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Old 07-16-2011, 11:52 AM
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Matic D vs Dexron III

Which one is better Matic D or Dexron III for 2005 Nissan Altima 2.5S. Thank You.
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Old 07-16-2011, 02:07 PM
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I would stick with OEM fluid, Matic D in this case. Nissan tranny is a picky bitch.



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Which one is better Matic D or Dexron III for 2005 Nissan Altima 2.5S. Thank You.
My Nissan dealership is using the valvoline maxlife atf, which is synthetic.
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Use what's listed in the owners manual. a lot of times they'll list a substitute, such as a Honda manual tranny lists Honda MTF or 10w-30 oil... but the additives and such between the MTF and oil are different and its best to use the other fluid as a temporary deal.

Now being that DEX III/Mercon is also an ATF, if the manual lists that as an option then you should be fine running either long term. As a side note, check the back of some synthetic ATFs (amsoil, castellated, Valvoline, etc) and they'll list what specs they cover... a lot do matic J off of the top of my head (what the xterras use though they were superceeded by S).

I'm not sure if D was superceeded by another Matic or if its still current

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Whatever came in it from the factory, use that. Nissan trannies like to fail if you use other fluid then what Nissan recommends(their own fluid)

So Matic D it is.

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Thank You guys. I used Matic D but before that I did it in the local repair shop and I think they might have used Dexron III.
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I heard Dexron III makes the tranny run about 10 degrees cooler?

are these allegations true?

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I'd add a trans cooler before changing recommended fluid.

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I've spoken to Nissan dealers in the area they all said magic D is nothing special like the other matic ATF and told me dextron III or Mercon V are completely fine.

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my trans is starting to act up..i think its a electronic issue...i use the castrol import dex3 fluid...always comes out clean no shavings

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