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Should I change tranny fluid?

My automatic versa has 104k on it and the last tranny fluid change was at 60k. Is it safe to change it or should I just leave it?
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if it was changed at 60k and it's working fine now at 104k just wait until 120k and change it again. No clue what recommended interval is but 60k seemed to work for you. I don't think changing earlier will hurt you though.


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nope that's all gibberish myth about tranny fluid changes causing problems. Anywhere 50-100k miles are ok intervals to use. If you're hard on the trans, do it more towards the 50-60k end; drive like a grandma, and you can let it linger closer to the 100k.

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Thanks for your input guys. Do you happen to know the specific oil I have to use?
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.....drive like a grandma, and you can let it linger closer to the 100k.
There is a term used in automotive engineering/testing development community called "granny cycle" which is in fact similar to the way grandma uses their cars on a daily basis. The cycle is in fact one of the worst conditions you can subject your vehicle's powertrain. This is typically a combination of driving several short distance trips a few times a day, not allowing the engine/transmission/axles to warm up properly. Obviously worse during winter time.

Just to clarify that driving like grandma is not necessarily good for your car.
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There is a term used in automotive engineering/testing development community called "granny cycle" which is in fact similar to the way grandma uses their cars on a daily basis. The cycle is in fact one of the worst conditions you can subject your vehicle's powertrain. This is typically a combination of driving several short distance trips a few times a day, not allowing the engine/transmission/axles to warm up properly. Obviously worse during winter time.

Just to clarify that driving like grandma is not necessarily good for your car.
My versa mostly sees stop and go, turning on and off, lots of shifting. I just bought 4 quarts of matic d and I'm gonna drain and replace. Do I need to drain it with the front jacked up or just drain it on a flat surface?
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If your versa has the cvt or manual instead of a traditional auto that is not the correct fluid.
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There is a term used in automotive engineering/testing development community called "granny cycle" which is in fact similar to the way grandma uses their cars on a daily basis. The cycle is in fact one of the worst conditions you can subject your vehicle's powertrain. This is typically a combination of driving several short distance trips a few times a day, not allowing the engine/transmission/axles to warm up properly. Obviously worse during winter time.

Just to clarify that driving like grandma is not necessarily good for your car.
haha, ok, fair enough, That makes sense. I meant slow and steady, never ragging on the engine or trans.

And yea, wrong trans fluid. If it's a manual tou want a 75-80, GL-4 spec gear oil (GL-4 is critical, more important than matching the other numbers). CVT uses NS-2 (just get it from the dealer), I'm not sure what spec the auto uses.

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It's not the cvt. I just put 3 qts and measured it cold and it read exactly in the middle of the cold range. I took it for a 5 minute drive and it measured exactly in the middle of the hot range. Problem is I have about an extra quart of oil that was drained out????? Should I add some more? Is it better to have it right under the high mark?
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