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post #1 of 24 Old 10-10-2009, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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First oil change. Doh!

So after my break in ride i decide to change the oil. I pick up GN4 and proper filter at the dealer and proceed step by step thru the DIY thread, thanks Scuzz! Well after thinking i did everything perfect i realize i put in 10W40 instead of 10W30. Big deal or no big deal?
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So after my break in ride i decide to change the oil. I pick up GN4 and proper filter at the dealer and proceed step by step thru the DIY thread, thanks Scuzz! Well after thinking i did everything perfect i realize i put in 10W40 instead of 10W30. Big deal or no big deal?
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So the Manual recommends 10W30 GN4 and my dealer doesnt even carry it. No wonder i grabbed the 10W40.
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Do you ride in - 20 Fahrenheit? (no, I'm not trying to be a smarty-pants) The difference between 10W40 and 10W30 is a mere 10 degrees so 10W-30 for colder weather and 10W40 for warmer weather.



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Do you ride in - 20 Fahrenheit? (no, I'm not trying to be a smarty-pants) The difference between 10W40 and 10W30 is a mere 10 degrees so 10W-30 for colder weather and 10W40 for warmer weather.
Yea the difference is nothing to worry about but i just thought it strange the dealer didnt have what the manual recommends. Glad they had the Filter.
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Yeah, I had issues with my last dealer in Texas because everything besides the oil filter was a special order. Need a spark plug? That'll be a special order...



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I was told that they (honda) dropped the 10w30, and only put out 10w40 now.
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No worries ! I personally use the Bell Ray Thumper 20w-50 in all my bikes. The 20-weight provides better viscosity, and in the winter, the bikes will remain in the garage if the temps go below 20 degrees. I cant stand being cold!!

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Heavier weight oil takes more time to get to operating temp...so down side is longer warm ups.

So to the OP, just let the Quad warm up a bit longer...no worries.

lighter weight oils were made for vehicles that have closer tolerance internals and require to get to operating temp fast in cold climates. Plus its for those daily driver that dont wait for warm up, the kind of person that puts the car in gear before thier hand is off the key.
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Just for information purposes, don't, I say "don't" over tighten the long bolt on the right hand side of the oil filter housing. It could be very expensive. In another thread within this forum, you will find some horror stories about the bolt breaking even when using a torque wrench. I told Honda about it and they said no one ever brought that to their attention before.
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