Honda Civic Performance - JDM Discussion Engine tech, forced induction, springs, shocks, brakes, tires, etc.

what brand and weight of tranny oil to use in my 97 CX 5 speed?

Old 22-Aug-2007, 02:32 PM
  #1  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 128
what brand and weight of tranny oil to use in my 97 CX 5 speed?

Hi All:
What brand and weight of tranny oil to use in my 97 CX 5 speed? A honda tech told me to use OEM honda fluid which has its own unique weight?

Thanks
imported_kingrukus is offline  
Old 22-Aug-2007, 02:55 PM
  #2  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,730
its 10W30 with some dye..
imported_ERTW is offline  
Old 22-Aug-2007, 03:03 PM
  #3  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 128
so regular 10w30 motor oil?? or there a specific 10w30 tranny oil?
imported_kingrukus is offline  
Old 22-Aug-2007, 03:55 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
imported_Cablerat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Pickering
Posts: 3,984
pretty sure it's 5w30 motor oil..

just buy honda MTF.. it's rare that you change tranny fuild so just spend the extra $$ and be done with it.
imported_Cablerat is offline  
Old 22-Aug-2007, 04:11 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Cynikal.Mindset's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 23,880
GM syncromesh
Cynikal.Mindset is offline  
Old 22-Aug-2007, 05:21 PM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Ontario
Posts: 18,370
I would go with Honda MTF, or GM stuff if you want to try different things.
Nova_Dust is offline  
Old 22-Aug-2007, 10:37 PM
  #7  
-- site donator --
 
DumbasSi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Hamilton
Posts: 6,647
Use MTF not oil. Oil is only supposed to be used as a temporary fluid. I use Amsoil, but Honda MTF is perfectly good.
DumbasSi is offline  
Old 22-Aug-2007, 11:12 PM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Cynikal.Mindset's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 23,880
ummm...well maybe in the newer hondas MTF is the correct fluid but back in the 4th gen era motor oil was used as MTF wasnt out yet...MTF is motor oil with additives for the newer transmissions
Cynikal.Mindset is offline  
Old 23-Aug-2007, 12:19 AM
  #9  
Registered User
 
brianmcgaugh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Eastcoast
Posts: 340
Honda MTF = 5W30 synthetic blend
brianmcgaugh is offline  
Old 23-Aug-2007, 09:05 PM
  #10  
Registered User
 
imported_janz3n's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: toronto ontario
Posts: 703
use what the manual says
imported_janz3n is offline  
Old 23-Aug-2007, 09:13 PM
  #11  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 954
Originally posted by Cynikal.Mindset
ummm...well maybe in the newer hondas MTF is the correct fluid but back in the 4th gen era motor oil was used as MTF wasnt out yet...MTF is motor oil with additives for the newer transmissions
apprently honda issued out an article why they changed from oil to MTF..

I wish i could find it.
imported_chris_v2 is offline  
Old 24-Aug-2007, 06:49 AM
  #12  
Registered User
 
imported_janz3n's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: toronto ontario
Posts: 703
iv beenr unning the cheapest oil i can find in my tranny for the past 2 or 3 years and my tranny doesnt grind at all. i replaced it about 4 weeks ago because of my engine swap and it was still clear. the oil that was in there before i replaced it was from home hardwear........lol. now i have autolab oil from partsource.
imported_janz3n is offline  
Old 24-Aug-2007, 02:46 PM
  #13  
Senior Member
 
Cynikal.Mindset's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 23,880
Originally posted by chris_v2


apprently honda issued out an article why they changed from oil to MTF..

I wish i could find it.
ahh...that would be a good article to have to archive and set things straight
Cynikal.Mindset is offline  
Old 24-Aug-2007, 02:51 PM
  #14  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 128
Alright, I think I am going to definitely go with an MTF. I do not like the idea of a generic motor oil in my transmission. I know with my Maxima, I only used 75w90 Amsoil Series 2000, however that weight is completely different than what Honda uses. When it comes to oils, I tend not to cheap out...they typically have a direct relationship with respect to the longevity of my vehicles.
imported_kingrukus is offline  
Old 24-Aug-2007, 05:13 PM
  #15  
Registered User
 
imported_janz3n's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: toronto ontario
Posts: 703
this is true.. but my tranny has well over 300k on it and it still doesnt grind
imported_janz3n is offline  
Old 24-Aug-2007, 06:21 PM
  #16  
Registered User
 
imported_Nicotine's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Niagara Falls
Posts: 899
a touch of lucas tranny stabilizing oil - i swear by lucas products.

not too heavy of an amount. some people run like %30..which is nuts.

i do %10 just for the added protection. i've run lucas in ALL my cars for YEARS...
imported_Nicotine is offline  
Old 24-Aug-2007, 10:12 PM
  #17  
Registered User
 
brianmcgaugh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Eastcoast
Posts: 340
Originally posted by kingrukus
Alright, I think I am going to definitely go with an MTF. I do not like the idea of a generic motor oil in my transmission. I know with my Maxima, I only used 75w90 Amsoil Series 2000, however that weight is completely different than what Honda uses. When it comes to oils, I tend not to cheap out...they typically have a direct relationship with respect to the longevity of my vehicles.
it's your $$ and if spending more makes you happy go for it.
A buddy back east is a honda tranny genius (and is a mech for honda) he only runs 5w30 synth blend, im sure that he told me that they even use that at the dealership on occasion.
and some b series trannys will use 75w90 as well. depends on the Diff.
brianmcgaugh is offline  
Old 02-Sep-2007, 08:33 PM
  #18  
Registered User
 
imported_Cam Stableford's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Mount Hope
Posts: 228
Smile

Amsoil Synthetic Manual Synchromesh
Transmission Fluid (MTF)
SAE 5W-30

This is a direct replacement for Genuine Honda MTF and is a sound (some would say the best) choice. There are other brand choices available for your application. Amsoil tends to be less pricey than Honda or GM.

Cheers

Cam
imported_Cam Stableford is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
arc_55
Honda Civic (+ other) Parts/Accessories for Sale or Trade
0
25-Sep-2010 12:10 AM
Robb
CFz Discussion
30
30-Apr-2010 03:07 PM
B18C|
Maintenance
7
08-Feb-2006 02:01 PM
babuto
Honda Civic Performance - JDM Discussion
3
25-Feb-2004 03:57 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: what brand and weight of tranny oil to use in my 97 CX 5 speed?


Contact Us - Sitemap - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.