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Just bought a 02 Foreman. Yeah!! Need Help: Is there a gear oil check on the engine? If so, how do I check it? I know where to check the oil. Also, the oil filter metal side goes out? How do you drain the rear gear oil? Do you have to take off the guard?

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On the oil filter the hole goes out. the metal flat part goes against the spring. On the 04

To check the differential oil in the front pull off the large nut 17mm and it should be up to there on the 04

To check the rear as you are sitting facing the back of the foreman on the left side there is a little bolt 10mm I think and that is the full mark for the rear you should take that bult out and a little oil should run out.


If you just bought the 02 I would suggest to drain and change both differential cases along with the engine oil.

Also if you check out fleet farm in Appleton the may have a honda 450 mantaince book to give you step by step directions for lots of stuff. You might want to check breaks and all the other good stuff. Those book are by the auto repair books

Good luck
 

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Thanks Harry. Hey where do you check the gear oil at on the 02? Is it that allen bolt on the opposite side of the oil. The metal side goes towards the spring...man is that weird, I'm not sure how that thing even filters then. I gota get a book.
 

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Thanks Harry. Hey where do you check the gear oil at on the 02? Is it that allen bolt on the opposite side of the oil. The metal side goes towards the spring...man is that weird, I'm not sure how that thing even filters then. I gota get a book.
The allen bolt is to check TDC.
 

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Go behind the machine sit your but on the ground and put your legs under the rear axle the gears are housed in the silver looking aluminum thing and the check bolt is on the left side.

sit on your seat put your right heel on the foot rest and were your big toe is you will see three little bolts that is the engine oil filter.

If you take any bolts out especially the little ones don't over tighten them you might end up stripping the thread out of the aluminum and then you are in a big mess

Good luck
 
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