I have a secon generation Honda FIT 2009 model. Which fluid should i use for my transmission CVT or ATF?

I have a secon generation Honda FIT 2009 model. Which fluid should i use for my transmission CVT or ATF?
My car has an automatic transmission.
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You should use Honda ATF-Z1 fluid. This is supposed to be the correct fluid for all vehicles 2010 and older.

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Always use Honda ATF-Z1 (automatic transmission fluid). If it`s not available, you may use a DEXRON III automatic transmission fluid as a temporary replacement. However, continued use can affect the shift quality.
Recommended for service-fill in all Honda and Acura automatic transmissions where ATF Z-1 is specified.
Capacity: Manual Transmission: 1.15 US gal (4.37 L) Automatic Transmission:1.18 US gal (4.47 L)
Automatic Transmission:1.40 US gal (5.3 L )
Genuine Honda Fluid 08200-9006 CVT-1 Continuously Variable Transmission Fluid – 1 Quart.
Phillips 66® CVT Fluid is a premium-quality, full-synthetic transmission fluid specifically designed for use in passenger cars with belt-driven continuously variable transmissions. It has been specifically engineered to have the unique frictional properties required for use in this type transmission.
Commonly recommended manual transmission fluid formulations include SAE 80W, 75W-90, 80W-90 and SAE 90. In some cases, a multi-grade engine oil or automatic transmission fluid may be recommended. However, a manual transmission fluid is typically the most optimal for manual transmissions.
The best place to start is by consulting the owner`s manual. It will note whether the car requires Dextron or Mercon transmission fluid. It`s very important to follow the owner`s manual. For example, some imports won`t accept Mercon, and instead require brand-specific fluid.
Engine Oil

Capacity: 3.8 quarts (with filter). After refill check oil level.

Honda Fit transmission fluid changes are tremendously vital to keep your vehicle`s transmission cheerful and lubricated. If you don`t routinely change your fluids at least every 30,000 miles or so, you may find that your Honda Fit transmission will slip.
A typical fluid change can require anywhere from 2.5 to 5.5 litres (3 to 6 US quarts) of automatic transmission fluid, depending on the make and model of the vehicle. Some may require far more.
Notes: Automatic Transmission. 1 quart. It is recommended to check your vehicle owners manual to be sure Valvoline import multi-vehicle synthetic ATF is right for your vehicle.
The only things that`s make the different for CVT fluid is that the fluid has to produce more fiction rather than less fiction. It is because it`d running on pulley system running by belts, it has to be lubricant cation with more fiction to keep the belt from slipping on the pulley system.
There are different types of hydraulic oil lubricants, such as CVT fluid, brake fluid, power steering fluid, etc. Engine oil on the other hand is designed to efficiently deal with the combustion of the engine, whereas Transmission fluid plays hydraulic properties and does not see contaminants from fuel burning.
You can easily determine whether your vehicle is equipped with a CVT transmission or another automatic transmission. If, under acceleration, the engine RPMs do not change over a wide speed range, but the car still gets faster, then your car probably has a CVT transmission.
Idemitsu is the OEM supplier for Honda DW-1.
Automatic transmission fluid (ATF) is used in all cars that have automatic transmissions and in certain modern manual transmission cars. Manual transmission oil is the fluid used in some manual cars; it is never used in automatic transmission vehicles. In some cases gear oil is used within manual transmissions.
Yes, ATF+4® is the correct fluid to use for your transmission and power steering. If an automatic transmission fluid (ATF) isn`t on the ATF+4® approved list but the bottle says it is “ATF+4”, or suitable for FCA or Chrysler vehicles, or suitable where ATF+4® is required, should I use it anyway?
Automatic transmissions must only use the fluid specified by the automaker, such as General Motors` Dexron series or Toyota`s Type T. Using the wrong fluid can cause poor lubrication, overheating, and possibly transmission failure. A mechanic might not be able to reverse the damage, even by flushing the transmission.
The short answer is, no you cannot.
CVT Fluid comes in red, Color does not indicate quality or product applications. Note: Please consult your vehicle owners` manual for proper transmission luid requirements. CVT Fluid is a functional part of the Continuously Variable Transmission.
The Honda Fit gets fuel efficiency of up to 8.1L/100 km* in the city, 6.4L/100 km on the highway, and 7.3L/100 km* over an average day of driving.
The second-generation Honda Fit went on sale in North America on August 26, 2008, for the 2009 model year.

