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Old 11-17-2012, 10:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Gen1 CVT filter and oil

I called our local Honda dealership in Akron, Ohio and asked him for the cost of a CVT filter - it was $17.49 but he didn't have any in stock. In fact, Park Honda at Interstate parkway has NEVER even sold a CVT filter, and none of the Honda dealers in Ohio had one in stock! They did have a synthetic blend oil for $8.75 a quart. I asked him who makes the oil and he said Conoco Philips (I've seen Mobil one mentioned on this forum). So, does anybody think a pure synthetic would be better? Any suggestions on what type of oil others have used?
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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When you say "CVT filter" are you talking about an oil filter or the filter for the CVT transmission fluid?

If you are talking about the cvt trans filter make sure you put in only the correct Honda cvt fluid. Do a search on this site. A number of years ago Honda changed it, had numerous problems, then changed it back. Only use the Honda cvt fluid.

If you area talking about an oil filter for your cvt I think that there is no difference in the oil filters for the cvt and 5 speed. I have also heard that another Honda filter (civic?) will fit and is larger and holds more oil.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes the Civic oil filter will fit, I think the only civic filter that is different is the S2000.
Maybe 3-4 oz. more oil capacity, but it is definately larger.

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I'm talking about the filter for the CVT transmission. Looks like I should stick with the default Honda transmission fluid.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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There is also a filter in one of the lines going to the transmission cooler. ImageUploadedByAG Free1353187922.697861.jpg
I took a picture of it when I did the transmission service. If you're going to be in there you might as well change that one too.


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Old 12-17-2012, 01:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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My 2004 Insight CVT has 2 filters. Both will require lowering the pan (no biggie). A canister type filter and a flat filter Honda calls a strainer. I have had my pan down a couple of times now and the gasket could be reused but that would not be the time to find out you need a gasket so better have one just incase.
There are a few magnets in there that should be examined for metal bits and then cleaned off. Any of the CVT fluids will work but may have startup clutch engagement issues. I would recomend the Honda CVT fluid and not put more than 20k between changes and 60k on filters.
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:10 AM   #7 (permalink)
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To clarify, there's 1 filter and the strainer inside and another filter in the line to the tranny cooler? I've changed the cvt fluid every 15k miles or every 2 yrs....now at 45k miles and have yet to change any filters. Thx for the info!
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What is the original honda number for CVT filter?
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What is the original honda number for CVT filter?
25420-PHT-003 Strainer
25450-P4V-013 Filter

Search under my name as I recently performed this service and gave some details. As previously mentioned be sure and pull the two magnets from their holders and clean them as well. Basic service that Honda considers the filters "lifetime".

My particular CVT had been serviced by the dealer but pan was never dropped and filters changed.
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Old 09-10-2013, 01:23 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Not sure what you call a strainer but my '02 had the flat filter on the left and the round one on the right.



The flat one is way cheaper under the Beck Arnley brand.
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