The filler bolt was in fact 17mm as stated Thanks. Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Don't be one of them. Before adding transmission fluid, make sure that your engine was running when you checked the fluid level. Different brands have different additives and react with eachother.
Some claim to drain the old fluid then refill with either cheap fluid, synchromesh, or standard fluid, drive it up to operating temperature, then re-drain that and refill with Honda fluid. Click on this article, and find out how to fix the shaking in your clutch. I'll definitely update this thread down the line. Didn't blend with Honda fluid, just used straight up Synchomesh. It seems to me like a short drive makes more sense. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Im definitely not one who believes in ragging a car to death. Raise up the car on jack stands the obvious, but some newbie is bound to ask 2.
Besides, I'm more of a backyard mechanic and I will never claim to be an expert in automotives. I also recommend a magnetic drain bolt. I believe the standard interval is about 50k miles or sooner if the engine is ran aggressively. In my experience using other fluids can cause shifting issues or worse bearing issues. So these honda transmissions could be a lot harder on oil than my festiva trans. Oils have a lot of different additives which react with eachother, sometimes badly if its the wrong kinds or ratios. The way the oil shears its probly better anyway Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk transzex on d-series.
A few years ago it started leaking bad and i was always adding fluid. Then drained, saw a bunch of metal particles on the drain bolt, cleaned them up, reinstalled and filled with Amsoil. If you are having problems with the transmission in your Civic, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem. I work in a quite large shop now, finished changing the civic trans fluid at 8am, turned all the exhaust fans on and my boss came in at 10 and complained about how bad it smelled still. I wasn't saying the fluid plays no part, just that syncomesh, honda mtf, atf or motor oil wont protect any better or worse than each other when grinding a gear or hopping a wheel. Locate the filling bolt and the drain bolt on the transmission.
Otherwise, driving longer is the equivalent to just completing a fluid change and re-doing it sooner than needed. Unless I know for a fact that the previous owner didnt abuse it, maybe I wouldnt worry. Here are some links you might find useful. I've read suggestions ranging from just driving up to operating temperature, to driving a few hundred or thousand miles as a flush. If needed, remove the splash guard to gain access to the side of the transmission by removing the plastic screws holding it inside the fender. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.
I had a second gear grind. Slide the end of the tube into the fill bolt hole and make sure it isn't too loose, so it won't come out while filling. My understanding is the tranny flush process is easy enough. Make sure to place a drain pan underneath before loosening this bolt. This article applies to the Honda Accord 1990-2002. Personally i would do more frequent changes than flushes.
Remove the filler hole bolt to allow for breathing then the drain bolt. I also installed the Skunk2 magnetic drain bolt, which is 17mm as well. I've researched this a bit but much of the information is a few years old and most of the threads bounce around different options. I've read suggestions ranging from just driving up to operating temperature, to driving a few hundred or thousand miles as a flush. I started using atf a while back again, i ran it dry again and just managed to stop before it seized up earlier this year.
I may not get much but every little bit helps to some degree, which is the point. Here is where some confusion occurs with other options to consider adding to the basic flush listed above. I filled it back up with oil and kept driving. The fluid looked very transparent and had no discernible smell. I just think its stupid to drive a car harder than its designed for.
Lastly, how often should a flush be performed? This article applies to the Honda Accord. I lost 5mpg and when i took corners hard you could hear tinkling. I hope it helps you get the job done. If you don't, tighten it firmly but not too much. Just that a trans thats not abused at all might last 500,000miles on 10w30 and 3 million miles on syncromesh.