Has anyone out there added one of the Magnefine or other inline filters
to the cooling lines of their recent model Honda?
Honestly I am shocked that Honda seems to believe that replaceable
filters for the transmission fluid and fuel are no longer applicable to
The fuel filter issue really stumps me. How on earth is Honda to know
that an owner will never get contaminated fuel from a filling station?
There is a filter in the fuel tank on the 1998 and later accords. I would
like a regular maintenance filter though.
And Honda has never had a replaceable transmission filter, except on a few
of their transmission in the v6 cars (1991-1995 legend for example). I've
seen a 1991 accord with over 300,000 miles on the original transmission, so
I wouldn't worry too much about it. Just change the fluid regularly. I
have a legend (without a replaceable filter) with over 400,000 miles on the
tranny and no rebuild to my knowledge. (though my other legend isn't so
lucky... I have bad luck with transmissions)
what on earth are you worrying about? if honda transmissions were
failing due to excess wear product load, don't you think there'd be
fewer instances of automatic hondas with 300k or 400k miles on the
clock? the /modern/ hondas with reliability problems are due to
mechanical design issues, not lack of filtration.
same goes for honda fuel delivery - there are multiple filters between
the tank & the injector, not least of which is a fine mesh filter built
into the injector itself.
you're like a guy worrying about the wings falling off the plane. sure,
it /can/ happen, but the fatigue characteristics of aluminum are /very/
well known and if you're within the "safe zone", you stand more chance
of being struck by a meteorite while walking through the passenger lounge.
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