Originally Posted by khafre3
I want to clarify a couple of things: (I own a 97 Prelude 4spd automatic with 83.000 miles)
1)What is best for my transmission and it's longevity; standard or synthetic trans fluid?
2)Is it better to drain and refill or hook up to a machine when changing fluid?
I have yet to get any decisive answers for these questions from mechanics or the Honda Dealer. I'm okay with spending the extra cash if I know it will benefit the transmission.. Any thoughts to the above concerns?
I have heard varying opinions on what type of fluid to use and/or if it is good or bad to have the transmission flushed by machine (some say it can damage the seals?) Right now, I believe there is generic fluid within...
Honestly, Honda makes the best fluid for their transmission, Atf
z1 or Atf Dw1 is Fine. However, Honda didn't do a good job at designing this particular transmission to last. In regards to fluid change, I like to flush and fill without a machine. There's a video on how to do this on YouTube.