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hi guys any of u got the same trouble my gears are harder to engage when the car is cold it gets better after a while but because of work i am not using the car anymore apart from shopping once a week. Any of u do u have any recomendation for any gearbox oil additive or difirent oil recomendations.
car has only done 40 .000 miles it is diesel.
my mate has one seat ibiza his gearbox is so sweetu can go from 2 in to first gear without stopping in mine u really need to stop otherweise it wont engage in to first gear without grinding it ???
 

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The only oil to use in these cars is Honda MTF3.

We've had members experimenting with different quality gearbox oils and they've always come back to Honda MTF3. Whilst Honda don't manufacture their own lubricants, they do work very closely with the lubricant developers to achieve the perfect lubricants for their engines inc the Power steering fluids, clutch and brake fluids and transmission fluid.

You'll need 2.2 litres in the ictdi Civic (assuming its the same as the Accord ictdi).
 

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Got it changed on my EK Civic, and put it Honda MTF. If even some tuners recommend the OEM oil for tuned every day driven cars didn't see a reason to gamble putting another fluid in there... If it can handle tuned cars can sure handle standard cars !
 

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The only oil to use in these cars is Honda MTF3.

We've had members experimenting with different quality gearbox oils and they've always come back to Honda MTF3. Whilst Honda don't manufacture their own lubricants, they do work very closely with the lubricant developers to achieve the perfect lubricants for their engines inc the Power steering fluids, clutch and brake fluids and transmission fluid.

You'll need 2.2 litres in the ictdi Civic (assuming its the same as the Accord ictdi).
as far as i know honda gearbox oil is not due to change before the car gets to 8 years old or six do u thinki should go for a gearbox oil change :)
 

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I never look at those stupid service schedules. They tell you to change your engine oil at 12k miles for example, but if you've ever changed it at 6k you will know you can feel the difference straight away.

I did my Accord's transmission fluid about every 45k miles and I could feel the difference immediately. It'll cost less than £30 for the oil and it's actually easier to change than the engine oil (it's that easy).
 

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I never look at those stupid service schedules. They tell you to change your engine oil at 12k miles for example, but if you've ever changed it at 6k you will know you can feel the difference straight away.

I did my Accord's transmission fluid about every 45k miles and I could feel the difference immediately. It'll cost less than £30 for the oil and it's actually easier to change than the engine oil (it's that easy).
i can not agree anymore with u about oil change as i alway had modified turbo cars i change my oil very regularly and use high quality petrol and never bother with one of those engine or injector cleaners
 

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Gearbox oil is as important or even more important as the engine oil, because the engine oil has a pump which distributes it through the engine , with its filter and such... The transmission oil just sits there, there is no filter no nothing...
 
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