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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-07-16, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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changing transmission fluid

I've been watching video's about the transmission fluid but I don't see any transmission dipstick? So how do you add this fluid?

Draining seems easy? Just unscrew the bolt from the pan?


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Not sure if the V6 is different but on my manual it's like the diffs: There is filler hole half way up the side, you fill from underneath and fill just until level, i.e. it starts coming out of the hole. So you'll need an oil syringe or an oil bottle with long spout etc.
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I've been watching video's about the transmission fluid but I don't see any transmission dipstick? So how do you add this fluid?

Draining seems easy? Just unscrew the bolt from the pan?
Transmission dipstick is bolted down by the oil dipstick
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Transmission dipstick is bolted down by the oil dipstick
Just took a look under the bonnet where the oil dipstick is and didn't find it. Could it be that the V9x doesn't have one and the Yd25 does?


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Just took a look under the bonnet where the oil dipstick is and didn't find it. Could it be that the V9x doesn't have one and the Yd25 does?
Yes exactly, I'm gonna go sit in the corner for a while till I learn to read topic titles and stop using the new posts function..
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Yes exactly, I'm gonna go sit in the corner for a while till I learn to read topic titles and stop using the new posts function..
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Lol, but it could very well be, maybe I overlooked or something.
Besides, no need for shame, you wanted to help and I appriciate it

It's just that there was a topic about changing transmission oil, and since everytime I do something about mine I seem to be dissapointed. (Maintenance wasn't done for 20k, dirt everywhere,...) so i suspect that the AT fluid & diff oil will also be dirty, although the transmission doesn't slip or does weird things


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I believe Nissan do not specify a schedule for changing the auto transmission fluid.

2007 Euro4, D40 Outlaw in black.

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I believe Nissan do not specify a schedule for changing the auto transmission fluid.
Maybe not, but the truck has 140k on the clock, if regular maintenance wasn't done for at least 20k (who knows even more ) then I suspect that the rear end & trans also havn't been taken care of.
What do you think, could I go for another year without changing (which would help my wallet ) or should I do it now?



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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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There's a big list of suitable automatic transmission fluids here:

Oils and fluids for servicing

Aaaargh, sorry that list is for the D40 with the YD25 engine. You'll need to compare Nissans specs with those listed.

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