5 speed transmission fluid? - Honda-Tech - Honda Forum Discussion


Honda Civic (2001 - 2005) Coupe / Sedan / Hybrid (Includes Acura EL)

5 speed transmission fluid?

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-27-2008, 02:42 PM   #1
B*a*n*n*e*d
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: West Mifflin, Pa, USA
Posts: 764
Default 5 speed transmission fluid?

2001 EX 5 speed. Manual says SJ or SH MTF fluid or 10W 30 or 40 motor oil as a temporary replacement. But at the parts store all I can find is ATF. I wanted to go the synthetic route. On the motor all it says is SM compliant which the guy at the counter said exceeds the SH or SJ. I'm not sure if he is right?

Would Castrol Syntec 10w 30 or 40 suffice? The only thing that scares me is why Honda manual say only as a temp. replacement.

Much thanks to any that respond
ajpturbopittsburgh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2008, 02:48 PM   #2
Honda-Tech Member
iTrader: (3)
 
IN VTEC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Bloomington, IN, USA
Posts: 10,181
Default Re: 5 speed transmission fluid?

Use Honda MTF primarily. Do not use synthetic oil in a manual transmission. It'll hesitate to get into the subsequent gear and grind gears.
IN VTEC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2008, 02:51 PM   #3
B*a*n*n*e*d
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: West Mifflin, Pa, USA
Posts: 764
Default Re: 5 speed transmission fluid?

Surely there is a fluid that is better than oem honda fluid?
ajpturbopittsburgh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2008, 03:02 PM   #4
Function>Fashion
 
Harlowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Richmond, VA, United States
Posts: 2,162
Default Re: 5 speed transmission fluid?

The Honda fluid is nice. Also GM Syncromesh is very nice. You can find it at autoparts stores, made by Penzoil.
Harlowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2008, 03:22 PM   #5
Plead da Fif
 
It Wasn't Me's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Couloir
Posts: 7,228
Default Re: 5 speed transmission fluid?

I ordered my HG MTF online. I haven't tried the Syncromesh, but I hear good things about it.
It Wasn't Me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2008, 08:47 PM   #6
Honda-Tech Member
 
scrooge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: somewhere in Toronto or Edmonton
Posts: 593
Default Re: 5 speed transmission fluid?

i did mines about 3 weeks ago and baught honda mtf
scrooge is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What Typed of Oil? Answered. vtek9 Acura Integra 8 06-15-2011 11:33 PM
How do manufacturers determine the appropriate Oil Viscosity? fleabag Tech / Misc 6 02-14-2010 07:02 PM
Manual transmission fluid question Kaliona Honda CRX / EF Civic (1988 - 1991) 38 08-03-2009 05:53 PM
h22 manual transmission fluid??? littledan Tech / Misc 10 08-14-2003 06:41 AM
Using 10w30 SL SJ motor oil in transmission, not SE or SF as honda recommends... CRXSi90 Honda CRX / EF Civic (1988 - 1991) 2 05-02-2003 12:39 AM


Tags
01, 1991, 1994, add, atf, change, civic, civicd, fluid, gsr, honda, integra, manual, mtf, speed, trans, transmission, vtec

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:32 AM.


 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
What's your question?
Send