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Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #4978794
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You are changing your Amsoil ATF every 10,000 miles? That's excessive or did you mean every 100,000? I run it 60,000 miles at least and it's always cherry red when it comes out. I got 300K miles out of my Santa Fe doing that.

As for filter magnets, just put them on the outside of the filter's metal case, but I don't think you need them with the miles you have accumulated. grin2

Last edited by StevieC; 01/14/19 11:19 AM.

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'06 Santa Fe - 535k KM (Retired)

There is no such thing as "lifetime" fluids! mad
Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #4979454
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StevieC, the transmission has an aluminum casing, I think you are talking about the oil filter. The fluid is changed every 10,000 miles (3 quarts)

Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: diyjake] #4979460
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Originally Posted by diyjake
Originally Posted by harry j
pezzy669, the transmission is the original unrebuilt automatic transmission. the only things I have done to it

is change the fluid often (every 10,000 miles) and use Amsoil ATF. I also got rid of the factory joke of a magnetic drain plug

and had special hi temp neodyium magnets made for it. I smashen out the piece of junk factory magnet, drilled the plug out 1/2"

deep and JB welded the magnet in. The JB weld was overkill as the magnet is so strong, that it would have held itself in the

Factory plug.


I would like to see a picture of this. Amsoil ATF is awesome stuff and my go to ATF fluid.



I am not sure a picture of the transmission would tell you anything. I will try to get ths camera to work again

and take whatever photo I can of the transmission

Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #4979523
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Originally Posted by harry j
mileage is 532,000.


Nice! Cheers2


1996 Nissan 300ZX 5-speed,Arctic Pearl(#175 of 300)
Quaker State Ultimate Durability 10W30
2012 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L 2.4,auto,San Marino Red
Pennzoil Platinum HM 10W30

Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #4980188
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1993 Civic automatic transmission pictures

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Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #4980536
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That's a seriously clean engine bay for a daily driver... Kudo's


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'06 Santa Fe - 535k KM (Retired)

There is no such thing as "lifetime" fluids! mad
Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: StevieC] #4980622
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Originally Posted by StevieC
You are changing your Amsoil ATF every 10,000 miles? That's excessive or did you mean every 100,000? I run it 60,000 miles at least and it's always cherry red when it comes out. I got 300K miles out of my Santa Fe doing that.



I also think that 10k is a big excessive.

I was doing 15k drain n fills on my 07 Civic Si 6spd manual but only because I was driving the snot out of it daily, revving to 8,600rpm and after 15k of city abuse, I could start to feel the gears getting crunchy and fresh fluid would smooth things out instantly.

10k on an automatic eco box that isn’t driven hard seems like overkill.


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Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #4980638
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The OP did what I didn’t do: He took care of the cosmetics of the car as well as the mechanicals.

Easing along down the highway in a rolling dung heap with a purring engine is a mixed pleasure at best.

Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #4981287
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Originally Posted by harry j
1993 Civic automatic transmission pictures


I thought transmissions only came in brown. On a serious note, that looks great.


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Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: Artem] #4981406
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Originally Posted by Artem
Originally Posted by StevieC
You are changing your Amsoil ATF every 10,000 miles? That's excessive or did you mean every 100,000? I run it 60,000 miles at least and it's always cherry red when it comes out. I got 300K miles out of my Santa Fe doing that.



I also think that 10k is a big excessive.

I was doing 15k drain n fills on my 07 Civic Si 6spd manual but only because I was driving the snot out of it daily, revving to 8,600rpm and after 15k of city abuse, I could start to feel the gears getting crunchy and fresh fluid would smooth things out instantly.

10k on an automatic eco box that isn’t driven hard seems like overkill.




Perhaps Artem, but it's hard to argue with 532,000 miles on the original transmission

Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #4981449
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Yea but who’s to say that the 10k flushes are the reason?

You could have done 60k on the Amsoil Lube and will be in the same spot you’re at now.

Could have done 100k drains and be @ 500k as well. It’s the high quality fluid that helps to keep the transmission happy.

With your argument, I say you drop down to 3k interval and do both the engine and transmission at the same time while the front end is jacked up. Lol.









I’m just kidding of course.

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Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #4981774
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3K, mmm, you may just have something there Lol

Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #4981800
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Those things were bulletproof to begin with so I think a longer interval on the trans would be fine and you would have gotten to that mileage. Now I only put 300K on my Santa Fe but I did so on a transmission known for debris in the oil that shows up on the dipstick and has no user serviceable filter all with the OCI's for the trans I was talking about so your 10K miles is really overkill but me being OCD I can understand the conundrum.


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'06 Santa Fe - 535k KM (Retired)

There is no such thing as "lifetime" fluids! mad
Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #4981801
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Got a GReddy drain plug on my Civic now. Works well.
http://www.greddy.com/products/accessories/mag-drain/


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Re: Amsoil 0W-30, 14,198 MILES, 1993 Civic [Re: harry j] #4981947
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Marco620, Those magnets are very powerful and should make a good difference. My problem with them is

that the magnet is not very wide and tends to fracture at the end when you take them out for an oil

change. What happens is they fly through the air and slam into the oil pan. What you have to do is

grasp the plug very firmly when its all the way loose, and then yank it down quickly. Please look

into the Dimple magnetic oil drain plug.

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