Recent Topics
Bank 2 exhaust manifold on 1MZFE V6
by artbuc
08/29/15 01:51 AM
Thoughts on 2016 Acrua MDX 9 Speed Trans
by BISCUT
08/29/15 01:16 AM
Can I mix these? Same thing? (Castrol Edge STP/US)
by fernandoar
08/29/15 01:09 AM
Looking for YouTube channels
by Merkava_4
08/29/15 12:25 AM
Pennzoil confirms CaSa contributes to LSPI, maybe.
by wemay
08/29/15 12:20 AM
What's so special about the ACDelco PF65 ?
by Merkava_4
08/29/15 12:11 AM
Goodyear - what oil filters do they use?
by wemay
08/28/15 11:45 PM
Late model AWD Astro/Safari thoughts?
by AZjeff
08/28/15 11:36 PM
Ac delco pf63 and fram xg10575 different sizes
by moparguy19
08/28/15 11:01 PM
what type of frog/toad is this?
by 04SE
08/28/15 10:36 PM
Pennzoil Answers-Complete Protection and Oil Myths
by wwillson
08/28/15 10:34 PM
Falken Pro G4 A/S
by Corollaman
08/28/15 09:13 PM
Newest Members
MightMirage, fernandoar, WarrenZ, alexautoinc, fastcar22
55181 Registered Users
Who's Online
30 registered (Andy636, bbhero, bdcardinal, Boczech, 01_celica_gt, 2 invisible), 567 Guests and 132 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
55181 Members
66 Forums
236641 Topics
3812711 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#469962 - 04/06/05 07:34 PM What oil to use in a Honda ATV?
drive it forever Offline


Registered: 09/03/04
Posts: 843
Loc: Grove City, OH
My brother has a honda atv sportrax 250 ex. I might be buying it off of him, he wants a 4x4 atv. Its air cooled, has the typical shared engine/tranny oil set up and has an auto clutch. He uses 10w40 castrol gtx in it. He is the type that wont read anything, just blurts out, I was told not to use synthetic, it will mess the clutch up. With no owners manual around to prove anything to him, does anyone know the oil honda specs for them?

Top
#469963 - 04/06/05 11:12 PM Re: What oil to use in a Honda ATV?
04SpecV Offline


Registered: 03/22/05
Posts: 575
Loc: Pa
They probably spec a Honda 10W30.
Anything that isn't energy conserving should work as long as you change it fairly often. Synthetic oil isn't what makes the clutches slip thats just a rumor someone came up with.
I use Mobil1 Redcap 15W50 in my Raptor. When I had the Yamaha 10W30 in it, it was really hard to shift the gears if you got the engine hot at low speeds.
Since the Redcap 15W50 is no longer avail, I will probably try Rotella 5W40 next.

Top