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250ex oil change

Hi,I have a 04 250ex and im changing the oil and wanted to know if there was a specific oil and how to change it.We think its the bolt at the bottom of the engine and it pours out.Please help!

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I use Honda GN4 oil but any oil that is safe for wet clutch applications will work. Note that most automotive oils contain friction modifiers that will cause your clutch to start slipping. If it's safe for wet clutch applications, it will say JASO MA on the bottle.

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thanks man.thats really helpful.so to put in new oil i have to buy a new washer?

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thanks man.i dont have a clutch on it though.
Yes, it has a clutch on the inside of the engine. The 250EX has an auto clutch. Actually, it has two clutches........a centrifugal clutch and a change/shift clutch. It just doesn't have a manual clutch lever.

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thanks man.thats really helpful.so to put in new oil i have to buy a new washer?
you can reuse the same washer that's on the oil drain bolt. just don't over tighten it !!!.

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thanks man.thats really helpful.so to put in new oil i have to buy a new washer?
Sorry, I didn't see the part about the new washer. You must have edited it after I read it. Like Shadetree said, you can reuse the old washer.

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Yeah Ive never changed the washer.

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Yeah Ive never changed the washer.
Me neither. I've always reused the washers and never had a problem.

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Yeah Ive never changed the washer.
Me neither. I've always reused the washers and never had a problem.
x3 ^^^^^..i always reuse the same drain bolt washer..has never leaked on me yet.

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We dont even change them on equipment at work that at one point was getting oil changes every other week.

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