Guides FR-V 2.0 manual transmission fluid change DIY

Discussion in '1st Generation (2004-2011)' started by Ichiban, Wednesday 17th Jul, 2013.

  1. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Very straight forward no under tray to remove, just remove the filler and drain bolt.

    Remove the drain plug (D) and drain the fluid.

    Reinstall the drain plug with a new washer, and refill the transmission fluid to the proper level by removed filler plug A. But a new washer when tightening up.

    1.5 L (1.6 US qt, 1.3 lmp qt) at fluid change
    1.7 L (1.8 US qt, 1.5 lmp qt) at overhaul

    Always use Honda Manual Transmission Fluid (MTF -3). Using engine oil can cause stiffer shifting because it does not contain the proper additives.

    Reinstall the oil filler plug (A) with a new washer.

    FR-V 2.0 MTF Inspection and Replacement AOCUK1.JPG
     
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  2. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Re: 2.0 manual transmission fluid change DIY

    Nice one CJ.

    Point to highlight ... always undo the fill bolt first. Reason being you don't want to end up in a situation whereby you've undone the drain bolt, drained out all the fluid but when it's come to the fill bolt you find your unable to budge it. You'll then be in spot of bother as you'e got not fluid in the gearbox.
     
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  3. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Re: 2.0 manual transmission fluid change DIY

    Very true indeed that's what I do as a best practice, but TBH never have an issue in removing bolts as they are always torqued they are never overtightened.
     
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