Oils Ain't Oils Sole - Genuine ATF Matic Fluid J

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 01:05
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Is there any truth in the Nissan handbook's statement that if I use anything other than "Genuine ATF Matic Fluid J" the 5 speed gear box in my 2002 4.8 petrol TI will cause a "deterioration in drivability and automatic transmission durability"

What are people using in;
5 speed semiautomatic gear boxes?
Transfer cases?
Front differentials?
Rear TI locker (non LSD) differentials?
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 09:49

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 09:49
The cost of using the wrong ATF is high. So for peace of mind, I'd buy the genuine stuff.
I service 4 Nissan vehicles and I buy their engine oil, filters and coolant because they are good and no more expensive and the local auto parts shops. Have you priced their ATF?
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Reply By: Angler - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 10:00

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 10:00
I agree, why change to something else when the right (warranted) one is about the same price anyway.

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Reply By: Axel [ the real one ] - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 10:28

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 10:28
ATF = automatic transmission fluid ,,,,, Matic Fluid J = the fluids rating only , ,,,, any brand ATF with an approved - J - specification is what the Nissan demands.
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Reply By: donks1 - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 10:59

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 10:59
G'day there

I know that Matic J is expensive, but it's dangerous to use anythingelse

I just looked at the Shell and BP websites for their reccomendations and both advise "refer to dealer"

There is obviously a reason neither of these two manufacturers don't reccomend 1 of their own products

Ive seen a 4.8 auto with the wrong fluid used. On the back of a tow truck. and a very expensive bill followed

Spend the bucks and avoid the risk

Donks1
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Reply By: Member - Ed. C. (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 11:24

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 11:24
Axel (the real one) is on the money, methinks;-)

Castrol Transmax J

Nulon SYNATF

United Oil ATF-J Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid

The question to be asked, I guess is,
Who makes the "Genuine" stuff for Nissan?

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Follow Up By: Member - Paul W- Esq (VIC) - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 19:49

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 19:49
Caltex have an ATF-J also
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Follow Up By: Bushtrek - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 21:13

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 21:13
Genuine Nissanmatic J is manufactured by Idemitsu in Japan. Internationally the genuine product may be sourced from a number of licensed manufacturers including Castrol, Elf etc.
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 12:20

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 12:20
For a listing of different ATF see the bottom of this page

http://www.aa1car.com/library/atf.htm

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Reply By: perthburts - Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 22:06

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2009 at 22:06
Brilliant response all........ thanks, reason behind the Q's is I have a BP card that'll allow 'oil products'.BP & Castrol only though. I might have to (god forbid) pay myself!!
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