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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-16-2008, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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How MUCH OIL????????

I have a 2008 Honda Rincon. The book calls for 2.99 qts at oil change. Some of the guys at 2 local Honda shops say it could take as much as 4- 41/2 qts. How can this be??? How should it be checked hot, cold???? Do not want anything to go wrong. Thank You for info.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-17-2008, 08:39 PM
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here is a thought outta the blue...why not add the 2.5 qts then check the dipstick????? will not change much hot or cold....but as per your owners manual....which I am sure you have read.... do not screw the dipstick in when checking oil...

add if no oil on the dipstick....

sorry....but what a lame question.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-18-2008, 07:25 PM
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The only way its going to take more then 3qts is if you dismantle the transmission. The torque converter holds a good bit of oil. Just buy 3qts, you'll be fine. I don't know what the book says, but fill it to just over the upper mark on the dipstick.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-19-2008, 10:47 AM
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Depending on how completly it drains on average they take 3 to 3.5 qts. to get it right over the full mark.

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raise the front wheels as high as you can to drain as much out of the convertor as possible. I have gotten close to 4 out of mine.

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