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Old 15 Mar 2013, 08:32 pm
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Default What type Honda Tranny fluid?

1988 Honda Civic 169k miles















Yes I know I'm supposed to use the Honda transmission fluid. But I heard people get away with using different kinds, if any of you know, or have used please tell me, Thanks in advanced
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Old 15 Mar 2013, 08:46 pm
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Dexron will not hurt the transmission (automatic, I presume) but it will shift harshly. Genuine Honda ATF is definitely the best. Some people have used Redline and it works as well as Honda but I think it costs more.
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Old 15 Mar 2013, 09:03 pm
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Older Accords like the 4th or 5th generation you could get away with using DEX III temporarily, on the basis that there exist no factory warranty to void. If you so choose the expensive route Red line synthetic ATF or Mobile one synthetic has been used.















If you choose to save a few dollars by side stepping required HONDA ATF-Z1, that's just asking for a blown transaxel$$$$$ at worst or rough shifting. Personally I avoid the dealership like the plague... since their products are marked anywhere but up!















Just a little wisdom about Honda transmissions... if you have someone else service your transaxel always drain your transmission never flush.
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