Honda vs non-Honda ATF
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    Honda vs non-Honda ATF

    Does anyone use Triax Global Synthetic auto transmission fluid? They claim to be OEM grade for DW-1.

    Since it's not Honda, it's significantly cheaper than DW-1, but I don't want to be the customer the mechanic is talking to in the old Fram filter commercial: "You can pay me now, or you can pay me later."

    Can it be used in a Honda 2003 Civic LX or a 2012 Civic LX?

    Thanks in advance.

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    I would stay with OEM Honda fluid. Well worth the extra $$ for peace of mind IMO.
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    I would agree with Craig. OE is the way to go as far as trans fluid is concerned. Worth the extra couple bucks.
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    There have been multiple reports here over the years of degraded transmission performance after switching to non-OEM trans fluid.
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    Looks like we have a consensus. Thanks for your input. Much appreciated.

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    Honda Automatic transmissions are very unconventional, in many ways resembling a manual transmission more than a standard automatic. I would expect fluid that wasn't designed specifically for a Honda AT might not work so well.
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    Another vote for OEM

    I'll tell ya what worked for me...asked the parts guy if there was a bulk discount, he let me buy 9 qts at a discounted wholesale price

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