From: Retired Moderator
Cal.... you're from the USA...... Rice Burner refers to a jap vehicle...... been around for tons of years..... anyway, they are best, and I rate Toyota, then Honda..... But I like a nice full size gas guzzlin' american vehicle, and I like to support our economy...... our workers, not send it overseas.......
The key to "any" automatic transmission is to have it serviced when it is due. This does not mean, drop the transmission pan and change the filter, and refill it. This only gets 30 percent of the transmission fluid.
Vehicle manufacturers recommend a complete fluid exchange in todays market, a flush machine, that gets all of the old fluid out. As long as this is accomplished, it is not necessary to change the filter until 100,000 miles.
Toyota, and Honda's have steel, screen filters, no need to replace, they have not used paper elements for filters, thus prolonging the life of the filter, only necessary to clean it out.
Toyota and Honda, also recommend that you do not flush the transmission, simply drain it (both have drain plugs on their transmission pans) the pressure of a flush could overbear on the transmission pump, as both have low transmission pressures.
Anyway, this is a CDR/DVDR board right? What in the world are we doing talking about car maintenance????? LOL..... Peace Out.....