which model of cars. I would highly advise using that. I have been using Amsoil oil and Transmission fluid for almost 2 decades and have tons of miles on original engines and transmissions without issues that are always spotlessly clean. They know their stuff that is for sure.

I would also highly recommend their CVT fluid over the Nissan fluid. When the CVT failures were happening in the first generation Nissan transmissions Amsoil studied the problem and developed a fluid based on their transmissions and it outperforms Nissan fluid hands down. They have pictures on their site showing the differences.


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Re: Amsoil CVT Fluid [Re: Pablo] #4856400 08/31/18 12:16 PM
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everything OE is manufactured to a price point for the profit desired!! aftermarket is similar + seeing Amsoils prices it should be better a LOT better!!! since they answer NO questions about the makeup of their lubes i QUIT using them, your $$$ + choice.

Re: Amsoil CVT Fluid [Re: Pablo] #4858587 09/03/18 08:08 AM
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For the Nissan NS-3 crowd:
I did 2 spill-and-fills on an abused 80K mile 2015 Altima. Used Valvoline CVT fluid.
Really smoothed out that tranny.
Fluid was less that $10 per quart.


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Re: Amsoil CVT Fluid [Re: dparm] #4883008 09/29/18 11:34 AM
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Awesome. How about some dual-clutch fluid too? :-)


Amsoil now has DCT fluid smile

Last edited by xxch4osxx; 09/29/18 11:34 AM.

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Re: Amsoil CVT Fluid [Re: JeffKeryk] #4945879 12/07/18 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by JeffKeryk
For the Nissan NS-3 crowd:
I did 2 spill-and-fills on an abused 80K mile 2015 Altima. Used Valvoline CVT fluid.
Really smoothed out that tranny.
Fluid was less that $10 per quart.


I want to second this also.

A few months back, I went to Advance Auto Parts and was lucky to find Castrol CVT for $5 a bottle. I bought 5 and did a transmission fluid change on my 2008 Nissan Maxima. Car drives great. Transmission shifts like butter. Car has 243,500 miles on odometer as I am typing this. Plus, I am the original owner. I bought it brand new in 2008 and have changed the transmission fluid probably like 4 times now. This was the first time I have used something else other than Nissan CVT fluid.

I am sure Valvoline CVT fluid too would offer the same kind of protection.

I wish the day I had bought the fluid, I could have bought enough to change my fluid again like 6 months down the road just because I got it super cheap.


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Re: Amsoil CVT Fluid [Re: Pablo] #4965790 12/30/18 10:47 PM
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When a trans or cvt fails normally the fluid is all the same black HA!

Re: Amsoil CVT Fluid [Re: Pablo] #5129985 06/10/19 06:48 AM
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I used castrol cvt in my wife’s Murano after the 10/120k warranty expired and it was fine for around 100k and I never had the dealer service it. My altima had dealer service at recommended intervals and it failed at 90k. Nissan never batted an eye and replaced it the next day. My wife’s 2018 rogue has a cvt but feels nothing like the first ones, it actually shifts like a normal tranny.

Re: Amsoil CVT Fluid [Re: vssjim] #5129988 06/10/19 06:51 AM
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Originally Posted by vssjim
When a trans or cvt fails normally the fluid is all the same black HA!

Not when mine failed. Clear as day and no burnt smell. My cvt didn’t actually fail, it just started whining during a hot trip home from stlouis.

Re: Amsoil CVT Fluid [Re: MolaKule] #5181713 08/08/19 06:10 AM
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Originally Posted by MolaKule
Originally Posted by IndyIan
I wonder how different the CVT fluid is compared to tractor fluild? Seems to have all the same basic requirements, with friction modifiers to prevent wet brake and clutch chatter.


Necro post but see:

Nissan CVT Fluid 1

and

Nissan CVT Fluid 2

These CVT fluids are very, very different from Step-Shift transmission fluids and tractor fluids.

Each application has a completely different set of requirements and additive chemstries.

None of these fluids are interchangeable across applications.

E.g, do not put a Step-Shift ATF fluid in a CVT or a tractor fluid in ANY AT transmission, or a CVT fluid in a Step-Shift transmission.

BTW, the Amsoil CVT fluid has been upgraded to cover Nissan's NS-3 CVT spec.



I've always been told the same thing - and believe you are right... but have you seen this?

Originally Posted by Afton Chemical
Traditionally, the only way to formulate both step-type and continuously variable transmission fluids required separate additives to achieve specification level performance. Not anymore. Afton’s new technology, the HiTEC® 3488 allows for premium-tier formulations for both CVT and ATF fluids.


Hitec 3488
More Info.

Re: Amsoil CVT Fluid [Re: Solarent] #5205617 09/05/19 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Solarent

...I've always been told the same thing - and believe you are right... but have you seen this?

Originally Posted by Afton Chemical
Traditionally, the only way to formulate both step-type and continuously variable transmission fluids required separate additives to achieve specification level performance. Not anymore. Afton’s new technology, the HiTEC® 3488 allows for premium-tier formulations for both CVT and ATF fluids.


Hitec 3488
More Info.
...

Yes, as Afton sent me a brochure and a letter.

I have requested data showing CVT traction coefficients and Step-Shift Mu(v) tests in example base oils.

Still waiting.

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Re: Amsoil CVT Fluid [Re: Pablo] #5308157 12/30/19 02:45 PM
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I would consider using Amsoil CVT in my Subaru except some Subaru CVTS have an possible issue and Subaru extended the warranty to 100K miles. My plan is to leave alone until 100K.


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Re: Amsoil CVT Fluid [Re: Donald] #5322707 01/14/20 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Donald
I would consider using Amsoil CVT in my Subaru except some Subaru CVTS have an possible issue and Subaru extended the warranty to 100K miles. My plan is to leave alone until 100K.

I think the Subaru CVT fluid situation is getting nuts.
My FXT requires a special high torque CVT fluid (orange) and I learned after the fact that a Subaru dealer put the standard (green) fluid into it at 60kmiles. Tranny then failed at 80kmiles and was repaired under the extended 100kmile warranty...they put the wrong fluid into it again and that it when I learned about the original mistake (they told me the new fluid they put in after the repair was as green as the stuff that came out). My tranny never really stopped working, but it was throwing codes repeatedly and was kind of weird in reverse.
My daughter's Impreza specs the standard fluid, which probably means they will get that one right if it gets worked on at a dealer.
My wife's new Legacy XT uses a new CVT fluid that I know nothing about at this point...other than it is new.
Not scary at all!!


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