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CVT transmission shudder fix

I took my 2003 Honda Hybrid in to the dealer because the CVT transmission had the notorious shudder/judder when taking off from a stop. This was in 2013, the car was out of warranty however this is a problem these cars have had since conception. Well, they recommended I "burnish" the trans for $250, meaning they get the glaze off the clutch by racing the engine and whatever. I assume they changed the transmission oil after doing this, but now I'm not so sure. The problem came back and I was seriously considering dumping the car until I read online to try changing the transmission fluid. The recommendation was to buy Honda Genuine CVT fluid, which I did online, had the guys at the Oil Changers down the street put it in. The shudder went away immediately. Not only that, while before the most I EVER got was 32 mpg, I'm now getting 45 mpg. Do the dealers change the CVT fluid when they "burnish"??? I don't think so, or if they do, they don't replace it with the correct fluid.
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