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ok i just recently purchased a 2003 honda recon and i was going to change the oil but........ i dont know what it takes???

so my questions are: what oil do i use? (honda dealer?)
how much is the oil?
does my 4 wheeler have a oil filter?? because i know that the oil lubricates the transmission and engine at the same time?
how many quarts does it take?
what grade viscosity oil does it take? 10w-40?
 

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Do you have a manual? It will tell you quantity and grade. It's probably 10w-30 or 40.

It may not have a filter, but only a screen. The manual will tell you that, too. You should use Motorcycle/ATV oil rated for wet clutches.

You can use honda oil, or any other ATV rated oil. Honda oil will cost you around $6 a quart give or take. It will take around 2-3 quarts, give or take.
 

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Do you have a manual? It will tell you quantity and grade. It's probably 10w-30 or 40.

It may not have a filter, but only a screen. The manual will tell you that, too. You should use Motorcycle/ATV oil rated for wet clutches.

You can use honda oil, or any other ATV rated oil. Honda oil will cost you around $6 a quart give or take. It will take around 2-3 quarts, give or take.
i do not have a manual thats why im asking lol

so is it 10w -30 or 40?
and i will probably buy honda oil because i would rather my machine last rather then save 3 bucks and it wear down quicker...
 

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Aslong as its made for atv/motorcycle wet clutches it will be fine. I use Honda GN4. Price is as Pain said. While you are at the dealer, check on a manual. Life saver. One of the gents on the forum may know where to find a downloadable manual.
 

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Buy 2 quarts of approved oil for quads. You will need about 1.6-1.7 quarts of oil in the machine. I found this info from another forum. so after you add that amount check it on the dip stick. Run it for a few minutes check it on the stick again. You know the drill
 

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I have no clue how to change the screen. SOmebody else may come along with that answer. I read that a dealer should do it.
SOmething about taking the front part of the crankcase apart. Dunno! Maybe a manual will help with this.. I am sure it will.
 

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No problem, glad to help.
 

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I would recommend AMSOIL Formula 4 Stroke Full Synthetic. It withstands the high temperatures of ATV's - resisting heat and thermal breakdown, keeps engines clean, reduces wear and is wet clutch compatible. Let me know if you would like a quote.
 
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