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2012 honda civic 1.8L 63,000 when do I need to change my fluids I've been doin oil change every 5,000 but what about the others I've heard multiple things,I just need it laid out:transmission fluid,engine coolant, brake fluid, transfer case fluid,powersteering fluid,rear differential fluid, not sure if I even need to change a couple of those on this particular car but any information will be greatly appreciated.
 

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2012 honda civic 1.8L 63,000 when do I need to change my fluids I've been doin oil change every 5,000 but what about the others I've heard multiple things,I just need it laid out:transmission fluid,engine coolant, brake fluid, transfer case fluid,powersteering fluid,rear differential fluid, not sure if I even need to change a couple of those on this particular car but any information will be greatly appreciated.
Personally, I would change oil every 3k and change tranny, brake, coolant fluid every 20-30k. Ye that could be excessive and costly if you’re not doing it yourself but it’s worth imo.
 

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Oil and filter at 5k miles, trans at 30k miles. For the trans, only Honda fluid.
 

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Oil and filter at 5k miles, trans at 30k miles. For the trans, only Honda fluid.
For manual transmissions I disagree amsoil synchromesh is a lot better in the cold from my experience. Personally I use castrol edge 0w20, amsoil synchromesh tranny fluid, prestone dot 4 for brake and clutch fluid, peak blue coolant.
 

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2012 honda civic 1.8L 63,000 when do I need to change my fluids I
transmission fluid
engine coolant
brake fluid
Your car with the current mileage, if you have not changed the transmission fluid, brake fluid, coolant.
Do that ASAP.

On my own 2012 EX 5Spd/Auto:
Transmission every 25 to 30K miles
Coolant every 2 to 3 years
Brake fluid every 2 years

Below is from the owner's manual... follow it and you will be fine.
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Your car with the current mileage, if you have not changed the transmission fluid, brake fluid, coolant.
Do that ASAP.

On my own 2012 EX 5Spd/Auto:
Transmission every 25 to 30K miles
Coolant every 2 to 3 years
Brake fluid every 2 years

Below is from the owner's manual... follow it and you will be fine.
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This. The owner's manual should be your first resource. Oil, Transmission, brakes, coolant and power steering is probably all the fluids in the car.
Also, the Civic doesn't have a rear differential and I'm pretty sure there's no transfer case, so not sure who told you that.
 

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This. The owner's manual should be your first resource. Oil, Transmission, brakes, coolant and power steering is probably all the fluids in the car.
Also, the Civic doesn't have a rear differential and I'm pretty sure there's no transfer case, so not sure who told you that.
Civic has not had hydraulic power steering in a couple of generations, power steering has gone green all electric...
 

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2012 honda civic 1.8L 63,000 when do I need to change my fluids I've been doin oil change every 5,000 but what about the others I've heard multiple things,I just need it laid out:transmission fluid,engine coolant, brake fluid, transfer case fluid,powersteering fluid,rear differential fluid, not sure if I even need to change a couple of those on this particular car but any information will be greatly appreciated.
I change oil every 5k miles. Trans fluid every 50K miles. Brake fluid, power steering fluid, transfer case and differential, and coolant around 75K miles. I never have any issues.
 

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I change oil every 5k miles. Trans fluid every 50K miles. Brake fluid, power steering fluid, transfer case and differential, and coolant around 75K miles. I never have any issues.
Where are you getting transfer case, power steering and differential from? Civics don’t come AWD and the power steering is electrical no more fluid?
 

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When I bought my 2012 with 93k, the trans fluid had never been done. If it had, it wasn't in the service history, and it was rather old looking/smelling. Changing it out made it shift a lot better, so I'm convinced it should've been done sooner.

Definitely change the trans fluid if it's never been done. I would guess 60k is a high minimum for changing it, but you should listen to more experienced owners for specifics. Get the fluid from a Honda dealership. Everything I've read/researched suggests you should use OEM fluid, and it's not expensive at all.
 

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2012 honda civic 1.8L 63,000 when do I need to change my fluids I've been doin oil change every 5,000 but what about the others I've heard multiple things,I just need it laid out:transmission fluid,engine coolant, brake fluid, transfer case fluid,powersteering fluid,rear differential fluid, not sure if I even need to change a couple of those on this particular car but any information will be greatly appreciated.
YES OIL CHANGE at 5000 coolant 30/90/120 000 transmission check see if your fluid is turning brown color instead of red get it flushed / brake fluid if its darkbrown or black get it flushed supposed to be clear inside reservoir / power steering if its black or dark brown need flushed / diferential fluid if its low and stinky odor replaced fluid
 

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YES OIL CHANGE at 5000 coolant 30/90/120 000 transmission check see if your fluid is turning brown color instead of red get it flushed / brake fluid if its darkbrown or black get it flushed supposed to be clear inside reservoir / power steering if its black or dark brown need flushed / diferential fluid if its low and stinky odor replaced fluid
fuel filter need replace every year
 
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