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Changed the oil in my 04 Foreman

What a great experience. Can't believe how easy that was. Picked up a K&N #113 oil filter from my closest auto parts store with 2 quarts of Mobil one Synthetic 10 w-30 and went to town.... Used the same gasket but have no issues so far. I was going to use a Wix 24944 but couldn't find one locally.
Think the old dog needed it. I'll do this again before the snow flies.
What a great machine.
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Is a 04 Foreman a 450 ?
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never a bad idea to do diff's too
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Is a 04 Foreman a 450 ?
Yes, the same one in my sig line.

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never a bad idea to do diff's too
Your exactly right. I want to do the wheel bearings, and the carb needs attention too. I pulled the plug on the exhaust and got a palm full of soot.
Also, finding the rear wheels are loosing air at a slow pace.

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Is a 04 Foreman a 450 ?
Yes, the same one in my sig line.

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Is a 04 Foreman a 450 ?
Yes, the same one in my sig line.
I been on the site a long time and still don't know what a sig line is or where it is found ----- I got a few 450s and never did call them Foreman ----- live and learn

I had people tell me , don't put synthetic in a engine that has hours on it , if you are going to use it , start when the engine is new , I put Amsoil in my 300 , it lasted 1 1/2 rides after that ----coincidence maybe
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Sorry, I hate being new.
But I have not found any info. regarding not using synthetic oil. I searched changing the oil several times here before changing it, especially the product and filter type with few results.
The one I own has about 600 hours which is probably too many so I'll make it a point to change the oil out asap. Do you recommend a brand of 10 w-30 for these older Honda 450's?
And the sig line is the bottom sentence that has the type of quad you have every time you post a message.

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Sorry, I hate being new.
But I have not found any info. regarding not using synthetic oil. I searched changing the oil several times here before changing it, especially the product and filter type with few results.
The one I own has about 600 hours which is probably too many so I'll make it a point to change the oil out asap. Do you recommend a brand of 10 w-30 for these older Honda 450's?
And the sig line is the bottom sentence that has the type of quad you have every time you post a message.
I can add to the NO syn in older used motors
its been said many many times in many many forums
and the logic behind this idea, is that older motors are worn in, and there seals and assorted parts are not up to the task of holding back the thinner slicker syn oil!
so,me have had issue's after using it, but many have not,
its one of them things, it CAN go BAD<(leaking gaskets and seals and or??) but it also maybe will work better,(run cooler, quieter, and easier starts),a personal call and gamble of sorts!

I personally just took this gamble on my skid steer, 20 yrs old and I just went to a full syn oil change 2 weeks ago,
so far tempos been running cooler, and the motor is lot quieter running, the slight ticking nose I was getting is also GONE!
is this a GOOD thing or BAD thing??
Time will tell I guess, but I have about 4 hours on it and seems to be working well for me!

BUt there is a bunch of info on this topic, weird you couldn;t find any! I been reading about it since Syn oil's came out I think LOL
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Ok so you guys are talking about engines in general not the Honda Foreman 450 as problematic when switching over to synthetic. I don't really beat on anything I have and I have a 4 car garage full of motorized stuff and I think 99% is either using synthetic oil from new or I switched it over and I've never had a problem with oil leaking or blowing it up.
I'm knocking on wood right now btw.

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Isn't the filter # KN-111
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