Two questions:FYI, Valvoline synthetic ATF is on sale this week at Autozone for $18/gallon jug.
If it came down to whether the ATF was serviced per the factory schedule or not, I suspect they would ask you for receipts before they would examine the fluid itself.1. IF we use valvoline ATF for drain and fill, can the dealer find out that fluid was changed? Is it the same color?
Definitely get the A/T software update and do a 3x drain and fill. Hopefully the dealer will cover you, they do the software update and the 3x drain and fill of the ATF. Unfortunately, you will have to change the ATF every 15k miles or sooner, I change mine every other oil change.So this is my first time posting here, although been watching and reading the threads for several years. My first Odyssey was a 2005 purchased in 2008, just sold it with 183,000 miles. First Transmission melted at 120,000. It was disappointing since I went with Honda due to the Odyssey having a great rating back in '08. Later learned, Honda had some troubles with the 3rd gen Odyssey and transmission. Anyway, I did research last few months and talk to Honda dealer nearby. I was wooed back to Honda a second time, (was looking at Sienna as well). I really like the Odyssey and other than the transmission, everything else worked fine on the '05. So I just purchased a used 2014 Odyssey and it ran well for the 1st week or so, my wife stated it felt like it was jerking and juddering at slower speeds and the tach would jump around between gears. Now reading about this in this forum and elsewhere, I'm like "you've got to be kidding me" The van has 36,000 miles on it and has this issue. So my question is this, Should I take to a dealer ( I bought it at a Mom and Pops used dealer) and have them do this D&F as the TSB suggests or do it myself with AMSOIL as this appears to be far superior product to the DW-1 used by Honda. I really would like this van to last 5 years. Im not keeping vehicles for 10 years as before, I just don't have time to do all the repairs for normal wear and tear. I had my fill of Engine mounts and such on the '05. I just cant see taking this van in every 15,000 miles for Honda to do this flush....and do I have to pay for this? If its a TSB?