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2015 Acura ILX
2.0L 4-cyl Engine Code R20A5 Engine Code R20A5
150 bhp. @ 6500 rpm / Torque: 140 ft. lbs. @ 4300 rpm
16 Valves Single Overhead Camshaft Variable Valve Timing
2.0L - Inline 4-cyl (1997 cc) (Gasoline)
Compression Ratio: 10.6:1

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Product Cross Reference Guide: This product cross reference guide follows recommendations outlined in your owners manual and also reflects periodic service recommendation updates from the original equipment manufacturer for this particular model (2015 Acura ILX with engine code R20A5) show example...

For example, the manufacturer may have recommended 5W30 motor oil at the time of production (owners manual) & later revised the recommendation to 5W20. This guide will reflect latest recommendation by the manufacturer for this model. If there are no special instructions from the manufacturer, the owner can choose to follow either one of the recommendation without voiding warranty hide example.

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  1. Engine Oil

    Grade 1  »  API*
    All TEMPS  »  0W-20
  2. Manual Transmission

    Manual Transmission, S9EM  »  GLS43

    All TEMPS  » 
    Manual Synchromesh Transmission Fluid 5W-30 (MTFQT)
  3. Automatic Transmission

  4. Brake Fluid

    Brake Fluid  »  HB

    DOT 3 and 4 Brake Fluid (BFLVCN) [1]
  5. Clutch Fluid

    Clutch Fluid  »  HB

    DOT 3 and 4 Brake Fluid (BFLVCN) [1]
  6. Lubricants & Fluids Comments  »  [*]

    [1] Acura Heavy Duty Brake Fluid DOT 3, P/N 08798-9008A

  7. Capacities (Drive Train Fluids)

    Engine, with filter  »  3.7 liters [1]
    Cooling System, Initial Fill  »  5.3 liters
    Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
    AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
    Automatic Transmission, M9DA Initial Fill  »  2.5 liters
    Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
    5 speed M9DA  »  6.4 liters
    Manual Transmission, S9EM  »  1.9 liters
    ANTPC ANT
    Capacities Comments
    [1] After refill check oil level.
  8. Chassis Lubrication

    0 Fittings, 0 Plugs
  9. Torque Specifications

    Oil Drain Plug  »  30 ft/lbs
    Manual Transmission S9EM
    Fill Plug 32 ft/lbs
    Drain Plug 29 ft/lbs

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  1. Filters: Oil, Air, Cabin, Fuel, Transmission, Hydraulic & Crankcase

    Oil Filter Ea® Oil Filter (EA15K13)  
    Oil Filter WIX 57356 Oil Filter [1]
    Cabin Air Filter WIX 24815 Cabin Air Filter  

    Filter Comments
    [1] Manufacturer OE Recommended Oil Change Intervals
  2. Gasoline Engine Fuel Additives

    Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)
    AOB Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)

    Maximizes power and improves performance in all two-cycle and four-cycle gasoline engines. Reduces engine knock, improves ignition and engine response, helps fuel burn cleaner and inhibits corrosion. Recommended for off-road and racing use. Packag...

    Gasoline Stabilizer (AST)
    AST Gasoline Stabilizer (AST)

    AMSOIL Gasoline Stabilizer (AST) reduces the oxidation process that occurs when fuel is stored for extended periods, improving performance, extending equipment life and decreasing maintenance expenses. Package sizes include: 16-oz. Bottle ...

    P.I Performance Improver (API)
    API P.I Performance Improver (API)

    P.i. improves fuel mileage an average of 2.3% and up to 5.7%. Reduces emissions such as hydrocarbons (HC) up to 15%, carbon monoxide (CO) up to 26% and nitrous oxides (NOx) up to 17%. Restores power and performance. Reduces the need for costly higher...

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ASM 0W-20 Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil (ASM)

The Top Tier of AMSOIL Synthetic Motor Oil. AMSOIL Signature Series Synthetic Motor Oil delivers extraordinary lubrication in all types of automotive gasoline engines. Engineered for enthusiasts seeking maximum protection and performance. Precision-f...
XLZ 0W-20 Extended Life Synthetic Motor Oil (XLZ)

AMSOIL XL Synthetic Motor Oil is the choice for those who want to do something extra for their vehicle. Its boosted formulation delivers extra cleaning power, outstanding wear control, excellent high and low temperature protection and exceptional fue...
OEZ 0W-20 OE Series Synthetic Motor Oil (OEZ)

OE Synthetic Motor Oil is for mechanics and drivers seeking peace of mind protection and exceptional value in synthetic motor oil. It delivers 100 percent synthetic engine protection for advanced automotive technology, including turbochargers and dir...
MTF 5W 30 Manual Synchromesh Transmission Fluid (MTF)

