Nissan Micra/March and Subaru Justy drivers - If your vehicle suffers a failure phone us first for a diagnostic. These vehicles are fitted with an electromagnetic clutch. When investigating such faults many workshops will tell you that the fault lies with the transmission and that cost of getting your vehicle back on the road will be very high. In most cases, however, the problem lies only with the electromagnetic clutch which can be repaired without great cost (almost the same price as a conventional clutch from a manual gearbox).
Audi and BMW Mini drivers - If your vehicle needs any maintenance or servicing be sure that it is done properly because servicing of these vehicles involves special procedures and equipment. e.g. Scan Tools.
Electrical problems - Before purchasing a late model vehicle with a CVT, check for the following; an aftermarket alarm, radio head unit or hands free phone kit etc. If these components have been installed incorrectly they can interfere with the Control Units in the vehicle causing the vehicle to go into "Limp Mode" and other faults in the CVT, engine or ABS systems. All aftermarket accessories fitted must have their own power supply and extreme care must be taken when wiring them in.
We recommend not to fit any after market devices
Nissan Skyline drivers These vehicles do have an EXTROID CVT transmission, when you change the oil be sure you use the right oil especially for people in AUSTRALIA because there are workshops that will advise you to use NS2 CVT oil. This is wrong. Use only Nissan KTF CVT Fluid, it has to be changed every 80 000km and the cost is approx NZ $189 per litre . (Nissan part #KLE51-00004)
If the transmission needs repairs ask the repairer if he also upgraded the software from the TCU with the latest version. This is very important because the failure can be caused by an old version of the software.
Bearings should be genuine parts because they are specially heat treated and hardened and should be replaced as a Kit ( All Pulley Bearings should be replaced ) Remember that if 1 bearing is failing the metal wear particles will go trough all the bearings causing damage. If you only replace only 1 bearing the others will fail shortly after the repair and you can start again (waste of money and time )
The push belt in the CVT is the main component and is the most costly. If you buy an overhauled CVT transmission be sure that you get a minimum warranty of 1 year or 20,000 km, because there are belts on the market that are not suitable for some CVT transmissions. Every CVT transmission uses a different Belt.
There are belts with 8, 9,10 and 12 bands, and also in different width 24 and 30 mm. The amount of bands and width depends on the torque supplied by your engine. So when you fit the wrong belt it will brake after a very short time.
If you have problems with a CVT transmission contact us first. We can repair them swiftly and cost effectively.
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