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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 17-10-16, 09:23 PM
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I've just been going through a full service on mine (engine, diffs, gearbox etc..) as I opened the rear diff to inspect the oil and it didnt look good in there. According to Nissan the gearbox is one of these sealed for life units and they do not recommend a service interval for the oil. However they did say if there was a fault they would then consider getting the oil changed. The oil is expensive, Nissan recommend only using their product and only sell it in 20 litre cans at a price of 330! If I remember correctly you need just over 10 litres to do a full flush and change. There may be another just as good oil that you can use but you never know exactly what Nissan put in the oil to know if it really is needed or if it is a con.

I do get a little slip on my gearbox, mainly when I am going up hill and go quickly to 3/4 throttle but not so much throttle that it kicks down. The worst I had was a jump in revs from 2,000 to 3,000 without a gear change and it felt like a clutch slippage for 2-3 seconds before sorting itself out. For this reason I am changing the oil next weekend.
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post #12 of 27 (permalink) Old 20-10-16, 12:19 PM
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keep us posted on how you get on
I will, trying to find the time to get it done today/tomorrow. Ended up spending last weekend in North Yorkshire giving the Navara its first test since I got it. It did ok
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post #13 of 27 (permalink) Old 27-10-16, 06:19 PM
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Making time for the gearbox oil change next Friday 4th Nov, will give it a good run that weekend and see if it has made any difference. Maybe I am paying more attention now but it does seem that the slipping is easier to recreate now.
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post #14 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-11-16, 07:26 AM
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The gearbox oil change was carried out on Friday. It had 1 litre of oil extra in there to what Nissan recommend and it was filled up with the exact amount they specify. It pains me to say it but I have seen no improvement. I initially thought it was smoother on the gear changes but now think that was me imagining it. I still get gear slippage and have opened another thread to discuss that.

Thread is here if you are interested - Gear slippage on auto box
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post #15 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-11-16, 12:38 PM
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sounds very much the same as Volvo say for their Geartronic box. It is sealed for life don't touch it, BUT in very small print in the back of the service book, if used as a taxi or to tow heavy loads, then the fluid should be changed and the gearbox recalibrated every 2 years (dealer and Volvo seem to disagree on a mileage limit for that).

Unfortunately when queried by me as to why the dealer had not pointed this out during the 36,000 and 54,000 mile services they said "its sealed for life doesn't need touching" when queried again they said "oh we didn't know you towed with it" (they fitted the removable tow bar)

It was finally therefore done at 62,000 miles and seems to have had no ill effect, price wasn't too bad c250 all in but I was told the fluid was very black. I would therefore recommend anyone towing with an auto to still have the fluid changed or indeed as people on www.volvoforumsorg.uk will say, the Volvo gearboxes actually only make it to high miles if the fluid changes are done anyway regardless of towing etc. The Volvo box is manufactured by Aisin AW, I am not sure who makes the one used by Nissan.
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post #16 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-11-16, 03:26 PM
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post #17 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-11-16, 09:21 PM
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this might be a good alternative not sure what box is in the v6 though

http://www.ravenol.de/en/products/us...j2s-fluid.html
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post #18 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-11-16, 05:02 PM
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The gearbox oil change was carried out on Friday. It had 1 litre of oil extra in there to what Nissan recommend and it was filled up with the exact amount they specify. It pains me to say it but I have seen no improvement. I initially thought it was smoother on the gear changes but now think that was me imagining it. I still get gear slippage and have opened another thread to discuss that.

Thread is here if you are interested - Gear slippage on auto box
Sorry to hear you are still having problems, did you do the fluid change yourself? just wondering how easy/hard it was to do and where the drain/fill plugs are
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post #19 of 27 (permalink) Old 12-11-16, 11:11 AM
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It is easy enough to do. My only complication was the fact we needed a new bung which took a few days from Nissan to arrive, this was swapped due to the other one showing some minor damage from a previous check. It took at least 3 cycles to get the oil fully flushed.
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post #20 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-01-17, 08:46 AM
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Sounds like a lot of work to change the fluids if you don't know what you are doing
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