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Old 10-27-2008, 04:46 PM
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How to Drain Manual transmission Fluid on 5th gen?

Anyone know how to do this?
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Re: How to Drain Manual transmission Fluid on 5th gen?

Remove the plug at the bottom of the trans. I believe it faces the passenger side and is on the passeger side.

#12 in the pic.

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Re: How to Drain Manual transmission Fluid on 5th gen?

#12 is correct. and then take out #15 and refill with 2 quarts, i think it is, of honda mtf.
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Re: How to Drain Manual transmission Fluid on 5th gen?

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#12 is correct. and then take out #15 and refill with 2 quarts, i think it is, of honda mtf.
Here is the problem: I never knew where the transmission refils are at (under the hood) so I always look at the cap to see what to put in it and keep it full.
Today I looked at the manual and found out where the tranmission refill is at and you suppose to fill it with honda MTF. But the cap said refil with Dot 3 and I'd been filling it with Dot 3. Do I need transmission flush?

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Re: How to Drain Manual transmission Fluid on 5th gen?

Cap?? what do you mean cap?? it should just be a bolt that you take out and refill.

and when you say dot 3 do you mean brake fluid?
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Re: How to Drain Manual transmission Fluid on 5th gen?

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Cap?? what do you mean cap?? it should just be a bolt that you take out and refill.

and when you say dot 3 do you mean brake fluid?
The cap to close the filling thing, like Powersteering, brakes ( yes Dot 3 is for brakes). But why the hell is my transmission refill has a cap that said refil with Dot 3. Do PS and Transmission has its own fluid? (:31:)

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Re: How to Drain Manual transmission Fluid on 5th gen?

ummm i have no idea it should look just like the picture in the link that h4l posted.

i think you are confused. im pretty sure you are talking about the master cylinder for the clutch and not the trans fluid. the master cylinder resevoir is located next to the brake master cylinder resevoir. is that what you are talking about? if so then yes that does take dot 3 brake fluid.

the trans fluid is something different and can only be checked, drained, and refilled at the passenger side of the transmission near where the axle plugs in, as shown in that picture.
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Re: How to Drain Manual transmission Fluid on 5th gen?

Im with 1badbb6 i think u mean the clutch master cylinder hear a pic thank to pooponurhear and his 20 type SH
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Re: How to Drain Manual transmission Fluid on 5th gen?

What are the bolt sizes for the #12 and #15 bolts?

Are there any alternatives which are equal or better than Honda MTF?

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Re: How to Drain Manual transmission Fluid on 5th gen?

I would go with Honda MTF, others may swear by ones but you can't go wrong using a Honda product. Also if I remember adding some to my 3rd Gen assuming they are the same size I think its a 14MM correct me if I am wrong its been a while.
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Re: How to Drain Manual transmission Fluid on 5th gen?

you can refill the MTF inside the engine bay also. there's some kind of pipe with a small dipstick or something plugged into it near the lower left of the engine. i could only get so much mtf into #15 before it just overflowed. you would think that's enough but i took out i think 2 bottles worth and i'll be damned if i put less than what i took out in so my friend pointed out that pipe and i put it in there, it was extremely small-pencil sized- but it worked after some spillage everywhere.
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Re: How to Drain Manual transmission Fluid on 5th gen?

The link that shows the drain bolt and refill bolt doesn't seem to be working. Does anyone have another link possibly?
And Storm Rider says he used two bottles worth of MTF, is that an excess amount or does all trannys need two bottles? And how much do bottles of MTF go for?
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Re: How to Drain Manual transmission Fluid on 5th gen?

its not hard to find the bolt. just crawl under the passenger side and look at the side of the trans. also theres no socket size. a 3/8' socket wrench fits right into the square hole. to fill mine, i took a piece of tubing and put it in the hole, snaked it to the top of the engine, and put a funnel in and filled it like that
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Re: How to Drain Manual transmission Fluid on 5th gen?

^^i did the same way
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Re: How to Drain Manual transmission Fluid on 5th gen?

x2 ^^^ same way. At oil change its 1.9( 2.0 US quarts( and at overhaul it`s 2.0 (2.1 US quarts)

1. Remove oil drain plug
2. Grab a beer or some Arizona and let it drip out as long as you want to wait
3. Insert drain plug back in @ 29 lbf
4. Remove oil filler plug and top off till it reaches the hole
5. Tighten it back in @ 33 lbf and DONE!

You will need a funnel with a long hose to it so you can have it angled out of the wheel well if not it might take a while if you have it perpindicular to the ground
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