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November 24th, 2012 09:36 AM
200366HFP
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Originally Posted by randomhero View Post
turds.
x2
November 24th, 2012 09:35 AM
200366HFP
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Originally Posted by littledragonlee View Post
I can't find the fill bolt on my 6-speed
need to change my MTF soon
Its on TOP of the transmission. If you have a stock air box, look straight down next to the box where the tubing comes out and goes to the throttle body. There is a big round "bolt" that has a 3/8" ratchet hole in it. The "bolt" itself is about an inch in diameter. You will need about 14"-16" of ratchet extensions to reach it without taking the air box off. Then a nice long 1/2" hose with a funnel for filling.
November 24th, 2012 12:11 AM
littledragonlee I can't find the fill bolt on my 6-speed
need to change my MTF soon
November 23rd, 2012 07:10 PM
Randomhero
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Originally Posted by ll Diabolic ll View Post
That all there is to it? Just loosen the drain plug? It took my honda dealer 2 hours to "figure it out" because according to them they never had a "six speed accord" come in their shop. WTF??
Turds.

On a side note, gonna change the transfluid on my 02 Civic. Just gonna use OEM MTF, no need for anything fancy.
November 23rd, 2012 07:07 PM
ll Diabolic ll
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Originally Posted by 200366HFP View Post
Got it changed. The old man has a drain in his garage with a sloping floor, so I loosened the drain plug, then backed it off the ramps onto the floor with the front lower. It took 2.4 quarts, book says 2.3 for a change, 2.6 for an overhaul, so I got a little more out than average I guess.

Fluid didn't look too bad, and I really didn't drive it much to tell a difference, but I'm glad its "fresh".
That all there is to it? Just loosen the drain plug? It took my honda dealer 2 hours to "figure it out" because according to them they never had a "six speed accord" come in their shop. WTF??
November 22nd, 2012 03:28 PM
200366HFP Got it changed. The old man has a drain in his garage with a sloping floor, so I loosened the drain plug, then backed it off the ramps onto the floor with the front lower. It took 2.4 quarts, book says 2.3 for a change, 2.6 for an overhaul, so I got a little more out than average I guess.

Fluid didn't look too bad, and I really didn't drive it much to tell a difference, but I'm glad its "fresh".
November 21st, 2012 12:25 PM
200366HFP
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Originally Posted by Sonnick View Post
Damn HFP...change it.
Yeah, going to be done tomorrow after having some Turkey!

Maybe I'll use the baster to suck out the remaining fluid!
November 21st, 2012 11:30 AM
invsblduck eric the car guy has a decent vid on it
November 21st, 2012 11:29 AM
invsblduck yea bc when u simply drain it, there's still a bunch of fluid in the tranny. so you have to refill and drain a few times to get a full flush. true
November 21st, 2012 11:14 AM
Sonnick I heard to get all the 'gunk' out, to drain and refill 3x. Drain once, drive around for some mileage, then repeat twice. Maybe that was just after the first change? I don't know.

Damn HFP...change it.
November 20th, 2012 07:29 PM
ll Diabolic ll
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Originally Posted by 200366HFP View Post
And 120k for normal interval. Pouring the AmsOil MTF in on Thursday. At 113k, mine has NEVER been changed!
LOL FUUUUUUUUUU!! Your crazy dude! Let us know how that Ams turns out. At this point any MTF would feel better than what your running!
November 20th, 2012 08:32 AM
200366HFP
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Originally Posted by Randomhero View Post
You mean 30k intervals? Why? Its specced for 60k on severe interval.
And 120k for normal interval. Pouring the AmsOil MTF in on Thursday. At 113k, mine has NEVER been changed!
November 20th, 2012 07:54 AM
Randomhero
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Originally Posted by Sonnick View Post
I heard it's better to do 3?
You mean 30k intervals? Why? Its specced for 60k on severe interval.
Id also like to add the redline produces butter smooth shifts at 3000+ rpm. Somewhat notchy below that, but for some reason it loves shifting about 3000rpm
November 20th, 2012 07:21 AM
Sonnick Looks like I should change my fluid again. Changed it about 20-25k ago but only did 1 drain/refill. I heard it's better to do 3? Is this true?
November 11th, 2012 01:57 PM
Randomhero It was about 70 degrees today in Ohio. Its been in the 30s/40s last few weeks. Drove the Accord around for a bit, and every gear change was super smooth. Running Redline MTL. It can be a bit stiff in the cold, but in the warm it was amazing. Never tried GM or Amsoil, so i cant comment on that.

