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Old 10-28-2016, 07:17 PM
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Old 01-21-2017, 12:25 PM
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I am about to change the transfer case fluid. I bought a quart of Honda Hypoid gear oil. I noticed after I bought it that it is rated for 75w-85 not 80w-90. It is GL-5 rated so I assume it is ok to use but I wanted to ask first.
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I'm currently using the new Honda HGO and I haven't had any issues. I saw somewhere it was recommended for the pilot and I think every Honda vehicle with a transfer case.
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Unless you are going to tow something across the desert, I think you will be fine.
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I'm currently using the new Honda HGO and I haven't had any issues. I saw somewhere it was recommended for the pilot and I think every Honda vehicle with a transfer case.
Thanks! I assumed it was fine but I wanted to make sure first. I live in RI and don't tow anything. I know fluids change over time. The transmission fluid has changed since the second generation RL was released and it can no longer be used in the rear differential. I wanted to make sure that wasn't the case with the transfer fluid. Always best to ask before using a fluid that may damage an expensive part.
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Rear Diff Service (Code B6) - at my dealership here in COS, total cost = $109 + tax. Just had this done Feb 8, 2017.
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Atf and diff oils

So I bought this 05 rl with 59,300 and last mayor service done at 57,648 May 2014 at dealer. Water pump timing belt, atf (atz-z1), cabin air filter. No differential though. So I want to change all oils again. No more Z1 can I just use DW 1? and Acura DPSF for rear diff? There's only a rear diff on this vehicle right?
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Looking at the receipt I missed rear diff oil change. It was indeed done as well. Part # 08200-9007A. The receipt says customer said car wasn't driven for a year before the May 2, 2014 service. Should I go ahead anyway and do them again or wait?
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The fluids are as follows:

Front differential: 80W-90
Rear Differential: 2 chambers adding up to about 4.5 quarts of Acura DPSF (All Wheel Drive Fluid)
Transmission: ATF-DW1. I've been told you can swap this one and this one only for the Honda version of ATF

Hope that helps!
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Thanks for your quick response Projek.
It seems like they used Honda Dual Pump Fluid II 08200-9007A instead of DPSF. Is this bad or good? I'm reading that they are interchangeable?

So rear diff has 2 chambers that we must use Honda fluid? And front transfer case in front of car 80w-90 can use any make oil?

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The rear diff has two chambers that you should use the Acura fluid. I believe the Honda fluid is NOT equivalent for the rear diff application. The front diff, any 80W-90 fluid can be used. For the ATF, the conclusion was that Honda and Acura fluid were the same.
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The amount of fluid threads is mind numbing..


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The amount of fluid threads is mind numbing..


I thought I put a thread about it in the Garage, as it turns out I did. By popular demand, I'll sticky that one at the top
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Sorry guys. Thanks for the merge.
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Sorry guys. Thanks for the merge.
No worries, I've been trying to update the garage to reflect what's been going on these last few years with the car as more and more people start to work on it.
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For those of you that aren't aware, Idemitsu Type H is the same thing as the old Honda/Acura Z-1 and it's all over eBay. A 3X drain and fill with 500 miles in between changes will get 99% of the old ATF out and the dealer has a procedure to do it on a lift. DO NOT use any type of commercial transmission flush on these transmissions. In a pinch, Valvoline MaxLife Synthetic Dextron/Mercon III ATF is an acceptable substitute. Also, I am told by an excellent Acura technician that I trust that Acura AWD fluid and Honda DPSF are one and the same. In fact, he showed me the stock number for each and they are identical except the Honda version has a "H" in the stock number and the Acura has an "A".

In short, 4 quarts of Type H/DW-1, 4 quarts of Acura AWD/Honda DPSF and a quart of 75W-90/80W-90 synthetic gear oil (I prefer Mobil 1) and you are good to go.
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Originally Posted by stevieray View Post
For those of you that aren't aware, Idemitsu Type H is the same thing as the old Honda/Acura Z-1 and it's all over eBay. A 3X drain and fill with 500 miles in between changes will get 99% of the old ATF out and the dealer has a procedure to do it on a lift. DO NOT use any type of commercial transmission flush on these transmissions. In a pinch, Valvoline MaxLife Synthetic Dextron/Mercon III ATF is an acceptable substitute. Also, I am told by an excellent Acura technician that I trust that Acura AWD fluid and Honda DPSF are one and the same. In fact, he showed me the stock number for each and they are identical except the Honda version has a "H" in the stock number and the Acura has an "A".

In short, 4 quarts of Type H/DW-1, 4 quarts of Acura AWD/Honda DPSF and a quart of 75W-90/80W-90 synthetic gear oil (I prefer Mobil 1) and you are good to go.
great info! Thanks!
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Great info on here - thanks all. Just aiming to add to it. From the Factory Service Manual, Vol 1:
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https://vgy.me/IzSEah.jpg 2005 Acura RL SH AWD Engine Oil Spec
2005 Acura RL Lubricants and Fluids
2005 Acura RL Lubrication Points - ATF, Transfer Assembly, and Rear Differential +
2005 Acura RL ATF Level Check
2005 Acura RL ATF Fluid Replacement
2005 Acura RL Transfer Assembly Fluid Replacement
2005 Acura RL Differential Fluid Inspection and Replacement
2005 Acura RL Differential Fluid Inspection and Replacement cont'd
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^ Good stuff! Thanks.
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Is there anyone in either Philly, Delaware. Maryland or South Jersey, that does all these fluids? I don't want to go to the dealer or do myself. Any recommendations? Thanks fellas.
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Is there anyone in either Philly, Delaware. Maryland or South Jersey, that does all these fluids? I don't want to go to the dealer or do myself. Any recommendations? Thanks fellas.
You might have some luck browsing and posting in the regional forum?
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