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#1 Old 11-12-2012, 07:49 PM
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Opinion on transmission flush:

Hey guys. I recently bought a 2008 Titan, and it would seem that the fluids where not done at 30000. I changed the front diff, rear diff, and transfer case. I talked to Nissan, and they said that they due a drain and fill for the trans at 30000. I want to do a full blown transmission flush. I work for a dealer with a high quality flush machine. everyones opinion on this matter would be helpful. Thank you.
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Don't do it! Just do a spill and fill.

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If you follow the regular maintenance schedule, don't off-road or tow then the transmission fluid never has to be changed. Only if you off-road or tow is it necessary to replace the fluid every 30,000 miles. This is all per the owners manual.

Nissan has a bulletin out telling dealers to not do a powered flush of the transmission. Only the pumping action of the transmission itself is to be used to purge the old fluid.

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Doing it yourself isn't that difficult and doesn't require any special tools. Probably the finest write-up on how to do it yourself can be found here: http://www.titantalk.com/forums/tita...ivetrain/79821. Be sure you read the thread, not just the first post.

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I have the dealer do a spill and fill every 20k - cheap insurance and peace of mind.
Keeping this interval, I'll never have to do a complete flush - and I've heard horror stories of machines that introduce additional pressure into the trans and lines - more so on other vehicles, but still.

Stick to the Nissan fluid and just do a spill and fill.

Dealers in my area do it for $100 is I remember correctly.

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I asked the same question and also researched it here.

If you do the flush you can expect to be replacing your trans within the next 20K miles.

I had mine changed around 60K and it's still fine at 83,000.

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I asked the same question and also researched it here.

If you do the flush you can expect to be replacing your trans within the next 20K miles.

I had mine changed around 60K and it's still fine at 83,000.

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For more info, go to the JATCO (manufacturer of our trans) web site. According to them, the fluid is good for the life of the trans if you don't tow. I do tow 5000 lbs. a lot and did a cooler hose type flush at 65,000 and a spill and fill at 100,000. Both times I had the fluid analyzed and the report came back that the fluid was still like new. My reports are posted here somewhere. I did use the Nissan fluid both times. Not planning another change till 160,000 miles even though I still tow a lot, perhaps 25% of the time.

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