They told me that the transmission oil filter sitting on top of the bell housing in the return hose from the cooler back into the transmission doesn't actually exist. Even though I provided a part number, the item is for sale on various American car parts sites for around $20, and I have seen it not only on my own car but in numerous pictures of other cars. I obviously must be halucinating!
I have actually seen pictures of several cut in half and it is indeed a standard looking paper element filter and nothing magical from the land of Honda. So why won't they sell me a paper element oil filter?
The way I figure it, they won't sell a filter, and the service manual says not to change the fluid until 140,000km, so maybe they want the transmissions to fail after warrantee expires so they can get several grand for a rebuild. Or am I being to cynical?
Maybe I just go with a magnefine filter, although I am a bit suspicions of a plastic case filter. I haven't heard of any popping due to oil pressure, although heard of them splitting when mounted under the engine and then gets hit by a rock.
Edited by stockblues15, 17 June 2013 - 05:54 PM.