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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-29-2016, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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2016 Rubicon's 1st Oil Change

I have 50km on my Ruby and in the manual it says for the first oil change to be at 150km, 20 hours or 1 month. I won't make the hours or km deadline, how important is it to have it changed at a month, is it better to just put the hours or miles on it then change it.
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Go run it hard and change the oil. Oil is cheap, so is the filter.
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The hours and miles are more important than the time frame. Get some time on it and then change the oil.

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The hours and miles are more important than the time frame. Get some time on it and then change the oil.
That's what I'm going to do, thanks for the reply

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What side does the oil go in on the left or right? How many quarts does it take to refill when fully drained?? Just purchased a brand new ruby and it's time for new oil. We watched YouTube video and got a little confused after reading book.
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What side does the oil go in on the left or right? How many quarts does it take to refill when fully drained?? Just purchased a brand new ruby and it's time for new oil. We watched YouTube video and got a little confused after reading book.
Foot shift or automatic? Foot shift the fill is on the left side and holds about 3qts. Automatic the fill I'd on the right side and holds about 4qts.



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Is it ok to use rotella in a brand new 2016 Honda Forman rubicon deluxe????
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I personally think the first oil change is more important than the rest, as if anything was in there from the factory build, the sooner you get it out the better
after that, I base my oil changes on HOW hard I use the atv or not, and how my oil looks when I check it BEFORE I use it!
if its DARK black, its due for a change! IMO
oil today, even TOP shelf oil, is still WAY cheaper than a new motor, or motor work
I change my oil more often than most, but in 35+ yrs of running motor's never had one blow up or fail on me , that didn't have a TON of wear and yrs on them!
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I'm gonna change mine at 10 hours. Better to be safe than sorry I guess
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-11-2017, 08:32 AM
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I know here in Canada, Honda wants almost $25 bucks for a oil filter.....gasp
I used their filters for warranty purposes.

Fram doesn't make one yet for the new 15-17 Rubicons.

I recently ordered a K&N 114 for my 2016 Ruby at half the price but when I opened it, right on the filter was stamped, MADE IN CHINA!!!

K&N used to be a household name....whats up with this..... grrr.
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