Acura Integra (2001 year). Instruction — page 12

Engine Oil

Synthetic Oil

You may use a synthetic motor oil if

it meets the same requirements
given for conventional motor oil:
energy conserving, a service
classification of SJ, and the proper
weight as shown on the chart. When
using synthetic oil, you must follow
the oil and filter change intervals
given in the maintenance schedule.

Additives

Your Acura does not need any oil

additives. Purchasing additives for
the engine or transmission will not
increase your car’s performance or
longevity. It only increases the cost
of operating your car.

Changing the Oil and Filter

Always change the oil and filter

according to the time and distance

(miles/kilometers) recommenda-

tions in the maintenance schedule.

The oil and filter collect contami-

nants that can damage your engine if
they are not removed regularly.

Changing the oil and filter requires
special tools and access from

underneath the car. The car should
be raised on a service station-type
hydraulic lift for this service. Unless
you have the knowledge and proper
equipment, you should have this
maintenance done by a skilled
mechanic.

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Engine Oil

1. Run the engine until it reaches

normal operating temperature,
then shut it off.

OIL DRAIN BOLT

WASHER

2. Open the hood and remove the

engine oil fill cap. Remove the oil
drain bolt and washer from the
bottom of the engine. Drain the oil
into an appropriate container.

3. Remove the oil filter and let the

remaining oil drain. A special
wrench (available from your Acura
dealer) is required to remove the
filter.

4. Install a new oil filter according to

instructions that come with it.

Maintenance

OIL FILTER

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Engine Oil

5. Put a new washer on the drain bolt,

then reinstall the drain bolt.

Tighten it to:

33 Ibf.ft (44 N.m , 4.5 kgf.m)

6. Refill the engine with the recom-

mended oil.
Engine oil change capacity

(including filter):

(SE, LS, GS)

4.0 US qt (3.8 ,3.3 Imp qt)

(GS-R,Type-R)

4.2 US qt (4.0 , 3.5 Imp qt)

7. Replace the engine oil fill cap.

Start the engine. The oil pressure
indicator light should go out within
five seconds. If it does not, turn off
the engine and reinspect your
work.

8. Let the engine run for several

minutes and check the drain bolt
and oil filter for leaks.

9. Turn off the engine, let it sit for

several minutes, then check the oil

level. If necessary, add oil to bring
the level to the upper mark on the

dipstick.

Improper disposal of engine oil can be
harmful to the environment. If you
change your own oil, please dispose of

the used oil properly. Put it in a sealed
container and take it to a recycling
center. Do not discard it in a trash bin
or dump it on the ground.

Maintenance

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Cooling System

Adding Engine Coolant

RESERVE TANK

If the coolant level in the reserve
tank is at or below the MIN line, add
coolant to bring it up to the MAX line.
Inspect the cooling system for leaks.

This coolant should always be a

mixture of 50 percent antifreeze and

50 percent water. Never add straight
antifreeze or plain water.

Always use Honda All Season
Antifreeze/Coolant Type 2. This

coolant is pre-mixed with 50 percent
antifreeze and 50 percent water. It
does not require any additional
mixing. If it is not available, you may
use another major-brand non-silicate
coolant as a temporary replacement.
Make sure it is a high-quality coolant
recommended for aluminum engines.
However, continued use of any non-
Honda coolant can result in
corrosion, causing the cooling

system to malfunction or fail. Have

the cooling system flushed and
refilled with Honda antifreeze/
coolant as soon as possible.

If the reserve tank is completely
empty, you should also check the
coolant level in the radiator.

Maintenance

MIN

MAX

Removing the radiator cap

while the engine is hot can
cause the coolant to spray out,
seriously scalding you.

Always let the engine and

radiator cool down before
removing the radiator cap.

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Cooling System

1. Make sure the engine and

radiator are cool.

2. Turn the radiator cap counter-

clockwise, without pressing down
on it, until it stops. This relieves
any pressure remaining in the
cooling system.

3. Remove the radiator cap by

pushing down and turning
counterclockwise.

4. The coolant level should be up to

the base of the filler neck. Add
coolant if it is low.

5. Put the radiator cap back on.

Tighten it fully.

6. Pour coolant into the reserve tank.

Fill it to halfway between the MAX
and M I N marks. Put the cap back
on the reserve tank.

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Maintenance

RESERVE TANK

RADIATOR CAP

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Cooling System

Do not add any rust inhibitors or
other additives to your car’s cooling
system. They may not be compatible
with the coolant or engine compo-
nents.

Replacing Engine Coolant

The cooling system should be

completely drained and refilled with
new coolant according to the time
and distance recommendations in
the maintenance schedule. Only use
Honda All Season Antifreeze/

Coolant Type 2.

Draining the coolant requires access
to the underside of the car. Unless

you have the tools and knowledge,
you should have this maintenance

done by a skilled mechanic.

1. Turn the ignition ON (II). Slide

the heater temperature control
lever to maximum heat. Turn the
ignition off.

2. Open the hood. Make sure the

engine and radiator are cool to the
touch.

