Clean up the excess transmission fluid with a rag. Ensure that you have a little more transmission fluid than the volume listed in your owner's manual. Had I know about the synchromesh when my clutch needed replacing then I would've done it then. Locate the filling bolt and the drain bolt on the transmission. Yup, i would probly do it too, might try it next time i change mine depending on what you report back. If needed, remove the splash guard to gain access to the side of the transmission by removing the plastic screws holding it inside the fender.
This article applies to the Honda Civic 1992-2000. A full report to follow. I would just use honda fluid, amsoil or redline. Its taken a ton of abuse. Transmission fluid is what allows the.
I wasn't saying the fluid plays no part, just that syncomesh, honda mtf, atf or motor oil wont protect any better or worse than each other when grinding a gear or hopping a wheel. The engine in your 1997 Honda Civic should be running when you perform a transmission fluid level check, otherwise it will be inaccurate. I dont think you would get much though. My suggestion for the flush was with cost savings in mind-not whats actually best. No, genuine Honda or Synchomesh. Honda mechanic told me that i have to use oil supplied by Honda and that i should run the car with new oil for 1 week and then replace with new oil, again from Honda.
Had to top it up once a month with about 1. My understanding is the tranny flush process is easy enough. Although Honda recommends changing it at 90,000 miles, it really depends on how hard you drive your car and environmental factors like heat and humidity. A little excess fluid will leak out because the car takes 1. Considering these models were designed 2 use examples of torque.
What size hose fits into the filler hole? Level the vehicle in order to properly drain out all of the fluid, and place jack stands under the car to secure it. In each case approx 3 Litres is required to fill the transmission costing about £40 The transmission drain plug is located on the passenger side of the case. Step 4 — Re-install filler bolt Once you are finished filling the transmission fluid, remove the tube from the filler hole and allow the excess fluid to drain into the drain pan. The fluid looked very transparent and had no discernible smell. I also recommend a magnetic drain bolt.
I filled it back up with oil and kept driving. If the transmission fluid level on your Civic is low, you need to add fluid through the dipstick tube. Place cardboard under the vehicle to catch potential spills. Caveat Emptor, Amsoil may not be your best bet. No noticable difference except a drop in gas milage from 55mpg to 50. This article applies to the Honda Accord 1990-2002.
Clean the fill and drain plug and keep them on a clean, dry surface. While I agree that manual Honda transmissions usually go bad from abusive use instead of natural wear from reasonable driving, I cant agree that fluid plays little to no part in it. A good rule of thumb is the more intense the environment, the shorter the change interval. If someone grinds your gears for you maybe flush it but use the same kind of fluid! Then replace the drain plug until it is hand tight. Connect the transmission fluid pump to a bottle and drain out all of the fluid. This article applies to the Honda Accord, and Civic 1992-2000.
It would cost the same and take the same ammount of work to cut your drain interval in half as to flush every time. Use the ratchet wrench to tighten the drain plug. Here is where some confusion occurs with other options to consider adding to the basic flush listed above. I have done both i work on hondas only Hettboy that is for a auto trans he has a manual trans. Question, wouldn't the extra oil -- if we put the bolt back in fast enough -- be good for that top gear. I had a second gear grind. The wear characteristics are like night and day.
Neglecting to change the transmission fluid can lead to serious transmission problems. Ensure that the transmission shifts smoothly without any noise. I just think its stupid to drive a car harder than its designed for. But if it sees abuse, history is unknown, your car will last a long time cos of no rust or you just like your car then more expensive stuff is worth it. Slide the end of the tube into the fill bolt hole and make sure it isn't too loose, so it won't come out while filling.