Have any of you used LubeGard products? I know a lot of additives are "snake oil", but, this line seems to make some sense. I first got onto it on the DC repair board, where they discussed adding one of the products to Dexron ATF to make it compatible with Chrysler transmissions. They also claim the same for Hondas. Of course, I would not use anything as a base fluid other than the genuine Honda stuff, but, their "automatic transmission protectant" (red bottle) seems like a good thing. I used it in my '94 Caravan transmission (well known for early failure) and it is still shifting like new at 80K miles. I also used their power steering supplement and the steering has remained perfect to this day. (the van is still in the family)
The reason I am pondering this stuff for my Odyssey is that the power steering systems seem to be a bit marginal (there have been failures from heat in trailer towing applications) and their stuff claims to cause the systems to operate cooler. Ditto, for the transmission. The tech I spoke to told me they had seen some trouble with the transmissions getting grouchy and not wanting to shift properly. It would seem that the added lubricity of the additive would be helpful and it also is said to offer cooler running.
Yes, I know claim there is everything in the ATF that is necessary, but, with some units failing out there, one wonders.......... You can check it out on their website, www.lubegard.com.
Jerry O. 2001 GG LX