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What is the best 5 speed fluid to use

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by Flores5053, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. Flores5053

    Flores5053 New Member

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    Hi guys I was just wondering what type of fluid inshould use in a b series tranny?
     
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    SiR Master New Member

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    Use the recommended fluid from your Honda dealer.
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    Honda MTF, unless you have some grinds.. then GM Synchromesh Friction Modified..
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    any 10-30-or 10-40 engine oil is fine. i run royal purp in mine
     
  6. ilovekandypaint

    ilovekandypaint resident paint pro

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    Why do some people argue only honda fluid and others say any engine oil? Is honda fluid better than say amsoil/royal purple/motul etc. Anyone use lucas additive? Also, I have read in a couple places than the synchros aren't what's grinding that its some other piece than can be filed/sanded(with tranny apart lol) and this solves the problem, like the metal has become burred from not hitting gears spot on.
     
  7. spiritofjosh

    spiritofjosh know your role!

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    I think Honda fluid is better because it's kinda geared towards the transmissions made by the same company...
     
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    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    honda MTF is the only thing i ever used. works great.
     
  9. d-mon

    d-mon what r u compensating 4?

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    honda started selling mtf around 1996.
    for transmissions made before that they recomeneded 10/30wt motor oil.
    enjoy the kool aid...
     
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    EP3Hatch1987 Meeeeooowww!!!!!

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    blk91b18 New Member

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    it all depends on what your doing with the car: track, daily driving or shady street racing. the more abuse you put on your tranny, the heavier the fluid you need to use. but if your tranny does grind, changing the fluid helps a little bit but its not going to eliminate it. to eliminate it, rebuild then use a reputable fluid and change it often. for fluid i recommend anything but 10/30wt oil, nothing against it but it burns easy.
     
  12. 95EGCoupeVtec

    95EGCoupeVtec SOHC VTEC at its best

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    would it hurt to use synchromesh if you don't have any grinds? to protect it from grinding?
     
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