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Transmission Fluid Change DIY

#26 User is offline   s2k_man 

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Posted 16 May 2008 - 05:17 PM

...Wow this is very easy pretty much as easy as an oil change. and to think i was going to let someone eles do this haha
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Posted 16 May 2008 - 10:42 PM

when you say, fluid comes out the hole when its filled... meaning the tranny fluid will begin coming out the fill hole?

Also how precise are you in measuring the 1.6qt capacity? or should you try to get as much in there as it will hold (ie pump a little more and quickly plug with the bolt?)

thanks! will be my first tranny fluid change. movin up from just oil ;) lol
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Posted 19 June 2008 - 11:39 AM

Thank you for saving me 40 bucks, gas, and time!

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 07:15 AM

Awesome job.
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Posted 09 August 2008 - 02:40 PM

Thanks for the post! It is a great write up.

I figured my car is only 12 months old and probably won't need transmission changed yet. I guess I was wrong. I already have 30,000 miles on it.

So I did the flush and the shifter is smoother now.

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Posted 09 August 2008 - 08:56 PM

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you should never use a torque wrench to loosen bolts.

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 12:14 AM

this is awesome i have 84K on my s2k should i change the fluid
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Posted 10 August 2008 - 12:40 AM

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this is awesome i have 84K on my s2k should i change the fluid

Yeah, I would go ahead and do that.

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 02:20 AM

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Just to add to this DIY....


When it comes to the tranny and diff, ALWAYS undo the fill bolt first. If you drain all the fluid, and you can't get the fill bolt off, you snap the head, whatever, you are SOL. ALWAYS take the fill bolt off first.

Why is this? A little explanation would be interesting. :ponder:

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 03:46 AM

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Why is this? A little explanation would be interesting. :ponder:

he just explained it.. if you drain the fluid and then you strip the bolt where you are supposed to add new oil, how can you put the new oil in? it's just a precaution.
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Posted 10 August 2008 - 04:19 AM

I would like to add 1 more thing to this DIY.

Make sure let your car warm up for at least 1.5 minutes-2 minutes, every time you drive, trust me, I garauntee the shifts will feel like butter, especially after the transmission fluid change. Use Honda Manual Transmission Fluid though, they make good stuff.


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Posted 10 August 2008 - 02:12 PM

I would like to modify this DIY.....

If you do NOT own a pump of any kind...get this one...
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/disp...temnumber=93477

It's cheap as hell, and makes the fluid change MUCH easier. It holds a full quart, and can dump it all out in one smooth push. Really an excellent tool. Works great for diffs too, but if you plan on using more than one type of fluid, either make sure you clean the pump well after each use, or, at this price, order more than one just to make it easier on yourself.
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Posted 10 August 2008 - 02:58 PM

I just changed the trans and diff oil at 5k miles (Amsoil 75w-90 racing) and noticed the trans fluid looked pretty good, but the diff fluid looked dirty and the magnetic drain plug was covered with metallic goo

I replaced the stock trans drain plug with a magnetic one....a "must-do" mod in my book, it's amazing how much particulate these things catch, although I'm sure there are aluminum components in the trans as well

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 03:15 PM

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I just changed the trans and diff oil at 5k miles (Amsoil 75w-90 racing) and noticed the trans fluid looked pretty good, but the diff fluid looked dirty and the magnetic drain plug was covered with metallic goo

I replaced the stock trans drain plug with a magnetic one....a "must-do" mod in my book, it's amazing how much particulate these things catch, although I'm sure there are aluminum components in the trans as well

Tranny fluid will NEVER look dirty unless something is seriously wrong.

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 12:34 AM

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he just explained it.. if you drain the fluid and then you strip the bolt where you are supposed to add new oil, how can you put the new oil in? it's just a precaution.

Just a little confused. If I strip or shear a bolt i'll drill or tap it, flush the case and move on. Seems like sound advice if you can't fix what you've done though.

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 12:59 AM

ADD TO THE FAQ'S !!!!

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 01:14 AM

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Just a little confused. If I strip or shear a bolt i'll drill or tap it, flush the case and move on. Seems like sound advice if you can't fix what you've done though.

yeah,i think since this is a DIY, the advice was based on the face that most people won't have the tools sitting around in the garage to do that. I think for most people drilling and tapping/ rethreading holes would require another DIY.. myself included.

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 01:17 AM

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yeah,i think since this is a DIY, the advice was based on the face that most people won't have the tools sitting around in the garage to do that. I think for most people drilling and tapping/ rethreading holes would require another DIY.. myself included.

That makes sense. It is a bit of a leap from changing fluids to machining. Point taken.

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 03:00 PM

Great job! Thanks for the numbers on the washers. I went to my local Honda Dealership and they told me the oil drain plug washer was the same as both transmission gaskets. Glad I checked.

Has anybody used teflon tape on the threads along with a new gasket? Not the liquid stuff in a tube but the tape itself. I have used it on the oil drain bolt for years and never had a problem with it coming loose in the pan which would be my biggest concern. Just wanting to see you guys opinion on the matter.

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 05:32 PM

just curious can you add fluid thru the shifter hole? as long as you don't over fill?

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 11:29 PM

Here is a thought for a bit extra oil in there:

When draining, raise the passenger side, that way the drain hole side is the lowest point of tranny's oilpan. Then when filling, raise the driver side, that way you can actually fit more fluid in there, thus increasing it's capacity for less changes, not throwing out the .4 qt left over, etc.

Is that feasible or am I full of it?

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Posted 21 September 2008 - 12:58 AM

Very informative DIY thank you, next time ill do it myself and save me a few :)

Btw the way you have done it makes it seem very clean and simple. THanks again!
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Posted 30 November 2008 - 01:35 PM

Nice writeup. Detailed and well "illustrated!" Thank you sir!
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Posted 30 November 2008 - 08:20 PM

where is this DIY section??!?!?!? i cant find it
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Posted 30 November 2008 - 08:57 PM

Great write-up, the pictures and descriptions are very helpful! :thumbup:

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