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Lightbulb Oil change NO no

Since my last oil change I rubbed oil off on my finger from the dip stick, and it felt good and clean. But I decided to change it today since my last oil change (2014), and I found it was all brown and broken down, I'm going back to my original schedule every 6 months. I'm embarrassed to say I let it go this far. A photo is here. Yea no more 2nd hand advice for this guy. Lucky had no water in it. Synthetic oil does wonders I'm suprised it wasnt totally totally broken down. I caught it in time.
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Synthetics can sure look good for a long time, huh. Glad ya got it out of there...
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The worst oil i ever saw was from long oil change interval. Leaving oil in an engine that long period is a huge risk. At the very least i would change it once a year. Good news is you ride a honda. And i have seen first hand a honda motor run with zero oil for a few hours and just need a topend rebuild and a new oil pump. Everything else was in spec perfect. But i dont ever suggest playing with fire. My buddy got really lucky on that one.
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Yep that's what im gonna do is go back to my change interval of at least 6 months, I took some time off to take care of my cousin and it wanst ridden much since I left, except whenever I'd come back up to Branchland. Going back sunday to take care of my cousin, good to know I caught it in time. Got some time so I did that and even cleaned the garage for my uncle to sort stuff. It was a MESS. Now you can walk around it it and not stumble over stuff.
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1993 Honda 300

Seafoam "In every tank"

Mobil1 4T 10w-40 (great stuff)

Superwinch Terra 35/synthetic rope, KFI winch Mount.

AMS Swampfox front 23x8x11, GBC dirt devils 25x12x9 rear.

Diehard Gold lawn tractor battery in rear storage box.

"Go prepared even if you think you don't need it".

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Im sure that will make your uncle happy! After all that work you deserve to go ride that honda lol!

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I agree, a service interval of 6 mo would be good. At each service, I would change the air filter and differential oils as well.
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I agree, a service interval of 6 mo would be good. At each service, I would change the air filter and differential oils as well.
Is there a way to get that air filter off without tearing it or crushing the fingers? I crush and pinch mine all the time, I wish they would put that top lip on the cage a little thinner so a man can slide the filter on.



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Seafoam "In every tank"

Mobil1 4T 10w-40 (great stuff)

Superwinch Terra 35/synthetic rope, KFI winch Mount.

AMS Swampfox front 23x8x11, GBC dirt devils 25x12x9 rear.

Diehard Gold lawn tractor battery in rear storage box.

"Go prepared even if you think you don't need it".

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I remember having an issue trying to put that air filter on but after messing around with it I eventually got it on. I think? I must've had a couple (or 12ish) beers while doing so.

Infact, I should check my air filter tonight... Hopefully it's on there.
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That's where I'm at, about every 4-6 months, depending on how much I ride.
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