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.

NO. Lubrication Points Lubricant 
Engine API Service Grade: SJ or SL fuel-efficient oil
SAE Viscosity: See chart below 
Manual Transmission Genuine Honda Manual Transmission Fluid (MTF).
Always use Honda MTF. Using motor oil can cause stiffer shifting because it does contain the proper additives. 
CVT Genuine Honda CVT transmission Fluid (ATF).
Always use 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 Honda Brake Fluid. Using a non-Honda brake fluid can cause corrosion and decrease the life of the system. 
Release fork (manual transmission)
Shift and select cable ends (manual transmission) 
Super High Temp Urea Grease LIM264 (P/N 41211-PY5-305) 
Throttle cable end (dashboard lower panel hole) Silicone grease 
Throttle cable end (throttle link)
Brake master cylinder pushrod
Clutch master cylinder pushrod
Shift lever
Pedal Linkage
Battery terminals
Fuel fill lid 
Multi-purpose grease 
Rear brake shoe linkage (Rear drum brake model)
Hood hinges and latch
Tailgate hinges
Door hinges, upper and lower
Door opening detent 
Honda White Lithium Grease 
19 Brake caliper piston boot, caliper pins, and boots Caliper grease 
20 Brake line joints (front and rear wheelhouse) Rust preventives 
21 Air conditioning compressor Compressor oil: KEIHIN SP-10 (P/N 38897-P13-003, 38898-P13-003, 38898-P13-A01) for refrigerant HFC-134a (R-134a) 


NOTE: The illustration shows the LHD model; RHD is symmetrical.