AL is higher than I expected. I did drain & refill this time (3qt of ATF-Z1) but still wonder if this will be enough. Old test results here http://theoildrop.server101.com/cgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=50;t=000041#000000
quote:http://www.precisionautorepair.com/ They did drain&refill (3 times) at 12K and now at 22K just a single drain&refill.
Originally posted by The Critic: Where in CA did you have the transmission flushed/filled?
quote:I suspect Lubegard at this point. After all first 12K tranny was doing just fine.
Originally posted by The Critic: I think you have a wear problem here with a component, or Lubegard is having a reaction with the metals in this transmission. For one, Honda ATF-Z1's formula appears to have changed...
quote:I most likely will contact Terry , as far as warranty goes it is 2003 model year and at that time Honda had only 36K powertrain warranty. This is actually not an original tranny, original one died at 37+K and was replaced by Honda under "good will" warranty. They installed remanufactured tranny and now I wonder if it will follow the same road as original one.
Originally posted by The Critic: Best bet in this situation would be to pay Terry (www.dysonanalysis.com) $30 to interpret this report. I think there's a possibility that a mechanical problem may be present with this transmission, and Terry would know for sure. Once you have his interpretation, you can proceed further (if needed) in dealing with the dealership in an effort to replace the unit before warranty expiration.
quote:I like that place too. My friend recommended it to me few years back.
Originally posted by The Critic: Precision? I guess they finally have a website. My father used to use them for major services on his '84 Civic when he worked in Pleasanton. They always did a great job and even loaned my father a car.
quote:I was wrong, they told me my tranny can not be "power flushed" so they did drain/fill several times.
Originally posted by The Critic: I didn't know that the triple drain/fill was performed, as you mentioned "power flush" in the previous thread.
quote:I do not see what else.
Originally posted by The Critic: I don't think the Lubegard caused this problem...
quote:It could be easyly something else like different driving conditions since most of that milage were hot summer highway driving to long distances with car fully loaded.
Originally posted by The Critic: VaderSS posted, a while back, that Terry said Lubegard Red contributed to his transmission's longevity, to an extent.
quote:Not quite true. There was a recall in 2004 to increase lubrication to the 2nd gear in some transmissions. But the main problem of the 5 speed auto is the 3rd clutch pack which wears prematurely, sometimes very prematurely. The recall did not fix the clutch problem.
Honda "fixed" the V6 transmission midway through the 2004 model year
quote:I can't agrue what the exact fix is because I don't know, but from the Accord forums I visit, I have not heard of transmission failures for anything 05 or newer. I have heard of several 03's and a few 04's failing though (and I don't think it has to do with milage since a lot of the failures were fairly early).
Originally posted by thrace: Not quite true. There was a recall in 2004 to increase lubrication to the 2nd gear in some transmissions. But the main problem of the 5 speed auto is the 3rd clutch pack which wears prematurely, sometimes very prematurely. The recall did not fix the clutch problem.
quote:do you work for a dealership?
Originally posted by The Critic: We've had two transmission failures in the 2005 Acura TL, with the "updated" BDGA unit. One was at 20,000, the other was at 36,000. The latter was replaced due to a problem with the 3->4 shift, IIRC. I think these were just defective from Day one and are not a trend of failing transmissions.