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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 the lubrication points and the type of lubricants to be applied, refer to the illustrated index and the various work procedures (such as Assembly/Reassembly, Replacement, Overhaul, Installation, etc.) contained in each section.
Lubricant or Fluid
Engine (for Service Reminder System applicable EU countries)
Always use genuine Honda Motor Oil, ACEA A3/B3 or ACEA A5/B5
ACEA/SAE viscosity: See chart.
Engine (for Service Reminder System non-applicable EU countries)
Always use genuine Honda Motor Oil, ACEA A1/B1 , ACEA A3/B3 or ACEA A5/B5
ACEA/SAE viscosity: See chart.
Engine (except EU)
Always use API service grade SL or higher SAE viscosity: See chart.
Manual transmission
Honda Manual Transmission Fluid (MTF)
Always use genuine Honda MTF * . Using motor oil can cause stiffer shifting because it does not contain the proper additives.
Automatic transmission
Honda ATF-Z1
Always use genuine Honda ATF-Z1. Using a non-Honda ATF can affect shift quality.
Brake system (including VSA lines)
Clutch system (manual transmission)
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.
Release fork (manual transmission)
Battery terminals
Brake booster clevis pin
Clutch master cylinder clevis pin (manual transmission)
Fuel fill door
Hood hinges and hood latch
Trunk hinges
Multipurpose Grease
Caliper piston boot
Rubber Grease
Caliper piston seal, caliper pins and boots
Shift cable ends (manual transmission)
Silicone Grease
Air conditioning compressor
Compressor Oil:SP-10 (P/N 38897-P13-003 or 38899-P13-A01)
for refrigerant HFC-134a (R-134a)
Cooling system
Always use genuine Honda All Season Antifreeze/Coolant Type 2

If genuine Honda MTF is not available, use API service SL or higher grade motor oil with a viscosity of SAE 10W-30 or 10W-40 as a temporary replacement.

  • Lubricate the following grease using the recommended lubricants and fluids.
  • In corrosive area, more frequent lubrication is necessary.
  • The illustration shows the RHD model, the LHD model is simillar.