The cost to replace the CVT fluid has come down if $80 was the cost of the fluid and the labor. Previous posts suggested a much higher cost just for the transmission fluid.Cryogenix said:I just did my 30K service at around 27k, and the Service Manager said the tranny fluid was good for 60k. However, I told him to change it anyway, because I drive in Ds most of the time, which I'm sure breaks down the fluid much sooner than those who drive conservatively.
Whatever makes you feel happy. Cost was about $80.
It could have just been a drain and refill (in which case it would take 4-5 quarts) instead of the full 15 quart flush service the FSM recommends. When I asked my dealer service manager, he said they take a computer reading (see the other CVT fluid threads) and if the number is something like 250,000 or higher, the fluid needs to be replaced. He said even on a Murano with 60,000 miles, the number only came up like 2000 or 3000. I'm not sure what this number measures, even the dealer did not know (but its in the FSM).HuskyFan said:
The cost to replace the CVT fluid has come down if $80 was the cost of the fluid and the labor. Previous posts suggested a much higher cost just for the transmission fluid.
I guess nissan will join their European breathrens (bmw/audi/Merz Benz) by coming out with nissan propietary transmission fluid. This is a way for NNA to earn extra $$$ from their owner so that they can charge $8/quart or more for the transmission fluid.Eric L. said:
I doubt we will ever see a suitable replacement aftermarket fluid for the CVT, since its a one of a kind transmission (no other car in the US uses it). A lot of new automatic transmissions come with proprietary fluids now - even the newer Nissans, which use a "Nissanmatic" type fluid (such as in the Maxima or 350Z).
PM = premimum maintenance planzebelkhan said:What is PM, S1, S2?
I paid less than $300 for the service, which was a change, not a flush. I'm going with a 45,000 mile interval.bruno said:I asked the Service Manager yesterday about recommended interval for CVT fluid change. His answer: 'the fluid is tested by us, and when it reaches around 250,000 on the analyzer, its time to change. Most of the older Muranos we see are around 6,000 or 7,000. A good thing, since it is about $700CAN for the service'
Silly me, I forgot to ask him when the fluid is 'analyzed'.
3750 miles is the "severe" duty interval. 7500 is the "normal" interval (which doesn't apply to anyone except those who drive freeway all the time).bruno said:BTW, Nissan recommends 6,000 km/3,750 miles oil changes for my Murano.....