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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-12-2012, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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What kind of oil!

So what kind of oil do you guys like to use, notice any difference. The dealer said to only use Honda brand oil because it slips less or something like that. But my ATV just hit 100 miles so I was going to change the oil tonight but Wal Mart doesn't carry Honda oil.
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-12-2012, 10:45 PM
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i run shell rotella t 15w40 deisel oil $13 a gallon at walmart
youre dealership is full of shiit ...as long as the oil meets a JASO-MA raiting youre all good

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i run shell rotella t 15w40 deisel oil $13 a gallon at walmart
youre dealership is full of shiit ...as long as the oil meets a JASO-MA raiting youre all good
Lol yeah I figured as much but you never know. I was going to just get valvoline that's what I run in my truck. Well see if they make motorcycle oil.

Also how many quarts do I need to change it?
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I use valvoline atv oil in mine, can find it at most autoparts stores and mine takes 2.6 quarts. Thats a foreman.

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I use valvoline atv oil in mine, can find it at most autoparts stores and mine takes 2.6 quarts. Thats a foreman.
Could you send me a link of the kind of oil you use from wal mart, if you wouldn't mind.
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Amazon.com: Valvoline VV749 ATV 4-Stroke 10W-40 Motor Oil - 1 Quart (Case of 12): Automotive Amazon.com: Valvoline VV749 ATV 4-Stroke 10W-40 Motor Oil - 1 Quart (Case of 12): Automotive

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Its in a black bottle. with big "ATV" letters on it. Autozone carries it as well.
Just don't use regular car oil.

Rotella is a good one and CHEAP compared the the "specialty" ATV oils.
When in doubt look on back of bottle. There is a round logo that shows some of the oils ratings and the weight in the center. In the bottom half of the circle you want to see it BLANK for your ATV oils......and a car oil will say "Energy conserving" in the semi-circle. You'll see when you have a bottle in your hand.
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Thank you, that's exactly what I was looking at but I have no idea what kind, or the differences are but I put valvoline in my truck so I figured I'd do the same in my ATV.
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Can't go wrong with valvoline, mobil-1 or Honda GN4

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Dont use regular valvoline car oil though.

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