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Can I reuse a Nissan Transmission pan gasket? #5421581 05/05/20 11:47 AM
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I have a 06 Pathfinder and I want to inspect the transmission filter and magnets after 127k miles. Nissan wanted 45 for just the gasket and eBay wants 30 for it. Is this thing using gold to seal it??? I've seen rubber gaskets at Napa for around 5 bucks would these work? Can I reuse the old one? Or can I just use some red high heat rtv silicone gasket maker by permatex? The OEM gasket is thin so I don't think it's used for a clearance in the pan.

Re: Can I reuse a Nissan Transmission pan gasket? [Re: Dogred08] #5421588 05/05/20 11:52 AM
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You need to have a new one on hand. Not a cheesy cork one either. Then when your in the process you will see if a new one is needed.


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Re: Can I reuse a Nissan Transmission pan gasket? [Re: Dogred08] #5421598 05/05/20 12:02 PM
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Felpro tranny gaskets are really great. More substantial material than plain rubber or cork.

There are reusable gaskets. The ones I saw were thin metal with a bead of rubber embedded.

Re: Can I reuse a Nissan Transmission pan gasket? [Re: doitmyself] #5421616 05/05/20 12:16 PM
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Can you find me one I've tried looking everywhere and even their website but have had no luck at all finding one for this nissan. It's a 06 Pathfinder SE 4WD

Re: Can I reuse a Nissan Transmission pan gasket? [Re: doitmyself] #5421618 05/05/20 12:17 PM
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[Linked Image]

Here is what it looks like

Re: Can I reuse a Nissan Transmission pan gasket? [Re: Dogred08] #5421621 05/05/20 12:21 PM
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I wouldn't. If the ATF is lifetime fill why would the gasket be re-usable?


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Re: Can I reuse a Nissan Transmission pan gasket? [Re: BMWTurboDzl] #5421629 05/05/20 12:34 PM
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The atf is definitely not lifetime it even states it in the manual. I think that's some bs Toyota started with the world standard atf. But I've changed my fluid over to Valvoline max life full synthetic atf and it has worked really well it shifts smoother and stays the nice red color. The Nissan stuff turned a clearish brown color which I read online was normal when it was worn out.

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If its a thin piece of metal I have reused those on Infinities with no leaks. Or even a rubber with metal core is fine to reuse as well.

If its rubber with no metal core then I generally replace those.


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Re: Can I reuse a Nissan Transmission pan gasket? [Re: Dogred08] #5421709 05/05/20 02:05 PM
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Pretty sure I recall paying more than $5, 35yrs ago even for a junker cork gasket.

If some type of metal/rubber laminated gasket is available, those are worth $45 for an application like this IMO.


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Re: Can I reuse a Nissan Transmission pan gasket? [Re: Dogred08] #5421745 05/05/20 02:49 PM
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If it looks OK, I guess you can give it a try.
Your choice.

As other has said, better safe than sorry.


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Re: Can I reuse a Nissan Transmission pan gasket? [Re: Dogred08] #5421749 05/05/20 02:55 PM
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no-no

If you drop the pan, replace the gasket.

Rock Auto has the OEM gasket for $20, but they only have one left!

Re: Can I reuse a Nissan Transmission pan gasket? [Re: JTK] #5421753 05/05/20 02:59 PM
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This was the Napa one I was talking about it's definitely not cork. I just have several other parts to replace and need to use my extra money as little as possible like the OEM gasket costs more than the filter!
If rtv was an option I would prefer that but it doesn't seem l ike it is.


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Re: Can I reuse a Nissan Transmission pan gasket? [Re: Dogred08] #5421845 05/05/20 04:51 PM
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Here's a filter and gasket from Amazon. Cheap. Make sure you follow the tightening sequence and have an inch pound torque wrench. ATP is widely used in shops.


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00P1929I...comp-feature-scomp-wm-5&ref=aa_scomp



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Re: Can I reuse a Nissan Transmission pan gasket? [Re: sloinker] #5421920 05/05/20 06:23 PM
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Napa sells that exact same kit but the gasket is rubber and the reviews on the gasket are mixed which is the only thing I'm concerned about

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