Thread: Poor Girl's Car
View Single Post
Old 10-26-2018, 01:10 PM   #33 (permalink)
redpoint5
EcoModding Newb
 
redpoint5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 6,703

Acura TSX - '06 Acura TSX
90 day: 28.07 mpg (US)

Lafawnda - '01 Honda CBR600 F4i
90 day: 47.32 mpg (US)

Big Yeller - '98 Dodge Ram 2500 base
90 day: 21.82 mpg (US)

Prius Plug-in - '12 Toyota Prius Plug-in
90 day: 57.64 mpg (US)

Mazda CX-5 - '17 Mazda CX-5 Touring
90 day: 28.08 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2,194
Thanked 2,546 Times in 1,881 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by JSH View Post
A fluid and filter change is all that is required. However it is critical as ATF fluid breaks down over time. It is also important to put in the correct type of fluid per the manufacturer’s spec.
Agreed, but the common thread is that transmissions die under the operation of these 2 individuals. Plenty of other people I know drive older cars, and similarly neglect maintenance, and don't have dying transmissions. I know it's anecdotal, but I also see the similarities in the way the 2 people drive.

Give me a Camry and I'll drive it 300,000 miles without a single ATF change. Not saying neglecting maintenance is fine, only saying that many (most?) people don't keep up on these things and they don't have problems. BTW, the Camry manual only says to check the fluid every 30k miles, and says nothing about a change interval. Other cars specify an interval of 100k to 150k miles.
__________________
Gas and Electric Vehicle Cost of Ownership Calculator







Give me absolute safety, or give me death!

Last edited by redpoint5; 10-26-2018 at 01:20 PM..
  Reply With Quote