DIY R18(ex, lx, dx) Manual Transmission Fluid Change

Discussion in 'General Civic Maintenance & Repair DIY' started by levin acierto, Dec 14, 2014.

  1. levin acierto

    levin acierto Well-Known Member

    3/8 Ratchet
    17mm Socket
    10mm Socket
    Long Funnel or Fluid Transfer pump
    2qts of MTF of your choice.

    Take your Driver Wheels off.

    You can see my Pump in this picture to you can use that or a long funnel

    2. Take your Intake airbox access to this area would be easier if you use long tunnel and to take of the fill bolt.
    3. Take of the wheel well mini cover by taking off the bumper clips thats circled.[​IMG]
    You now will see this.
    and this
    First put funnel right under the drain bolt theres a little hole there to slip in the skinny end of the funnel and you can put a catch pan under. Take of the drain bolt using 3/8 socket.

    When its all done screw back up the drain bolt and unplug the fill bolt. I found it easier doing it from here and loosing it up from here. Then go back to the your wheel well and take it off from there.

    If your using a long funnel with a flexible hose on it you can fill it from the engine bay.
    If your using the pump that im using you can do either but its easier to slip in the flexible hose from the wheel well and will take some time to fill it up. Keep filling until its full and make sure your car is leveled.

    Return everything the opposite way and your done!

    Better shifting, more buttery
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  2. webby
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    images backed up - thank you for the diy
  3. Pauly99to17

    Pauly99to17 Well-Known Member

    Ville de Quebec
    Vehicle Model:
    2012 LX
    Body Style:
    Dyno Blue Pearl Sedan (FB2)
  4. poor1

    poor1 New Member

    It's good practice to remove the filler before draining the oil, just in case you can't get the filler out. Being a fairly new vehicle this would not be a problem.
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  5. W3R0

    W3R0 Well-Known Member

    Vehicle Model:
    Civic SI
    Body Style:
    ^^this nice DIY

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