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I've read some stories in the past of people doing the fluid change on high time Honda transmissions and then having problems, so I elected to do a very slow fluid change. Since any new fluid and additives is better than nothing. So my first draining was about 1 quart only, then fill. I only wanted to go a few weeks then do it again, well went a few months then did about the same thing. The car only does short runs and not heavy use so. My next drain will be a full drain and fill I think that is about 3 quarts. I very accurately measure what comes out, so I know what to add back.
 

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Do not go to a specialist shop! They all use a one size fits all transmission fluid. They are not going to have a machine to fill just Honda's or just BMW's, or just Mercedes, or just Ford's or just GM's etc. etc.
All those machines would cost them a ton, and take up lots of shop space. And besides anyone that has looked into it, the warning is Do not have a machine type flush, that has caused so many transmission failures.
Make sure the proper procedure is used to check the fluid dip stick.
 

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Sounds like you've been to all specialist shops.
No I have not of course. But I actually served a small stint in one such shop, I was not impressed. They told me that they use type F fluid in Chevrolet transmissions as well as other GM units, which they did. I guess they got great deal on some 55 gallon barrels of it. That was many years ago. Then I was helping out the step son with his Mercedes and called an ultra well reguarded shop that I had dealt with before in the area, and asked what fluid they would use, yes Maxlife. Then called a german car specialist shop and they would use the correct fluid. I suppose I should have said "if the specialist shop only works on Honda transmissions then you would likely be fine". Moral of the story is, most shops want work, they know that Maxlife fluid will work for a time, and may cause problems later on down the road that will not be blamed on the fluid. So there is a possibility of a nice come back and more work. Not all shops but quite a few. So just be careful.
 
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