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The Engine Fluid Capacities for the 2008 Honda Accord 4-Cylinder

by Justin Cupler

In 2008, Honda redesigned the Accord, giving the conservative sedan an more aggressive and sportier look. The 2008 Accord came standard with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produced an impressive 177 horsepower. Part of owning an Accord, and any vehicle, is maintaining it correctly. Knowing the correct capacities of the two fluids used in the engine -- oil and coolant -- is an important part of maintaining your Accord.

Engine Oil

The 2008 Accord's 2.4-liter engine has a total oil capacity of 5.6 quarts. When performing just an oil and filter change, the 2.3-liter engine requires 4.4 quarts of oil. Honda recommends using standard, API-certified 5W-20 oil; however, you can use synthetic oil.

Coolant Capacity

The 2008 Accord's coolant capacity varies greatly, depending on the vehicle's options. The total capacity of the Accord's cooling system is 2.11 gallons when fitted with an automatic transmission and 2.14 gallons with a manual transmission. When only draining and filling the cooling system, the Accord requires 1.56 gallons of coolant when equipped with an automatic transmission. Draining and filling a manual transmission-equipped Accord requires 1.59 gallons of coolant. Always use Honda Long-Life Anti-freeze-Coolant Type 2 in the Accord's cooling system.

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