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Old 12-02-2009, 09:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there, Kinda a newb to Honda ATVs and etc,

I have been ask by a freind to go and change their oil on their 2005 Honda Foreman 4X4 ES,

I do not even know the size or anything but Vin

1HFTE318854002816

What size engine does this have (vin 8? )

What oil to use and how much approx?
What tools will I need?
Is there a filter to be replaced as well?


Thank you for your help, kinda desperate here as I just found this out and am leaving in the morning.
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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the motor is a 500,
the oil filter is on the right side behind the kick panel close to floor board
oil filter bolts are 8 mm
drain plug is 15 mm or 17 mm can't remember which 1
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Old 12-02-2009, 12:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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17mm socket on the drain plug and make sure you do not over tighten it, it will break the case. Another thing is pay attention to the oil filter, you do not want to install that backwards or it will not flow oil.

The 318 of the VIN has me baffled and warranty was not submitted on my system. Not by chance from Canada? If it's a Foreman then it's a 500.
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Old 12-02-2009, 01:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks very much guys!!!
Yes, from Canada.

Whats all involved in taking side cover off and oil filter?

She is just going to change the oil because it will be sitting over the winter, is it necessary to change filter as well?
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Old 12-02-2009, 02:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I would change it just to make sure everything is good. The second pic is of the oil filter and you just remove the philip screw on the black plastic cover to get to it.
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Old 12-03-2009, 02:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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QUOTE (toodeep @ Dec 2 2009, 02:26 PM)
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I would change it just to make sure everything is good. The second pic is of the oil filter and you just remove the philip screw on the black plastic cover to get to it.
Well I couldn't get out to do this, and the girl who owns it is very impatient lol,

She decided to try it herself and is calling me every 5 minutes, couple ?? again,

To take cover off, remove the philips screw, then the rest just pops off? and what side is the fill tube on? right or left?

Thanx again.
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Old 12-03-2009, 03:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yes for the filter plastic cover, it will slide right off. Express the importance to put the filter in correctly. The fill is on the left side (sitting on the machine) and also has a black plastic cover over it but that one will pull right off without removing any screws.
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great thx
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