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Old 05-29-2019, 10:01 AM
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2018 RLX sport hybrid fluid change

I just bought 2018 RLX Sport Hybrid, has 35000 miles on it, not sure if the previous owner changed any fluids but I want to do them.
My 2008 RL has 3 fluids transmission, transaxle and differential.
I was reading the manual that this car has transmission and twin motor fluids.
I called the dealership to ask and I was told that it is like the 2008, I need to replace transmission, transaxle and differential.
Is he correct?
What is the twin motor fluid?
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Old 05-29-2019, 10:20 AM
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I will preface with I do not have a RLX Sports Hybrid but do own a MDX Sports Hybrid which I believe have similar drivetrain. My manual also calls for the dual motor fluid change and it's simply DW-1 ATF, which is the same as what is called out in my 7speed DCT. On my MDX, if I look at the drain plug of the rear differential, it actually has ATF etched on it. I haven't had to change my center differential fluid yet, but it should be the 80/90 oil as all other SHAWD Acuras.
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Old 05-29-2019, 10:34 AM
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Just had my B16 service done on my 2014 SH. Yes, they changed the front transaxle and twin motor unit fluids.
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Strange, the manual said to replace this fluid every 15K miles, and in heavy conditions 7.5K miles

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I had mine changed at the dealer, I just hope the tech followed the proper procedures because I was billed for a old school dif and trans fluid change. Shifts were smoother, so I was happy.
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Originally Posted by blaser View Post
I called the dealership to ask and I was told that it is like the 2008, I need to replace transmission, transaxle and differential.
Is he correct?
No.
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