We don't seem to be on the same wavelength.
Honda trans is euipped with maintenance free strainers/filters and to replace it you need to disassemble the trans fully.
Thicker fluid? I only know for CVT trans, there is only 1 type of fluid that is recommended and any other fluids would cause damage to the trans.
As to the whining noise, it is quite common in this type of trans.
Causes are wrong type of trans fluid uses and old age.
The increase in consumption could be due to engine related problems. Get it on a diagnbostic to find out if there are any sensors that is functioning out of specs causing the hesitation in engagement and higher fuel consumption.
Thursday, September 25th, 2008 AT 7:07 PM