Acura RL Oil Capacities

Acura RL

2005-2012 Acura RL Oil Capacity

The Acura RL, with its KB1/KB2 models spanning from 2005 to 2012, is a testament to Acura’s engineering prowess. Keeping this luxury sedan at peak performance entails adhering to specified fluid capacities.

This comprehensive guide sheds light on the vital fluid levels for the Acura RL KB1/KB2, ensuring that the engine and other crucial components operate seamlessly, thus prolonging the vehicle’s lifespan and ensuring a smooth, safe driving experience.

ComponentFluid TypeCapacity (L)Capacity (qt)Change Interval
3.5L and 3.7L petrol engine5W20 API certified4.3 (5.0 dry)4.5 (5.3 dry)See Maintenance Minder Message (Symbol A or B)
Cooling SystemHonda All Season Antifreeze/Coolant Type 26.0 (8.6 dry)6.3 (9.1 dry)See Maintenance Minder Message (Symbol 5)
5-speed automatic transmissionATF-Z1 or ATF DW-12.7 – 2.8 (7.2 – 7.8 dry)2.9 – 3.0 (7.6 – 8.2 dry)48000 km (30000 miles)
6-speed automatic transmissionATF DW-13.1 (7.8 dry)3.3 (8.2 dry)48000 km (30000 miles)
Transfer caseSAE 90 or SAE 80W-90 hypoid gear oil, API GL4 or GL50.450.4848000 km (30000 miles)
Rear differentialHONDA/ACURA DPSF or DPSF-II3.5 (3.9 dry)3.7 (4.1 dry)24000 km (15000 miles)
Power steeringACURA/HONDA PSF or PSF-II or PSF-S
BrakesDOT3 or DOT4Every 3 years
Windshield washer2.5 or 6.52.6 or 6.9

In maintaining your Acura RL KB1/KB2, knowing the types of fluids required, their functions, and the recommended replacement intervals is crucial. Each fluid plays a crucial role, from engine oil, ensuring smooth engine operation, to brake fluid, which is vital for safe stopping.

This guide delves into the various fluids, their functions, and when to replace them, alongside recommended products, to ensure your Acura RL KB1/KB2 remains in optimum condition.

Maintaining the correct fluid levels is not just about adhering to routine service requirements; it’s about ensuring that your Acura RL KB1/KB2 operates efficiently and lasts long. The right fluid levels ensure the smooth functioning of various vehicle components, reducing wear and tear and extending your Acura’s lifespan.

This guide aims to comprehensively understand fluid capacities and change intervals to keep your vehicle in optimal condition.


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