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I have a secon generation Honda FIT 2009 model. Which fluid should i use for my transmission CVT or ATF?
ANSWER : You should use Honda ATF-Z1 fluid. This is supposed to be the correct fluid for all vehicles 2010 and older.

There is automatic transmission fluid in a manual transmission. Is it okay to leave or do I need manual transmission fluid?
ANSWER : This would depend on what the manufacturer recommends. Many manual transmissions do take automatic transmission fluid. If your transmission has ATF in it, it is very likely that it is supposed to have that in there. If not, it is likely that the transmission would not function properly with the wrong fluid. Many manual transmissions will also take engine oil as a lubricant. The best way to know for sure is to check your owner’s manual or call your local General Motors dealership to inquire.

Can I use alternative Transmission fluid to the quotes recommended fluid if i’m bringing my own parts?
ANSWER : I would recommend buying the correct fluid. The reason is because I want to make sure your car is taken care of and is running as long as possible. You wouldn’t want to put something foreign in your car that it may not accept unless you’re willing to accept risks. Different fluids have different chemicals in it. It may cost more right now, but you won’t have to spend money buying a new transmission or having one rebuilt.

New cars don’t have transmission fluid dipsticks Transmission fluid changing
ANSWER : That’s a very good question. The reason they have gone with no dipsticks is because they don’t want people messing with transmissions other there at the dealership. Some cars went through that a couple of decades ago. They make it a very involved, convoluted process all through, in order to change the fluid on these modern cars. They have special adapters you have to put. Some of them have to have scan computers in order to read the data and what’s in there, and then be able to change it. A lot of these companies claim that this new fluid is the "lifetime" fluid.

Most new use synthetic fluid can last a long time but any fluid is going to get dirty and wear out over time. I would change it at least every 80,000 – 100,000 miles but if you’ve got one that is really hard to change, you are better off hiring a mechanic to do it.

On some of the cars, it would be too hard for the do-it-yourself because of all that equipment you need. The professional mechanics already have that. Just call any good mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, and they will be able to perform a transmission fluid service for you.

Can I switch my CVT transmission with any other transmission from any other model cars that is not a CVT
ANSWER : Hello. In order to change to the standard non-CVT transmission you would need to do a lot of electrical work. It will not work directly in your vehicle. You would need to take the wiring harness and the computers out of the vehicle that does not have the CVT and then install it in yours. Once that is done, all of the computers would have to be reprogrammed to be able to communicate with on another. This type of work may be much more expensive then what the vehicle is worth.

Replacing Mopar ATF 4+ fluid with Valvoline ATF 4+ fluid
ANSWER : Sure you can. They all mix. Just make sure it’s the 4+. It’s the same design; they all mix perfectly fine. There is no problem in doing that at all. If you would like to have a technician perform this oil change for you, they can provide the oil and come to your home or office to get this done.

Need to have transmission service on 2014 Nissan Sentra SV but would like to use only fluid manufactured by Nissan? How can I?
ANSWER : To answer your most important question first, you can absolutely specify that only genuine NIssan OEM dealer supplied transmission fluid (as well as any applicable filter) be used in your vehicle. Generally speaking, OEM parts are preferred and, in many cases, are the only way to avoid headaches. If you are providing the fluid, you can simply eliminate the "parts component" of the quote (there is a delete all parts option in the quote, leaving you only with labor charges). If you desire that YourMechanic procure the fluid, it might be easier to simply call in your service request and just make it clear on the phone that only OEM Nissan fluid is to be used. To obtain service, please call YourMechanic’s request for service line at 1-844-249-6752. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

Advice on using and changing transmission fluid on Honda
ANSWER : Hondas are extremely particular about what kind of fluid they use. That’s just the way Hondas are. What I would advise you to do is change the fluid and use the Honda fluid. I wouldn’t switch fluids because Hondas have relatively sensitive transmissions and they can often have problems if you switch fluids. So I would change the fluid but I’d stick to the Honda fluid that it came with, and if you need to have this done for you, a technician from YourMechanic can come to your home or office to service your transmission fluid for you.