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Old 01-31-2008, 12:50 AM
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i did my ATF change and had my car at an angle to allow it to drain better, and i put in 3qtrs and i'm still short. I'll be going to get another quart of ATF tomorrow. it's just below the messuring bar.

You sure 3 quarts? How did you measure your ATF oil level? You have to take it out for a drive, then take a reading when the oil is hot.
 
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Old 01-31-2008, 01:41 AM
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You sure 3 quarts? How did you measure your ATF oil level? You have to take it out for a drive, then take a reading when the oil is hot.
yes i did that. drove around the block. Also checked after i drove 80 miles and it was 1/4 up the measure area.
 
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Others are using GM synchros and say it's really good. Anyone got experience on this or comment?
 
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I say go w/ Honda ATF.....it only about $8 a qt.
 
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Anyone got any photos of this? The ones on the first page are done for.
 
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Old 08-26-2009, 10:57 PM
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Why are people replacing ATF fluid at 15K miles? That seems really short period? I'm more curious than anything else.
 
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Old 09-28-2009, 07:26 AM
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err, scroll to the bottom of this page:
SYN UNIVERSAL AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID

This stuff is not recommended for use in CVT cars, and neither is the Honda Z-1 stuff that you're talking about.

If im not mistaken, our auto FITs are constantly variable, doesnt this make it a bad thing?
 
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usdm fits are automatic, not cvt. jdm and edm have cvt options.
 
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Old 09-30-2009, 02:54 AM
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Originally Posted by feared View Post
usdm fits are automatic, not cvt. jdm and edm have cvt options.
Fair enough. it seems all the ones here in australia are listed as CVT, I cant find a single one thats not.

In reality it might be the advertisers being lazy and not telling me what the exact specs are and generalising, but atm it seems like they're all CVT
 
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:19 PM
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I'm changing every 5K. I drive a lot. Mostly city driving. Clocking 25K/year.
 
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Old 10-19-2009, 03:12 AM
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on the honda manual it says first transmission oil change, change it on 60,000 then every 30,000 after.
 
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Old 11-04-2009, 03:48 AM
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Some people are just more cautious then others... My ATF is becoming dark brown... i'm about to change my AFT soon!! At 30k miles or 50k Km if you prefer!Marko!
 
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Old 11-20-2009, 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by RandomKoko View Post
on the honda manual it says first transmission oil change, change it on 60,000 then every 30,000 after.
Agreed and that is under "severe" conditions. I wouldn't change it any more often then that.

It's up to the individual to change it sooner and given the history of Honda automatics I don't blame them. For me, I'll stick with just following that schedule.
 
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Old 11-21-2009, 04:18 AM
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Well, i have 52k km on my Fit and the AT fluid is already burned... I'm gonna do a flush soon! Anyway, preventive maintenance is never done too often and transmission fluid is cheaper then a transmission!!

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Old 11-21-2009, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by DOHCtor View Post
Well, i have 52k km on my Fit and the AT fluid is already burned... I'm gonna do a flush soon! Anyway, preventive maintenance is never done too often and transmission fluid is cheaper then a transmission!!

Marko!
You're very right especially considering Honda automatics are glass.
 
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Old 11-24-2009, 01:32 AM
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Yeah, it's a shame there were no more MT Fit available when i purchased mine about a year ago!

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I used Honda's Genuine Auto Transmission Fluid. ATZ-1? forgot the exact designation. Now that I think of it, I should've used Redline, its the only Honda approved trannie fluid... or was it AMSOIL? Do some research.
 
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Tip: For anyone doing their own atf change I found out that most of us are worried about if we tighten the drain bolt enough. Because if we don't it will leak and sometimes even if you do it will still drip a bit. A very simple solution is to get those gasket makers that you get from a tube. Spread a thin later on the flat size that goes to the tranny. Make sure the tranny where the bolt goes is clean of course. Try not to get any of the gasket maker on the threads. Just tighten the bolt like normal and the gasket maker will ooze out. Wipe it clean and your done.
 
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Old 11-25-2009, 06:03 PM
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Even simpler, wrap the threads with Teflon pipe joint tape. The tape adds an interference fit to the threads, so that the drain plug won't loosen up, but the Teflon makes it easy to loosen the drain plug when needed. Same technique for the engine oil drain.
 
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hey since some of you guys replace your tranny fluid through the dipstick hole... is it safe to assume i can do the same on a manual tranny fit (2007)? cause it would be way more convenient to top up the fluid via the dipstick hole...
 
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