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pg 179 of the manual states:
To thoroughly flush the transmission, the technician should drain and refill it with Honda ATF-Z1, then drive the vehicle a short distance. Do this three times. Then drain and refill the transmission a final time.

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5.8 qt capacity x 4 refills = 23.2 qts

Am i correct in deducting from this that I will need to purchase 24 qts of ATF-Z1 to properly change out my transmission fluid? or does "do this three times" mean drive the vehicle a short distance three times on one "flush fill" of ATF?
 

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I'm betting on drive and flush, 3 times. It's the only thing that makes sense. Plus I've heard this proceedure mentioned in another forum, concerning a different model of Honda.
 

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No its _not_ the standard Honda Z1 its the new, well the old, well... confused yet :?:

I edited my last post in the link above with a PN and a pic :!:


And if you _really_ want the _best possible_ fluid in your CVT then your going to have to do the "flush". However, the next best thing to do is to use the CVT specific fluid for the "change".


HTH! :)
 

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Flush it all, anyhow.

Any automatic trans is full of plumbing and pockets, valves and lines that just don't drain in a 'static' situation, like a typical drain and refill only 'flluid change'.
 

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Any automatic trans is full of plumbing and pockets, valves and
lines that just don't drain in a 'static' situation, like a typical drain and
refill only 'flluid change'.
But this is not just any transmission...It is a CVT and from what I hear,
it has less parts inside compared to the traditional automatic. I'm not
a transmission mechanic, but I believe all of that plumbing and pockets
and springs and such are for gear changes....

JoeCVT - Just your average CVT owner
 

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transmission oil change

My mechanic has a machine that sucks out the old fluid and puts a like amount of new back into the car and does it under pressure. The front wheels had to be off the ground and tranny in drive to complement the pressure desired by the machine to effect the transfer. What he did was load six quarts of the Honda stuff in one side of the machine and start the process.

All went well and he emptied the pumped out fluid ultimately into the used oil container and let me look at it...very dirty and burnt smell. This at 40500 miles.

While car on the rack we noticed slight transmission hose leak. he replaced hose going to the radiator and also discarded the pinch clamps for clamps that one can tighten. :eek:
 

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Re: transmission oil change

The Phoenix area weather (HOT) is known for baking hoses and fluids. Which is why there is no single best fit maintenance interval for any car. Driving style and patterns are also a significant factor.

Sound like you flushed the ATF a bit late (but not too late ;) ). 30k miles would be _my_ next chosen interval given what you have already experienced.

Thanks for the post :!: :D
 
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