Thanks for the replied!I remember his post, he definitely said it was OK. FWIW I don't think it's worth getting worked up either way. It sounds like NS3 has a higher thermal limit but a lower friction value at higher temperatures. This is purely anecdotal guessing, but NS3 stands up to higher temperatures better but perhaps transfers a bit less power. Again - anecdotal.
I change my fluid yearly and have stuck with NS2. I tried Valvoline for a while but it made the CVT noisy when hot and I kind of lost trust in it. Swapped back to NS2 and noise went away.
I honestly couldn't tell you realistically what would be best at this point. There is probably like one person at all of Nissan who could give you an answer based on actual scientific understanding of the differences and he/she lives in Japan and you can't access them.Thanks for the replied!
Came back from dealer today for the CVT service. Told them to use ns2 but instead they put in ns3!! If it doesn't hurt to mix ns2 with ns3, I'll just forget about it.
Now if next fluid change should I stick with ns3 or back to ns2?
You have an “odd duck” in that the 2015 RS has the gen 2 body, but still has the gen 1 engine and CVT. My guess is someone at the dealership, if they weren’t following the correct procedure of checking VIN in Consult III, just said “hey this looks like a gen 2, that takes NS-3.” Or all they had on hand at the time was bottles of NS-3. And that’s how you ended up with NS-3. This is just speculation.Told them to use ns2 but instead they put in ns3!!
I'll let the dealer know and see what they will do (if they value my business) In the meantime, I ll leave it in and do a fill and drill (ns2) during next oil change.
But am I crazy? I'm already loosing sleep over this! I love my RS way too much... lol
Can they really flush the cvt? And dont they have to drop the entire cvt to get all the fluid out?If the dealer documented that they used the wrong fluid, and the transmission fails, then you have documentation that shows that they are negligent. And they would have to foot the bill for the repairs for their negligence. I would imagine that this will also be a pain in the ass to deal with should things go this route.
If you are losing sleep over it, take it back and tell them you want a full flush, to make sure that every single drop has been replaced. You paid dealer prices, so I would get them to do it right.
They would have to drain and fill a few (2-3) times to remedy the situation, IF that is what you wanted them to do in order to right their wrong. As stated from others, the process dilutes the old oil, with new oil. The more times you do it, the higher the percentage is that is new, with diminishing returns after each drain and fill.Can they really flush the cvt? And dont they have to drop the entire cvt to get all the fluid out?
If this dealer got me into this mess, I doubt I can trust them with this job.
I think a drain and fill will be enough. If something happen I n the future, I will have the doc to prove it was their fault.
Yeah, I know there are important things to be worry about right now than the car. I think I was being over exaggerated on this. (Sorry) =)What ever one you go with, I hope you can sleep better at night. I'm sure there are more important things to be putting your restless mind on. =)
That's about as good as it gets. And one less thing to worry about.Yeah, I know there are important things to be worry about right now than the car. I think I was being over exaggerated on this. (Sorry) =)
Quick update, the dealer consulted with Nissan corp. and agreed that it was there mistake. They will make this right by doing another drain and fill with NS2 at no charge.
I know they can't get all the NS3 out but it will be fine for now. So just in case anything happen in the future, I have everything documented (work order / receipt showing they put NS3 in the CVT) to proof that it wasn't my fault. =)
Yup the plan is to do another drain and fill during the next oil change. And that should be good enough for now.Thats good. Hopefully you dont need to do it again.
Remember that the drain and fill only gets out 5-6 quarts. The whole system holds 9+ qts. The torque converter holds a lot of the balance. So I would explain this to them and get a second drain and fill performed.