Recent Topics
Has anyone tinted a dash cluster?
by Vern_in_IL - 01/25/20 08:40 AM
Coolant flush machines
by Donald - 01/25/20 08:24 AM
How do you scratch the new car itch?
by supton - 01/25/20 08:07 AM
2019 f550 6.7
by ame299 - 01/25/20 07:49 AM
unthinkable problem after oil change
by NH73 - 01/25/20 07:37 AM
Anybody burn wood for heat? Advice please.
by dlundblad - 01/25/20 07:21 AM
2002 cummins
by coondog - 01/25/20 07:07 AM
New Mercedes Ute
by Shannow - 01/25/20 03:04 AM
A decent battery charger for sub $50?
by michaelluscher - 01/25/20 02:03 AM
Temperature swing affects on oil
by leeaspell - 01/25/20 12:58 AM
Coefficient of Friction
by jrommelt - 01/24/20 11:46 PM
2017 Chevy Cruze Diesel Oil
by Ponch - 01/24/20 11:03 PM
electric motor amp rating
by motor_oil_madman - 01/24/20 10:42 PM
Radio, Instrument panel, display, AC cutting off
by DrDanger - 01/24/20 09:39 PM
Filter Brand Quality Change?
by BBDartCA - 01/24/20 09:21 PM
Autozone $7 off $30
by GMguy84 - 01/24/20 09:17 PM
Honda Power Steering Fluid
by shortlid - 01/24/20 09:14 PM
Autozone Clearance 2020 M1EP
by GMguy84 - 01/24/20 09:11 PM
Newest Members
M635_Guy, ame299, Whoop, coondog, steelbeams
70523 Registered Users
Who's Online Now
109 registered members (1foxracing, alarmguy, 2004tdigls, 2010Civic, 53' Stude, 55hambone, 8 invisible), 2,737 guests, and 17 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics300,526
Posts5,177,742
Members70,523
Most Online4,538
Jan 20th, 2020
Donate to BITOG
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
2006 Accord V6 5AT, seeking longevity and information. #5307652 12/30/19 04:46 AM
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 2,538
G
Gasbuggy Offline OP
OP Offline
G
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 2,538
I have my dad's car for a while, a 2006 Accord V6 EX-L. He passed away unexpectedly early last month. I've been getting his car caught up on maintenance and doing a full paint/headlight correction. He really liked this car and drove it for over a decade. It makes me happy to brighten it up and work on it. I know that the V6 Accord transmissions don't have a great reputation but I've read that the 06+ are more durable? My dad was an easy driver who did mostly rural or highway but he didn't do his first trans fluid change until 80,000 miles (didn't listen to me) But he did 3 drain/fill/run sequences with Honda fluid (listened to me). Now at 140k I'm doing the same with Max Life.

I know there is an external filter that Honda doesn't acknowledge as a maintenance item. I'm going to change that during the 3rd drain/fill. I was also wondering if a bottle of Lubegard is Honda friendly with this specific trans?

What is the realistic life expectancy of this trans and what is the ideal change interval? My mom will eventually upgrade her CRV. (she will keep the CRV over this Accord, doesn't like driving sedans).

I will keep the Accord myself even if it needs a transmission sooner rather than later. Sentimental value. It did get a full timing belt service and the car really is a runner. Trans behaves great.

Honda left the gearing pretty aggressive for the power level, probably why the fuel economy is so bad for what it is. Zipping around, it makes my CTS-V feel lethargic.


Cadillac CTS-V 6.2L 10w30PP
Volvo P1800 Euro L
76 Mercedes 300D Rotella T4
Series III Land Rover VWB
02 Yukon 10w30 PP
01 P71 M1 EP-HM 0W20
95 Accord - 386k. Mobil 2 RIP
Re: 2006 Accord V6 5AT, seeking longevity and information. [Re: Gasbuggy] #5307659 12/30/19 05:13 AM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 14,251
S
Sayjac Offline
Offline
S
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 14,251
Answers here will depend on who you read and that could be with or without personal experience with the 3.0L V6. Can't tell you life expectancy. Can tell you what I've done on same generation model and engine, year newer since new. Now with just over 100k miles, since Z1 discontinued, just single d&fs using ML at ~25k mile service intervals. Shifts fine and no intention of changing those procedures. Though I've no experience with Lubegard to say one way or the other, personally I would not use it. That's your call. If shifting well, I'd think the 3x d&f procedure more than enough by itself. My .02

Re: 2006 Accord V6 5AT, seeking longevity and information. [Re: Gasbuggy] #5307684 12/30/19 06:44 AM
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 3,710
A
atikovi Online Content
Online Content
A
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 3,710
Originally Posted by Gasbuggy
But he did 3 drain/fill/run sequences with Honda fluid (listened to me). Now at 140k I'm doing the same with Max Life.


