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. 
CVT Honda CVT Fluid (ATF).
Always use Honda ATF-Z1. Using a non-Honda ATF can affect shift quality. 
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 
E
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 (below dashboard) Silicone Grease 
H
I
J
K
L
M
Throttle cable end (throttle link)
Brake booster clevis
Clutch master cylinder clevis
Shift lever
Pedal linkage
Battery terminals
Fuel fill lid 
Multipurpose Grease 
O
P
Q
R
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 
Brake caliper piston boot, caliper pins, and boots Caliper Grease 
Brake line joints (front and rear wheelhouse) Rust Preventives 
Air conditioning compressor Compressor Oil: KEIHIN SP-10
(P/N 38897-P13-003, 38898-P13-003, 38899-P13-A01) for refrigerant HFC-134a (R-134a) 

 

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