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#4742849 - 04/29/18 09:46 PM '09 Honda Civic 103K AT fluid spill & fill
bmwpowere36m3 Offline


Registered: 04/29/07
Posts: 684
Loc: Connecticut, USA
2009 Honda Civic, 103K miles, original fluid, no abnormal AT behavior

Drained ~3qts and replaced with VM Maxlife ATF. I'll repeat a couple more times. Drain plug debris was wiped on blue rag.




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#4743118 - 04/30/18 08:53 AM Re: '09 Honda Civic 103K AT fluid spill & fill [Re: bmwpowere36m3]
Schmoe Offline


Registered: 05/12/03
Posts: 7278
Loc: Oklahoma
Wow...blot test doesn't look that bad. One thing I've noticed with the Honda ATF is that it has a smell like no other ATF. Must be the magic juice.....
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#4743186 - 04/30/18 09:38 AM Re: '09 Honda Civic 103K AT fluid spill & fill [Re: bmwpowere36m3]
NoNameJoe Offline


Registered: 06/03/15
Posts: 434
Loc: New York
103K and changing the fluid for the first time? shocked2 I would be too nervous.

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One thing I've noticed with the Honda ATF is that it has a smell like no other ATF. Must be the magic juice.....

Yup, I love the smell. I've used other ATF's like Dex/Merc and they smell so [censored] bad. Castrol Import ATF smells like fish, Valvoline MaxLife ATF smells like [censored].

I used those on Nissan cars. For Honda I only use Honda fluids.

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#4743478 - 04/30/18 02:20 PM Re: '09 Honda Civic 103K AT fluid spill & fill [Re: NoNameJoe]
JustN89 Offline


Registered: 06/27/17
Posts: 496
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: NoNameJoe
103K and changing the fluid for the first time? shocked2 I would be too nervous.

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One thing I've noticed with the Honda ATF is that it has a smell like no other ATF. Must be the magic juice.....

Yup, I love the smell. I've used other ATF's like Dex/Merc and they smell so [censored] bad. Castrol Import ATF smells like fish, Valvoline MaxLife ATF smells like [censored].

I used those on Nissan cars. For Honda I only use Honda fluids.

Got some Maxlife on my favorite hat last time I serviced the transmission on the Impala. I got the stain out but the smell seemingly won't every go away. frown

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#4752459 - 05/09/18 10:17 PM Re: '09 Honda Civic 103K AT fluid spill & fill [Re: bmwpowere36m3]
joel95ex Offline


Registered: 02/05/08
Posts: 652
Loc: texas
my automatic accord trans went over 500k miles..... and honda AT's have a rep for being the weak link. i always did a drain/refill every 30k. i recommend not letting it go 100k again if you plan on keeping it
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#4754143 - 05/11/18 11:50 AM Re: '09 Honda Civic 103K AT fluid spill & fill [Re: bmwpowere36m3]
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Registered: 05/27/02
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I love how easy the trans fluid change is on an 8th gen Civic! I always do a drain and fill, drive a few miles, and then do another drain and fill, since each time you drain it only 50% of the old fluid will come out. But if you do the double drain and fill about every 30-50k that should be good enough. I always use the OEM fluid from the Honda dealer.
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#4754256 - 05/11/18 02:13 PM Re: '09 Honda Civic 103K AT fluid spill & fill [Re: Patman]
NoNameJoe Offline


Registered: 06/03/15
Posts: 434
Loc: New York
Originally Posted By: JustN89
Originally Posted By: NoNameJoe
103K and changing the fluid for the first time? shocked2 I would be too nervous.

Quote:
One thing I've noticed with the Honda ATF is that it has a smell like no other ATF. Must be the magic juice.....

Yup, I love the smell. I've used other ATF's like Dex/Merc and they smell so [censored] bad. Castrol Import ATF smells like fish, Valvoline MaxLife ATF smells like [censored].

I used those on Nissan cars. For Honda I only use Honda fluids.

Got some Maxlife on my favorite hat last time I serviced the transmission on the Impala. I got the stain out but the smell seemingly won't every go away. frown

sick

Originally Posted By: Patman
I love how easy the trans fluid change is on an 8th gen Civic! I always do a drain and fill, drive a few miles, and then do another drain and fill, since each time you drain it only 50% of the old fluid will come out. But if you do the double drain and fill about every 30-50k that should be good enough. I always use the OEM fluid from the Honda dealer.

Yup, you don't have to go search for a socket either since the plug is just a 3/8 drive. The one thing I think would have made it even better is if the drain plug were right on the bottom facing down.

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#4757882 - 05/15/18 12:23 PM Re: '09 Honda Civic 103K AT fluid spill & fill [Re: bmwpowere36m3]
bmwpowere36m3 Offline


Registered: 04/29/07
Posts: 684
Loc: Connecticut, USA
Did another spill & fill after about a week of driving. The fluid looked about the same as the first time and a little bit on the magnet.



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#4758753 - 05/16/18 12:23 PM Re: '09 Honda Civic 103K AT fluid spill & fill [Re: bmwpowere36m3]
jeepman3071 Offline


Registered: 04/15/10
Posts: 4314
Loc: Storrs, Connecticut
Should be fine. My friend's mom has a 2006 Civic with 220k+ on it. It had one drain and fill at the dealer when it had 150k miles, and she wanted me to change it at 200k. I did 3 drain and fills until the fluid came out pink (using only Honda fluid) and the transmission has shifted perfect since.
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#4758875 - 05/16/18 02:37 PM Re: '09 Honda Civic 103K AT fluid spill & fill [Re: bmwpowere36m3]
JeffKeryk Offline


Registered: 01/09/10
Posts: 317
Loc: Los Gatos, CA
Our old 95 Accord became a gift to a friend. He totaled it with almost 300K; it was running fine.
Trans saw lotsa Honda fluid , some regular Dextron and lotsa MaxLife.
Never a problem.

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#4758917 - 05/16/18 03:40 PM Re: '09 Honda Civic 103K AT fluid spill & fill [Re: bmwpowere36m3]
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Registered: 02/07/13
Posts: 147
Loc: st louis, mo
what can BROWN do for you?

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#4789874 - 06/18/18 10:07 AM Re: '09 Honda Civic 103K AT fluid spill & fill [Re: bmwpowere36m3]
bmwpowere36m3 Offline


Registered: 04/29/07
Posts: 684
Loc: Connecticut, USA
Did another this past weekend


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#4789902 - 06/18/18 10:26 AM Re: '09 Honda Civic 103K AT fluid spill & fill [Re: bmwpowere36m3]
mclasser Offline


Registered: 04/13/13
Posts: 2257
Loc: The Northeast
Mmmm looks like Naked Juice.


Edited by mclasser (06/18/18 10:27 AM)
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