Old 03-24-08, 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Rob P View Post
At a local quick change oil place, I was having my Acura's oil changed and the tech there showed me what my tranny fluid looked like.

It was white/silverish which was very different then the regular red fluid he was trying to sell me. He said that my tranny fluid was bad and should be replaced with this red fluid. I of course said "no" and just got my oil changed.
I changed my 2002 Acura RSX 6-speed tranny fluid. The 6-speed had a problem with notchy shifting. The stock one (Honda-brand) is grey-silver'ish after a few hundred km's, whereas the one that I've changed to (based on user reviews from civics and rsx forums) is orange/yellow (Redline). The shifting did improve and I haven't noticed significant problems (car now has ~80k km).

There most likely are compatible fluids out there, but since most manufacturers didn't bother giving out the detailed specs of what is needed in the fluid, it's risky and expensive to make a mistake.
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