1995 Acura Integra Engine Oil Capacity

Want to change or top off your 1995 Integra’s oil? Here’s what you need to know about Acura Integra engine oil maintenance.
Written by Cameron Thiessen
Reviewed by Amy Bobinger
The 1995 Acura Integra RS, LS, and SE trims have an engine oil capacity of 4.9 quarts, while the Integra GS-R’s oil capacity is 5.1 quarts. The recommended oil type is 5W-30 full synthetic.
Your ‘95 Integra is due for an oil change about every 7,500 miles if you’re using synthetic oil. You can find more information on regular maintenance in your valuable owner’s manual—if you still have it!
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1995 Acura Integra engine oil capacity

The 1995 Acura Integra’s regular 1.8-liter inline-4 engine has an engine oil capacity of 4.9 quarts, but the VTEC engine on the Integra GS-R has an oil capacity of 5.1 quarts. These amounts include the oil filter.
Don’t let the “1.8-liter” designation fool you—this refers to your engine’s displacement, which is a fancy way that we distinguish between engine sizes. This number shouldn’t be mistaken as your engine’s oil capacity!

What kind of oil does a 1995 Acura Integra need?

Your 1995 Acura Integra works best with full synthetic 5W-30 motor oil.
You don’t necessarily need to know what these numbers mean, but here’s a quick explanation: “W” stands for “Winter,” and the number before it refers to the oil’s viscosity at 0 degrees Fahrenheit. The number after the hyphen is the oil’s viscosity rating at 212 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the standard figure for the average temperature of a running conventional engine.
The owner’s manual recommends using Honda Genuine SAE 5W-30 Full Synthetic Oil.

How often to change the oil on a 1995 Acura Integra

If you’re using synthetic oil in your 1995 Integra, you’ll need to do an
oil change
every 5,000 to 7,500 miles or so. That being said, it’s a good idea to be checking your oil at least once a month, in order to avoid running your old engine on bad oil.
Here are some clues indicating you need to change your oil:
  • The oil looks dirty. If you can tell that your oil is dirty and opaque rather than light and translucent, it’s probably ready for a change.
  • Rubbing a bit of oil between your fingers can offer a clue too. If it’s gritty or coarse, that’s a solid clue that it’s dirty enough to cause excess wear and tear to your engine.
  • If you notice worrisome noises or smells from the engine, definitely check your oil
  • In fact, if you’re noticing that your engine’s performance has gone down lately, bad oil might be the culprit.

How to change your oil and oil filter

You can save money and a trip to the oil-change shop if you do your oil changes yourself, and who knows—you might just have fun doing it! Before you do though, make sure you have these supplies at the ready:
  • Socket wrench
  • Drain pan
  • Filter wrench
  • Replacement oil filter
  • 4.9 or 5.1 quarts (depending on the model) of 5W-30 full synthetic oil
  • Funnel
  • Rags (for the mess)
Once you have your gear in order, you’re ready to change your oil! First start your engine, and run it for about 5 minutes to warm up the oil for faster drainage. Make sure you turn the engine off again before proceeding with the next steps:
  • Open the hood, locate the oil fill cap, screw it off, and set it aside in a safe place.
  • Next, crawl underneath your car’s engine. Find your oil drain plug, and position your drain pan in such a way that it will catch the oil when it drains.
  • When you’re ready to start the draining process, unscrew the oil drain bolt and washer with your socket wrench. This is where things are likely to get messy!
  • As soon as the oil starts draining, ensure that it is draining into the drain pan—you might need to quickly reposition it if you miscalculated initially.
  • When the oil is draining more slowly, you’re ready to replace the filter. Unscrew the old oil filter and screw on the new one, following any instructions provided.
  • Once you’ve drained all of your Integra’s old engine oil, reattach the oil drain bolt with a new washer, and tighten it to 33 lb-ft.
  • Now, take the correct volume of new synthetic 5W-30 oil, and use your funnel to pour it neatly into the oil fill opening. Once you’re done, don’t forget to screw the oil fill cap back on.
You’re almost done! Turn your car on and let it run for about 30 seconds to circulate the oil through the new filter, then turn off the car. Check your dipstick to make sure to check your oil level and inspect the area to see if oil is leaking from anywhere.
Pro Tip DO NOT simply throw away or dump your dirty oil. Old oil should be poured into sealable containers and recycled.

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