How to Change Oil in a Honda Foreman

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A Honda Foreman is an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) that is set up for heavy off-roading. The Honda Foreman has locking differentials which allow this ATV to go from rear wheel drive to 4 wheel drive. The Honda Foreman ATV is a suitable hunting ATV as well as a rancher. The engines in the Honda Foreman will vary from model to model, but the oil changing process is the same for all of the Honda Foreman ATV line. The type of engine oil is the same for all as well, but the amount that is used will be different for different engine sizes.

Things You'll Need

  • Oil drain pan
  • Standard ratchet set
  • Allen wrench
  • Honda 4-stroke engine oil
  • Park the Honda Foreman on flat ground and leave the engine running for 5 minutes to allow the engine to warm up. Place the oil drain pan under the crank case drain plug. Turn the engine off.

  • Remove the drain plug from the under side of the crank case using the ratchet set. Allow the engine oil to drain into the oil pan. Replace the plug to the bottom of the crank case and tighten the plug using the ratchet set.

  • Remove the small screw from the side of the crank case using the Allen wrench. Remove the cap labeled "OIL" from the top of the crank case. Insert the funnel into the hole where the oil cap was.

  • Pour Honda 4-stroke engine oil into the funnel until the oil starts to come out of the hole where the small screw was on the side of the crank case. Once the oil starts to come out of the hole, stop pouring and replace the screw. Remove the funnel and replace the oil cap to the top of the crank case.

References

  • "Haynes Honda Foreman & Rubicon ATVs Ownes Workshop Manual: 1995 thru 2007 (Owners Workshop Manual);" Ken Freund; 2007
  • "Honda Trx450 Foreman 1998-2004 (Clymer Motorcycle Repair);" Clymer Publishing; 2004
  • "Honda Foreman 400/450 ATVs 1995 Thru 2002 (Haynes Manuals);" Alan Ahlstrand; 2003
  • Photo Credit black atv image by Dumitrescu Ciprian from Fotolia.com
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