AMSOIL Synthetic Synchromesh Transmission Fluid (MTF) is a premium quality synthetic lubricant designed to surpass the most demanding lubrication requirements of manual transmissions and transaxles where non-extreme pressure fluids are used. Packa...
ATL Signature Series Fuel-Efficient Synthetic ATF

A fuel efficient automatic transmission fluid recommended for GM, Ford and Toyota transmissions where lighter viscosity oil is required. Provides the same excellent protection and performance as AMSOIL Signature Series Multi-Vehicle ATF. Recommended ...
OTL OE Series Fuel-Efficient Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL OE Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid provides passenger-car/light-truck transmissions excellent wear protection, sludge resistance and extreme-temperature performance throughout original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-recommended drain inte...
BFLV DOT 3 and 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid (BFLV)

*** This item is available for US customers only *** Brake fluid acts as a hydraulic fluid, transferring power and lubricating brake system components while also preventing corrosion. It must contend with extreme heat and the inevitable moi...
ANTPC Passenger Vehicle Antifreeze (ANTPC)

Ethylene Glycol 50/50 Pre-Mix Formulation AMSOIL Passenger Car/Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant provides superior heat transfer and excellent protection against corrosion, freezing and boilover. It provides maximum protection in extreme temper...
ANT Antifreeze and Engine Coolant (ANT)

AMSOIL Antifreeze & Coolant (ANT) is a low-toxicity propylene glycol antifreeze formulated to provide benefits far beyond those found in today's conventional antifreeze and coolant products. This revolutionary formulation provides maximum antifre...
wix oil filter WIX Automotive, Light Truck & Racing Oil Filters

WIX Oil filters are made with full metal base plate for superior strength at the double seal & also feature a silicone anti-drainback valve. Glass enhanced media in WIX oil filters offers greater efficiency, capturing more 10 to 12 micron sized particles than other cellulose or synthetic blend medias.
wix cabin filter WIX Cabin Air Filters

WIX offers high-efficiency cabin air filters for passenger cars, light trucks, heavy trucks, buses & off-highway vehicles. Trap & eliminate harmful microbes in the filter medium and reduce the opportunity for those microbes to be released into the air of vehicle occupants.

