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Coolant Replacement

  1. Start the engine. Set the heater temperature control dial to maximum heat, then turn the ignition switch to LOCK (0). Make sure the engine and radiator are cool to the touch.
  1. Remove the radiator cap.
  1. Remove the undercover.
  1. Loosen the drain plug (A), and drain the coolant.

  1. Remove the drain bolt (A) located at the rear of the engine block.
  1. After the coolant has drained, then reinstall the bolt with a new washer and tighten it securely.
  1. Tighten the radiator drain plug securely.
  1. Remove, drain, and reinstall the coolant reservoir.

  1. Fill the coolant reservoir to the MAX mark (A) with genuine Honda Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant Type 2 (P/N OL999-9001).

  1. Pour genuine Honda Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant Type 2 into the radiator up to the base of the filler neck.
    NOTE:
    • Always use genuine Honda Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant Type 2 (P/N OL999-9001). Using a non-Honda coolant can result in corrosion, causing the cooling system to malfunction or fail.
    • Genuine Honda Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant Type 2 is a mixture of 50 % antifreeze and 50 % water. Do not add water.
    Engine Coolant Capacities (Including the coolant reservoir capacity of 0.44 L (0.116 US gal, 0.097 Imp gal)):
    L15A7 engine: M/T model: At Coolant Change: 4.43L (1.170 US gal, 0.975 Imp gal)
    After Engine Overhaul: 4.92L (1.300 US gal, 1.082 Imp gal)
    A/T model: At Coolant Change: 4.53L (1.197 US gal, 0.997 Imp gal)
    After Engine Overhaul: 5.02L (1.326 US gal, 1.104 Imp gal)
    L13Z1 engine: RHD M/T model: At Coolant Change: 4.46L (1.178 US gal, 0.981 Imp gal)
    After Engine Overhaul: 4.95L (1.308 US gal, 1.089 Imp gal)
    A/T model: At Coolant Change: 4.52L (1.194 US gal, 0.994 Imp gal)
    After Engine Overhaul: 5.01L (1.324 US gal, 1.102 Imp gal)
    L13Z1 engine: LHDM/T model: At Coolant Change: 4.42L (1.168 US gal, 0.972 Imp gal)
    After Engine Overhaul: 4.91L (1.297 US gal, 1.080 Imp gal)
    A/T model: At Coolant Change: 4.52L (1.194 US gal, 0.994 Imp gal)
    After Engine Overhaul: 5.01L (1.324 US gal, 1.102 Imp gal)
    L12B1 engine: RHD M/T model: At Coolant Change: 4.42L (1.168 US gal, 0.972 Imp gal)
    After Engine Overhaul: 4.91L (1.297 US gal, 1.080 Imp gal)
    L12B1 engine: LHD M/T model (JHM): At Coolant Change: 4.42L (1.168 US gal, 0.972 Imp gal)
    After Engine Overhaul: 4.91L (1.297 US gal, 1.080 Imp gal)
    L12B1 engine: LHD M/T model (RKT): At Coolant Change: 4.46L (1.178 US gal, 0.981 Imp gal)
    After Engine Overhaul: 4.95L (1.308 US gal, 1.089 Imp gal)


  1. Loosely install the radiator cap.
  1. Start the engine, and let it run until it warms up (the radiator fan comes on at least twice).
  1. Turn off the engine. Check the level in the radiator and add genuine Honda Long Life Antifreeze/ Coolant Type 2, if needed.
  1. Put the radiator cap on tightly, then start the engine again, and check for leaks.
  1. Clean up any spilled engine coolant.
  1. Without service reminder system, this procedure is complete.
  1. Turn the ignition switch to ON (II).
  1. Select BODY ELECTRICAL with the HDS.
  1. Select ADJUSTMENT in GAUGE MENU with the HDS.
  1. Select SERVICE REMINDER in the EU MAINTENANCE MINDER with the HDS.
  1. Select SERVICE REMINDER ITEM 5 with the HDS.
  1. Install the undercover.