Also never had any grinding issues ever.
November 11th, 2012 12:52 PM
Sedan66MT The GM synchro, another vote here. Much better in the cold and fixed some cold weather occasional grinds 1-2 and balkiness 2-3. Its like new again. Never thought it was possible for a semi-synth GM truck fluid... Much better feel than OEM fluid.
November 10th, 2012 11:45 AM
ll Diabolic ll Yeah the other day I had trouble going into second gear, never had an issue but lately Ive been driving my wifes DSM with a heavier shift knob. I didnt put "enough" pressure going to second, and it wouldnt engage. I think theres alot of factors when it come to this. Fluid quality, driver skill, and trans condition.

Funny when I drive her hard, she shifts so smoothly.....that doesnt sound sexual in any way XD. Anyhow I think when I shift harder, im basically applying more pressure then when im shifting casually and not really engaging the gears right. Time for a Skunk2 shift knob!!
November 10th, 2012 11:34 AM
MatthewYu I agree Kiet but using the synthetic AMSOIL I've noticed it to feel like butter while shifting more so compared to the OEM which I ran previously.
Either fluid will be fine from my experience I just feel like the AMSOIL makes a night and day difference but that's up to you guys if you want to spend $11-13/qt compared to OEM which is like $5-8/qt depending on where you buy it. The key is just to do frequent oil changes and not to over fill as it will spill into your clutch and causing it to burn out much faster
November 10th, 2012 11:12 AM
200366HFP
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Originally Posted by Randomhero View Post
5W-30 syncromesh with transmission additives
Thanks.

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Originally Posted by nighthawk04v6 View Post
if you are having a notchy feel with your transmission. It's not because of the fluid. It's because your gear synchros have damage to them. Everytime you grind a gear, you hurt the synchros. Always warm your car up before you drive it hard.

Other fluids will help but remember that gears are gears, when a tooth goes bad and you just happen to be engaging into the bad tooth, it will spit it right back out, feel notchy, or grind. A perfect transmission is rare unless you bought a brand new car from the factory.

if you bought a used car, or if you've grinded it many times, don't expect it to be perfect.

I use Honda OEM on all my customer cars, my race cars, etc. They are perfectly fine and we don't drive it easy either.

Gears are gears. if a tooth is damage, or two, it's not a perfect gear set thus can grind or spit back at you sometime. If you want a perfect transmission, have it disassembled, inspected and replace any synchros that are damaged. It will feel like new again.
I agree with this 100%. I'm just due for a change (113k, close enough, I'm going to be under it anyway), and only twice have I accidentally hit second a little quick to get a slight grind going in, other than that, I must have gotten a well driven one!
November 10th, 2012 10:41 AM
nighthawk04v6 if you are having a notchy feel with your transmission. It's not because of the fluid. It's because your gear synchros have damage to them. Everytime you grind a gear, you hurt the synchros. Always warm your car up before you drive it hard.

Other fluids will help but remember that gears are gears, when a tooth goes bad and you just happen to be engaging into the bad tooth, it will spit it right back out, feel notchy, or grind. A perfect transmission is rare unless you bought a brand new car from the factory.

if you bought a used car, or if you've grinded it many times, don't expect it to be perfect.

I use Honda OEM on all my customer cars, my race cars, etc. They are perfectly fine and we don't drive it easy either.