Maintenance Schedule as Provided by OEM Documentation

Distance:
10,000 miles (16,000 km)
Action:
Rotate/adjust air pressure
Item:
Wheels & tires
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.35
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A circular frame of hard material that may be solid or partly solid, is capable of turning on an axle, and holds the rubber cushion that contains compressed air.
Distance:
10,000 miles (16,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Engine oil
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.15
Parts Units:
3.7
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A substance that lubricates and cools the moving parts of the engine and reduces corrosion and the formation of rust.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Cabin air filter
Interval in Month(s):
24
Labor Units:
0.5
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A filtering system that meters out pollen, road dust and other particles before they can reach the passenger cabin.
Distance:
20,000 miles (32,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Drive belt(s)
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A belt that transfers the rotation of the engine through the crankshaft pulley to drive various devices, such as the alternator, water pump, air conditioning compressor or power steering pump.
Distance:
20,000 miles (32,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Ball joints
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Movable joints in the steering linkage and suspension system of a vehicle that permit rotating movement in any direction between the parts that are joined.
Distance:
20,000 miles (32,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Brake lines, hoses & connections
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Tubes and their connections that carry brake fluid between the various components in a vehicle's brake system.
Distance:
20,000 miles (32,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Brakes
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A vehicle's stopping mechanism comprised of a pedal connected to a hydraulic master cylinder that can actuate clamping and/or expanding devices at all four wheels that slow or stop a vehicle's rolling motion. Also used to refer to the brake system's most frequently replaced parts, brake pads and/or brake shoes.
Distance:
20,000 miles (32,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Oil filter
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A cartridge-filled canister placed in an engine's lubricating system to strain dirt and abrasive materials out of the oil.
Distance:
20,000 miles (32,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Drive shaft and boots
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Rubber seals covering the central shaft that the wheels rotate on.
Distance:
20,000 miles (32,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Exhaust system
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A system of tubing that routes exhaust gases from the exhaust manifold to the rear of the car and into the air. The exhaust system includes catalytic converters and mufflers that help reduce air and noise pollution generated by an engine.
Distance:
20,000 miles (32,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Fluid levels
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The amount of liquid in reservoirs and sumps accessible from the topside of the vehicle: engine coolant, automatic transmission fluid, windshield washer fluid, power steering fluid, brake and/or clutch fluid, and engine oil.
Distance:
20,000 miles (32,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Fuel lines & hoses
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The tubing that carries fuel throughout a vehicle.
Distance:
20,000 miles (32,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Parking brake
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The mechanical brake connected by cables to either a ratcheting hand lever or foot pedal used to hold or apply a vehicle's rear and sometimes front brakes while left unattended or under conditions of hydraulic circuit failure. Sometimes referred to as the emergency brake.
Distance:
20,000 miles (32,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Steering
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The collection of components that enable the operator to direct a vehicle in a desired direction.
Distance:
20,000 miles (32,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Suspension
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The assemblage of joints, links and other components between a vehicle and its wheels. The suspension in concert with the wheels and tires is largely responsible for a given vehicle's ride and handling characteristics
Distance:
20,000 miles (32,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Tie rod ends, steering gearbox & boots
Interval in Month(s):
12
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Tie rod ends are lubricated ball and socket type joints between the wheel spindles and the steering linkage. The steering gearbox is on the controlled end of the linkage and at the base of the steering shaft. Boots are rubber seals that contain lubricant at any moving joints.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Air filter
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.5
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A device that filters incoming air fed to the engine.
Distance:
40,000 miles (64,000 km)
Action:
Check operation
Item:
Lights & controls
Interval in Month(s):
24
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Any source of illumination and any device used to actuate or operate another.
Distance:
40,000 miles (64,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Underbody
Interval in Month(s):
24
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The area of a vehicle that is typically not visible from above and that is exposed to the road.
Distance:
45,000 miles (72,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Brake fluid
Interval in Month(s):
36
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used in the hydraulic brake system.
Distance:
90,000 miles (144,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Automatic transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.9
Parts Units:
2.9
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling an automatic transmission.
Distance:
110,000 miles (176,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Valve clearance
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The maximum amount of space between a rocker arm or cam and the part it contacts to actuate a valve.
Distance:
110,000 miles (176,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Spark plugs
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.6
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Cables that carry a high-voltage electrical charge from the distributor cap or ignition coils to the spark plugs.
Distance:
120,000 miles (192,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Automatic transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.9
Parts Units:
2.9
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling an automatic transmission.
Distance:
150,000 miles (240,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Automatic transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.9
Parts Units:
2.9
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling an automatic transmission.
Distance:
160,000 miles (256,000 km)
Action:
Check
Item:
Idle speed
Interval in Month(s):
96
Labor Units:
0.15
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The RPM of the engine free from load (all accessories off), at normal operating temperature and in neutral (or, in the case of an automatic transmission, park or neutral).
Distance:
180,000 miles (288,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Automatic transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.9
Parts Units:
2.9
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling an automatic transmission.
Distance:
180,000 miles (288,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
180
Labor Units:
0.5
Parts Units:
2.2
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
210,000 miles (336,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Automatic transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.9
Parts Units:
2.9
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling an automatic transmission.
Distance:
240,000 miles (384,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Automatic transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.9
Parts Units:
2.9
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling an automatic transmission.
Distance:
240,000 miles (384,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
180
Labor Units:
0.5
Parts Units:
2.2
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
270,000 miles (432,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Automatic transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.9
Parts Units:
2.9
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling an automatic transmission.
Distance:
300,000 miles (480,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Automatic transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.9
Parts Units:
2.9
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling an automatic transmission.
Distance:
300,000 miles (480,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
180
Labor Units:
0.5
Parts Units:
2.2
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.

Service Bulletin as Provided by OEM & NHTSA

Bulletin Date:
2016-02-01
Bulletin Number:
16-011
NHTSA Item Number:
10075688

Component Description: Equipment:other:owners/service/other manual.

Service Bulletin Summary: Summary to be provided on a future date. ( nhtsa item number - 10075688 ).


Recall Data Provided by NHTSA

#
1
Make(s):
ACURA, HONDA
Model(s):
CR-V, CR-Z, FIT, FIT EV, ILX, INSIGHT, RDX, RIDGELINE, RL, TL, ZDX
Year(s):
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Manufacturer:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)
NHTSA ID:
16V061000
Recall Date:
February 3rd, 2016
Units Affected:
2,232,187

Affected Component: Air bags:frontal:driver side inflator module.

Summary: Honda (american honda motor co. ) is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 honda cr-v, 2011-2015 cr-z, 2010-2014 fcx, and insight, 2009-2013 fit, 2013-2014 fit ev, 2007-2014 ridgeline, 2013-2016 acura ilx, 2013-2014 acura ilx hybrid, 2007-2016 rdx, 2005-2012 acura rl, 2009-2014 acura tl, and 2010-2013 acura zdx vehicles. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture. .

Conequence: In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death. .

Remedy: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflator, free of charge. The recall began march 2017. Owners may contact honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are jy0, jy1, and jy2. .

Notes: Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

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