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I just wanted to know what oils to use for diff and engine? What works better, should i use the honda oils? I dont know im confused on what to use, help me out
 

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I use the Honda GN4 10w-40 oil in my engine and the Honda Shaft Drive Hypoid gear Oil, 80w90 in the front and rear diffs. I like using the Honda oils also because IF Honda has any questions on what oil I was using I can tell them I used what THERE manual told me to use.
 

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How much does each diff hold? I notice there hyoid gear oil only comes in bottles of 8 oz, and need to know how many to get, thanks i have a an 2004 Foreman S
 

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I have the 05 Foreman 500 and my manual says 2.5 onces in the rear and 6.3 onces in the front diff for a regular oil change. So I would say get 2 bottles and that should be enough. Some of the other members should know for sure.
 

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2 bottles is plenty. I think I use 1 1/2 bottles for my 04 450. I only use the honda gn4 10/40 motor oil and the honda hypoid gear oil just like bexxter said.
 

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one bottle of gear oil is plenty. i use yamalube 20w-40 in mine because i like a little heavier weight oil for my motors. just make sure it is designed for atv or motorcycle engines.
 

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For the engine oil, i've been usin' Valvoline ATV oil. It is just a tad more
expensive than Honda oil, but i don't want to drive clear across town to
get some atv oil when Autozone is half a mile from my house, if that far.
The Valvoline seems to work great. I actually save money if you figure in
all the gas it would take to get to the Honda shop & back home.
 

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I am with you on that! It takes me 45 minutes to go to my Honda shop. But I usually stock up on oil and filters when I do go so I dont have to make any extra trips.
 

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I get my oilfilters from Turners in Humble, Tx. They are about $2.50 a piece.
I usually get a few of them. The brand is Hi-Flo. They are pretty good.
 
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