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#1 Old Feb 5th, 2006, 12:46 PM
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Hi, I own a 2002 Nissan Altima and recently got the oil filter replaced. While doing a check, the technician said that I was running low on transmission fluid and that I should get it replaced ASAP.
Does anyone know what is the approximate charge of changing the transmission fluid and what is the recommended brand?
If I decide not to change now, how long can I wait to do a change?

Thanks,
Vaibhav
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#2 Old Feb 5th, 2006, 10:41 PM
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Hi, I own a 2002 Nissan Altima and recently got the oil filter replaced. While doing a check, the technician said that I was running low on transmission fluid and that I should get it replaced ASAP.
Does anyone know what is the approximate charge of changing the transmission fluid and what is the recommended brand?
If I decide not to change now, how long can I wait to do a change?

Thanks,
Vaibhav
i dont know why your tranny oil would be low but okay.. anyway they say about 60-65k but i change mine at 30-35k .. get it done at a nissan dealership.. you're better off...
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#4 Old Jul 2nd, 2006, 10:44 AM
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Hi, I own a 2002 Nissan Altima and recently got the oil filter replaced. While doing a check, the technician said that I was running low on transmission fluid and that I should get it replaced ASAP.
Does anyone know what is the approximate charge of changing the transmission fluid and what is the recommended brand?
If I decide not to change now, how long can I wait to do a change?

Thanks,
Vaibhav
Normally you change the transmission fluid at 80000km (standard manual). You can check with Motul brand. They do very high quality produces (oil, transmission and brake fluid)
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#5 Old Jul 4th, 2006, 05:08 AM
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Don't forget to check for varnishing. While mileage is a good mark to go by, nothing beats proper visual check at every oil change at least.
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Automatic or manual tranny??

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#7 Old Jul 5th, 2006, 10:36 PM
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If it's a manual tranny, the oil transmission has to be API GL-4, only 75W85
If it's a automatic tranny, you can put Motul dexron III, better than Nissan oil

This especifications are only for a 2.5L
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#8 Old Jul 6th, 2006, 09:39 PM
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Very few fluids meet the 75W-85 GL4 standard right out of the box. The two Red Line synthetic fluids (MTL & MT-90) are 70W-80 and 75W-90 respectively. A roughly 50/50 mix works OK.

There is an even wider disparity of weights in the Royal Purple fluids: Max-Gear and syncromax. Again, I think a 50/50 mix (or 60/40, heavy on the Max-Gear) should work OK, but I don't know anyone who's actually tried it.

But my favorite fluid for Nissan trannies is this stuff:

http://specialtyformulations.netfirm...products_id=32

Best stuff I've used in my SpecV's 6-speed.

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#9 Old Jul 12th, 2006, 11:20 PM
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Hi, I own a 2002 Nissan Altima and recently got the oil filter replaced. While doing a check, the technician said that I was running low on transmission fluid and that I should get it replaced ASAP.
Does anyone know what is the approximate charge of changing the transmission fluid and what is the recommended brand?
If I decide not to change now, how long can I wait to do a change?

Thanks,
Vaibhav
Check this out : http://www.ppsonline.net/motul.htm#gear
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#10 Old Jul 12th, 2006, 11:31 PM
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Here you have the all Motul line. You will find what you need

http://www.motorspot.com/index1.html
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