Gears are gears. if a tooth is damage, or two, it's not a perfect gear set thus can grind or spit back at you sometime. If you want a perfect transmission, have it disassembled, inspected and replace any synchros that are damaged. It will feel like new again.
November 10th, 2012 10:31 AM
Randomhero
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Originally Posted by 200366HFP View Post
What weight is that AmsOil? Is it just "AmsOil Manual Transmission Fluid"?
5W-30 syncromesh with transmission additives
November 10th, 2012 08:57 AM
200366HFP What weight is that AmsOil? Is it just "AmsOil Manual Transmission Fluid"?
November 9th, 2012 10:49 PM
ll Diabolic ll
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Originally Posted by MatthewYu View Post
I was running OEM before.
Nothing wrong with OEM, BUT the AMSOIL is about 5x smoother. It's like butter.
The OEM doesn't do as well in the cold like the AMSOIL because during the winter times the OEM fluid makes the tranny notchy, while the AMSOIL keeps it smoother.
It's your call.
OEM
AMSOIL
GM
You're fine with all choices.
I agree, thanks for the input! Looks like ill be in the market for some Amsoil trans fluid!
November 9th, 2012 07:46 PM
MatthewYu I was running OEM before.
Nothing wrong with OEM, BUT the AMSOIL is about 5x smoother. It's like butter.
The OEM doesn't do as well in the cold like the AMSOIL because during the winter times the OEM fluid makes the tranny notchy, while the AMSOIL keeps it smoother.
It's your call.
OEM
AMSOIL
GM
You're fine with all choices.
November 9th, 2012 06:59 PM
ll Diabolic ll
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Originally Posted by MatthewYu View Post
Amsoil
Matt you running Ams on your tranny? If so hows it feel compared to whatever you had before?

Im leaning towards Nighthawks recommendation and keep it OEM...Nighthawk you are my heroe :,)
November 9th, 2012 06:08 PM
MatthewYu Amsoil
November 9th, 2012 04:24 PM
CrackerTeg You'll be fine. Trust us.
November 9th, 2012 04:12 PM
ll Diabolic ll
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Originally Posted by ezshift5 View Post
That is the reason I went with GMSFM nearly 60,000 miles ago. The techs never really see a 6M (let along perform major surgery).

No 3rd gear glitches. Not one. GM set the bar on transmission goo for this sailor.

ez
Really? Hmmm yeah Im a little iffy on putting a GM product on my Honda, especially inside my trans.
November 9th, 2012 02:29 PM
ezshift5
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Originally Posted by ll Diabolic ll;2020553

...........They just looked at my car like it was from another world. I kid you not, exact words from the service advisor [B
"we never had one of the 6 speed accords in our shop"...[/B]................
That is the reason I went with GMSFM nearly 60,000 miles ago. The techs never really see a 6M (let along perform major surgery).

No 3rd gear glitches. Not one. GM set the bar on transmission goo for this sailor.

ez
November 9th, 2012 09:05 AM
ll Diabolic ll
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Originally Posted by invsblduck View Post
sorry 2 hijack- when was the recall? just for accords or for acura as well?
wonder if i'm affected i have an 05 tls tranny that came out of a junk yard in jersey
A TSB has been released to address the 3rd gear grinds, pop outs and difficulty engaging the gear.

HONDA VEHICLES AFFECTED:

* 2003-2007 Accord V6 with M/T = ALL

* 2008 Accord V6 with M/T 2-Door = From VIN 1HGCS218.8A000001 thru 1HGCS218.8A003478

* 2006-2007 Civic Si 2-Door = ALL

* 2008 Civic Si 2-Door = From VIN 2HGFG215.8H700001 thru 2HGFG215.8H701973

* 2007 Civic Si 4-Door = ALL

* 2008 Civic Si 4-Door = From VIN 2HGFA555.8H700001 thru 2HGFA555.8H702465



ACURA VEHICLES AFFECTED:


TSB 08-018 (Same wording as Honda TSB)


* RSX-S 6SPD All model year

* 2003 CL 6SPD

* 2004-2007 TL 6SPD

* 2008 TL 6SPD VIN 0-3xxxx
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