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