Engine Fluid Capacities

From G1 Prelude

Quick list, straight from the Honda shop manuals, with most commonly changed fluids for your Prelude

1.8l EK1 & 1.6L EL1 Engine Fluid Capacities

  • Engine Oil
    • Oil Type - SN Grade 10W-30 or 10W40 (Most SAE oils have "SN" on the label donut)
    • Crankcase with filter change - 3.7 US Quarts / 3.1 Imp. Quarts / 3.5 Liters
    • Crankcase without filter change - 3.2 US Quarts / 2.7 Imp. Quarts / 3.0 Liters
    • Engine Installation (Complete Drain) - 4.2 US Quarts / 3.5 Imp. Quarts / 4.0 Liters
  • Manual Trans Oil
    • Fluid Type - SAE 10W-30 or 10W-40
    • Drain & Refill Capacity - 2.5 US Quarts / 2.1 Imp. Quarts / 2.4 Liters
    • Transmission Install (Complete Drain) - 2.6 US Quarts / 2.2 Imp. Quarts / 2.5 Liters
  • Automatic Trans Oil
    • Fluid Type - DEXRON Automatic Transmission Fluid
    • Drain & Refill Capacity - 2.6 US Quarts / 2.2 Imp. Quarts / 2.5 Liters
    • Transmission Install (Complete Drain) - 5.2 US Quarts / 4.3 Imp. Quarts / 4.9 Liters
  • Fuel Tank
  • Fuel Type - 87 or equivalent octane gasoline
    • Tank Capacity - 13.2 US Gallons / 11 Imp. Gallons / 50 Liters
  • Cooling System / Radiator
    • Coolant Type - 50/50 Pre-Mixed Green Coolant (Honda Brand Recommended)
    • Drain & Refill Capacity - 1.5-1.6 US Gallons / 5-6 Liters
  • Wiper Fluid Reservoir
    • Tank Capacity - 1.9 US Quarts / 1.8 Liters
  • Power Steering Fluid Type - Honda Power Steering Fluid ONLY
  • Brake Fluid Type - DOT 3 or DOT 4
  • Manual Clutch Fluid Type - DOT 3 or DOT 4
  • Joint Lubrication Type - Texaco Molytex Grease 2 or equivalent