When adding transmission fluid to your M35, be sure to add it slowly as it will fill up quickly and is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill. When the engine is running, a good portion of it goes to the torque converter. I am planning on getting it changed, and doing all the other fluid changes myself at 120k, or about 4 years time. See the interchange info below. This video shows you how to add transmission fluid to your 2008 Infiniti M35.
The inards in the cast iron units are much larger and stronger than those used in the aluminum case trannies and nothing interchanges. The bottom of this hole usually corresponds to the max level of oil at a certain temperature. The specification-change from the Torqueflite automatic transmission to the Borg-Warner 35 transmission was due to a requirement for more local content. See the interchange info below. From then on, all V8 bells 290-401 are all the same.
Inside there is a boss with a blind hole that accepts a tube that goes to the pump. By selecting L from D2 or D1 while in 2nd gear, the transmission will become locked in 2nd gear or from D2 or D1 when cruising below 55 m. Most internals swap between some of these trannies. The servo arms that hold the bands push againts the case. The M-35 case has provisions to be drilled for an external cooler, but no U.
The bell for 6 cyls changed to match the V8. The drive gear used with Dana 20 is not 6 spline, so you cannot bolt a Dana 18 to this transmission. The automatic transmission provides three forward and one reverse. See the interchange info below. Which means the oil flows thru the radiator and water coolsthe oil, and the oil cools the trannny. The M-3x, 4x, 5x and 6x transmissions are all aluminum cased transmissions that are related to the M-35 the first of the aluminum Borg-Warner automatics.
Starting in 1965 the M-3x was made with the now common P-R-N-D-2-1 shift arrangement Park, Reverse, Neutral, Drive, Second gear, First gear. The earlier M-8 and M-1x cast iron case transmissions are much stronger than the aluminum models, although the M-6x may handle as much power as the M-1x series. If you are having problems with the transmission in your M35, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem. On the M-40 it pumps it through the cooler, then back to the inlet to the rear of the trans, which is just an open drain. See the interchange info below.
If it smells burnt then that is another warning sign. This usually indicates a higher torque load capability, but may refer to other variations that may not increase torque rating. See the interchange info below. Also hd clutch plates, hd clutch spring and hd raybestos bands are available for the same car. You have to access the underside of the vehicle to remove the fill plug on the side of the transmission housing. Most internals swap between some of these trannies. When model number specific it will use the exact model number.
The idea of starting in second was to prevent excess wheel spin on slippery surfaces. Many people assume they have a two speed transmission because they expect the first Drive position D2 to shift through all three gears as all automatic transmissions have done since 1968. The hydraulic control system consists of a valve arrangement and an engine driven pump. Most internals swap between some of these trannies. This is one service I leave for the dealer as well, and I do everything myself. More importantly, what does it look and smell like? These trannies could be manually shifted as well. The video above shows where the transmission fluid dipstick is located in your M35 and how to check the transmission fluid level.
I'll reference 140 degrees F for the sake of simplicity. I thought he was just trying to sound fancy but my car smoother than I've ever felt after that. . I almost bought the piece that fits in the pan but at the end of the day it's not worth the time and gamble. Posted on May 27, 2009 Automatic transmission fluid goes into the same tube the transmission dipstick occupies.
See the interchange info below. If it looks or smells burnt or has particles in it, have a mechanic drain and change the fluid. D1 starts in first gear, D2 starts in second gear. The inards in the cast iron units are much larger and stronger than those used in the aluminum case trannies and nothing interchanges. Apparently they position the tire at the optimal position on the wheel blah blah blah. Various speed ratios are obtained by holding or clutching various combinations of elements of the planetary train. Should 1st gear be required earlier, reduce the car speed to below 30 m.
I figure the fluid was at least 100 already so the time and knowing it is done is worth the rest. The recommended interval for trans service is 30,000 miles. The servo arms that hold the bands push againts the case. So most parts interchange, though externals may differ. Shift Command has the capability of manually shifting each gear, and is the now traditional L, 2, D, N, R, P. The air inlet is on the passenger side of the bellhousing. Mechanical switching of gears is triggered by the increase or decrease of pressure.