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Old 05-04-2019, 09:14 PM
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Rear Differential and Transmission Fluid

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New member just bought a 2012 Acura TL SH-AWD automatic. I have been trying to search for an alternate rear dff and transmission fluid on this site as well as google, but I am not coming up with anything other than Acura's DFSP or Honda's own fluids. Can I use anything else other than those two? Or would you recommend sticking to them?

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When it comes to rear differential fluid and ATF, use OEM. Unless you have a manual transmission, then you want to use ACDelco fluid.
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When it comes to rear differential fluid and ATF, use OEM. Unless you have a manual transmission, then you want to use ACDelco fluid.
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Old 05-06-2019, 08:52 PM
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Neighbor uses Amsoil Manual Synchromesh Transmission Fluid 5W-30 or his favorite fluid at the time, I know I always order it for him when I am buying gear oil.
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I've always used OEM differential fluid for my '09 Pilot but that's a different animal of course. I'm just not sure about the composition or compatibility of other fluids when it comes to that specific application.

I use Valvoline Maxlife ATF. It's worked great for the last 70K miles. It's cheaper than Honda DW-1 (about $18 for a 1 gallon jug at Walmart) and has lots of good reviews from Honda owners.
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