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post #16 of 25 Old 12-17-2016, 07:53 AM
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Any update on this for dealer cost and thoroughness on CVT oil change?
I am almost at 70k and am going to bite the bullet to have dealer do this service.

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I am almost at 70k and am going to bite the bullet to have dealer do this service.
Why at only 70K miles? And what part of MA are you in? (because I have had very good dealer experiences at Sullivan Nissan in Kingston, MA)
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Same question. Most Muranos run well over 100K miles before the fluid test (supposed to be the way you determine an actual need for a change) indicates that it's warranted.

If you simply have an itch to change something, check the transfer case and top it up. The tranny can wait, unless you have a specific symptom you are trying to address.

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Well, at almost 7 years, I think the fluid is getting worn out... plus I ask a lot of my transmission
I am up near Boston, used to go to Framingham Nissan, will probably go to Milford since my local mechanic doesn't do CVT work

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Well, "think" is neither a logical nor objective measure. If you want to spend the multiple hundred dollars involved, it's up to you. Just don't use anything but the Nissan fluid made of unobtanium.

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Just don't use anything but the Nissan fluid made of unobtanium.
That used to be true. These days there are NS2 compatible fluids from reliable suppliers, (with warranties) EX; Amsoil....

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That used to be true. These days there are NS2 compatible fluids from reliable suppliers, (with warranties) EX; Amsoil....
Yes, but if it's still under warranty (70K miles, remember...) DO NOT use them. You will void the transmission warranty.

Once it's out of warranty, use what you like.

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This will be on my spring to do list. The QUICK change places here have generic CVT fluid - they claim NS2 compatible - at a $200 replace charge not flush.
The dealer is $300 again for replace not flush. I found out the dealer can determine approx service life through the diagnostic port. They can bring up the amount of starts and some other cycle
that the CVT has gone through. There is some range Nissan determines that the fluid is good for. The dealer has given me various answers over the years as to change intervals , 40 to 120 K.

Unfortunately we can't get the good deals on the NS2 non Nissan brand(castrol vavoline) here in Canada. $25+ per quart from Nissan.

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This will be on my spring to do list. The QUICK change places here have generic CVT fluid - they claim NS2 compatible - at a $200 replace charge not flush.
The dealer is $300 again for replace not flush. I found out the dealer can determine approx service life through the diagnostic port. They can bring up the amount of starts and some other cycle
that the CVT has gone through. There is some range Nissan determines that the fluid is good for. The dealer has given me various answers over the years as to change intervals , 40 to 120 K.

Unfortunately we can't get the good deals on the NS2 non Nissan brand(castrol vavoline) here in Canada. $25+ per quart from Nissan.
So they don't only actually test the oil, just estimate based certain load parameters gleaned from data in OBD? My concern is that moving metal parts wear and it seems highly dubious that a lubricant can last a "lifetime" or even 100k

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it seems highly dubious that a lubricant can last a "lifetime" or even 100k
Except that out here in the real world, Murano owners (like me) have done exactly that. Knock on wood, of course, but my 04SE that I bought new 12 years ago last Oct., is still running just fine at 119K miles on the original CVT fluid.
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