Dex 6 is interesting. I wonder how the 5-speed behaves on that?Amsoil for my 04 since 130K, now 480K on the orig. trans. Some people use the Valvoline, some use Dex 6 others the DW-1. The important thing is regular changes as any fluid can degrade from the heat cycles or just time. Honda use to say only use Z-1 as it was the correct viscosity. When they released DW-1 it was a different viscosity but now it was OK as a replacement for Z-1. What they are really saying is we want you to buy only our fluids. The Amsoil is way thicker but I speculate that any trans. over 100K is probably pretty worn.
No it’s the tranny dip stick, I changed the fluid and it was overfilled and dark brown and it was also causing a grinding noise from 3rd to 4th gear which now doesn’t happen. I really should have done a flush but i don’t have the moneys rnI owned a bunch of Hondas. What year is this Honda? I ask because it looks like an oil dip stick in the picture