Fit DIY: Repair & MaintenanceThreads discussing repairs and maintenance you can do yourself
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To save a few $, you can use a funnel and tubing (from hardware store) instead of the hand pump. Put the tubing into the trans fill hole from the top side of the engine compartment; insert the funnel in the top end of the tubing; pour man trans fluid into funnel and let gravity fill the trans.
That's a great tip on removing the fill plug first!
I have not done this to the Fit. However, I have been using Amsoil MTF on my accord since 2001-2002. I can definitely feel a difference in smoothless in getting into/out of gears. I have also "amsoil" my Taco 4x4 with engine oil, MTF, transfer case, and rear differential. Some hard core 4x4 wheelers folks swear by them. 2 quarts doesn't cost much and it is a pretty good investment.
what's the interval on changing MTF? I heard people said that you don't have to do it on a MT....
For my 92 and 96 Civics, the shop manual says every 90K miles for normal driving or every 30K miles for severe driving conditions for a MT fluid change. I do mine every 30K...it is easy and inexpensive insurance. I've never had a MT problem.
For the Fit, wait for the computer to tell you, or do it when you feel comfortable. I'll probably still refer to the maintenance chart for my Civics when doing the maintenance on my Fit.
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