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Is ATF DW1 backward compatible with Z1 or does a complete flush have to be done when changing over?
I have a 2003 Pilot EXL and the Dealer sold me DW1 because Z1 is discontinued. Never noticed til I got home and drained the tranny...and the dealer is closed today and cannot get an answer from them.
I ended up getting in contact with the Service Manager at the Dealership who told me it is infact 100% compatible. He told me that he got a bulletin from Honda with the ATF DW1 that said this.
He actually called me from home after I dropped into the Dealership today and talked to the Manager, who called him at home....nice.
I filled the Pilot back up with DW1 and it seems to work just fine so far.
Guess I will be the "guinea pig".......
I was told point blank by the Honda Dealer that ATF Z1 is discontinued..period. No longer for sale, cannot be bought by the dealer. All that may be left is old stock.
I have done a change using DW-1 without flushing and made a 2400KM round trip (highway and mountains) and have not had any problems. I have a 2003 with 235,000KM on it. My Pilot has the tranny whine but shifts and works perfectly and the fluid stays nice and clean between changes.
I noticed no difference using the DW-1.
When I questioned the Dealer, they told me they have a "Bulletin" which says that Z1 and DW1 are fully compatible and can be interchanged without a flush. I never got a copy from them, but the Service manager called the Honda Tech People and they confirmed it..
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