You will need
- key for tube of the crankcase of the variator,
- - oil – 7 l
In accordance with the regulation maintenance of vehicles equipped with a CVT, replacing in it the grease is run after every 70 thousand miles. But it is subject to exploitation by foreign roads. In hard riding conditions on the Russian expanses, this option is desirable to reduce to 40-50 thousand km.
Despite the fact that the CVT is essentially an automatic transmission, replace the grease in the crankcase it is not more complex than the same procedure with a manual gearbox, but the automatic transmission, which is almost impossible to completely drain the fluid at home. That has generated a lot of rumors, misleading the owners of such vehicles about the complexity of the illuminated process.
Replace the lubricant in the variator is made after the car ride, when the temperature of the liquid in the machine corresponds to the working mode. To this end, the vehicle is installed on the inspection pit, ramp or hoist. Then render the capacity to drain the oil.
Next, from the bottom of the machine on the pallet rotor, Unscrew the drain plug, through which any suitable container is going tucked in a fluid, in quantity about seven liters.
Emptying the crankcase of the variator completely, the tube on his pallet and twisted through the hole, measuring probe to the machine is at the lower mark (Min) is filled with the new lubricant.
According to the maintenance schedule changing the oil in the variator should be done every 4 years or 60,000 km (whichever comes first). The debate on the topic do I need a oil change after a period of use will never end to change or not – everyone decides for himself. The procedure for replacing oil in the gearbox is not complicated.
Although opinion about the unreliability and increased susceptibility to breakage of CVT (CVT) for the most part in modern times has become a relic of the past, the life of the CVT, however, like any other transmission, depends on the quality and frequency of its service. Timely replacement of oil in the variator (ATF) is the most important condition for its normal and uninterrupted operation.