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So I finaly make an appointment @ the local Acura dealer to get the transmition fluid changed in my '92 LS, sedan. on the day of the appointment I drive into the sevice department and the technition says that there is a 50/50 chance that in doing a flush (or what they call a drain and fill for Acura's) it might result in ruining my transmition all together. When i procede to ask the gentleman why, he explains that in doing the flush all the dirt and tiny pieces of metal can end up seating themselves into parts of the transmition and can very quickly distroy the whole thing. He also tells me that this is a problem exclusive to Acura's with over 100,000 miles on them....
 

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It's because the flush process is reverse flow. Honda actually recommends the 3-4X drain refill procedure and NO additives.
 

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If i were you,
I'd do the "drain and fill" 3 times, with genuine Honda ATF, every 3000k miles (oil change), since it'll be easier for you.

There's NO problem w/ that, trust me.

Flush is a power system that first, COSTS TOO **** MUCH, and also, might damage the whole unit. Remember, there's been fluid in there probably for a good 3-4-5 yrs that has never come out by doing drain and fill, so there's stuff bonded to it, molecularly.

Just trust me and do the drain and fill 3 times (4 if you want to ) and you'll be all set. It might hurt your pocket a few times, but it's better than getting a new tranny.


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ok, so let me make sure I understand this correctly.

So you drain the transmission fluid and refill it three or four times

I guess what I am trying to ask is do you drain and refill it 3 times in the same day? or is it supposed to be at some interval like 3K miles?
 

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Flush

Acura dealerships will not flush any trany on an acura, they will always drain and fill but even with this the service advisor said that in draining the the fluid there is a chance that you may blow your tranny (because of the small particles that may settle into the intricate parts of the transmition, as stated above). he told me that he was forced to tell me that by acura in order to release liability from the dealership.

I'll probably end up going ahead with it anyways, I have to do something
 

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ILOVELEGEND said:
ok, so let me make sure I understand this correctly.

So you drain the transmission fluid and refill it three or four times

I guess what I am trying to ask is do you drain and refill it 3 times in the same day? or is it supposed to be at some interval like 3K miles?
Drain and fill takes about 3-4 quarts. You have to top it off right.

But you do it at a set interval to get the best results.

The first time you do it might be the most noticeable,
But the 3rd time you do it, you'll realize how much better gas mileage you're getting.
 

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Re: Flush

Bo Ku said:
Acura dealerships will not flush any trany on an acura, they will always drain and fill but even with this the service advisor said that in draining the the fluid there is a chance that you may blow your tranny (because of the small particles that may settle into the intricate parts of the transmition, as stated above). he told me that he was forced to tell me that by acura in order to release liability from the dealership.

I find it difficult to believe that Acura would do this given the service interval as stated in the HELM and the fact that not changing the A/T fluid will lead to premature failure. Ask the "advisor" why the drain bolt is magnetic.

In performing the multiple drain/refill you need to bring the vehicle up to operating temp and run it through the upshifts. The object is to circulate the new fluid, diluting the old. You can perform this procedure in an afternoon. Better to do over three days in order to allow the drain bolt to "catch" any particulates in the fluid. If initially using Ford A/T, this will create a scouring and I think that this could loosen quite a bit of particulate/sludge (from an A/T never having its fluid changed) which could clog the screen, etc. and lead to problems. The likelihood of this happening is unknown, but theoretically possible.
 

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i did that like a week ago and i did 3/4 for a 34$ it my sec. time and after first time i feel the diffirence i was much better i have 125 K miles
and i agree that flush is tooo much $$$
 

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Is there a need to change the trans fluid in a manual??? I know that there is no dipstick or whatever and I know its all sealed up but I dont see the difference....
 

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The HELM states that the maintenance interval for a Manual Transmission equipped vehicle is 30 months/24,000 miles.
 
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