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Old 09-07-2010, 06:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 2008 honda rancher 420 4x4, standard transmission.

What kind of oil can i run in it? The owners manual suggests a certain "honda blah blah blah oil", however there isn't a honda dealer near me. I'm wondering if there is a different type of oil that i can pick up at the local auto parts store?
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Old 09-07-2010, 07:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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yep any (10w30/10w40 and 20w50 in the summer) motorcycle oil will work as long as its wet clutch safe it will say on the back of the bottle. i use royal purple oil.
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also heres a link to a fourm about oils Has anybody tried out the Valvoline atv oil?
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I use the valvoline in mine, and I've run royal purple too no problems...errr.... aside from burning up clutches but I dont think it had anything to do with the oil...
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Old 09-08-2010, 12:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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What about the oil filter? Is there any brands that are better then others? And can you get them from auto places or do you gotta get them from the dealership?
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A good,safe bet is to use G4 honda oil and filter. It can be ordered online.
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I live quite a ways from the dealer too. Castrol 4T, 10w-40 motorcycle oil, for example, can be bought most anywhere and it meets all the API and JASO requirements for the Rancher. The oil filter can be purchased through O'Reilly's (Wix 24944) or Napa (4944) and it comes with the o-rings.
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i order my filters on ebay MOOSE OIL FILTER HONDA TRX250X TRX300EX TRX400EX 350: eBay Motors (item 230446219243 end time Oct-02-10 22:14:46 PDT)

i haven't had any problems
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I think i've always run fram in mine, I believe it was CH6007 or CH6015 I get them confused between my rubicon and rancher.. but its one of those!!!
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wix filter from oreilly's and maxima triple ester based full synthetic mx530 oil and maxima synthetic 75w-90 hypoid for the diffrentials. thats what i run for my rancher and rubicon. for the 2 bayou's, i use wix filters, valvoline atv 10w40 oil and castrol hypoy c 80w90 for the diffrentials.
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