3. Remove the radiator cap.

4. Loosen the drain plug on the

bottom of the radiator. The
coolant will drain through the
splash guard. Remove the drain
bolt and washer from the engine
block.

Maintenance

DRAIN PLUG

DRAIN

BOLT

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Cooling System

5. Remove the reserve tank from its

holder by pulling it straight up.
Drain the coolant, then put the
tank back in its holder.

6. When the coolant stops draining,

tighten the drain plug at the
bottom of the radiator. Put a new
washer on the drain bolt, then
reinstall the drain bolt in the

engine block. Tighten it securely.

Tightening torque:

58 Ibf.ft (78 N.m , 8.0 kgf.m)

7. Pour Honda All Season

Antifreeze/Coolant Type 2 into

the radiator up to the base of the
filler neck. This coolant is a
mixture of 50 percent antifreeze
and 50 percent water. Pre-mixing
is not required.

The cooling system capacity is:

With 5-speed manual transmission:

(SE, LS, GS)
1.16 US gal (4.4 , 0.97 Imp gal)

(GS-R, Type-R)
1.24 US gal (4.7 , 1.03 Imp gal)

With automatic transmission:

1.24 US gal (4.7 , 1.03 Imp gal)

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Fill up to here

RESERVE

TANK CAP

HOLDER

RESERVE TANK

FILLER NECK

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Cooling System, Windshield Washers

8. Start the engine and let it run for

about 30 seconds. Then turn off
the engine.

9. Fill the radiator with coolant up to

the base of the filler neck.

10. Fill the reserve tank to the MAX

mark. Install the reserve tank cap.

11. Install the radiator cap, and

tighten it to the first stop.

12. Start the engine and let it run until

the radiator cooling fan comes on
at least twice. Then stop the
engine.

13. Remove the radiator cap. Fill the

radiator with coolant up to the
base of the filler neck.

14. Start the engine and hold it at

1,500 rpm until the radiator fan
comes on. Turn off the engine.
Check the coolant level in the
radiator and add coolant if needed.

15. Install the radiator cap, and

tighten it fully.

16. If necessary, fill the reserve tank

to the MAX mark. Install the
reserve tank cap.

Windshield Washers

Check the level in the windshield

washer reservoir at least monthly

during normal usage. In bad weather,

when you use the washers often,
check the level every time you stop
for fuel. This reservoir supplies the
windshield and rear window washers.

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Windshield Washers, Transmission Fluid

The windshield washer reservoir is

located behind the driver’s side
headlight. Check the reservoir’s fluid
level by removing the cap and
looking at the level gauge attached
to the cap.

Fill the reservoir with a good-quality
windshield washer fluid. This
increases the cleaning capability and
prevents freezing in cold weather.

When you refill the reservoir, clean

the edges of the windshield wiper
blades with windshield washer fluid
on a clean cloth. This will help to
condition the blade edges.

Do not use engine antifreeze or a
vinegar/water solution in the
windshield washer reservoir.

Antifreeze can damage your car’s paint,

while a vinegar/water solution can
damage the windshield washer pump.

Use only commercially-available

windshield washer fluid.

Automatic Transmission

Check the fluid level with the engine
at normal operating temperature.

1. Park the car on level ground. Shut

off the engine.

2. Remove the dipstick (yellow loop)

from the transmission and wipe it
with a clean cloth.

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DIPSTICK

LEVEL GAUGE

WINDSHIELD WASHER RESERVOIR

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Transmission Fluid

3. Insert the dipstick all the way into

the transmission securely as
shown in the illustration.

4. Remove the dipstick and check

the fluid level. It should be
between the upper and lower
marks.

5. If the level is below the lower

mark, add fluid into the filler hole

to bring it to the upper mark.

Always use Honda ATF-Z1

(AutomaticTransmission Fluid). If it

is not available, you may use a
DEXRON

®

III automatic

transmission fluid as a temporary
replacement. However, continued
use can affect shift quality. Have the
transmission flushed and refilled
with Honda ATF-Z1 as soon as it is

convenient.

To thoroughly flush the transmission,

the technician should drain and refill
it with Honda ATF-Z1, then drive the
vehicle a short distance. Do this
three times. Then drain and refill the
transmission a final time.

6. Insert the dipstick all the way back

into the transmission securely as
shown in the illustration.

The transmission should be drained

and refilled with new fluid according
to the time and distance recommen-
dations in the maintenance schedule.

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LOWER MARK

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Transmission Fluid, Brake and Clutch Fluid

5-speed Manual Transmission

Check the fluid level with the

transmission at normal operating
temperature and the car sitting on
level ground. Remove the
transmission filler bolt and carefully
feel inside the bolt hole with your
finger. The fluid level should be up
to the edge of the bolt hole. If it is

not, add Honda Manual Transmis-
sion Fluid (MTF) until it starts to
run out of the hole. Reinstall the
filler bolt and tighten it securely.

If Honda M T F is not available, you
may use an API service SG, SH or SJ
grade motor oil with a viscosity of
SAE10W-30 or 10W-40 as a
temporary replacement. An SG
grade is preferred, but an SH or SJ
grade may be used if SG is not
available. However, motor oil does
not contain the proper additives and
continued use can cause stiffer

shifting. Replace as soon as it is
convenient.

