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Yep, German cars are notorious for wanting very specific fluids--and barfing when fed the wrong ones.

Ask yourself this: what is it worth to not have to worry about it? Is the few dollars you might have saved that important for food on the table? How often do you have to fill it (cost per mile or cost per year)?

If in doubt, hit up some of the Honda forums and see if it's bunk or not. Or hit up some reputable mechanics. Perhaps it is, perhaps it is not. The concensus on my German car has been "no", the generic stuff is bad. Afterall, Honda's are not sensitive to motor oil.
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