'99 Nissan Maxima Auto 9,649 Miles

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666
Location
Chicago
car has 73k miles. Dealer drain/fill (not flush) at 63k. No other tranny service. iron seems high.....
code:
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              sample    
ALUMINUM 	20	
CHROMIUM 	1	
IRON 	        123	
COPPER 	        29	
LEAD 	        3	
TIN 	        2	
MOLYBDENUM 	1	
NICKEL 	        0	
MANGANESE 	0	
SILVER 	        0	
TITANIUM 	0	
POTASSIUM 	8	
BORON 	       42	
SILICON 	9	
SODIUM 	        5	
CALCIUM 	17	
MAGNESIUM 	0	
PHOSPHORUS 	193	
ZINC 	        4	
BARIUM	        11	


SUS VISCOSITY @ 210 ºF 	  FLASHPOINT IN ºF
42-51 	                  >335
43.1 	                  300 	

WATER 	INSOLUBLES
<0.1 	        <0.1 
 0.0 	        0.0 



 

 
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1,759
Location
Elizabeth City NC
Iron is definitly too high. All else looks great. I would do another change quickly and monitor after another 10,000 miles. If you get half the fluid at drain your current mix has 63 ppm of iron. That is still high for a just changed fluid.
 
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8,756
Location
RI
Magnet in pan might be fully coated(insulated) and needs cleaning. I wouldn't bother with a flush. What I would do: drop & clean the pan and magnets, replace the filter, and top off Then, practice a more frequent drain/refill regimen. Use a synthetic ATF or add some lubegard red to the non-synth OEM fluid.
 

sky jumper

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666
Location
Chicago
I was thinking about dropping the pan, that's good advice, but why not bother with a flush? wouldn't all that iron still be in the fluid if I don't flush it all out? I may do it anyway just for peace of mind.
 
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688
Location
Fort Smith, AR
sky jumper, I agree. If you are going to go to all the trouble of dropping the pan and clean the magnet, I'd go the extra step and open the return tranny line from the radiator to pump out all the tranny fluid from the system. That's how I do it on my '01 Max. I doubt your '99 would be any different. The most difficult part is taking off the plastic shield under the radiator to get at the return ATF lines to the tranny. Honest. [Wink]
 
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