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.
|A||Engine||API Service Grade: SJ or SL fuel-efficient oil|
SAE Viscosity: See chart.
|B||Manual transmission||Honda Manual Transmission Fluid (MTF)|
Always use Honda MTF. Using motor oil can cause stiffer shifting because it does contain the proper additives.
|Automatic transmission||Honda ATF-Z1|
Always use Honda ATF-Z1. Using a non-Honda ATF can affect shift quality.
|C||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.
|D||Clutch line (manual transmission)||Brake Fluid DOT 3 or DOT 4|
|E||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.
|Shift and select cable ends (manual transmission)|
Release fork (manual transmission)
|Super High Temp Urea Grease|
|H||Throttle cable end (below dashboard)||Silicone Grease|
|Throttle cable end (throttle link)|
Brake booster clevis
Clutch master cylinder clevis
Fuel fill lid
|Hood hinges and latch|
Door hinges: upper and lower
Door opening detent
|Honda White Lithium Grease|
|R||Brake caliper piston boot, caliper pins, and boots||Caliper Grease|
|S||Brake line joints (front and rear wheelhouse)||Rust Preventives|
|T||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)|
|U||Rear differential (4WD model)||Honda DPSF|