Engine & Gearbox SvRS code for the 8th Generation Diesel Cars

Discussion in '8th Generation (2008-2015) [Acura TSX]' started by Ichiban, Thursday 10th Nov, 2011.

  1. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
    For all our Diesel owners this guide is for the SvRS intervals.

    Service Reminder System Maintenance Items -

    Symbol Maintenance Items

    A Replace engine oil and oil filter
    Engine oil capacity with oil filter: 5.5 L (5.8 US qt, 4.8 Imp qt)

    B Check front and rear brakes
    • Check brake pad and disc thickness. Check for damage.
    • Check calipers for damage, leaks, and tightness.
    • Check brake linings for cracking, grazing, wear, and for oil or grease contamination.

    Check parking brake adjustment
    Check number of clicks when the parking brake lever is pulled with 196 N (20 kgf, 44 lbf) of force.
    • Rear disc brake: 6 to 8 clicks
    • Rear drum in disc brake: 5 to 7 clicks

    Inspect tie-rod ends, steering gearbox, and boots
    • Check steering linkage.
    • Check boots for damage and leaking grease.

    Inspect suspension components
    Sedan type: front , rear
    Station wagon type: front , rear
    • Check bolts for tightness.
    • Check all dust covers for deterioration and damage.

    Inspect driveshaft boots
    • Check boots and boot bands for cracks.
    • Check boots for leaking grease.

    Inspect brake hoses and lines including VSA lines
    Check master cylinder and VSA modulator-control unit for damage or leakage.
    Inspect all fluid levels and condition of fluids
    • Engine coolant
    • Brake fluid
    • Clutch fluid
    • Windshield washer fluid

    Inspect exhaust system
    Check exhaust pipe and muffler for damage, leaks, and tightness.
    Inspect fuel lines , and connections
    • Check fuel lines for loose connections, cracks, and deterioration.
    • Retighten loose connections and replace any damaged parts.

    Inspect tyre condition
    Check expiration date for temporary tyre repair kit bottle
    Test drive (noise, stability, dashboard operation)
    Check lights alignment
    Check position of the headlights.
    Inspect vehicle corrosion: refer to the Body Repair Manual
    If the symbol B appears before one year has passed, inspect for the vehicle corrosion every year.
    • External Paintwork and Panel Corrosion Check
    • Under Body Corrosion Check

    Symbol Maintenance Items

    2 Replace dust and pollen filter
    • If the vehicle is driven mostly in areas that have high concentrations of dust, pollen, or soot in the air, replace every 20,000 km (12,500 miles) or every year.
    • Replace filter whenever airflow from heating and air conditioning system is less than normal.

    Inspect drive belt
    Look for cracks and damage, then check the position of the drive belt auto-tensioner indicator.

    3 Replace transmission fluid
    • Driving in mountainous areas at very low vehicle speeds or towing trailer results in higher transmission temperatures. This requires transmission fluid changes more frequently than recommended by the Service Reminder System. If the vehicle is driven under these conditions, have the Manual Transmission Fluid changed at 60,000 km (37,500 miles) or 4 years.
    • For automatic transmission, have the Automatic Transmission Fluid changed at 60,000 km (37,500 miles) or after the first 4 years, then every 40,000 km (25,000 miles) or 2 years.

    M/T : 2.2 L (2.3 US qt, 1.9 Imp qt); always use genuine Honda MTF.
    A/T : 2.6 L (2.7 US qt, 2.3 Imp qt); always use genuine Honda ATF.

    4 Replace fuel filter

    5 Replace engine coolant
    Capacity (including the reservoir):
    M/T: 6.9 L (1.82 US gal, 1.52 Imp gal)
    A/T: 7.0 L (1.85 US gal, 1.54 Imp gal)

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

    Replace brake fluid
    • Use only DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid. We recommend genuine Honda Brake Fluid.
    • Check brake fluid level is between upper and lower marks on the reservoir.

    8 Replace air cleaner element
    If the vehicle is driven in dusty conditions, replace every 30,000 km (18,750 miles).
  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
    bump for diesel owners with SvRS aka variable servicing enabled.
  3. Racy Jace Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★


    Just noticed mine says code 4 - 40 days. Fuel filter apparently. Are these easy to fit?
  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
    Last edited by a moderator: Sunday 23rd Feb, 2014
  5. Racy Jace Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Yeah I saw that tool. Ill need to see how much they charge to fit it as it may work out cheaper to buy the proper tool. Can that tool be bought? I don't mind if its a non genuine Honda part as long as it does the job.
  6. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
    yeah you can purchase any Honda factory tool via the dealers bar the MVCI and diagnostics tools for that you need another set of parameters. Speak to the parts guys at HH tomorrow they will give a good price check out the non genuine tool in that link too.
  7. Racy Jace Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I saw that bike chain thing. Would it cause less damage using that if a cloth was put over the big nut?
  8. TheDarkKnight Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I have a PDF file somewhere with the codes on.

    I'll upload if I find it.
  9. Racy Jace Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    My car says 47 now not 4?? Does that mean fuel filter and brake fluid need changing soon?

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    Can extra codes be added to the existing code then?
  10. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
    Yes they can and you guess it right but the code will tell you the countdown to the due date or mileage .
  11. Racy Jace Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I've got 20 days before I'm £135 lighter in the wallet! :Angry:
  12. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
    Time to get your hands dirty ..do DIY bud not that hard.
  13. Racy Jace Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I've no tools so I've got no chance of doing this. I've never worked on a car either. I just normally buy the stuff and let someone else fit it as I get scared if I might brake something.