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Yes as long as it says hypoid.

 

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I was curious as to what "Hypoid" actually meant. Apparently, our Honda final drive gears are a hypoid type of gear box...
"one of a pair of bevel gears that are used especially in automotive transmissions, are designed so that the axis of the pinion does not intersect the axis of the gear, and have the teeth on the pinion cut spirally and the teeth on the gear cut nonradially"

...and these hypoid gear boxes need hypoid gear oil...
"Hypoid gear oils can have higher viscosities just like other gear oils, but hypoid gear oils contain special extreme pressure and anti-wear additives that increase its resistance to breakdown under the high temperatures and mechanical pressure produced by the sliding surfaces of a hypoid gearbox"

...and that's why we need use "Hypoid" gear oil.
 
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