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CVT Fluid Change

2016 versa note, almost 60k miles. Recommend change and warranty ends. I just called dealer, said I couldn't get CVT Fluid Filter, Fluid Filter cover, Transmission filter (there is none, no there is a strainer inside the pan), don't drop the pan.

I mean normally I would drop pan, clean the magnets inside, clean the pan, replace gasket, replace filter. I know it's just a strainer inside and the filter is external, but the service manual says filter cover is not to be reused.

So what do y'all do? Just a drain/fill twice (maybe drive a bit and do the 2nd one after a bit of driving)? Anyone drop pan, clean, new gasket and everything like I'm saying.

I mean the dealer is like the CVT isn't serviceable and you don't need to change the CVT fluid. Um dude your own service manual says 30k harsh (which TBH I should have done at 30k cause their harsh is like normal driving it seems) and 60k normal driving.
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2016 versa note, almost 60k miles. Recommend change and warranty ends. I just called dealer, said I couldn't get CVT Fluid Filter, Fluid Filter cover, Transmission filter (there is none, no there is a strainer inside the pan), don't drop the pan.

I mean normally I would drop pan, clean the magnets inside, clean the pan, replace gasket, replace filter. I know it's just a strainer inside and the filter is external, but the service manual says filter cover is not to be reused.

So what do y'all do? Just a drain/fill twice (maybe drive a bit and do the 2nd one after a bit of driving)? Anyone drop pan, clean, new gasket and everything like I'm saying.

I mean the dealer is like the CVT isn't serviceable and you don't need to change the CVT fluid. Um dude your own service manual says 30k harsh (which TBH I should have done at 30k cause their harsh is like normal driving it seems) and 60k normal driving.

Give this a look and see if it gives you ideas. Personally I would let the dealer take care of it but that choice is up to you. Good luck!!!

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Give this a look and see if it gives you ideas. Personally I would let the dealer take care of it but that choice is up to you. Good luck!!!

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I had the same dilemma about 2 months ago, ended up going to dealer, too much at stake. paid $300... the only flushed the system, didn't open it and didn't change the filter, they claimed the filter doesnt need to be changed. The car drives the same as before the CVT fluid change. Car has 100k, idk if previous owner changed fluid, so i didn't take chances
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All I do with my 2016 Nissan Quest CVT is drain it cold, use an empty 5qt oil jug to measure the amount I drained out, then refill will that exact amount. I buy Nissan NS-3 fluid off eBay for around $10/qt shipped. The only reason I stick with the NS-3 for now is because it's blue in color. Should I have a warranty issue with it, I don't want any other color fluid in there. Once I'm beyond my ~100K mi warranty, I'll have no problem using one of the "suitable for use" aftermarket fluid like Castrol, Valvoline, etc. Most of them are either red or motor oil colored.
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