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Here's something I've never seen discussed: CVT fluid.

Since this is my first car with a CVT, I was wondering.......

How do you REALLY know how much fluid is in the darn thing from the factory?

I don't see a "dipstick."?

And, when the fluid gets changed, how can you trust the person who changes it, to get the proper amount into it? And not under / over fill it?

Inquiring minds (well, me anyway,) want to know!
 

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This isn't a CVT-only thing; there are lots of transmissions that don't have a dipstick. You trust that the automated filler at the factory knows what it's doing, and when it's changed, you trust that the tech that did the change can follow the basic instructions. (Remove the check plug, add fluid until it dribbles out.)
 

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I just did my 2015.....the CVT and rear differential. It was as easy as a engine oil change. Make sure you use Honda fluids.
 

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Also, presuming you raise the vehicle to remove the 2 bolts, it needs to be raised level (raise both front and back). Otherwise, re-filling the tranny and watching for the overflow drip with the just the front end raised, could result in an over-fill situation.
 
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