As you probably know, yeah, that is normal for the copper to get crushed quite a bit. Same is true for the one used in the engine oil pan drain plug for our cars.Scooter71 wrote:My one thing that raises my eyebrow is that when I removed the drain plug the washer was crushed flat.
When the torque to spec is correctly applied, the copper is as crushed as it needs to be and should be fine. Yes, you may still see some of it from the edges.Scooter71 wrote:Installed the new one and there was a bit of a gap between the plug and the pan. I can see the copper from the washer. Is this normal. I torqued it down to spec and there's no leak, should I be worried?
So what is a reasonable count to recommend servicing if there is no mileage or count # recommended by manufacturer? It was my understanding that the life was a percentage but when I check with AE proline I get a count of 2130. So... how do I use that information to recommend service, or tell a customer if it's good or not? Does the number have any meaning? I appreciate any info you might have.dave08902 wrote:You are right, you need a professional scan tool to reset the CVT fluid count. The normal code readers will not work. I have several scanners that can do the reset. First I have the Autoenginuity Proline with Asian and Domestic. You can just buy the connector and just the Nissan enhanced data. I also have the Nissan Consult 3, Launch x431 and an Autel ms908 scanner, all of these will do the reset. When you see the fluid count it is just a number from zero to infinity and there is nothing in the service manual saying what is the limit. All your dealer is trying to do is sell you a service. You can just change the fluid and forget about resetting the fluid count because you can only change out half the fluid at a time, so resetting it to zero would be incorrect because half your fluid is old. All you need to know is that the fluid in the transmission is changed and keep records of your work. Your TCM will not set a code for fluid life because there is no such code and Nissan consult 3 will not tell you that the fluid needs to be replaced, it is the dealers policy to bring in service work. You don't need about the warranty because under normal use it does not state that you need to replace it and will not void your warranty.
Hope this helps..
Rogue One - This is $14.12 per quart (case) shipped domestic (at least to Oregon). That's a good deal. Thanks for sharing. Their website says they don't ship international so that leaves out our Canadian friends. Bummer.Rogue One wrote:Nissan Factory OEM CVT Continuously Variable Transmission Fluid - 999MP-NS200P
Your Price: $14.95 ea. or $154 case of 12
http://www.thenismoshop.com/Nissan-Fact ... p_896.html
Did you ever do this? Just wondering how it went with AMSoil CVT fluid?di_gent wrote:I am going to get the AmsOil Synthetic CVT fluids from a local supplier it's going to be only $12.65/Quart (tax included). i checked their website and they have tested it and it performs just as good as the Nissan NS-2 CVT Fluid. here is the link http://www.amsoil.com/shop/by-product/t ... e=CVTQT-EA
i think some of the experts will discourage against it but i hope it will all go well . Any major concerns?
Since you have the 2008 w/ AWD you should have the trans cooler installed in front of the radiator. That carries transmission fluid.joesera wrote:Update on my CVT flush question above. ..I searched in vain for a line carrying CVT fluid attached to the radiator to disconnect in order to flush out the CVT fluid. It looks like coolant lines run into a heat exchanger on the CVT, so there may be no external CVT fluid lines.Can anyone confirm?