The transmission should be drained

and refilled with new fluid according
to the time and distance recommen-
dations in the maintenance schedule.

Brake and Clutch Fluid

Check the fluid level in the reser-

voirs monthly. There are up to two

reservoirs, depending on the model.

They are:

Brake fluid reservoir (all models)
Clutch fluid reservoir

(manual transmission only)

The brake fluid should be replaced

according to the time recommenda-
tion in the maintenance schedule.

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Maintenance

FILLER BOLT

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Brake and Clutch Fluid

Always use Honda Heavy Duty

Brake Fluid DOT 3. If it is not
available, you should use only DOT 3
or DOT 4 fluid, from a sealed
container, as a temporary
replacement. However, the use of
any non-Honda brake fluid can cause
corrosion and decrease the life of the
system. Have the brake system
flushed and refilled with Honda
Heavy Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3 as

soon as possible.

Brake fluid marked DOT 5 is not
compatible with your car’s braking

system and can cause extensive
damage.

Brake System

The fluid level should be between

the M I N and MAX marks on the side
of the reservoir. If the level is at or
below the M I N mark, your brake
system needs attention. Have the
brake system inspected for leaks or

worn brake pads.

Clutch System

The fluid should be between the

M I N and MAX marks on the side of
the reservoir. If it is not, add brake
fluid to bring it up to that level. Use
the same fluid specified for the

brake system.

Low fluid level can indicate a leak in
the clutch system. Have this system
inspected as soon as possible.

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MAX

MIN

MIN

MAX

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Power Steering

Check the level when the engine is
cold. Look at the side of the
reservoir. The fluid should be
between the UPPER LEVEL and
LOWER LEVEL. If it is below the
LOWER LEVEL, add power steering
fluid to the UPPER LEVEL.

Always use Honda Power Steering

Fluid. If it is not available, you may
use another power steering fluid as
an emergency replacement.
However, continued use can cause
increased wear and poor steering in
cold weather. Have the power
steering system flushed and refilled
with Honda PSF as soon as possible.

A low power steering fluid level can

indicate a leak in the system. Check
the fluid level frequently and have
the system inspected as soon as
possible.

Turning the steering wheel to full left
or right lock and holding it there can

damage the power steering pump.

Maintenance

NOTICE

LOWER LEVEL

UPPER LEVEL

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Air Cleaner Element

The air cleaner element should be

cleaned or replaced according to the
time and distance recommendations
in the maintenance schedule.

Cleaning (Severe Conditions)

Clean the air cleaner element by

blowing compressed air through it in
the opposite direction to normal air
flow. If you do not have access to

compressed air (such as a service
station), ask your Acura dealer to do
this service.

Follow the replacement procedure
for removal and reinstallation.

Replacement

The air cleaner element is inside the

air cleaner housing on the passenger’s
side of the engine compartment.

To replace it:

1. Loosen the three bolts and remove

the air cleaner housing cover.

2. Lift up the old air cleaner element

and pull it out of the duct.

3. Carefully clean the inside of the

air cleaner housing with a damp
rag.

4. Attach the new air cleaner

element to the duct. Make sure
the tab on the duct fits in the
notch on the air cleaner element.
Install the new air cleaner element
in the air cleaner housing correctly

placing the square part of the
flange on the element in the
mating recess on the housing.

5. Reinstall the air cleaner housing

cover, and tighten the three bolts.

Maintenance

AIR CLEANER ELEMENT

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Hood Latch, Spark Plugs

Hood Latch

Clean the hood latch assembly with a
mild cleaner, then lubricate it with a
multipurpose grease. Lubricate all
the moving parts (as shown),
including the pivot. Follow the time
and distance recommendations in
the Maintenance Schedule. If you

are not sure how to clean and grease
the latch, contact your Acura dealer.

Spark Plugs

The spark plugs in your car are a

special platinum-tipped design for

longer life. They need to be replaced

every 7 years or 105,000 miles

(168,000 km), whichever comes first.

Replacement

SPARK PLUG CAP

1. GS-R and Type-R only:

Remove the four nuts, then
remove the plug wire cover.

2. Clean up any dirt and oil around

the spark plug caps.

3. Remove the spark plug cap by

pulling it straight out.

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Spark Plugs

4. Remove the spark plug with

a five-eighths inch (16 mm) spark
plug socket.

5. Put the new spark plug into the

socket; then screw it into the hole.
Screw it in by hand so you do not
crossthread it.

6. Torque the spark plug. (If you do

not have a torque wrench, tighten
the spark plug two-thirds of a turn
after it contacts the cylinder head.)

Tightening torque:

13 lbf.ft (18 N.m,1.8 kgf.m)

Tighten the spark plugs carefully. A

spark plug that is too loose can
overheat and damage the engine.
Overtightening can cause damage to
the threads in the cylinder head.

7. Install the spark plug cap.

8. Repeat this procedure for the

other three spark plugs.

(GS-R and Type-R)

Reinstall the plug wire cover, and
tighten the four nuts.

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