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2003 Honda Accord Question: transmission flush

 

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jaisonab, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Fairfield, NJ, February 21, 2009, 07:09
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transmission flush: Is it necessary to use Honda fluid? Will generic do?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, February 21, 2009, 09:19
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    The price difference between generic transmission fluid and the Honda ATF Z1 is not that different, maybe a dollar a quart. Honda claim they have a special friction modifier in their oil and we use it in all our customers cars. Trans oil change is very simple on this car no oil pan to remove.

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    mburke from Burke's Automotive, February 22, 2010, 07:33
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    Definetly use the honda fluid. otherwise shift feel as well as overall transmission function will be affected. if universal wopuld work and is cheaper do you not think the dealer would use it too. One less fluid to stock. Transmission as well as other fluids are not one size fits all.
    Mike

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