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#1 kevin S

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 09:57 AM

Hi own a 2003 petrol Tourer with auto box (third accord) looking back through the service book it seems to have missed the ATF oil at all the suggested intervals. So managed to get hold of 3 litres of Honda ATF and boldly went to my local garage for them to drain and refill. However had a call to say that due to it never having any previous oil changes he is reluctant to do it. Then contacted another local garage and he said similar. I would appreciate any advice you could offer. The milage is 150k (and drives like a dream)

 

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 11:40 AM


Edited by Bongobiker, 06 December 2018 - 11:42 AM.


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Posted 06 December 2018 - 11:44 AM

If its never been done you will need to do it 3 times. Drain and fill with 3L, drive for a bit and then repeat, do once more and you will be good to go.



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Posted 06 December 2018 - 12:18 PM

Thanks for prompt reply. Just to clarify do i use the same ATF? or do i need to get purchase another six litres?

 

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 08:05 PM

They say it's best to use Honda ATF although I read somewhere that some Honda dealers use Q8 ATF. In essence what you are doing is mixing good with bad oil, but after doing it 3 times there is more good than bad.

 

It has to be done this way as there is a load of oil left in the torque converter when you drain it.

 

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Edited by Bongobiker, 06 December 2018 - 08:11 PM.


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Posted 07 December 2018 - 12:30 PM

You've been a great help.

 

Thank you

 

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