+1, nothing wrong with busting that silly cap lock. The caps are sticky enough without it. Even us professionals hate 'em.
VStar650CL wrote: ↑Thu Jul 01, 2021 7:55 pmYou can flush through the cooler lines as long as you respect the flow direction, back-flushing isn't advisable because you're forcing fluid backward through the pump. However, unless your fluid is badly burnt or contaminated, any flushing isn't necessarily a good idea. CVT's don't make "ATF soup" like a conventional tranny because they have very limited clutch material. The little trash they do produce tends to wind up in the bottom of the pan, and flushing can just stir it up instead of eliminating it. If the fluid is reasonably healthy, you'll be better served to drop the pan while the tranny is cold and simply clean it out. As mentioned elsewhere in these forums, don't overfill when you replenish it. Overfilling by even a small amount is the #1 CVT-killer.
Was thinking about this one as well but what about this? What say you? https://youtu.be/GIuraMjpt0klocalTradey wrote: ↑Thu Jul 01, 2021 7:54 pmunless you have a machine that is designed to flush, no matter what you do, there will still be at least half the fluid left.
So why take the trouble to dot hat?
Better to drain and fill at 1000k interval 2 or 3 times and you get most of the fluid replaced.
Yeah. Thats what I would think so too “clean and accurate fill”D1dad wrote: ↑Fri Jul 02, 2021 4:02 amI say get yourself 12 quarts and do a pan drop first then back to back drain and fills. I’m not familiar with the 13 model but my 09 on ramps takes exactly 4 qts and my 18 has the leveling port which spits out around 6 ounces of the 4 qts I dump in. The only time I I ever did a tranny flush was with an 04 Taurus and the trans was toast within a few months. I know the cvt isn’t a Taurus tranny but replenishing the modifiers and getting the crap out is the same on all trannys. Clean and accurate fill is key to cvt longevity.
True enough, I do not know how the flow is inside. Thank you!!! Appreciate it a lot!!!localTradey wrote: ↑Fri Jul 02, 2021 4:08 amI saw the video on DIY flush on the Murano.
Let me give an example. You have a 4 bedroom house - with SPAM dining etc.
The house is filled with brown smoke (old oil). You open the front and back door. You blow in blue smoke (new oil) from the front door.
You wait by the back door, Initially you see the brown smoke coming out , being pushed out by the blue smoke. Eventually, blue smoke comes out and you stop the process.
Have you replaced all the brown smoke? There will be brown smoke in the bedrooms, dining etc since the smoke takes the easiest way out the back.
So similar with the video, I cannot tell if the flush goes from one end to the other end and pushes all fluid in between.
Similarly, if you drain and fill and without driving, drain and fill again. You may have replaced gallons of fluid but you have replaced all the new oil the second time since there some old oil located in other areas of the transmission.
So the video shows many gallons of oil being replaced, but you cannot tell if all the replaced oil are old oil. it could have just replaced oil from the pan, unless you know how the oil is flowing within the transmission during the "flush".
+1. You'll never get the last of it out of the torque converter even with a power flush. One pan drop and several D&F's is the way to go.D1dad wrote: ↑Fri Jul 02, 2021 4:02 amI say get yourself 12 quarts and do a pan drop first then back to back drain and fills. I’m not familiar with the 13 model but my 09 on ramps takes exactly 4 qts and my 18 has the leveling port which spits out around 6 ounces of the 4 qts I dump in. The only time I I ever did a tranny flush was with an 04 Taurus and the trans was toast within a few months. I know the cvt isn’t a Taurus tranny but replenishing the modifiers and getting the crap out is the same on all trannys. Clean and accurate fill is key to cvt longevity.
Turning the cap 180 degrees may have a risk of the cap being dislodge. During hot days and hard drive, the metal pipe expands and there is a chance the cap may pop off when it is loose or when you go over a bump.