Why on earth would you switch to a multi-make fluid now, when he was using the correct genuine Honda fluid with good results and which has the exact properties and additives the transmission needs?

Re: 2006 Accord V6 5AT, seeking longevity and information. [Re: Gasbuggy] #5307685 12/30/19 06:46 AM
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 5,671
M
madRiver Offline
Offline
M
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 5,671
I believe the transmission issues were prevalent in the early 2000-2004. Someone else will chime in.

I have the 2007 MDX that is heavier and coupled to 3.7V6 on similar transmission with 300HP and it has been working well now at 195k. It has only had 3-4 drain/fills to date.

Re: 2006 Accord V6 5AT, seeking longevity and information. [Re: Gasbuggy] #5307732 12/30/19 08:11 AM
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 511
R
RyanY Offline
Offline
R
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 511
My $.02

I don't think you will have any problems with Maxlife or any other multi vehicle ATF that lists Honda compatibility. Lots of reports in the Honda forums of 200k+ miles on it. I personally switched my 2012 Odyssey to Pennzoil Platinum LV about 4 years ago after the DW1 degraded too fast with towing.

Lubegard would work fine with Honda but is not necessary given that Accords are relatively light and not known to be hard on ATF (versus a heavier vehicle like the Odyssey). I therefore would not use it.

Also, I find it interesting that a CTS-V would appear lethargic. The Accord must be ridiculously fast!


2007 Cadillac CTS 3.6L >128k miles (Castrol Magnatec 5W-30 + ACDelco PF2129G)

2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L >105k miles (STP (Amalie) 0W20 + ACDelco PF2057)
Re: 2006 Accord V6 5AT, seeking longevity and information. [Re: Gasbuggy] #5307742 12/30/19 08:26 AM
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 7,714
Schmoe Offline
Offline
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 7,714
By the time the 06's rolled out, they had the AT issue fixed. It was a lubrication problem that was fixed on the production line as opposed to the dealer fix with a oil spray line. There is an external filter, you can google it and DIY, but from what all I've read and seen, that filter isn't that bad if there were some drain/refills in the past. Mine has 165K on it, I didn't do the 3 time drain/redrain procedure. I would simply drain it all out every other oil change and get on with life. One thing, and this is well documented, always use Honda ATF. It is a little more costly, but I'd still rather be using that than anything else.


01 Supercrew Lariat 4X4
06 Accord EX-L V6
2018 CRV EX-L
2017 Accord Coupe V6 EX-L 6AT
Re: 2006 Accord V6 5AT, seeking longevity and information. [Re: Gasbuggy] #5307746 12/30/19 08:27 AM
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 7,714
Schmoe Offline
Offline
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 7,714
Another thing I'd look into...has the timing belt and spark plugs been changed at the 105K mark?


01 Supercrew Lariat 4X4
06 Accord EX-L V6
2018 CRV EX-L
2017 Accord Coupe V6 EX-L 6AT
Re: 2006 Accord V6 5AT, seeking longevity and information. [Re: atikovi] #5307836 12/30/19 09:26 AM
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 3,884
G
Gebo Offline
Offline
G
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 3,884
Originally Posted by atikovi
Originally Posted by Gasbuggy
But he did 3 drain/fill/run sequences with Honda fluid (listened to me). Now at 140k I'm doing the same with Max Life.


Why on earth would you switch to a multi-make fluid now, when he was using the correct genuine Honda fluid with good results and which has the exact properties and additives the transmission needs?


Hear, hear. Most excellent point, I might add. approved


'98 LEX LS400 305K
'02 4Runner 250K
'05 Lex LS430 90K
'07 Lex GX470 70K

Shell Gas and Truck 5W-30
PP HM 10W-30
Toyota ATF's and Coolant
Amsoil Gear Oil and Grease
Re: 2006 Accord V6 5AT, seeking longevity and information. [Re: RyanY] #5307868 12/30/19 09:50 AM
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 14,251
S
Sayjac Offline
Offline
S
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 14,251
Originally Posted by RyanY
My $.02....I don't think you will have any problems with Maxlife....
From topic vehicle experience and 01 Civic still in service, 150k+ anecdotal miles using MaxLife, not only would I say no problems, it works well ime. Seems the OP made his call. And keeping in mind topic vehicle spec'd that not so special oem fluid Z1, sheared quickly.

Since TB service done, as mentioned if spark plugs not done, something to look at for sure. Here's my 100k mi plug service results posted here.. That said, if TB service done I'd imagine the OP has done or had that service done too.

