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How many quarts will I need to buy if I just drain the pan myself here at home? I know it is expensive but i'm not sure what it runs per qt.
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That j-matic stuff is expensive no???? The drain takes about five quarts like baseballfanz mentioned, however you arent truly draining all of it that way. The dealer has to hook up a machine to truly evacuate and flush then refill. And when i asked it was quite pricey. So i decided to just drain every 35K miles or so to be safe.
 

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If you drain from the pan you will only get about a 1/3rd of the fluid. To get it all you need to get a flush with a machine.:sunshine:
 

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right or rig up a system with some buckets to mimick it.
I bees a grease munky and all our machine is in essence is a tube with a piston/plunger in it and a line at the top and a line at the bottom. when we fill the machine the piston goes down and it is full of clean fluid in quarts of how much each tranny holds. open up the cooler lines tie in some quick disconnects hook the machine up, fire up the engine the pressure from the tranny pumps old fluid normally into the cooler but instead into the machine under the piston and forces new fluid out the top back into the tranny...

Im eager to try it on an old car with a bucket of new fluid and a hose just dipped in it and and other bucket for the old stuff. or make a rig to do it lol.

supposedly you can also do several drain and fills shifting through the gears between rounds to flush a tranny also.
 

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This thread got me thinking...

I'm just over 60,000 miles, so yesterday I call the dealer to get a quote on a full tranny flush and refill. They quote me $160 to do the whole thing.

He then asks my mileage. I tell him a little over 60,000 why? He then proceeds to tell me that because I skipped the tranny service as scheduled in the manual (37,500 or something) that I should probably just do a drain and re-fill and then come back and do it 2 more times within a few months.

I ask him why and he states because I skipped the earlier service that there is an extra amount of metal shavings, debris etc. in there that could cause damage during the flush procedure because of the abrasiveness of the particles floating around. It seems to make sense but I am not an expert on this.

What do the rest of you fine folks think about this?
 

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PRJ said:
This thread got me thinking...

I'm just over 60,000 miles, so yesterday I call the dealer to get a quote on a full tranny flush and refill. They quote me $160 to do the whole thing.

He then asks my mileage. I tell him a little over 60,000 why? He then proceeds to tell me that because I skipped the tranny service as scheduled in the manual (37,500 or something) that I should probably just do a drain and re-fill and then come back and do it 2 more times within a few months.

I ask him why and he states because I skipped the earlier service that there is an extra amount of metal shavings, debris etc. in there that could cause damage during the flush procedure because of the abrasiveness of the particles floating around. It seems to make sense but I am not an expert on this.

What do the rest of you fine folks think about this?
I'm not a transmission expert but this sounds very fishy to me.
 

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I thought the manual stated that the tranny should be flushed at 60k? I think for the premium service schedule it says 30k. I'm just going off of memory here so I may be wrong.
 

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I just had the wifes Quest done today. I asked for the $49.95 drain and fill and got the $134.95 flush and fill instead....by mistake! And like a yutz, I paid it. I should have said "Oh well....I guess you'll be eating the rest huh". But the fluid is synthetic and cost $68.35 for 5 qts! So...I paid it. The good news is they change the same for the Titan when I'm ready. $99.95 for a coolant flush...that'll be next I guess.
 

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I'll tell yuz guys, if you don't change often, ever 10k or so, and wait till you've got a lot of miles and then do it, the tranny might start slipping. you are taking out a lot of dirt that is providing the seal to make it work. new fluid washes it out and opens tolerances a bunch. this is well known phenomena in ford-chevy. my advice is run it till it dies without changing if you haven't ever refreshed it and you at 60k or over. a possibility that has worked for me on chevy is change it when its cold. but i'd never risk it unless i had too....

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PRJ said:
This thread got me thinking...

I'm just over 60,000 miles, so yesterday I call the dealer to get a quote on a full tranny flush and refill. They quote me $160 to do the whole thing.

He then asks my mileage. I tell him a little over 60,000 why? He then proceeds to tell me that because I skipped the tranny service as scheduled in the manual (37,500 or something) that I should probably just do a drain and re-fill and then come back and do it 2 more times within a few months.

I ask him why and he states because I skipped the earlier service that there is an extra amount of metal shavings, debris etc. in there that could cause damage during the flush procedure because of the abrasiveness of the particles floating around. It seems to make sense but I am not an expert on this.

What do the rest of you fine folks think about this?
where I work after that many miles if no service has been done we wont do a flush without you signing a waiver because of that. I'd invest in having the pan dropped filter replaced to be safe. Its what my manager recomened for my grandmothers quest so I'm shopping around for the best deal still. ( not about to have us grease munkys touch it lol) we do the service but... no thanks!
 

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where I work after that many miles if no service has been done we wont do a flush without you signing a waiver because of that. I'd invest in having the pan dropped filter replaced to be safe. Its what my manager recomened for my grandmothers quest so I'm shopping around for the best deal still. ( not about to have us grease munkys touch it lol) we do the service but... no thanks!
I thought the titan did not have a trans filter? I do not like the whole flush idea to begin with, Nissan should have installed drain plugs on the pan and tq converter, but this other crap about damage and dirt at 60k is just a bunch of b.s., I have been a wrench for years and this is just the service dept. sales pitch.
 
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