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Old 07-03-2007, 04:27 AM
 
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Default Manual Transmission oil type?

I have a 1996 and a 1997 Honda Civic, both of them are a DX and have a manual 5-speed tansmission. What type of oil or fluid does it take if I need to top it off? Is it just regular gear oil or something els? I did not want to have to go back to the dealer if it is just gear oil. If it is gear oil, what weight oil should I use?
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Old 07-03-2007, 04:37 AM
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Honda has an advanced tranny fluid, I'd use that
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Old 07-03-2007, 05:26 AM
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Default RE: Manual Transmission oil type?

dito....
stop by your dealer..... pay the LITTLE bit of extra cash for the stuff that was designed for....
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Old 07-03-2007, 05:28 AM
 
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OK, will do.

Thanks for the help!
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Old 07-03-2007, 06:15 PM
 
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Honda MTF about 7.50 a quart at dealer.
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nothing wrong with 10w30 it is cheaper and works fine
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Default RE: Manual Transmission oil type?

Spec is for 10W40. There is a considerable difference. 10W30 is going to be too light, just like you wouldn't put anything 40 weight in the engine because it's too heavy.
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It is recommended to use Honda MTF as everyone said. You'll need 2 quarts. I paid $12 for 2 quarts at my local dealer.
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Old 07-10-2007, 04:08 AM
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^Exactly.

And regular oil is NOT the same as Honda's new(er) Advanced formula



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