Valvoline MaxLife is a good choice. It basically matches Nissan Matic S in viscosity, and MaxLife has about twice the anti-wear phosphorus compounds in it (evidenced from spectral fluid analysis "voa" parts per million density).dsevier wrote: ↑Sun Apr 16, 2023 9:53 am I just changed the oil in my new to me 2014 Leaf with 66k miles. I have no record of previous owners changing the oil so expected a lot of fuzz on the magnet. Well, it was pretty bad. Fluid was very dark and you can see the amount of metal. I picked up some Nissan Matic-S for the job and put it in but after seeing the wear, would certainly consider putting an oil aimed at reducing wear such as (edit) Valvoline MaxLife or similar. I am not sure if Google Photos will automatically show the picture so am attaching a separate link.
Thanks to all that have contributed to this topic and made it easy for first timers like me.
It likely is not a problem mixing them. There is some risk that I can't quantify of mixing, maybe small risk(???). Mainly inducing foaming (aeration) is what I'd be slightly concerned about. Racers will tell you that is why they don't dare mix stuff in the engine or gearbox or diff.NedSlc wrote: ↑Tue May 30, 2023 8:18 pm Hi,everyone..Theoretical question,and i would love to get your input..Would it be a bad idea to mix 1 bottle of Valvoline ULV fluid with 0.4 quarts of Dexron VI,to make the viscosity slightly closer to 5,and get the benefits of ULV fluid with some additional protection,or would that be a no-no?TIA
Not a bad Project Farm video there! Yes, Redline D6 is a high-performance tranny fluid (PAO, POE, high phosphorus).