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Old 03-29-2019, 11:54 PM
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Service "3" is due but Transmission replaced 25k Miles ago

Hi all,

My 2015 TLX V6 FWD recently popped up the full house of Maintenance Minder services: A123 shortly after passing 50,000 miles.

The "3" service involves replacing the transmission fluid. At $36 a quart (and needing to order 4 quarts for a flush) I am not super eager to order the fluid given that I had the transmission replaced at 28,855 miles. (BTW, all 2015 owners of the ZF9 should have this done! The difference is night and day.)

I'm assuming I can go another 25k miles before changing the transmission fluid, but how do I re-sync the maintenance minder with the actual mileage? Or should I just suck it up and flush and fill the transmission fluid now?

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They probably did not reset the "3" interval counter in the maintenance minder. You can do that yourself if you have the proper OBD tool, or just keep track of the mileage manually. No need to replace the fluid if it's not actually required.
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Originally Posted by TLXinTX View Post
BTW, all 2015 owners of the ZF9 should have this done! The difference is night and day.
I agree, but you make it sound like owners can walk into a dealer and ask for a new transmission. The process to get a replacement is a rigmarole. Many owners right here on this forum have begged their dealers for replacements and argued with Acura Client Relations about their bad ZF9 to no avail.

I also had my ZF9 replaced and planned on regular maintenance based on the date it was replaced, not the maintenance minder. No need for you to flush yet.

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I agree, but you make it sound like owners can walk into a dealer and ask for a new transmission. The process to get a replacement is a rigmarole. Many owners right here on this forum have begged their dealers for replacements and argued with Acura Client Relations about their bad ZF9 to no avail.

I also had my ZF9 replaced and planned on regular maintenance based on the date it was replaced, not the maintenance minder. No need for you to flush yet.
How often are you supposed to change the transmission oil? I boutgh my 16 V6 with 32k miles
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How often are you supposed to change the transmission oil? I boutgh my 16 V6 with 32k miles
Besides being based on when the Maintenance Minder says so, the owners manual says:
Driving in mountainous areas at very low vehicle speeds results in higher transmission temperature. This requires transmission fluid changes more frequently than recommended by the Maintenance Minder. If you regularly drive your vehicle under these conditions, have the transmission fluid changed at 40,000 miles (64,000 km), then every 30,000 miles (48,000 km).

I'm guessing that means the default Maintenance Minder 3 service interval is 60,000 miles. I also use this to try to predict what mileage to expect which service codes:
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How often are you supposed to change the transmission oil? I boutgh my 16 V6 with 32k miles
When your maintenance minder tells you to do it unless you fall into the "exceptional case" someguy11 posted.
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Besides being based on when the Maintenance Minder says so, the owners manual says:
Driving in mountainous areas at very low vehicle speeds results in higher transmission temperature. This requires transmission fluid changes more frequently than recommended by the Maintenance Minder. If you regularly drive your vehicle under these conditions, have the transmission fluid changed at 40,000 miles (64,000 km), then every 30,000 miles (48,000 km).

I'm guessing that means the default Maintenance Minder 3 service interval is 60,000 miles. I also use this to try to predict what mileage to expect which service codes:
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