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Eneos CVT fluid #5273062 11/20/19 07:38 PM
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I changes the CVT fluid in my car on Monday... I used this Eneos CVT fluid that us full synthetic. My car had gotten a bit loud in the past couple of weeks at low speed. The fluid that drained out actually did have some metallic shimmer to it as it was on my hand... That was note worthy because the first time I did a drain and refill it did not have that. The car has been quieter than it was before I added the Eneos CVT fluid. I am very impressed with this fluid. I am going to do another drain and refill in a couple of weeks... The other drain and refill had about 5k miles on it. I bet the first drain and refill did do some cleaning and that is why I saw what I saw on my hand as it drained out. The car is running quieter at low speed and accelerates very well. [Linked Image]


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Re: Eneos CVT fluid [Re: bbhero] #5273085 11/20/19 08:01 PM
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What’s the make/model of your car?

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2008 Nissan Altima VQ 3.5 two door coupe...

288,000+ miles... Original CVT in it.


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Re: Eneos CVT fluid [Re: bbhero] #5273120 11/20/19 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by bbhero
2008 Nissan Altima VQ 3.5 two door coupe...

288,000+ miles... Original CVT in it.


That's great to hear. I've always read the horror stories about people's JATCO CVTs going bad just after that 100,000mi mark.

What fluid change intervals have you typically done to get you to 288k mi? Have you changed any of the transmission's filters?

I've been doing 30,000mi or 3 year drain and fills with my Mitsubishi that has a JATCO CVT in it.


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Re: Eneos CVT fluid [Re: Mitsu4B11] #5273124 11/20/19 08:42 PM
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Being perfectly honest...

The first transmission fluid change was at 283,500 miles... Used Castrol Transmax CVT fluid in that first time early October...

Of note is here is my typical operation conditions... A whole, whole, whole lot of open highway driving... Like 98 percent of the miles and time the car has seen that. And it is not super hot in my area but 3-4 months of a year. In fact my area has not had widespread temps over 100°F hardly at all in the past 7 years.

So the car has seen the best operating conditions throughout it's time.

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Re: Eneos CVT fluid [Re: bbhero] #5273126 11/20/19 08:43 PM
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Good that there are more options to the too expensive Nissan NS2. I have been using Pennzoil Platinum CVT2 fluid in my Maxima, I found a MSDS online for the Nissan NS2 that showed the producer of the fluid was SOPUS, which is Shell = Pennzoil.

The Pennzoil CVT2 is green just like the Nissan stuff. Eneos is also very good.


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Re: Eneos CVT fluid [Re: KGMtech] #5273133 11/20/19 08:49 PM
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I wish I could have found that Pennzoil CVT-2 fluid... I would have gotten that if it was available.


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Re: Eneos CVT fluid [Re: bbhero] #5273158 11/20/19 09:24 PM
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Interesting. Thanks for the reply. At least from your anecdote, it would seem that city miles clearly take a pretty severe toll on CVTs. I’ll keep that in mind when considering my highway/city driving percentages on when to change next. I’ll probably stick with the 30,000mi / 3yr interval for the time being as I probably do 70% highway and 30% city.


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Re: Eneos CVT fluid [Re: bbhero] #5273170 11/20/19 09:45 PM
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iam sorry. but i need a part number.

Re: Eneos CVT fluid [Re: bbhero] #5273385 11/21/19 08:05 AM
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I tried this once with the Civic. It hated it.

Back to Honda CVT fluid. Perfect.


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Re: Eneos CVT fluid [Re: bbhero] #5273410 11/21/19 08:29 AM
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A lot of folks had luck with the Valvoline fluid also at a low cost. It the friction modifier and anti foamant that are critical. for the pusher link belt.

The oil the dealer put in my car in a complete drain and refill was not as good as factory and it foamed a lot. I also suspect they did some reporgramming as it revved up a lot more than before the service.

The level may have been a tad high but the year of my trans has the submerged pusher belt that causes foaming. The later jatco CVT8 trans have the belt out of the sump, IIRC

BBHero. your trans as at end of life. I think you are good. Noo need to do another drain and fill.

Unless it makes you feel better.

Maybe a nice surf and turf dinner out would make you feel even better-er smile


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Re: Eneos CVT fluid [Re: shrooms] #5273432 11/21/19 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by shrooms
I tried this once with the Civic. It hated it.

Back to Honda CVT fluid. Perfect.


You tried the Eneos Eco CVT, or another the Eneos Model H fluid?

Model H

Eco CVT

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bb- I would do some research on your CVT. It may have a return line filter mounted behind the fluid cooler.


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Re: Eneos CVT fluid [Re: KGMtech] #5273642 11/21/19 12:55 PM
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That’s awesome to hear. How much is the Pennzoil per qt?


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Good that there are more options to the too expensive Nissan NS2. I have been using Pennzoil Platinum CVT2 fluid in my Maxima, I found a MSDS online for the Nissan NS2 that showed the producer of the fluid was SOPUS, which is Shell = Pennzoil.

The Pennzoil CVT2 is green just like the Nissan stuff. Eneos is also very good.

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Originally Posted by D1dad
That’s awesome to hear. How much is the Pennzoil per qt?


Originally Posted by KGMtech
Good that there are more options to the too expensive Nissan NS2. I have been using Pennzoil Platinum CVT2 fluid in my Maxima, I found a MSDS online for the Nissan NS2 that showed the producer of the fluid was SOPUS, which is Shell = Pennzoil.

The Pennzoil CVT2 is green just like the Nissan stuff. Eneos is also very good.



It was about $13 CAD per bottle, got it from a Shell distributor in the Toronto area.


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