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I did my tranny and diff this weekend. Whoever put this fluid in at the factory did not put enough and i feel it was way too thick and it stunk like hell.
i drained the diff and used valvoline 75w-90 at 4.29 per quart. used 2 quarts and let the excess drain out the top hole.
Immediatly went for a test drive and the car seemed to accelerate faster or maybe it was now operating the way it's supposed to LOL.
anyways very happy.
then i did the tranny. FYI the tranny only needs 3.5 quarts of oil 75w-90. any more and it will drain out the side hole and on to the floor. I used a suction pump.
great results with that also. the tranny always seemed noisy to me from day one as if the throwout bearing was noisy but now that is gone and the car is smoother and quieter. I am very happy.
NOTE: no jackstands needed to do the diff if you use a suction pump. I had no difficulty doing it.
the front needs to be jacked up though and thank goodness the bottom cover does not need to be removed.
you can get the valvoline 75w-90 oil at autozone.
To bad castrol doesnt make that weight in oil or at least i didnt find it in any store i checked out. I use Castrol GTX in my engine and now on the bottle it says it has sludge protection which ive heard my dealer talk about as a big problem for nissan and the VW dealership accross the street.
anyway this is what i used. If anyone is uncomfortable with there tranny being noisy or notchy and the diff maybe a little whine at high speed i reccomend you swap out fluids right away as what came in from the factory is crap. i even suggest it on a new car.
hope this helps everyone.
By the way you dont need no replacement crush washers. ive done oilchanges on a honda civic to 260.000 miles and it never leaked due to a crush washer. just remember on the nissan its aluminum and you want it snug tight so you dont strip anything.
BTW it's a 6speed
Varis duct, K&N drop in , Motordyne 5/16 plenum spacer, Megan Headers, Megan Y pipe, Stock H.I.D. conversion, Topspeed A-arms w/adjustable camber, BC Racing Coilovers, Hotchkis sways (front stiffest rear middle). Stern Beast ST1 19 inch staggered wheels , Falken FK-452 Rubber. Whiteline urethane bushings
Next temporary mod is resonated test pipes with the stock y-pipe.
Next year Stillen supercharger stage 2 kit---order stage 3 pulley separately.