Q. How often should I service my CVT transmission?
A. We recommend servicing every 40 000km.(even if the manufacturer says longer)
Q. Is there a filter which should be replaced?
A. Yes. Some CVT Transmissions have an external filter and some have an internal filter which should be replaced.
Q. How reliable is a CVT?
A. A CVT transmission is very reliable provided it is maintained correctly. (see our Warning page for more information)
Q. What kind of oil should I use in my CVT?
A. It depends on the model of CVT you have. You should only ever use CVT fluid supplied by a dealer or from CVT NZ 2010 Ltd. NB: Nissan Skyline GT350 with an Extroid CVT must ONLY use Nissan KTF Fluid Nissan part # KLE51-00004 (see our Warning page for more information)
Q. Can I tow with a vehicle that has a CVT?
A. Yes a small trailer is no problem, however if you regularly tow heavy loads e.g. a boat, we recommend that you have an extra oil cooler fitted in front of your radiator.
Q. Can a CVT be repaired?
A. Yes. We are the only company specialising in CVT transmissions. We have fixed price repairs for most common vehicles with CVT's, so there's no surprises!
Q. What is the average repair cost for a complete job?
A. Most of the repairs cost between $2850.00 - $4000.00 (NZD) incl GST. This includes removal, repair & reinstallation and free pick up & delivery in the North Island. We can also supply a Courtesy car - subject to availability.
Q. What if I have Mechanical Breakdown Insurance and the repair is outside my limit?
A. In most cases we can work with you to repair the CVT within the limit so you only have to pay the excess.
Q. What can I do if my Insurer sends me to a local transmission shop?
A. It is your car! Contact us and we will send you a written Quote. If they can not repair your vehicle for the same price we will pick it up and repair it swiftly with no surprises.
Q. Are there other transmission shops that can repair or service CVT's?
A. Yes there are some. Most of them charge excessive prices. It is also very important that when a repair is done, the computer values are reset and the correct adaptation procedures are carried out. Some vehicles require resetting or adaptations after only having a service. You need a special diagnostic tool to do this which most workshops don't have.
Q. Can I get a second-hand CVT and fit it?
A. Yes BUT...be careful. Some points to consider are:
What is the history of the CVT?
Has it been serviced regularly...with the correct fluid?
What is the warranty period? (most wreckers only give up to 3 months)
Most second-hand CVT's are from vehicles involved in accidents, so how much stress was put on the CVT?
Is this second-hand CVT the right one for my vehicle? e.g. correct model & gear ratio etc.
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