Re: 2006 Accord V6 5AT, seeking longevity and information. [Re: Gasbuggy] #5307950 12/30/19 10:58 AM
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 240
J
JEL01 Offline
Offline
J
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 240
Yeah don’t switch it up, just do a 1x3 drain and fill with dw-1 every 30k or so and motor on happily


Cars I maintain:
02 Mercedes CLK430
09 Honda Accord V6
13 Lexus RX350 AWD
02 Toyota Tundra 4x4
18 Lexus GX460
Re: 2006 Accord V6 5AT, seeking longevity and information. [Re: RyanY] #5308074 12/30/19 01:15 PM
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 2,538
G
Gasbuggy Offline OP
OP Offline
G
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 2,538
I wasn't worried about sticking with Honda fluid because this car did not even come with DW1. This trans is full of Z1. I also ran MaxLife in my old accord from 190,000-386,000 miles. It seems to like it, you could not kill that transmission. My dad bought 3 gallons of MaxLife for this car back in October, it's sitting here. I'll do some reading on DW1 and Z1 vs MaxLife


Originally Posted by Schmoe
Another thing I'd look into...has the timing belt and spark plugs been changed at the 105K mark?


Yes, done at 112, with a water pump etc.
Originally Posted by RyanY
My $.02


Also, I find it interesting that a CTS-V would appear lethargic. The Accord must be ridiculously fast!


The V is a beast but it's geared differently and weighs, I'm guessing, 900lbs more. Obviously it is a much faster car when the pedals are down but the accord is zippy.

Re: 2006 Accord V6 5AT, seeking longevity and information. [Re: Schmoe] #5308076 12/30/19 01:21 PM
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 2,538
G
Gasbuggy Offline OP
OP Offline
G
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 2,538
Originally Posted by Schmoe
By the time the 06's rolled out, they had the AT issue fixed. It was a lubrication problem that was fixed on the production line as opposed to the dealer fix with a oil spray line. There is an external filter, you can google it and DIY, but from what all I've read and seen, that filter isn't that bad if there were some drain/refills in the past. Mine has 165K on it, I didn't do the 3 time drain/redrain procedure. I would simply drain it all out every other oil change and get on with life. One thing, and this is well documented, always use Honda ATF. It is a little more costly, but I'd still rather be using that than anything else.



Ok, good to know that. Honda forums had mixed information.

Re: 2006 Accord V6 5AT, seeking longevity and information. [Re: Gasbuggy] #5308141 12/30/19 02:30 PM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 814
N
NO2 Offline
Offline
N
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 814
Sorry to hear about your Dad. I have an '07 Accord V6 EX-L, essentially the same vehicle. I do a 4 bottle drain/refill every 30K with Honda ATF, and the trans still works like it was new at 130K. Zero problems except routine maintenance , timing belt, water pump, did the brakes a few times etc. and replaced some worn suspension parts. I also did a partial flush of the PS fluid with a turkey baster in the reservoir with 4 pts of Honda PS fluid.

I would use Honda PS and ATF, not third party except for oil, filter, and brake fluids.

My BiL had an '03 Accord V6 , one of the bad trans units, that died at 150K. He replaced it with an '07 too and put in a Carplay head. Now everyone wants to drive it instead of their nearly new vehicles. Just update the head and speakers and you'll have a great ride! Honda factory infotainment systems are awful.

Last edited by NO2; 12/30/19 02:32 PM.
Re: 2006 Accord V6 5AT, seeking longevity and information. [Re: atikovi] #5308161 12/30/19 02:47 PM
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,896
dave1251 Offline
Offline
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,896
Originally Posted by atikovi
Originally Posted by Gasbuggy
But he did 3 drain/fill/run sequences with Honda fluid (listened to me). Now at 140k I'm doing the same with Max Life.


Why on earth would you switch to a multi-make fluid now, when he was using the correct genuine Honda fluid with good results and which has the exact properties and additives the transmission needs?



Why don't you have a clue about ATF? Like I have said before accurately if you have this mindset you should buy the bulk FF from the OEM and don't use any aftermarket motor oil.


make the inside of your engine oil cap white.
don't use.
Re: 2006 Accord V6 5AT, seeking longevity and information. [Re: Gebo] #5308165 12/30/19 02:50 PM
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,896
dave1251 Offline
Offline
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 12,896
Originally Posted by Gebo
Originally Posted by atikovi
Originally Posted by Gasbuggy
But he did 3 drain/fill/run sequences with Honda fluid (listened to me). Now at 140k I'm doing the same with Max Life.


Why on earth would you switch to a multi-make fluid now, when he was using the correct genuine Honda fluid with good results and which has the exact properties and additives the transmission needs?


Hear, hear. Most excellent point, I might add. approved

No simply it is not an excellent point.


make the inside of your engine oil cap white.
don't use.
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

BOB IS THE OIL GUY® Powered by UBB.threads™