The Engine Fluid Capacities for the 2008 Honda Accord 4-Cylinderby 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.
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.
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.
Justin Cupler is a professional writer who has been published on several websites including CarsDirect and Autos.com. Cupler has worked in the professional automotive repair field as a technician and a manager since 2000. He has a certificate in broadcast journalism from the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. Cupler is currently studying mechanical engineering at Saint Petersburg College.