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So I am about to do the 30k mile service, and I noticed that the Haynes Manual I have lists more items to be replaced than Nissan requires, or at least I think they do...

Here is the Nissan list I found:

Nissan Vehicle Maintenance Schedules - Nissan USA

Basically, the main stuff seems to be ATF change, Diff fluid change, Xfer case change, etc.

But Haynes says to:

1. Change Brake fluid
2. Replace Spark plugs
3. Change ATF And filter
4. replace PCV valve

I have skipped listing a few items b/c the items either overlapped with Nissan, or where to be checked, not replaced.

So which Service did you guys do? I know that the "better" way to go would be doing more service, and replacing more, but is all this really necessary?

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Definitely go with the Nissan schedule, not the Haynes.. Right off the bat, the spark plugs are platinum and even the premium maintenance schedule from Nissan doesn't specify they be changed until 105,000 miles.

Heres the 30K premium schedule:
http://www.nissanusa.com/pdf/techpubs/2006/2006_N_SMG.pdf


Replace engine oil and filter
❏ Lubricate all locks/hinges
❏ Replace automatic transmission/CVT fluid
❏ Replace differential oil 1
❏ Replace engine air filter
❏ Replace engine coolant/flush system
❏ Replace engine drive belts
❏ Replace in-cabin microfilter 2
❏ Replace manual transmission oil
❏ Replace radiator cap
❏ Replace transfer case oil (4WD/AWD)
❏ Replace wiper blades
❏ Rotate tires (except 350Z)
❏ Optional: flush automatic transmission (flush with ATF)
❏ Inspect the following:
__ All lights
__ Axle & suspension parts
__ Brake lines & cables
__ Brake pads, rotors, drums &
linings
__ Cruise control vacuum hoses
__ Drive shaft boots 3
__ Exhaust system
__ Front suspension ball joints
__ Fuel lines/connections
__ Fuel tank vapor vent system hoses
__ Headlights/adjust if necessary
__ Propeller shaft (4WD/AWD)
__ Steering gear and linkage
__ Steering linkage ball joints
 

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Just so you know:

The "filter" inside the automatic transmission of a II Gen, is a metal screen. To my knowledge, there is not a parts store that sells it or the correct gasket for your pan.

I learned this AFTER I had dropped pan. So, save some aggravation and don't worry about that part of the equation.
 

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Just so you know:

The "filter" inside the automatic transmission of a II Gen, is a metal screen. To my knowledge, there is not a parts store that sells it or the correct gasket for your pan.

I learned this AFTER I had dropped pan. So, save some aggravation and don't worry about that part of the equation.
That is good to know. Thanks.

Does anyone know how much ATF I need? I can use the ATF in something else besides the Transmission (i think)...
 

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I think you need about 11 qts of matic-s ( i have 8 qts i will sell you for $60 , counts shipping ).

As a note, i took my 2007 xe 4 cyl auto into the dealer, told him it was idleing funny and i did not like the way it was shifting into OD, they reset the ECM and it runs much better and i picked up better gas mileage , it went from 22 to 23.5 mpg in town.

If you are having the dealer do the 30k , get the computer reset. It will run better .
 

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I dont think I am going to do a full flush at this time. Prob just drain and refill.

Thanx though.
 

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I dont think I am going to do a full flush at this time. Prob just drain and refill.

Thanx though.
My thinking is to do drain and refill you will only get out about 1/2 of the matic-j out , you will be putting in matic-s . I don't know if thats enough.
Unless you--get 2 buckets --remove the tranny lines going to and from the radiator/cooler -- put about 11 quarts of matic-s in one bucket--pump the old fluid into a empty bucket when engine is running

--the tranny will suck the new oil into the tranny--shut off engine when old fluid looks new--connect hoses back up---start engine , shift through all gears , check and add fluid if needed.

Thats what i would do , otherwise you will be doing it again. Check dealers , mine cost $140 total for complete drain and refill w/matic-s , not a reverse flush.
 
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