CVT Oil Change - How To
  • So it's been asked on here and the facebook group and Philip 'Obi Wan' Egan came to the rescue with this step by step guide to getting the system flushed.

    It can be done through the gear box sump but it seems that only changes about half the oil where as Phil's method gets closer to the full gearbox volume which is 7-8 litres. The oil is stated to be long life and ggod for 60k miles or so and is Nissan NS-2, I am not aware of any alternatives to this and it's not cheap requiring 2 bottles to hit the 8 litres but with how rare CVT gear boxes are to replace yours if it goes.... it's probably a good investment.

    Standard disclaimer time - 

    All work done on your vehicle is undertaken at your own
    risk, the writer and Cube owners club accept no liability for any damage or
    injury sustained whilst carrying out or as a result of the works described in this

    This is described as a 2 person job as one needs to deal with the oil in whilst the other does oil out!

    1. Get cans ready.

     2. Get washing up bowl to catch old fluid ready (two
    bowls if one not big enough to hold 8 litres!)

     3. Remove cvt dipstick - grey loop to left of battery
    down behind radiator fan.

     4. Put tip of long nozzled funnel into cvt dipstick hole

     5. Find the cvt oil cooler nearer driver side behind
    front bumper to left of number plate
    (reach from under bumper I think - can't quite remember that bit if it's
    a grill off job as I moved mine higher due to smooth bumper!)

     6. There are hoses clipped each side of the oil cooler -
    remove one of the pipe clips with pliers and hold hose over bowl.

     7. Other person Turn car on - leave in Park!!

     8. Person 1 can now start pouring in the new fluid while
    person 2 watches the fluid going into bowl. Person 2 make sure you aim the out flow at the bowl or it goes everywhere!!!

     9. When colour of fluid coming out is same colour as
    going in then person 2 needs to put the hose back over the cooler pipe and
    refit the clip over the hose end.

     Job done, high five.