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'07 Honda ATV Oil Problem?

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Have a 420 Es Rancher from Honda - Wife's Bike. Only has 300 Miles on it purchased new. Changed Oil @ Dealership 1x - Myself 1x - 3rd time went to change the oil. Picked Up Oil @ Dealership and Tech reminded me that in order to change oil it had to be done at exact footpound pressure. Did this and it stripped the aluminum thread - Not only stripped thread but broke it off in engine Crank Case. Should have done it like normal and just cozied it on up. Major Issue Now. Needs Whole New 1/2 Engine to fix. 1800.00 for an oil change. 250.00 In parts Honda will pay for but will not pay for Labor 1400.00 - Thought i could fix myself? Anyone else have this problem or know how to fix? I have heard others with this problem - Definitely bad design by Honda - Some were able to get Honda to fix completely. So far won't do it. Should be recalled. Any Answers?
 

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How many pounds did he say to torque it to?It should be inch pounds not foot.
 

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I'm thinking inch pounds.... What broke off???

my oil drain was stripped out so I took a pipe tap and re tapped it to a different thread I poured about a half a gallon of hydraulic oil through the crankcase without the plug in it to wash out any shavings but I also did this with the quad up on stands all the way around so if any shaving did ge loose they would fall to the floor. That was about 4 months ago and it doesnt leak to this day. I also tefloned the threads.
 

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Wow!!!! Try to talk to your dealer and or another to see if you have more options. The dealer stripped my buddys dads 450r out once and they fixed it them selves they tried to cover it up but it did not work. Dealers can be foolish so watch out.
 

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Rancher 420 ES Oil Change

Wow!!!! Try to talk to your dealer and or another to see if you have more options. The dealer stripped my buddys dads 450r out once and they fixed it them selves they tried to cover it up but it did not work. Dealers can be foolish so watch out.
Thank You, I have tried to figure out every way possible - Including Removing the Bottom of the Crank Case and resoldering a new steel/aluminum plate..If it weren't a new bike would have tried it already. There seems to be no quick fix otherwise than replacing 1/2 of the engine. Honda agreed to pay for parts 300.00 but so far not labor. Labor should be approx. 7.5 hours....Dealership wants 1400.00....I've worked on many bikes through the years - Never came across such a poor design - Not possible to heliocoil or rethread - Nothing to work with...Tired of fighting with Honda and want to get back on the trails. Appreciate all the input - Anyone else has this model glad to explain the problem. There should be a recall. Canyon Honda did break the part in engine - I just stripped it (proof?) - Go figure...
 
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