Old 03-23-08, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by BarracksSi View Post
I've known of automatic-equipped Hondas to shift badly when filled with non-Honda transmission fluid. One of the guys at work with a Civic Hybrid had his tranny running like crap, so he went by the dealer and asked for help. Turned out that his previous trip to Jiffy Lube had loaded it with some off-the-shelf transmission fluid, which is when the problematic shifting began. They flushed it & refilled with Honda ATF, and it was back to normal.
That's pretty interesting. It must have something to do with viscosity. I have a 5 speed, so this wouldn't really apply to me. Still, interesting none the less.
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