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Whats the oil / gear oil I need to use, do I need to buy the Honda brand, will any gear oil/ oil be good?


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Any quality gear oil that meets the specifications will work.

A lot of members here (including myself!) have been using this Valvoline synthetic gear oil for many years with great results:

https://www.amazon.com/Mobil-75W-90-Syn ... ref=sr_1_3
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WingAdmin wrote: Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:57 pm Any quality gear oil that meets the specifications will work.

A lot of members here (including myself!) have been using this Valvoline synthetic gear oil for many years with great results:

https://www.amazon.com/Mobil-75W-90-Syn ... ref=sr_1_3
Did you mean Mobile 1 gear oil, Scott, or link to the wrong one?
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Ahhh, you're right, I did link to the wrong one. Here's the Valvoline I use:

https://www.amazon.com/Valvoline-75W-14 ... ref=sr_1_6?

That said, I'd be just as happy with the Mobil 1, Mobil 1 is a very high quality oil.
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ok Thanks, I did look at filters, and believe the Honda would be better. I do know to get the right kind if oil. I often stand at the selection of products and read labels and still wonder if the higher price are worth the price.
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Even the often misaligned 'Quaker State' oil is just fine, just use the right grade oil.

I often joke use the oil "that tastes the best". :mrgreen:
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I change the rear diff oil at least once a year, a quart bottle will last a few years. It can be a pain sometimes to refill. This year I used an oil can with a flexible hose. Yeah, a finger pump oil can. It work fantastic.
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I change the Final drive oil every engine oil change, which is every 10K Km, I put a manual pump in the oil bottle it takes less than 5 minutes. I use gear oil from Honda dealer. I know doesn't need to be changed so often but its not expensive and doesn't take too much time to do it.
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I use synthetic gear oil too (I use the Amsoil Severe Gear).
I use a 60cc catheter-tip syringe (Amazon). Makes reaching "uphill" to access the gear oil fill chamber a snap; the larger tip on the end of the syringe administers the gear oil into the chamber easily. Also allows me to measure the amount of gear oil I need very accurately.
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huggiebear wrote: Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:46 pm I change the Final drive oil every engine oil change, which is every 10K Km, I put a manual pump in the oil bottle it takes less than 5 minutes. I use gear oil from Honda dealer. I know doesn't need to be changed so often but its not expensive and doesn't take too much time to do it.
Do you keep a spare fill plug and o-ring on hand? Those things are pretty delicate and with that many oil changes you might eventually exceed the "maximum use rating". ;)
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I also use the Amsoil 75-90 Severe Gear gear oil in the wing final drive gear. I put it in an 02 for 132k miles and now have it in a 17 for 30k miles. You can't go wrong with their lubes.

https://www.amsoil.com/c/gear-lube/25/?zo=1074391
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tamathumper wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:44 am
huggiebear wrote: Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:46 pm I change the Final drive oil every engine oil change, which is every 10K Km, I put a manual pump in the oil bottle it takes less than 5 minutes. I use gear oil from Honda dealer. I know doesn't need to be changed so often but its not expensive and doesn't take too much time to do it.
Do you keep a spare fill plug and o-ring on hand? Those things are pretty delicate and with that many oil changes you might eventually exceed the "maximum use rating". ;)
Yep, spare fill cap and o-ring. I also use only a 6 point wrench. 12 point will easily round the plug.
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cihilb wrote: Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:57 pm
tamathumper wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:44 am
huggiebear wrote: Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:46 pm I change the Final drive oil every engine oil change, which is every 10K Km, I put a manual pump in the oil bottle it takes less than 5 minutes. I use gear oil from Honda dealer. I know doesn't need to be changed so often but its not expensive and doesn't take too much time to do it.
Do you keep a spare fill plug and o-ring on hand? Those things are pretty delicate and with that many oil changes you might eventually exceed the "maximum use rating". ;)
Yep, spare fill cap and o-ring. I also use only a 6 point wrench. 12 point will easily round the plug.
The caps break because of people failing to replace the oring, which flattens out and the cap metal hits and digs in the case and thus the busted caps.... Replace your orings regularly.


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