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Hi. i have 2002 honda fit 1.5 cvt . I thought it would put cvt oil in the transmission, but the repairman said it would put on atf oil. And the transmission writes atf on the level bar, but this may have changed a level bar . which oil should be put ?
 

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CVT oil has different friction characteristics than 'regular' ATF.

Even Honda has different types of CVT fluid for different models (in the USA, anyway).

I'd use what Honda specifies. Ask the shop if you can purchase it yourself from a dealer (look in the Owners Manual for type) for them to install.
 
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can be added to cvt gearbox atf oil ?
or simply add cvt oil to cvt transmission
 
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Don't know exactly what you are asking.

Again, you are best off IMO using Honda's CVT oil to 'top up' your transmission. If you feel the need to simply add a bit of oil, buy a liter from a dealer.

I don't know how much plain ATF it would take to change the way the transmission works!
 
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Originally Posted by Mehmet0001 View Post
Hi. i have 2002 honda fit 1.5 cvt . I thought it would put cvt oil in the transmission, but the repairman said it would put on atf oil. And the transmission writes atf on the level bar, but this may have changed a level bar . which oil should be put ?
CVT fluid was not available in stores till about 2010 or so. That's why the 1st gen CVT's used ATF.
I would suggest flushing out all the old fluid and put CVT fluid in.
 
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CVT fluid was not available in stores till about 2010 or so. That's why the 1st gen CVT's used ATF.
I would suggest flushing out all the old fluid and put CVT fluid in.
That was the answer I needed. thanks
 
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Originally Posted by Carbuff2 View Post
Don't know exactly what you are asking.

Again, you are best off IMO using Honda's CVT oil to 'top up' your transmission. If you feel the need to simply add a bit of oil, buy a liter from a dealer.

I don't know how much plain ATF it would take to change the way the transmission works!
sorry, i'm using google translate because of my English is bad , thank you for your help
 
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