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post #51 of 57 Old 12-08-2006, 09:23 PM
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As Toomny said, a complete flush requires a machine that connects to the cooler lines and pumps the fluid out. That is how they get a complete change.
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post #52 of 57 Old 12-13-2006, 02:59 PM
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Fluid Types

I've been looking at Amsoil's Penzoil's and Castrol's web pages for their ATF specs. Amsoil and Penzoil do not sell a fluid that they claim meets Matic J specs and in fact both specifically exclude it. Castrol claims that their Multivehicle ATF is "reccomended" for use in the Matic J spec. I'm a little cautious about that though because on the product data sheet while it specifically claims to meet the warranty requirements of Dexron III Mercon, Mercon V, and Allison C-4 specs it is only reccomended for use in the Nissan.

Perhaps I'm splitting hairs here but I've found that is exaclty what lawyers tend to do and personally I'd want to see in writing that the Fluid met Nissan Matic J specs before I used it. If someone can find a fluid that the maker claims meets the Matic J spec then fine but I've yet to find one myself.

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I would not want to risk voiding the warranty for a couple of $ BUT I thought this was interesting. Scroll to the bottom and look at the applications list http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/atf.aspx
it clearly states Nissan D, J and K. I don't have a problem taking my truck to the dealer to have them change my trany fluid if this will insure my warranty but I enjoy working on my titan and if I can do something myself, such as changing fluid (not a true flush) than I would prefer to.
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gottitan can said he can get the amsoil atf fluid for 7.00 each much much cheaper than 13bucks quart..
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So, the guys that changed there own fluid there is no filter to replace? I only heard mention of a gasket and oil.
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Nissan does not run a refinery/lube plant ; they buy their fluids from the lowest bidder that meets their spec. When I worked in Amoco R&D, GM, Ford, Chrysler (I don't remember others), sent in their specs. Amoco would blend up something ; the mfgr would send there specialist ( usually with his calibrated car or trans to put in an Amoco car) he drives it for shift feel. They might make an addition. Then if cheap enough , Amoco sells tank cars of oil. In this case Amoco knows more about blending the oil the the manufacturer. Do you think Amoco could make an equivalent under their own brand?

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amsoil now meets and exceeds matic j specs....the titan has no filter in the trans and i have reused the gasket twice now with no leaks.... in my honest opinion amsoil makes superior products.....

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