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Old 18-Apr-2007, 07:16 PM
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transmission oil change civic 2000 se manual

hey guys

I have a 2000 civic se , 168 k, I bought it when it had 145 k . I m not sure if they ever changed the tranny oil in this car. Car is manual , I m wondering if I change it now its too late. I know with automatic thats what most people say. I m not very sure whats the rule for manuals

Any help will be welcome

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Old 18-Apr-2007, 07:20 PM
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what do you mean to late, its never to late to change a fluid in a car...unless its old and beat up to **** and the fluids that are in it are keeping the seals shut
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Old 18-Apr-2007, 10:52 PM
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change the fluid ASAP for peice of mind...manual I'd go oe honda or redline mt90
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Old 18-Apr-2007, 10:59 PM
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if you having any hard shiftings issues, try the gm synchromesh friction modified , might be threads on it here plenty on ht.
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Old 19-Apr-2007, 01:05 AM
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If I remember my old 98 Civics manual, the tranny fluid should be changed every 48,000ks. If I had an older vehicle, I would change ALL of the fluids just to be safe. Oil, tranny, coolent, brake/clutch.

Honda fluids as the bare minimum at least. I use Amsoil products, but eveyone has their own favourites.
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Old 19-Apr-2007, 01:29 AM
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I don't have a 98, but I do change my tranny fluid every year ( I know its overkill, but I don't care). Honda MTF works great. However, I'm with Dubassi. I only use amsoil products as well. I currently use Amsoil Syncromesh, and it works better than Honda MTF, but Honda MTF by no means is bad at all. I find Amsoil Syncromesh provides smoother shifts. However, since I have an 04 and you have a 98, results may differ. Anways, get that fluid changed ASAP.
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i change mine every year before the summer
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Change over asap, and you'll never look back. For best results, change your motor oil, as well as the tranny fluid.


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