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Auto tranny fluid change method

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Old 06-05-2010, 03:36 PM
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While new to this forum, have been a member of the CR-V forum for a while. With regards ATF changes, a member of the CR-V forum came up with this method of changing ATF: http://www.crvownersclub.com/forums/...?t=2324&page=2, especially entry #16. I plan on doing this with the CR-V & Accord at every 2nd oil change, or approx. 7.5K using Honda ATF. Will buy 4 qts Honda ATF @ dealership.

Still do my own wrenching. Have used synthetic motor oil for over 20+ yrs, won't go back to dino. '93 Accord had balance shaft seal blow @ 60 mph, dumping out all oil within 20 seconds. Shaft seal replaced & refilled with synthetic, then drove for another 45K w/o using any oil.

Change oil, oil filter, & air filter acc. to MM @ around 7.5-8.0K. Cheap insurance, plus it gives me something to do. Have heard too many horror stories about the corner 15-minute oil change places to let them do it. I do take my old oil to them for recycling, though.
 
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:06 PM
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YES, I like his idea to reach an ATF change interval (like say 15k) where the oil never gets so dirty that you need to do multiple drain/fill cycles.

Actually, what I like even better is a car with three pedals on the floor. That way you can drain nearly all the fluid.
 
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Old 06-24-2012, 03:12 AM
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So on another note about the transmission....

I have an after market cooler that I added inline with the stock transmission cooler for my car. It helped my automatic go through 145,000 miles (30k with a turbo and 230whp) until my transmission finally chewed the case up and stopped engaging 1st gear.

So I had the transmission rebuilt by a friend. I am 15,000 into the new trans and things are going well. I've done two fluid changes ( 8000 and 15,000) and saw that the magnetic plug had collected quite a bit and the fluid wasn't as fresh as I would have hoped (since I did the change early I expected it to still be a cherry red, but it was more like licorice.

Anyway, would it be benificial to install an inline filter next to my transmission cooler? I know my 2002 Accord doesnt have an external filter.... So what are your thoughts?
 
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