I’ve been remiss about getting results back to readers. I took the car to the Honda dealer who pushed hard for the power flush . . . only to have the technician do the 3X manual flush. Turns out that only some 2003 V6 Accords have the available connections to handle power flushing.
Results? The transmission has been Smoooooooooth ever since — how could it NOT be when the old fluid looked and smelled like old, overcooked coffee? Because the final draining still smelled a little off, I’ll probably do yet another tranny drain with the next oil change.
Thanks for the advice.
Who-hoo! I take any victory I can get in the Piston Slap business. Excuse me while I shamelessly pat myself on the back. Par-taaaay time, son!!!
Okay, serious time. This letter is proof that regular fluid changes ensure a healthy and happy transmission or transaxle. Combined with common sense actions (like coming to a stop between reverse and drive engagement) and a large aftermarket transmission cooler for those who must endure hot summers in urban traffic. Or for anyone who loads up their whips more than with just yourself, your iPod and a latte.
Best and Brightest, will you accept a challenge to do just this for your personal slushbox?
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