coolorangecat
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Leaf Number: 021788

Oil For Reduction Gear

Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:06 am

I ordered Red Line 58204 Heavy ShockProof Gear Oil. Will this oil be fine to use in the reduction gear on my 2012 Leaf?

estomax
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Leaf Number: 424033
Location: Seattle

Re: Oil For Reduction Gear

Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:07 am

if the oil is Matic S equivalent, then it is fine. I used Redline D6 myself. I am not sure if the 58204 is Nissan Matic S rated.

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coolorangecat
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Re: Oil For Reduction Gear

Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:00 am

I canceled and order D6 ATF. The Red Line website recommended D6 ATF for the Nissan Leaf. Thanks!!!

mealkon
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Re: Oil For Reduction Gear

Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:01 pm

Matic S equivalent oil is fine.
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Nubo
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Re: Oil For Reduction Gear

Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:34 am

As I understand it, most of the magic underlying the myriad of different ATF specs, has to do with friction modifiers. Since there's absolutely no shifting going on, I doubt if any of it matters for LEAF. That said, I know my doubts don't constitute facts and so I did choose the Redline D6 :)
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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