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#6: 11-15-2011, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Kenpachi View Post
Drain plug is on bottom of CVT (T70 plug labeled 'diff oil'). Fill through charge pipe. Don't believe there is a dipstick. You pull the overflow drain plug (beside the main drain plug) to determine when full.

There is a filter in the intermediate case. Subaru only recommends changing of lots of metal or debris is present, which usually means you're in for more than just a filter change.

Subaru fluid looks to be 75w90, but probably best to go with a shop recommendation if you don't want to buy the Subaru fluid.
That is for diff/gear oil. Not CVT!
CVTs use a dedicated oil. If you put atf or gear oil, you won't move. The fluid is what generates the friction for the chain/belt to grab.
Most CVTs also require a computer reset because as the fluid deteriorates, the computer needs to compensate for that.
I have worked for both Nissan and Mini. I have serviced my fair share of CVTs.