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Is it okay to use non-oem trans-fluid?


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Hey Scotty is it okay if I changed my trans fluid in my 2011 Nissan Frontier 5spd w/od (automatic) w/ 147K miles and it wasn’t Nissan matic S fluid? Also I didn’t use synthetic fluid, I used a level 4 fluid. I just have heard people said you need to use oem trans fluid, and I didn’t. So now I’m a bit worried about it, and wanted to know what you thought? 

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OEM is best but if the stuff you used meets OEM specifications you should be OK. (If there is any question about it meeting the specs then it should be changed out for OEM fluid.)


No. Use the correct fluid for your car. If you didn't put that many miles after you've changed it first, you'll be fine.