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.

LUBRICATION POINTS LUBRICANT 
Engine API Service Grade: SJ or SL fuel-efficient oil
SAE Viscosity: See chart. 
Manual transmission Honda Manual Transmission Fluid (MTF)
Always use Honda MTF. Using motor oil can cause stiffer shifting because it does not contain the proper additives. 
Brake system (including ABS/VSA 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 PSF-II
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. 
F
Shift and select cable ends
Release fork 
Super High Temp Urea Grease 
Throttle cable end (below dashboard) Silicone Grease 
I
J
K
Brake booster clevis
Clutch master cylinder clevis
Battery terminals
Fuel fill lid 
Multipurpose Grease 
M
N
O
Hood hinges and latch
Tailgate hinges
Door hinges: upper and lower
Door opening detent 
Honda White Lithium Grease 
Brake caliper piston boot, caliper pins, and boots Caliper Grease 
Brake line joints (front and rear wheelhouse) Rust Preventives 
Air conditioning compressor Compressor Oil: DENSO ND-OIL 8 (P/N 38897-PR7-003, 38898-PR7-003 or 38899-PR7-A01) for refrigerant HFC-134a (R-134a) 
Rear differential Honda DPSF