1800 Engine Oil Capacity ??


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1800 Engine Oil Capacity ??

Postby jlsdcen2 » Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:09 am



When I change the oil according to the manual and refill with 3.9 quarts, it checks low on the dipstick. Should I fill to the high mark on the dipstick or just be happy, knowing that I have the correct amount of oil according to the capacity in the manual ?? Please help, I want to do what is correct.
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Re: 1800 Engine Oil Capacity ??

Postby themainviking » Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:51 am

Do you change the filter also? My owners manual says 4.1 U.S. quarts.
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Re: 1800 Engine Oil Capacity ??

Postby jlsdcen2 » Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:03 am

My 2001 owners manual says 3.9 quarts in the "engine and oil filter" section. What year is yours that says 4.1 quarts? Maybe Honda figured this out?

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Re: 1800 Engine Oil Capacity ??

Postby tfdeputydawg » Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:54 am

Drain oil, put in 4qts, ride!!!!

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Re: 1800 Engine Oil Capacity ??

Postby Wingsconsin » Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:38 am

tfdeputydawg wrote:Drain oil, put in 4qts, ride!!!!



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Re: 1800 Engine Oil Capacity ??

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:10 am

Fill to the high mark on the dipstick. If it is showing low on the dipstick, then the oil level is low, regardless of the amount of oil added.

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Re: 1800 Engine Oil Capacity ??

Postby themainviking » Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:14 pm

jlsdcen2 wrote:My 2001 owners manual says 3.9 quarts in the "engine and oil filter" section. What year is yours that says 4.1 quarts? Maybe Honda figured this out?


Uhhh, 2009. Maybe Honda needed to print a revision for 2001. I doubt they enlarged the capacities. As others said, put in 4 quarts and ride. It is what I did, and do.
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Re: 1800 Engine Oil Capacity ??

Postby CMReynolds1 » Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:23 pm

I assume you are checking the oil while on the center stand and not the side stand?
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Re: 1800 Engine Oil Capacity ??

Postby huggiebear » Fri May 01, 2015 9:03 am

Check the oil when the bike is on the center stand or you will end up putting too much in it. If you've replaced the filter run the engine for few minutes then shut it off
wait few minutes then check the oil dip stick, if its at the top mark then you're good.
If you check the dip stick when the bike is on the side you will see the dipstick bone dry because whole the oil moves to the side of the oil pan away from the stick.

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Re: 1800 Engine Oil Capacity ??

Postby huggiebear » Fri May 01, 2015 9:06 am

oops I meant dipstick one word not 2 darn Italian




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