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I have a quick question for you all..

I bought my 06 Accord V6 6 Speed a few months ago with 5300 miles on it.

It sat for a few years, and I am just wondering if I should change the transmission fluid on it?

I'm currently sitting at 11k on the car, but its nearly 5 years old at this point.

Should I replace my fluid? And if so, should I get the GM Syncromesh fluid? The transmission is fairly notchy going into 2nd gear (gets a little better when warm), and 3rd gear seems like it doesn't engage fully 100% of the time, although it hasn't slipped out of gear or grinded yet.
 

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Change it now to GM FMSF.

I and several others on this forum and many others on AcuraZine with TL, and others with Civics can vouch for this fluid, it's well over 2 years now since I changed to GM FMSF, the shift is perfect and the 3rd gear issue has not occured even once!
 

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+1 for GMSFM! :)
 

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how much is the GM stuff?

If I were you I would change all the fluids if the car been sitting for a while.

I have redline tranny fluid and it pretty good. Full Syn FTW no more 3rd gear problem either.
 

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it was about $14/qt in atl when I got it earlier this year.

It's less online, but the shipping usually kills it unless you buy a whole bunch.
 

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how much is the GM stuff?

If I were you I would change all the fluids if the car been sitting for a while.

I have redline tranny fluid and it pretty good. Full Syn FTW no more 3rd gear problem either.
I agree that all the fluids should be changed. That third gear is troublesome. There is a Honda TSB.
 

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......quick question..

06 Accord V6 6 Speed with 5300 miles on it.......

It sat for a few years........change the transmission fluid on it?



Should I replace my fluid? And if so, should I get the GM Syncromesh

1. 5300 miles on a 6-6. What a great find!
2. You've TWO questions actually Sour (chuckle). Change? How about GMSFM?

Based on my experience (25,000 since GM SynchroMesh FRICTION MODIFIED replaced OEM stuff), going with the GM goo will solve your 6M woes for a long, long time. It's a no brainer.

Again, great car (now feed it some great transmission goo!!)

Season's best, ez....
 

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i took 3 qts to my local midas and they said they wouldnt put the GM fluid into my HONDA, apparently someone sue'd a branch or something along those lines... i was denied regardless... lame.
 

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Change it now to GM FMSF.

I and several others on this forum and many others on AcuraZine with TL, and others with Civics can vouch for this fluid, it's well over 2 years now since I changed to GM FMSF, the shift is perfect and the 3rd gear issue has not occured even once!
The Pennzoil FM works well too. You can get that at Autozone for $7 per quart. However, I am going to use the GM FM next time. I hear it's better. Either way, both are better than the OEM fluid.
 

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sorry to hijack the thread but does anyone know if the gm stuff is good for the std. 5speed? mine "chips" into 2nd and 3rd gears.

thanks.

BTW, sweet find on the 6-6!
 

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Yeah will the GM stuff work on the 4cyl/5speed?



Thanks,
Joe
 

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What's YMMV?
 

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The GM stuff is great for all honda trannys!
 

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What's the part number on it and how much do I need?
 

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Can anyone tell me the part numbers for the crush washers i will need?

Washer (6 mm) (1 required): (check bolt)
P/N 90442-397-000, H/C 0687616

If I recall correctly, the drain crush washer is the same as the oil change crush washer.
Washer (14 mm) (1 required):
P/N 94109-14000, H/C 0171876 (drain bolt)

Washer (20 mm) (1 required):
P/N 94109-20000, H/C 0251728 (fill bolt)

BTW, the #s are straight from the service bulletin 08-020
 

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i thought that honda MTF now has same technology as GM synchromesh?
need to get mine changed, changed mine at 60k (maybe at 80 but dont remember. now car will be 100k in about 20 miles
 
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