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Old 20 Dec 2012, 07:01 pm
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Default I have a 1988 Honda Accord Lxi . What kind of lube should I put in my manual transaxle ?

my 1988 Accord L xi has over 380,000 miles easy not sure how many exact since my odometer stopped working 4 years ago . I changed my cv half shaft and wanted to know what type of lubrication to I put in and how many quarts will I need ? Also how do I add it and how do I check the level ?
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Old 20 Dec 2012, 07:16 pm
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i think its atf on that. check the numbers in the owners manual or google it, but like i said i think it runs auto trans fluid or atf heck it might even be 30 wt motor oil come to think of it. dont take my word, i obviously dont remember, google it. hmm its motor oil































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Old 20 Dec 2012, 07:32 pm
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Honda MTL, available at Honda dealers. Usually a quart will refill from an axle change. In the old days 10W-30 motor oil could be used but modern oil, SM or SN rated, has too little ZDDP and will chew up the gear tooth faces. There is a fill plug on the front and a drain plug on the bottom. Each has a 3/8 square hole so you can use a socket handle to loosen and tighten them. Always loosen the fill plug before loosening the drain plug to be sure you can put lube in the transaxle. It is frustrating to drain the fluid and not be able to add any.















EDIT - forgot to say the level is right when the lube comes back out the fill hole. You can get a pinky tip in the hole to feel for level when it is close enough.
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