I know this could be opening up a can of worms here. But I would love to get as much input as possible from members that have tried aftermarket fluids and what their results were.
I have an 08 with 72k miles that I just purchased. I just did the first drain and fill and it appears to be the first time anyone has changed the fluid. This is just my assumption based on the following info : no info in carfax and there was still paint on the drain plug. This vehicle has towed trailers in the past - it has the trailer brake already wired up.
So - I the Nissan S fluid going to be the best overall product for daily driving and towing 7000 lb trailer in the summer every couple of weeks on short trips the answer ?
'05 Mada LE Slate, Bilstein 5100s in front, R1 Concept Premium Drilled and Slotted Rotors, PosiQuite pads, Removed middle row center console, 8K HID Lows, LED on order with Armaden , besides these she's just about bone stock
06 SE 4WD Red Brawn, Leather, Tow Package, 2* timing, Borla dual exhaust, Injen cai, 4300k hid, Hyper Grounding Wire, Bilstein 5100s, PRG Mini Lift, Fumoto Oil Drain Valve, Second row bench changed to captains chairs and Console,Hunter Bull Bar, Nitto Terra Grappler 325/60/18.
The tranny's can be very finicky. All the ATF's listed are top fluids. I went with MaxLife as it is synthetic and covers Matic S and Matic J. Excellent so far and it's been 20k. The data sheet on the MaxLife ATF is good to go.
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