CVT Fluid 5 Quarts P/N 999MP-NS200P
Drain Plug Washer P/N 11026-JA00A
Drain pan to hold old oil
Lint free rags
19 MM Socket
Torque Wrench 25 Ft/Lbs
Small flat tip screwdriver
Before I changed the CVT oil, I wanted to check the level as per Service Bulletin NTB12-057. I brought temp count right to 161 and I was shocked to see the fluid over serviced right from Nissan. It was beyond the full hash mark for full. Since I live in the north east I never got the transmission into fail safe.
First thing is to make sure you can remove the dip stick.
Use a small screw driver and push the little tab and then pull out dipstick
Jack up vehicle and remove CVT drain Plug and drain into pan. I then measured how much oil came out and I got 4 quarts and 23 ounces.
After CVT oil stops draining, replace gasket and install drain plug. Torque drain plug to 25 ft/lbs.
Update from Scooter71. The new style drain plug gasket is the same one as the oil drain plug and when torqued properly will show a gap between the plug and pan. The new gasket has a notch on one side, I faced it toward the plug side so I can give the smooth sealing surface to the drain pan
Take out dipstick and put funnel into tube and fill with CVT fluid. Be careful not to drip oil onto exhaust. I did that and car smoked for several days. The oil is very light like 10 weight oil so it is very easy to spill. Since the CVT was overfilled I filled CVT with 4 quarts of fluid. The 4 quarts just put me on the low side of the dipstick with engine off and cold.
I then took car out for a drive to warm it up and it took 8 miles before I got the temp count up to 161.
With the engine at idle and ran thru all gears, I then checked the fluid and was a little low and added an additional 10 ounces of oil to bring it to the middle of the mark in Service Bulletin NTB12-057. Since I measured the quantity out, the transmission was over serviced by 13 ounces right from the factory.
I then cleared the CVT fluid deterioration date.
Here is picture of the new fluid compared to the oil fluid. The new oil is green and you can see through it. This CVT has 37000 miles on it and this fluid is supposed to last the life of vehicle???
This job took me a total of 3 hours, including taking pictures and driving it around town to warm up transmission. Since I know exactly how much fluid I put in, the next time I change the oil should be faster than an oil change.
On a final note, I suggest everyone check their fluid level as mine was overfilled right from Nissan. I you don’t have a scanner for fluid temp count then I would suggest driving your car for about 8 miles of local 25-40 MPH roads with an outside air temp of 70 degrees. I did notice that my car is much quieter and I dont hear a gurgling noise anymore. I hope this helps anyone who plans on changing their oil.