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Hello all..

Quick question about the 4X tranny flush.. What type of fluid should I use for the flushing.. How many quarts will I need to flush it.. how much driving should I do in between fluid changes.. and I am assuming I should fill in the end with Honda ATF..

any help would be appreciated..

Much thanks..
 

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I read that too!

I read it and seems like it would work good. Makes me want to do a 4x flush with my oil to get AAALLLLLLLL the contaminants out! Seems like a waste of money to throw oil away but probably worth it in the long run!
 

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Per Gil:

Total stuff needed:
1 Bottle of smart blend ( Black Bottle) aprox cost $5.00- $7.00 (I used Lube Guard from NAPA for $11.00)

4 quarts of "F" type Trans fluid
7 quarts of Dextron fluid
4 quarts of Genuine Honda fluid
and the time to play with your car.......
 

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here are the full instructions, according to gil (the amounts and types of fluid needed are at the end):



1. Drain the fluid and add 3.5 quarts of "F" type fluid. F-fluid (ATF) is what is used in Ford transmissions. It has a very high detergent base to it that is designed to clean the internal parts and to break down varnish build up.


2. Drive the car around for several miles and then drain it again . I do not recommend that you leave the F-type fluid in the car for an
extended time.


3. Now having drained the fluid refill the unit with 3.5 qt's of
Dextron II or III and again drive the car around for a few miles
working the Dextron in. While you are doing this what you are
actually doing is diluting the F-type fluid and flushing the dirty fluid
out of the converter at the same time.


4. Return to the driveway and dump the fluid again and


5. repeat the process again. (Steps 3-4)


6. Now , having returned once again , you have drained one last
time. At this point what little F-type fluid that was left has been
drastically diluted and the majority of what you have left is Dextron.


7. Now fill the tranny up with Genuine Honda ATF . Honda fluid has
a high silicone base to it and that is what will keep your tranny
shifting smooth. You now have 3.5 quarts of Honda fluid mixed in
with about 5qts of Dextron mixed with .5 qts of F type fluid (Mix) .
Not enough to hurt a thing. Now to even things out and bring us all
back to Basic Honda fluid , get a bottle of a product called "Smart
Blend" It's made by a company called "Life Products" Be sure to
get the Black bottle as it is specially designed to convert Dextron
over to Honda fluid, this is a product that we endorse, and use it in
all our transmissions through out the building process. If you can't
find it then try Lube Guard , and again use the Black bottle. Both
products have red bottles and I thin also a Blue one too?


8. Pour one full bottle of Smart Blend into the tranny and you're set. Smart blend reduces operating temps as well as is a friction modifier that will reduce clutch pack chatter as well as help with converter lock up. Now the reason you start with the F type fluid is to clean . Then you use Dextron to dilute the F-type (Ford) and besides to dump that much Honda fluid just to flush would be a
sin, not to mention costly as all get up.


Total stuff needed:
1 Bottle of smart blend ( Black Bottle) aprox cost $5.00- $7.00 (I used Lube Guard from NAPA for $11.00)


4 quarts of "F" type Trans fluid
7 quarts of Dextron fluid
4 quarts of Genuine Honda fluid
and the time to play with your car.......


Hope this was helpful, best wishes.........Gil


good luck,

wally
 
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