2016+ do not use dw-1. It uses atf type 3.1.Does the DW-1 transmission formulation come in a synthetic and non-synthetic formulation? I saw a video on YouTube where the Acura DW-1 transmission fluid bottle was labeled as a "synthetic". I have the Honda DW-1 formulation, which does not label it as being a synthetic - will that work in the 2016 Acura MDX (2 wheel drive)?
This is the standard service procedure for all the ZF9 transmissions? Sounds like a bit of a hassle.Ok the Piloteers have a LOT of the service info on their site, so here is their 9 speed ATF instructions, which again, should be almost identical with ours. 3.5 qts is correct and the diagram matches what is shown on the 9 speed leaking back plate TSB. Also verified that the plug torque and procedure for level check is identical, so it's safe to use these procedures. For the temperature, you pretty much have to just run through all gears, rev it for a bit, then let it idle for a few minutes. The temp should hit 104F range at that point, so then you just unplug and let the excess drip out. If you really want to be absolutely sure, buy an HDS from ebay.