Someone is a little testy
600 Sedan- Past
79 Prelude- Past
03 Accord V6 (crashed and past on)
09 Accord Coupe I4 (Now in Vancouver BC)
13 Ody (I think it's an LX)
80 TR7 V8
added to bucket list of preventive maintenance.
Im on my third filter. Second time and beyond it was a lot easier to replace. Simple to do so no reason not to change it every few trans drain and fills. Iím averaging about 60K miles per filter. Seeing Honda believes they are not needed to be changed itís an OK interval for me. I pull the battery and battery tray for this service. Makes it very easy to get at it.
After the fact itís fun to cut open filter to look for potential trouble. I typically only find a very fine powder like material mixed with the fluid. I think itís left over clutch band and disk material that has abraded away some. Very little of this so Iím fairly confident the trans will continue to treat me right.
Last edited by jnissen; 04-16-2019 at 10:51 PM.
The filter is there for forensics, not maintenance. MrRanger, did you do any analysis on what was in the filter when you took it out?
This filter could serve a diagnostic purpose, because we know that Honda has had reliability concerns in the past and they'd legitimately like to know what's going on in there. But it could conceivably be used to tattle on an owner who claims that they've kept up on maintenance but in reality hasn't. Which is good, I suppose. It keeps the warranties the rest of us enjoy within reach.
2015 EX - Shear Comfort seat covers, Husky Liners floor liners, OEM cargo liner, S-VCM, Street Guardian dashcam, Lubegard Red
There is no contradiction in having a soft heart and a hard mind.
Oddly, iím dead serious. In the second generation, where transmission failure was almost assured, one of the criteria for dealers doing warranty replacements was to drain the fluid through a filter and send the filter and itís contents with the failed trans.
Now I think if any of you want to be that obsessive (or proactive) and change it on some schedule, go right ahead. I am also curious about the contents of the removed filter. Is it worth it?