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Old 05-20-2010, 12:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Did some searching, I just want to double check what I found. I am going to change the fluids in my foreman this weekend, I plan on going synthetic with some lucas. I was thinking I needed 5 - 6 quarts of oil (5w/40 rotella T is what I had in mind) and 1 quart 75w-90 synth for the diffs. Is there a better brand for the diff oil to go with?
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Old 05-20-2010, 01:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The engine if I am correct takes 5.2 qts. I will only run gn4 in mine just for the reason that, it seems when people go away from honda oil they start running into tranny problems.

I just asked my buddy the other day (honda tech) and he said any 80w oil will do in the diffs. The front doesnt take much and the rear gets just about a qt..... be careful tightening up the bolts too..... its just pot metal.
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My '06 foreman S only holds 2.5 us quarts of engine oil. I know the rubicon holds more than that.
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My '06 foreman S only holds 2.5 us quarts of engine oil. I know the rubicon holds more than that.
You are correct, I just call mine a **** foreman lol so everytime I see "foreman" I think of my machine. Yea the rubi takes 5.2 because of the hondamatic tranny..... Thanks for catching that!
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Thanks!
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Old 05-21-2010, 12:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I guess I'm a little confused , my bike is a manual shift, so it only holds 2.5 - 3 quarts. Does it have a "wet" clutch ? I'm not sure what that means, but I don't want t destroy my tranny for sure! I wish there was a dealer local! Thanks!
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Yes mike yours is a wet clutch and it should take 2.6 quarts with a filter change. A lot of people use valvoline atv oil which is just fine and its a little cheaper than the Honda oil.
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Old 05-21-2010, 09:39 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I wonder is auto zone has valvoline atv oil?? I like lucas, would it hurt to add some to the engine oil and diff oil in a atv?
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Don't use oil additives, just use good oil and you don't need them.
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Old 05-23-2010, 03:06 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Got the valvoline from autozone. Added some lucas.

I now remember why I avoid autozone, I stand in line for 15 minutes, as I approach the counter with two screaming kids attached to my leg, the guy answers the phone and makes me stand there like a dummy for another 20 minutes while he talks someone through rebuilding a carb. Cmon! I got my ass and my two kids asses loaded up, drove 20 miles, already stood in line 15 minutes... Sheeezzzz makes it worth going the extra 20 miles to the dealer! But I did manage to get my oil changed this weekend
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