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Reference: Recommend Vehicle Service Intervals

Discussion in 'Engine Tech / Drivetrain DIY How-To's' started by caddy, Jun 3, 2003.



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  1. Tom

    Tom honda.co.jp Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    use honda genuine manual tranny fluid only, but that's my opinoin if you want the tranny to last.
     
  2. caddy

    caddy I found Waldo Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    Unless you have a newer auto tranny that uses the new Z1 tranny fluid, you can use a standard transmission fluid but i would recommend a shift modifier like "synchro shift" or "lube guard" or somethine from BG products. In fact, Honda will tell the average joe that they must use honda fluid, when in fact they will buy a standard dex2/dex3 tranny fluid in bulk and use a BG additive anyways.
     
  3. Tom

    Tom honda.co.jp Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    dex2or 3, maybe if it's a passport, other than that it's either honda manual tranny fluid, or honda atf-z1, no acceptions when it comes to making a honda auto tranny last.
     
  4. SiGSR

    SiGSR yeaaaay. Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    BG??? What is that?

    And would Redline MTF be ok for manual trannys?
     
  5. vandynamics

    vandynamics New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    u dont need a machine to do a coolant flush. just use your garden hose. i work at a shop. and i do this all the time. disconnect the hoses. and start flushing with water =)

    i use distilled water when refilling tho. just for peace of mind =)
     
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    Squintz Banned Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    Ha. 20,000 in six months for me =)
     
  7. skyfriend

    skyfriend New Member 5+ Year Member

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    hi caddy, thanks for the info you posted here it helps me a lot, i just had a civic 2003 and it has 75k kms, but i dont know how the history of it... what would you receommend for the maintenance for it??? :(
     
  8. skyfriend

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    hi caddy, thanks for the info you posted here it helps me a lot, i had bought a civic 2003 it has 75k km, i dont know the history of the car, what would you recommend for the maintenance? what should i do check first???
     
  9. CdnCIVICdriver

    CdnCIVICdriver New Member 5+ Year Member

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    I always found it weird that Honda did their recommended service intervals at 6000km/8000km for some vehicles. Has it changed? I just bought a 2003 Civic Si and it says 8000 km in the manual for oil changes. Thoughts?
     
  10. HockeyZombies

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    I run a delivery service and rotate and balance tires every oil change. I use non ethanol 87 fuel and add 4 oz of Gumout All in One or Redline SI 1 every week and use Castrol Magnatec 0w20 or Edge at oil change intervals. Every 15k I run quick spray or two of Gdi cleaner from CRC. Have installed AEM Dryflow filter and since new no debris in throttle. Changing CVT fluid will be every 35k. Highway miles are so easy on car. Will drain coolant at 40-50k and flush every 75k. Brake fluid every year. Bought a KN Cabin Filter and clean it about every 7500 miles. Put some pantyhose over filter as a pre filter and its stayed cleaner. I did this method on a Hyundai Accent 2012 and put 200000 miles on in 28 months with pennzoil ultra 5w30 so I am sticking to my madness methods. Even have some oil analyzed too. Blackstone Labs said engine could easily go another 200000 miles. Only additive used was Liquimoly Motor Oil Saver when I had a rear main seep which stopped and Liquimoly Mos2/Ceratec. Hondas dont like solid moly lubrication, use Lubegard Biotech and steer clear of STP or Lucas Oil.

    I like Redline MTL fluid. Used it in a Honda and Pontiac Sunfire SE and it shifted great. Change every 50k.

    Im going by OLM in my 15 Civic SE and I drive 300 mi a day and this oil change duration is at 11000 miles with 30 percent left. My buddy works at Honda and this last weekend I told him I was going to travel more before my appointment THiS Saturday so we changed only the filter and added 200ml of Castrol Edge 0w20 into filter and replaced just filter. I usually get 10k miles before its down to 15-20 percent mark. The Honda Synblend never got me over 10k. I cruise 75mph all day and have grabbed over 40mpg avg recently. Will post pics soon for envy. Getting ready to do valve adj. so I will have tech take pics of engine so people can get their engine-porn for the week.First brand new car I have owned and I love the car and the Honda crowd!!
     
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  11. XpL0d3r

    XpL0d3r What Civic? Staff Member Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    Going old school and bumping a 7 year old thread I see. I can dig it. :lol:

    Merged your 3 posts into one, btw ;)
     


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