[Solved] Which Automatic Transmission Fluid goes in an old Honda CRX?
I have a 1990 Honda CRX "Base" or "DX" model with 198,000 miles and an automatic 4 speed transmission that runs fine. I purchased it as weekend project car to learn on and have fun. I am doing basic maintenance on it, fluid changes, gaskets, timing belts and such. Currently the transmission shifts perfectly fine but I have no idea when the last time it was changed. The owners manual and service manual asks for "2.5 QT Dexron II ATF". When I look this up I get multiple answers like "Valvoline MAXLife Dex/Merc ATF Fluid", "Honda OEM ATF DW-1", "Castrol Transmax ATF", and even some people in other forums said to use 10W-30 motor oil? Sounds crazy to me. I would like to know what you recommend because I don't want to self destruct my transmission.
Dexron III. Go to any auto parts store. It's the most common one there is. Dexron II has been superseded to Dexron III.