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Well, it's for my '94 accord again. Basically, I've noticed that the shifts are basically pretty smooth once it runs for a bit, so only when it's cold, so I'm gonna switch the ATF. Decided NOT to go with synthetic because from what I heard is that they may cause leaks in older tranny and other parts because they are thinner. So I'm basically just going to change it, and I checked out the brands. It's either Castrol, STP, or Valvoline. I'm just wondering if anybody on this board prefers one over the other due to experience, or whatever else. I think they are basically the same, just wondering.
 

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If you can afford it and expect to keep the vehicle I would switch to Mobil 1 or probably better Redline. The Mobil 1 is not a PAO/Ester synthetic like their engine oil. There has been some concern that this affects seals in older cars (much older than yours) The syn ATF fron Mobil is a synthasized hydrocarbon which means it is not a "true " syn 0il manufactured from the ground up. Nevertheless its qualities compared to conventional ATF are superior. The viscosity of the oils at 40 C(104F) and 100C (212F) are the same as the conventional Mobil ATF so there should not be a leaking issue here. Notice it flows down to a much lower temperature than conventional oil. Here are the links for the conventional and syn ATF. BTW I switched to the Mobil 1 ATF/Engine oil right out of the dealer's lot.

Mobil 1 Synthetic ATF http://dallnd6.dal.mobil.com/GIS/MobilPDS.nsf/26b7c4b33367a4a086256665004e4266/e6304d7636fb1888852567b50055eadb?OpenDocument

Mobil Multipurpose ATFhttp://dallnd6.dal.mobil.com/GIS/MobilPDS.nsf/26b7c4b33367a4a086256665004e4266/3bf5f860e6eb6d3b852567b50060c5eb?OpenDocument

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