Castrol CVT Fluid

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Castrol CVT Fluid

Postby Guzanote » Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:18 pm

Has anyone used the Castrol Transmax CVT fluid?? The Castrol website PDS paper says it is a Nissan NS1, NS2 approved fluid. Several people had used it with great results from Amazon. It is a hell of a lot cheaper than the NS2 fluid from Nissan.

Your comments will be greatly appeciated.

https://msdspds.castrol.com/bpglis/Fusi ... 9RV9FP.pdf

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Re: Castrol CVT Fluid

Postby AZhitman » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:07 pm

I've heard both good and bad - I checked with our trusted mechanic (Infiniti Master Tech for a couple decades) and he said he uses it...

You're out of warranty anyway, so I don't see an issue with it.

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Re: Castrol CVT Fluid

Postby Rogue One » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:47 am

From the Rogue Forum:
kots1 wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:28 pm
...I also tried both Valvoline CVT and Castrol CVT with no issues. No need to use OEM fluid with our CVT. I am at 134,000+ miles and still going strong on my 2008 Nissan Rogue 2WD. Just be sure to change your transmission oil at least every 30k miles. Nissan dealer replaced my tranny at 68k miles.

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Re: Castrol CVT Fluid

Postby Guzanote » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:10 am

Thanks so much fore the replies.

One more question: Can I just add the fluid on top of the old (NS2) to flush and refill at least 2 or 3 times. I believe 5 qts is what it comes out when you flush and refill. What should the interval be?

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Re: Castrol CVT Fluid

Postby Rogue One » Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:03 pm

Although it's from the Rogue Forum, this thread should help: CVT Transmission Fuid Change DIY Write-Up
Plus this one as well: 4x Drain & Fill, Final Fill, Dropping Pan in less than 2 months!
Hopefully you'll find some useful info.

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Re: Castrol CVT Fluid

Postby AZhitman » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:11 am

^ Boom.

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Re: Castrol CVT Fluid

Postby lne937s » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:32 pm

Personally, I would just do a regular drain and fill unless it has been a while since it has been changed. If it has been a while, I would just start doing a drain and fill with every oil change. This way, it will allow any detergents in the fresh fluid time to do their jobs between oil changes, and then remove dissolved contaminants with the drain and fill. If it has been a while, I would also consider dropping the pan to replace the strainer/filter and replace the filter you will find when you remove the beehive (CVT cooler). Just be very careful not to put more fluid in than what you take out/make sure not to overfill. If overfilled, it will go into protection mode when hot and potentially cause damage.

BTW, I personally use Valvoline CVT fluid.

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Re: Castrol CVT Fluid

Postby macgiver » Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:50 pm

mac here , yeah for "a few dollars more" ;) there's Dealer OEM fluid , so you save $30-$35 bucks ? :rotfl Even with an out of warranty (YOU THINK) :tisk: , CVT's are kind of novel still - with recalls , TSB's and especially EXTENDED REPAIR RECALL WARRANTIES - so please think again about if you can go back for Dealer service / satisfaction - but to your dismay ! They say Hey - this isn't FACTORY FLUID IN HERE !!!!! :wtf2: Glen 11/18/2017

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Re: Castrol CVT Fluid

Postby macgiver » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:31 pm

mac again looking again at the original post " Castrol says NS1 & NS2 , ? Really , I'm usually suspect of the widely-approvedand "Multi - rated" - anythings ! Since in warranty ,for my juke I get even the Ester motor oil & Nissan (oversize filter available) filter @ Nissan Dealer where I've asked twice , for that "second opinion" :yesnod about Juke CVT fluid to use and he specified the right one I saw in Owner's Man. Most important , OEM has TWO designations , significantly different CVT fluids here now. And both countermen said "be careful - DON'T get the other one !! " There is really only a right ONE , and Castrol's does both ???
So if you really want longevity , warranty (& any extended recall Wtty.) the best TLC for these relatively "noob" trannys why go with something 1) Dealer/factory can probably detect , 2) or this "FIX-ALL" blend ?? :biggrin: Glen 11/18/2017


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