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It seems like the CVT Transmission fluid from Honda cost $13qt. Has anyone paid less than that? The dealship is charging $120 to chage it out. If you have any info, please let me know.
 

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$120 for CVT fluid change? What a rip off. It's as easier than an oil change since there is no filter.

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To drain the fluid did you have to remove part of the car underbody panel?

Just wondering. If it's really that easy I might try it myself when the time comes.

Which brings up another question: How do you know when the CVT fluid needs a change?
 

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Just got done changing mine and it was a piece of cake to change. I didn't even have to fold back the under panel. I am glad I read a few things about it before I did it like having the dip stick out before I drained it and having the 3/8 socket drive or I would have called the dealer on that one.
 

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It seems like the CVT Transmission fluid from Honda cost $13qt. Has anyone paid less than that? The dealship is charging $120 to chage it out. If you have any info, please let me know.
Have had trans service 2 times at Anderson Honda in Palo Alto, CA. First one was $70, second was $89 with coupon. Invoice indicated $10 per quart of oil.
 

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I change CVT fluid and filter at 3K miles. Then every 30K miles.
 

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Why at only 3K?

Did mine at 50K. Was still pretty transparent colored.
Change it all out at 3k miles to get rid of the funky break in fluids. Then 10k mile oil change with 30k mile CVT fluid and filter change. But over all it does not matter. The wife wrecked the car last month. So it's rolling junk now.
 

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I have changed my trans fluid 4 times. it is simple. Drain out the bottom, fill through the top. the dealer told me that it was 3 quarts - just put it in and I would be good to go. You don't want to overfill it because the additional pressure that builds up in the tranny will blow out some seals.
I pay about $10 per quart. Pretty cheap insurance. My '06 has 115,000 miles on it.
 

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I changed my ATF to Red Line H-Type CVT ATF about 5000 miles ago. No significant performance difference, but the tranny does "buzz" less.
 
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