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Old 09-24-2008, 08:52 AM
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Default ATF options for 08 Altima Hybrid

I want to put the thinnest, lowest viscosity ATF as possible in my 08 Altima Hybrid. What is the best choice that is "Nissan Approved" or that a Nissan dealer would install, at least?

I think the manual lists "Dexron VI" as an alternative. Is this a lower viscosity ATF than the stock Nissan blend?

Also, looks like there are multiple brands of Dexron VI ATF. Any differences? I think I read that the SuperTech Dexron VI is available at Walmart...

One last point -- Just called my dealer and they insisted that only the Nissan CVT ATF is allowed, despite what the manual says. Is my dealer incorrect?


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Old 09-24-2008, 11:39 AM
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For warranty repair, the dealer has to use the Nissan fluid. For customer service you don’t have to use the factory fluid, but it’s highly recommended
I personally don’t recommend changing the fluid or mixing it with another brand
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Old 09-26-2008, 04:58 PM
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I would definately stick with the factory fluid. Nissan calls it matic w. You might want to try calling a toyota dealer and ask them what they would reccommend. The trans. in the altima hybrid is a toyota trans.
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