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Old 11-16-2008, 08:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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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Old 11-17-2008, 09:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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here is a thought outta the blue...why not add the 2.5 qts then check the dipstick?????...it 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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Old 11-18-2008, 08:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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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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Old 11-19-2008, 11:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
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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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Old 02-02-2009, 10:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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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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