Lubricants and Fluids

Used engine oil may cause skin cancer if repeatedly left in contact with the skin for prolonged periods. Although this is unlikely unless you handle used oil on a daily basis, it is still advisable to thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water as soon as possible after handling used oil.

For the details of lubrication points and type of lubricants to be applied, refer to the illustrated index and various work procedures (such as Assembly/Reassembly, Replacement, Overhaul, Installation, etc.) contained in each section.

Engine Always use fuel-efficient oil is that says ‘‘API service SG, SH or SJ''
SAE Viscosity see char below. 
Manual Transmission Genuine Honda Manual Transmission Fluid (MTF)
Always use genuine Honda MTF. Using motor oil can cause stiffer shifting because it does contain the proper additives. 
Automatic Transmission Genuine Honda ATF-Z1
Always use genuine Honda ATF-Z1. Using a non-Honda ATF can affect shift quality. 
Brake system (includes ABS line) Brake fluid DOT 3 or DOT 4
We recommend genuine Honda Brake Fluid. Using a non-Honda brake fluid can cause corrosion and decrease the life of the system. 
Clutch line (manual transmission) Brake fluid DOT 3 or DOT 4 
Power steering system Honda Power steering Fluid (V or ll)
Always use Honda Power Steering Fluid. Using any other type of power steering fluid or automatic transmission fluid can cause increased wear and poor steering in cold weather. 
Shift and select cable ends (manual transmission)
Release fork (manual transmission) 
Super High Temp Urea Grease (P/N 08798-9002) 
Throttle cable end (dashboard lower panel hole) Silicon grease 
Throttle cable end (throttle link)
Brake master cylinder pushrod
Clutch master cylinder pushrod
Battery terminals
Fuel fill lid 
Multi-purpose grease 
Hood hinges and latch
Tailgate hinges
Door hinges, upper and lower
Door opening detent 
Honda White Lithium Grease 
18 Brake caliper piston boot, caliper pins and boots Silicon grease 
19 Brake line joints (front and rear wheelhouse) Rust preventives 
20 Air conditioning compressor Compressor oil: KEIHIN SP-10 (P/N 38897-P13-003,38898-P13-003 or
38899-P13-A01) for refrigerant HFC-134a (R-134a) 
21 Rear differential (4WD model) Genuine Honda DPSF