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CVT or ATF?

Thinking about doing a transmission fluid "flush" (drain+fill method) and would like to know if i have CVT or just regular.
Appreciate if someone can advise.

2003 Civic EX with BMXA Transmission.

Here are the two fluid i came up with...
1)Honda Genuine CVT Fluid
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Honda Genuine DW-1 ATF Honda Genuine DW-1 ATF

Again, i would really appreciate if someone can help.
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CVT Fluid is ONLY for CVT transmissions. Nothing else.

DW-1 is for automatic transmissions.
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Re: CVT or ATF?

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CVT Fluid is ONLY for CVT transmissions. Nothing else.

DW-1 is for automatic transmissions.
Thanks for the quick reply ezone!
I'm guessing i don't have CVT huh
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Re: CVT or ATF?

Originally Posted by botakcivic View Post
Thanks for the quick reply ezone!
I'm guessing i don't have CVT huh
You managed to find some random letters
(BMXA-XYZPDQ-OMGWTFBBQ) that designate exactly what the transmission is, but you have no idea what the transmission really is?
Great.

I have no clue what those letters mean anyway. I don't need to know that when using factory info most of the time.

It's a regular automatic.
If it was a CVT, you would probably have to have a hybrid or an HF car.
If it was a CVT, there would be a plastic tag attached to the dipstick indicating what fluid it takes.



BTW, the 13 Accord CVT takes yet another completely different all new CVT fluid.
EDIT: The 14 Civic CVT takes this same all new fluid too.



HTH

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Re: CVT or ATF?

Originally Posted by ezone View Post
You managed to find some random letters
(BMXA-XYZPDQ-OMGWTFBBQ) that designate exactly what the transmission is, but you have no idea what the transmission really is?
Great.

I have no clue what those letters mean anyway. I don't need to know that when using factory info most of the time.

It's a regular automatic.
If it was a CVT, you would probably have to have a hybrid or an HF car.
If it was a CVT, there would be a plastic tag attached to the dipstick indicating what fluid it takes.



BTW, the 13 Accord CVT takes yet another completely different CVT fluid.



HTH
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Good info answered my question!
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