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CRX/Civic Oil Capacities and Temperature ranges

Information provided for Honda Civic 1984-1991 models only and may not be applicable to other cars and/or models if not otherwise stated

Fluid Capacities
Engine: 3.7 qt (3.5 liter)
Automatic trans 2WD (1984-85): 3.0 qt (2.8 liter)
Automatic trans 2WD (1986->): 2.5 qt (2.4 liter)
Automatic trans 4WD Wagon models: 3.4 qt (3.2 liter)
Manual trans 2WD (1984-1987): 2.4 qt (2.3 liter)
Manual trans 2WD (1988->): 1.9 qt (1.8 liter)
Manual trans 4WD (Wagon models): 2.4 qt (2.3 liter)
Rear differential lubricant (4WD only): 0.7 qt (0.68 liter)
Engine coolant: 5.5 qt (5.3 liter) approximately
Recommended Lubricants and fluids
Engine oil type: API grade SG/CC multigrade and fuel efficient oil
Engine oil viscosity: See chart below
Automatic transaxle fluid type: Dextron II automatic transmission fluid
Manual transaxle fluid type: API grade SF or SG engine oil
Manual transaxle fluid viscosity: See chart below
Rear differential lubricant(4WD): Hypoid gear oil (API GL5) SAE90 - above 41 degrees F (5 C)
Rear differential lubricant(4WD): Hypoid gear oil (API GL5) SAE80 - below 41 degrees F (5 C)
Brake fluid type: DOT 3 brake fluid
Power steering fluid type: Honda power steering fluid
Source: Haynes Automotive Repair Manual. Honda Civic 1984 thru 1991 (all models)

Engine

Engine Oil Viscosity chart

Source: Haynes Automotive Repair Manual. Honda Civic 1984 thru 1991 (all models)

Manual Transmission

Manual transmission Oil Viscosity chart

Source: Haynes Automotive Repair Manual. Honda Civic 1984 thru 1991 (all models)



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Tranny oil
posted by: Craig on Monday, October 20, 2008 at 7:51 PM
One of my CRX-es had tranny filled with gear oil and I was told not to convert it back to the motor oil.
I may disagree with the speaker but it lasted me 120Kmiles on gear oil and was sold with it in 2003.