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Old 04-26-2010, 01:38 PM   #1
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Manual transmission fluid

Might be a noob question but im just wondering... Could it make my transmission "smoother" if I change my manual transmission fluid? im 1000km before im suppose to change it.. the car is a 2005 civic si.
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yes it certainly will


i change mine a lot more often than some of the members out there

definitely feels more smooth, maintenance schedule is only for a rough guideline for you to follow. Too many variables to count within when it comes to mainteance, depends how you drive, stop and go traffic, warm up/abuse ur car etc.
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The more you grind them gears the more you need to change the fluid. Same goes for aggressive shifting and spirited driving.
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Oh that explain a lot lol.. Ill change it soon then Thanks!
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does anyone know how much it will cost roughly let say if i go to a Honda dealership?
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not too sure about honda dealership

but for my K series it takes about 2 liters or 2 liters and half

they are like $10 bux after taxes each bottle

shop usuaully charge $30-50 bux for labor
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does anyone know how much it will cost roughly let say if i go to a Honda dealership?
You could call them, but I believe its $119.95.

If you are at all handy, you can try to do it yourself and save $100.
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You could call them, but I believe its $119.95.

If you are at all handy, you can try to do it yourself and save $100.
Yup. However, make sure you buy the correct fluid for your car! Not all transmission fluids are equal, nor are they all designed for every vehicle out there.
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Yep, If its a 2005 Civic, Honda Genuine MTF is called on, approx $10 a bottle from the dealership.
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Is changing MT oil much harder than changing regular oil? Thanks!
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basically about the same to be honest
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+1, easier actually; no oil filter to change. You just need to buy a fluid pump.

Usually it's just two plugs you gotta undo; the filler and the drain plug. Then let it drain, then re-fill.

ALWAYS undo the filler plug FIRST, so you don't get left with a stuck filler plug and an empty transmission.
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If you don't feel your up to it we can do it for you and its not that expensive.
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It will be something along the lines of this.

http://forums.clubrsx.com/showthread...&highlight=mTF

I had to go to home depot to buy a funnel and plastic housing...
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Alright thanks everyone! I might try do it myself..
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mfrt charged me $30 for changing my mt fluid.
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^ Fluids included? Good deal, gear fluids stink. Small price to pay for comfort and convenience lol.
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don't honda civic manual gearbox spec a normal 10w-30 engine oil fluid? Easy to do a flush, and an oil pump is needed.
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older style ones used normal engine oil.

the newer style use a specific oil which contains a bit more chemicals and additives than what normal engine oil would provide.
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use only oem fluid.

it took me 20 minutes to do it by myself, it's easy.

get a funnel and some tubing and get to it.
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don't honda civic manual gearbox spec a normal 10w-30 engine oil fluid? Easy to do a flush, and an oil pump is needed.
yea they before 96 on most models.

the easiet way to do it yourself is to get a funnel and fill it through that way.
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