Typing my reply earlier made me go out and put my 09 on the ramps and drain it. I only run it long enough to drive it on as to not have to mess with fluid that may have expanded. Like clock work, exactly 4 qts comes out and 4 qts of valvoline went in. If I drain the fluid on flat ground I get another 1/2 qt out but being that I have a few cases of fluid I do it every 10k. What came out today almost looked new and seemed like a waste of good fluid. Piece of mind. A nice 10 mile highway drive showed a dipstick 3/4 up the hash which is perfect.
Vstar, I assume you work at a dealership? Can you verify the service procedure on my 21 Altima? I assume it’s like my 18 rogue, remove the leveling plug around 112 degrees but wanna make sure. I’ll be dumping the factory fill around 10k to remove any wear metals.
Shoot, I'm getting my threads mixed-up. The new Alties definitely have a high plug, I dunno about the new Rogues. I don't think we've done a D&F on one yet, but I'll take a look at one later today. The high plug was never the "official right way" to D&F on any of the CVT's, so it won't be in the ESM. The ESM will say to use a bottom-up pump.
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