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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
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Cvt fluid change

So I have 85k on the patriot and time for a cvt fluid change. I picked up a dipstick from advance for $16. With a $5. Speed perk. So I drove home and checked the fluid, first of all it is very clean looking. Who ever designed the dipstick for the patriot is brain dead. I it sticks out 2 feet after it bottoms out. I know it fits other cars. Anyway has anyone used smart blend cvt fluid? It stayes it is for all cvts. I can get it for $5. A quart.
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I was looking to put in a cheaper transmission fluid a few days ago, and I was at Canadian Tire just starting at the CVT fluid they had for under $10.

At the end of the day, this is an item you don't want to use a wrong fluid in, so I went to Chrysler and paid $24.99 for the actual CVTF+4 fluid, Mopar branded.

Yes, its a rip off. But when its your transmission you might as well use the spec fluid. The consequences can be dire for saving a quick $15 per litre.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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Very true. I have not found any real info about that fluid. So mopar fluid is it.
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When I service my 6 spd this spring I will pick up the fluid from Chrysler/Jeep.
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Valvoline and AMSoil fluid also work very well in our CVTs.
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I was thinking oem fluid and then I saw castrol cvt fluid and it is spec for the cvt in the patriot also. I have used there engine oil in all my cars/trucks/goldwings for years.
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How can you tell that its the same fluid? What do you check for on the labels?
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Valvoline and AMSoil fluid also work very well in our CVTs.
I've been using Valvoline (about $50 for 6 quarts on Amazon) for the last two changes and it works fine.

Check the label and it should say it is compatible with the MOPAR CVT Fluid.
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