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So I'm working with my 2011 altima, trying to get to this second filter. I spent about 30 mins just now trying to see if I can even get to the bolts. What I saw, was in the very front of the CVT closest to the radiator, towards the passenger side, there is a heat exchange or something of the sort, mounted sideways towards the passenger side. It has 4 10mm bolts and it looks like an oil return line i believe is what they're called, it has a line with a crush washer on top and bottom of the connector. Anyways, I can get at 3 bolts, the two closest to the radiator, and the one far away on the bottom (barely). but the one going towards the back of the car on top just seems damn near impossible to get to. Am I trying to take off the wrong piece or what, does anyone have any advice on how to get this thing off?
 

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Nvm, I got it, idk how, after a bit of trying to get the bolt I realized it was loose, I think it was the 10mm ratcheting wrench I had (WHICH IS VERY USEFUL FOR THIS). I did unforunately have to take off the oil cooler line to get to that bolt...which was a BITCH to get back on. I didnt really pay attention to which way the filter was facing but im pretty sure it only goes one way anyways. I also had to bend the line out of the way a bit which made the process of putting it back on a lot harder. I didn't get new crush washers though...I should have but by that time the auto parts stores were closed and I needed my car, so I flipped them over and just made sure I made it reeaall tight. Checked for leaks at the heat exchange housing and at that line. no leaks.



THE CAR DRIVES TOTALLY DIFFERENT AFTER CHANGING THAT FILTER. now I did just change the fluid and internal filter. but after changing this filter, the transmission is soooo much more responsive and it honestly drives like a new car. 155k miles. totally worth changing if you're thinking of doing it!
 

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hack??? lol I am the one getting hacked;) The dealership guys kept telling me their is no cooler housing filter. When I proved them wrong they said its not serviceable and no parts are available. When I gave them the Mitsubishi part number and explained to them the Jute filter is the same, and many people service them, they paused. Then proceeded to tell me that some cars are serviceable.
Those Bastards!!🤣
 

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VinceFratarcangeli,

May I ask about how much NS2 fluid you lost (leaked) during the paper (external) filter change? I just did a flush too and found this thread. Trying to see if it's worth doing with more CVT fluid cost.

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VinceFratarcangeli,

May I ask about how much NS2 fluid you lost (leaked) during the paper (external) filter change? I just did a flush too and found this thread. Trying to see if it's worth doing with more CVT fluid cost.

Thanks!
This site says that the volume is 7 3/4 us qts.
https://cardiagn.com/themencode-pdf-viewer-sc/?tnc_pvfw=ZmlsZT1odHRwczovL2Nkbi5jYXJkaWFnbi5jb20vUERGL05JU1NBTi9BbHRpbWEvMjAxMC9UTS5wZGYmc2V0dGluZ3M9MTExMTAwMTExMDExMDExMTAmbGFuZz1lbi1VUw==&__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=8e77377afe25adc88b571fa29de467297a7cde44-1597029173-0-AUwDljAh4y3J9cgXA34jogv1LcWvRtkVUDOHVaW0YjKWSECs9kV-a1CKKW30LLT6Enauo3GqouFvYWzD56xteXXnzIch6MsbQjqT1qJSIvpY5rEoqRgP_M8qWa5uWEykwAch3uFhszYQkIYvrhURMkVMRHP499Lzi2whX1RPhUXgSVsaWo5B-kYZOaXeKP6Jh4ph68fVcUskACXWPfCa_KJRdqenb-emWdNkRk89zr68hhKFh-L1cw3o4w8EO0XkN9J6nL0-0KoDlUe6cxLatafhQD5vGxNPD8wwH8ZkUX8KZL-97WiY7Z6V3_XucS1etlP39zSF1nVYvzG8HbQWDl2pVZDL04DVLCO1nVvAThuKTN27OL__aIMG5JlT1Ez19xKQBuFVQ_gVRkajuxgGzynncyFE2fGFgs6oHpBN4lLVNZBrpNPDMz7YO3vRt_4lw0MKCDXfLswzXk1Nk-PJoqNYRIJy_qyR2wmwSIS3CmrnOiDu9p2oAiZJMBRf49A-X49iLqBbFH1yCggxTK4PY4JMEMCN9EUI_dWXhAL8oz6S#page=&zoom=auto&pagemode=none

Also if it wasn't answered before the paper filter is for 2.5 SL 2010 Altima is only accessible from underneath cylinder looking thing with fluid nozzle coming out of it i.e. 19 mm bolt holding on fluid nozzle, it bolted w/4 bolts to engine side of transmission.

The 4 10 mm bolts are hard to get to, 3 requiring universal on socket, the one on bottom to rear of car requireng 10mm closed end wrench.

cheers

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Ok, this a bit off topic, but i'll ask anyway.

Do the 6 cylinder Altima's use the same automatic transmission as the 4 cylinder Altima's ?

I've owned two different Altima's in the past, but older ones, without transmission problems.
I might be interested in another.

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Ok, this a bit off topic, but i'll ask anyway.

Do the 6 cylinder Altima's use the same automatic transmission as the 4 cylinder Altima's ?

I've owned two different Altima's in the past, but older ones, without transmission problems.
I might be interested in another.

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They are technically not automatic as they don't have gears to shift through. They are know as a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). They have an infinite gear ratio, so there's no shifting that occurs. You floor the accelerator pedal and the RPMs will go to redline of 6000 RPM and stay there until you back out of the pedal. The 2.5L uses the RE0F10A and the 3.5L uses the RE0F09B, similar however not identical.
 

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Thanks for the reply.

Mostly I'm wondering if one is more dependable than the other.
The Altima's I had before were not CVT.

Thanks again.
 

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I would think dependability is about the same as there is only slight differences. Changing fluid every 30k helps longevity.
 

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Just want to let everyone know that the external filter (paper) cover gasket is different for 2008, compared to the one mentioned in this thread which I believe is for a 2010-2012. I bought the Mitsubishi gasket mentioned earlier on this thread and it does not fit my 2008. 2008 is much smaller, I guess they enlarged the filter cover (tin can) for the 2010-2012 years.

Just a heads up for those with 2007 -2009 (I suspect since mine was 2008) model. My gasket looked/ felt like new so I just reused it. Also, I think that part is no longer available from Nissan...
 
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