Planning, to me, starts with reading the owner's manual.I plan on doing its first drain and refill at around 40k it has around 33k now, just planning ahead.
If it meets the manual, why does it matter if they are "synthetic"? Does the manual require that?As long as it meets your Frontier's ATF spec, either one will be fine and both are full synthetic.
Nissan finally changed their manuals ! Bold added by me.the owner's manual requires Nissan fluid. What it says is:
• Genuine NISSAN Matic S ATF or equivalent
• NISSAN recommends using Genuine NISSAN Matic S ATF...
Does it meet Matic J ? If so, it's perfectly fine for your truck's transmission. Read your owner's manual to see what they recommend.Upon inspection, the valvoline import does not meet matic s.
Did you read your owner's manual or the excerpt I posted above?Upon inspection, the valvoline import does not meet matic s.
any other options? Castrol or am I missing one of valvoline products? I thought I’ve read in the past one of the mercons is basically the same standard as a matic.
Yes it meets matic j, it is a 5 speed.Does it meet Matic J ? If so, it's perfectly fine for your truck's transmission. Read your owner's manual to see what they recommend.
Does it have a 5-speed or 7-speed transmission ? Around 10 years ago, Nissan started putting 7-speeds in various models and at the same time, moved to Matic-S ATF and said any vehicle that uses Matic J can also use Matic S. One reason is they can inventory Matic S more than Matic J as can their dealers.
l see from your prior posts you are a fan of castrol import. Why are you a fan of this fluid? Does it meet j & s? There doesn’t seem to be a product info sheet on their regular site, where you’d be able to find applications just clicking on the lubricants info.
Why are the import fluids not meeting matic s? I get i can run j but why do they not meet the most recent “standards”. It would be quite confusing for some that did not know and just picked up a bottle saying Nissan, Honda, Toyota on it.https://msdspds.castrol.com/bpglis/FusionPDS.nsf/Files/45250187D5760D59802585A6005D9C78/$File/WEPP-BRPBG3.pdf
Recommended for use in vehicles as indicated below:Manufacturer SpecificationNissan Matic-D, Matic-J, Matic K
Yes, matic s is what Nissan requires/recommends. Is the import version not considered a full synthetic?