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Does anyone have any thoughts on what to use for tranny fluid for a 5 speed?? someone suggested using synthetic engine oil...any thoughts?

Any suggestions for spark plugs?

What about a product like Slick 50?

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use the Honda MT fluid. and use the factory sparkplugs. they are stamped with a letter code, as is the engine, to match the correct plug to the correct hole in order to get the plugs to index properly.

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penguinguy said:
Does anyone have any thoughts on what to use for tranny fluid for a 5 speed?? someone suggested using synthetic engine oil...any thoughts?

Any suggestions for spark plugs?

What about a product like Slick 50?

Thanks
Hi "penguinguy". Sheesh - don't you people have names? Use the Honda manual transmission oil. It doesn't cost that much, and it doesn't get changed very often.

You have to use the spark plugs designated for your Insight.

Forget Slick 50 and all other such "snake oil" products. None of them have been proven to do anything beneficial.
 

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I'm a member of HADA (Honda Acura Drivers Association) and we are a group of people that race hondas at autoslaloms and solo 1 track races (none of them are ricers only racers).
I asked about alternate manual transmission fluids and almost all the experienced guys have tried other fancy stuff and ended up going back to the Honda tranny fluid. They said nothing worked better then the Honda manual transmission fluid.
The Insight uses Iridium sparks plugs, they are already the best money can buy.

Synthetic engine oil is a good idea if you want to keep your car forever.
Use a premium brand like
Mobil 1 0W20 or 5W20
or
Amsoil 0W30 (this is what I use for extra protection on the race track)
 

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Warning! Stay away from Slick 50 or any similar products.

They have the potential to damage your engine.
One case I know about:
Slick 50 added to a higher mileage big block chevy, engine ran fine for 300 miles after additive, then started losing oil pressure. Changed oil and filter.
Filter opened for inspection: gray "goo" had filled the pleats and clogged the filter and internal bypass. Cam bearing damage, not good.

A good quality premium oil will do an excellent job, without any extra additives.

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