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honda is just atf3 with high friction modifiers right? I ordered a bottle of lubegard high friction modifier to convert my castrol atf3 to honda atf3. ive heard some good things about lube gaurd but anyone have good experiences with it on a legend? any difference after using it?
my trans was clunking and had harsh down shifting but i replaced a trans mount and it was cut by about 70% but its still there and it just kills me inside to feel my legend being hurt by the shifts. the lubegard was 13.50 and will be at my door in about 10hrs...
 

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I've done a lot of research into atf fluids and lubegard is supposed to be awesome stuff..make sure it is the lubegard specified for honda's..theres 2 kinds out there.
Back when killing whales was still cosher trannies were filled with sperm whale oil and the fluid would last a long time, the life of the car even.
lubegard has some crazy esters that are supposed to be pretty good at simulating the good ol times.
shifting improves if you use a synth or honda atf, everyone here agrees that Z1 (honda) fluid is best but lubegard is definetly good stuff. Unless you're doing only highway driving you should change the fluid more than is reccomended (I do it twice as often personally).

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lubegard is great stuff my car had hard upshifts and i just had atf 3 not honda brand then added the lubegard and bam the hard upshifts where a thing of the past. It shifts like a dream now that stuff makes a big difference.
 

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thanks guys, ive heard nothing but good things about but thought i'd get some legend owners opinions, i put 5oz's in and imediatly i can bearly feel the down shifts when slowing down. hopefully it will get even better with some more driving. btw i added 5oz's.. my haynes manual says the trans has 4.8 quarts of fluid, is that right because i think ive heard over 6 elsewhere
 

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I've been using dex3 + black lubegard for awhile now, it makes it shift smoother plus it got rid of my torque converter shudder. I have no idea how it compares to Honda ATF though since I have never tried it.
Also each time I have used lubegard I just dumped the whole bottle in after doing a 4 or 5 times fluid change.
 
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