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I just don't have the time during the week to drop it off at the dealer. So on my day off Sunday it took me about 2 hrs to due the oil and transmission fluid and I saved $$
 

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Not such a good deal as far as I am concerned. I had mine flushed and refilled at the dealer for $92.00!!! No fuss, no muss or mess. It is on record I had it done, they did the work, well worth the $14.00 to me?
That's a real good price for a tranny flush. Try 99-149 at a jiffy lube for a regular automatic trans service. I'll give the dealer a shout when I'm due.
 

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Hey I have replaced tranny fluid twice I have 47K. Both times it was $200 at dealer. I'm pretty sure they got like 8 bottles in both times I'd have to check docs. Did I get taken? Isn't the $92 a drop pan and fill with 4 bottles?
 

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i got the supposed "flush" today but what they consider a flush today isnt really a flush at all, more like a drop the pan and change 4 quarts of fluid coulda done this my damn self and saved 100 bucks, man was i pissed when the service manager told me they don't do a true transmission flush on the nissan 5 speed transmissions cause it'd take 16-18 quarts to fully flush the transmission and 13.00 a quart plus the 2-3 hrs of labor it'd easily be over 400 bucks..
so lesson learned don't trust the dealer do it in your drive way and save your self a 100 bucks and do the same thing they do..
 

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my dealer charges 162 plus a 25 dollar shop fee and tax....i just dropped the pan and changed 5 quarts.....
 

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Thats why I do it myself. They want to much money and I don't have the time to wast at the dealership.
 

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I am learning to LOVE my dealership all over again!!!
 

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Well Hmmmm.... $208 total and they would not lie on the invoice would they? They charged me for 10 bottles and a gasket kit both times. I need to call them out on that then but only if I know that it is physically impossible to get 10 out of it.
 

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the manager i talked to today said they have to hook up hoses to the transmission to do the complete flush.. i guess you could ask them if they disconnected hoses, hehe
 

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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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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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So, the guys that changed there own fluid there is no filter to replace? I only heard mention of a gasket and oil.
James
 

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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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