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Date Registered: 06-2008
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Phil,
Are you sure that all the oil has drained from the transfer case as well or does the transfer have it's own separate reservoir?

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Date Registered: 05-2013
Location: Ulverstone, Tas
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Well, here I have to rely on Nissan for accurate info in the Service Manual.

For the cooling system, for example, they tell you that usually just over a litre of coolant will remain in the block and heater core, but to flush it properly, undo one of the heater hoses and undo a bolt on the side of the block near the No1 cylinder, and this will get rid of the lot.

However no such advice for the CVT. The torque converter is the only place I can think of that might retain some fluid...

BUT having said that, the fact that I've been able to put 8 litres back into the CVT, without exceeding the full mark on the dipstick, is an indication that I drained pretty well all of it.

The sad thing is, that it doesn't give me any confidence in these big dealerships workshops! Especially when they charge $120 an hour emoticon

PS Just watched a Youtube video on changing the CVT fluid in a Nissan Murano, the CVT oil cooler would explain why I can only fit 8litres back, instead of the 9 litres specified in the Service manual..
Tony, the transfer case is separate and uses normal gear oil!

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Hi Uphil

I am also about to replace transmission oil in my 08 CVT xtrail.

Unfortunately I don't have access to the service manual.

To drain the oil did you just remove the drain plug ?
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Sorry, about being a bit late getting back to you.

One bolt underneath the tranny does it. Plus take the stopper out of the filler tube to allow air in to make draining quicker.

I let it drain, till there was a drip about every 5-10 seconds, then put the bolt and a new copper washer back in, and re-filled!

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2009 T31 Srs 2, ST ;Nudge Bar; IPF Driving Lights; Fog Lights;Towbar
Roof Bars;Weathershield; GPS/DVD; Sony Speakers; K&N air filter; LED parkers; Cree reverse lights;Cobalt ally rims; Gas hood struts
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Date Registered: 04-2014
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My Beasty is due for its 6 monthly service which will be the 100k service even though its only 93000k.
I only purchased the Beast this month, but its due, so best get it done.
Its booked in with Lube Mobile and it will cost $580.00 for the service.
Had to ask for fluid change rather than just to the log book which is mostly check fluids.

The question I have is;
In your considered opinion, is it better to have Nissan do the CVT service?
Im only asking because there have been a few problems with CVT mentioned on the web, and Id like to keep this car running nice for a while yet.
If that means changing the CVT fluid every 12 months or 20k, so be it.

Thansk

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Date Registered: 05-2010
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My Nissan Dealer checks the chemical condition of the CVT Fluid every service. They also attach a computer that checks Engine and CVT management modules and Airbag and body management etc.

They recommend changing the CVT Fluid every 120,000kms!!!

You must only use the Nissan CVT Fluid.

You don't need to change CVT fluid every 20,000kms - waste of money.

I doubt if Lube Mobile have the equipment to check and diagnose CVT fluid or operation. You would need to ensure they use only Nissan CVT Fluid.

My 100k service is this week and I have been quoted about $620; very little more than Lube Mobile quoted you. I would definitely go to a reputable Nissan dealer.

I would also enjoy your X-Trail and not worry about the CVT. Should last a long time (I was as nervous as you but

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Date Registered: 04-2014
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Thanks Trans
You give me confidence in my tranny
Ill source a Nissan dealer to check the tranny next month when I get back from overseas

I really like this car
I checked the tranny dipstick this afternoon and it was half way up the hashed area
But this was hot without the engine running
Ill have to do that later

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I Have just been charged $643 for the 100k service. Work done was replace 4 spark plugs and change oil and filter. Also usual checks and check diff and transfer oils.

Car is just out of warranty and they charged around the displayed price.

Charges for Parts was about right.

The car was in the workshop for around 30 minutes and the Labor charge was $325!!!!!

I was surprised so asked the service desk guy and he said they had 2 mechanics working on the car and fobbed me off.

So with two mechanics working on the car that equals $325 per hour!!!!

Any suggestions as to how to challenge this please??

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Date Registered: 02-2014
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Only trouble is mate, if you saw the price first and agreed to pay that for what was stated would happen. Like if you saw that they were only going to replace what they did and for that service agreed to that price, you could be stuck. Even though I fully agree they are robbers charging that for just 1/2 an hour. Ill admit that sometimes I have unthinkingly fallen into that situation too, relying on good faith in the people doing the job and then being grossly disappointed to find out they ripped me off. Id still ask to speak to the manager or principal dealer, head honcho, of the place though and voice my disapproval. If you didn't know the parts that were going to be replaced beforehand and only got hit at the pay time with it id be asking for an hourly rate of the mech's there and wanting a refund accordingly based upon that. Keep cool though no matter how much they insult your intelligence and make you look the dummy, keep cool and composed. Its amazing at times how much effect doing that can have. Even if they get agro, don't fall in to going down to their level. Doesn't mean you have to act dumb or look like a pushover, voice your opinion, show what you know regarding it being wrong, let em know you wont let it go but keep cool.
Good luck mate. Ive been there before and sometimes won too. Best was $2500 I got back when I was ripped of on a tranny by Toyota.

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The Capped Service Price for the 100K service for the T31 Diesel is $579.56, so if they charged you $64 extra for the spark plugs you have no ground to stand on to dispute the $643 charge, as it would have assumed that you have already agreed with the capped service price by taking your car to the dealership for servicing.

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