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Ok, so I put six quarts back in the tranny, took it for a test drive. I had one hard shift when accelerating really fast, around 5.5K RPM. I sure hope it isn't leaking on the driveway in the morning...

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Ok, some more follow up... I went to Napa to get a tranny gasket, but all they had was the filter kit, which has a gasket in it. No big deal I thought, until I dropped my pan and filter/strainer only to find that it is not a match. What I have doesn't look like what my service manual says I should have either. According to the service manual, what Napa gave me is correct. I plan on leaving the old gasket, which is unbroken, on the pan and just putting some sealant on the tranny. Hopefully that won't leak. Here are some pics of it all too. The fluid does smell burned too. The last pic is what Napa sold me, how my strainer should look.
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Is there any other way to drain all of the fluid other than the start/stop/refill method? Possibly hooking an air compressor up to one of the lines at a very very low PSI?

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Is there any other way to drain all of the fluid other than the start/stop/refill method? Possibly hooking an air compressor up to one of the lines at a very very low PSI?

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air compressor? do it the right way, or dont do it at all.

I dont see compressed air blowing all of the ATF out of the transmission once fluid drops to a certain level. there will be air pockets everywhere.

Also, Ive been to several Nissan dealerships, and they all have said just draining/refilling the pan every third oil change is just as effective as a full flush.

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air compressor? do it the right way, or dont do it at all.

I dont see compressed air blowing all of the ATF out of the transmission once fluid drops to a certain level. there will be air pockets everywhere.

Also, Ive been to several Nissan dealerships, and they all have said just draining/refilling the pan every third oil change is just as effective as a full flush.
No way a drain and fill no matter how many times will equal a full flush. The fluid exchanger replaces all of the trans fluid at once. You can clearly see the difference between the old darker fluid and new clean fluid while the machine exchanges the fluid. I have had my trans flushed twice since I had my truck. have yet to do a drain and refill. You're always mixing old fluid with new on a drain and refill.




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I don't see the big deal here. the flush method is so damn easy and it's in the FSM, you essentially take one hose off the rad cooler nipple and plug it, then install a 4 ft piece of hose on the Radiator nipple, start the engine and take about 4-6 qts out (about 1 1/2 - 2 mins) into a oil drain pan, shut it down and service it back full with the new fluid then do it it again and again until the fluid runs clean, it takes about 1 hour and I do it every two years. I use Castrol import ATF and it takes about 9 qts.


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Ive been just draining the pan and have contemplated doing a flush....whats up with the castrol jlg? Id love to use castrol which is what I use for everything else, but Nissan says not to use anything but their ATF. whats your take on that?

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When I went to have my trans flushed at Level Ten, they said the oem nissan fluid is the best. All said and done the flush cost $190.

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When I went to have my trans flushed at Level Ten, they said the oem nissan fluid is the best. All said and done the flush cost $190.
It's funny that the Nissan dealer I go to uses BG products universal ATF with their flush machine if that's the case.



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