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Yes, that is the right stuff for your transmission.
 

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I used honda transmission oil i think its the same but it came in a diff bottle
 

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I'm using Amsoil in the crankcase and the transmission. One oil to do both sides. Seems to work so far. :mellow:
 

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thats the stuff I use....You will see some people using motor oi in both sides. thats not bad, but here is the issue... Transmission oil has different properties than motor oil ...thats part of the reason why Honda designed it this way...to keep clutch particles out of your piston, and to allow you to use tranny oil in the crankcase. Now why would someone use motor oil in their tranny I have no idea. It wont hurt it, but motor oil does not have the same properties that the tranny oil has...thats why there is tranny oil to begin with....so im not going to argue with anyone about this, but just use common since...there is tranny oil for a reason....it is way better on your clutch and tranny then motor oil. Plus you clutch wont want to slip as bad with tranny oil as it would with motor oil...becasue of the different properties.....think about it.
 

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On that note i find that useing the Honda GN4 oil in the tranny side the trans shifts a lot easier..... with the Honda Tranny oil it was a little difficult at times to shift.... now with the GN4 in the tranny side you can just touch the shifter and it shifts..... im not worried about clutch slipage any way cause i hardly use it but on starts and at check points... or if there is a tight turn and i have to rev the engine up to break the rear loose.....
 

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Originally posted by TRX450rlude@Jul 13 2004, 10:55 PM
thats the stuff I use....You will see some people using motor oi in both sides. thats not bad,  but here is the issue... Transmission oil has different properties than motor oil ...thats part of the reason why Honda designed it this way...to keep clutch particles out of your piston, and to allow you to use tranny oil in the crankcase. Now why would someone use motor oil in their tranny I have no idea. It wont hurt it, but motor oil does not have the same properties that the tranny oil has...thats why there is tranny oil to begin with....so im not going to argue with anyone about this, but just use common since...there is tranny oil for a reason....it is way better on your clutch and tranny then motor oil. Plus you clutch wont want to slip as bad with tranny oil as it would with motor oil...becasue of the different properties.....think about it.
Properties?... :huh:
Do you mean like Boardwalk and Parkplace :D :lol: j/k
 

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Originally posted by Outlwd+Jul 14 2004, 11:25 PM-->
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@Jul 13 2004, 10:55 PM
thats the stuff I use....You will see some people using motor oi in both sides. thats not bad,  but here is the issue... Transmission oil has different properties than motor oil ...thats part of the reason why Honda designed it this way...to keep clutch particles out of your piston, and to allow you to use tranny oil in the crankcase. Now why would someone use motor oil in their tranny I have no idea. It wont hurt it, but motor oil does not have the same properties that the tranny oil has...thats why there is tranny oil to begin with....so im not going to argue with anyone about this, but just use common since...there is tranny oil for a reason....it is way better on your clutch and tranny then motor oil. Plus you clutch wont want to slip as bad with tranny oil as it would with motor oil...becasue of the different properties.....think about it.
Properties?... :huh:
Do you mean like Boardwalk and Parkplace :D :lol: j/k [/b]
they are the two that make the color red....
 

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Well Lude, based on what you are saying, I'm going to switch to a trans oil the next time I change it. I'll see if it makes a difference in shifting on my machine. Thanks for the insight.
 

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Originally posted by Rico'450R@Jul 16 2004, 02:19 PM
I used the same oil for my tranny that I do for my engine. Vavaline 10-40 for ATV use! :D
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Originally posted by Rico'450R@Jul 16 2004, 06:38 PM
What's up Lude. You think that's kinda of wierd. The manual says you can use the same oil!
well its none of my business what you use, My problem with that is not that you use it for the tranny, its that you use Valvoline....I personally dont like valvoline.... but thats just my opinion....I know around here its about the cheapest name brand oil you can buy.....Do they make oil stricly for ATV use?......cause you shouldnt be using auto oil in your atv...specially on the tranny side....
 

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Originally posted by TRX450rlude+Jul 16 2004, 05:45 PM-->
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@Jul 16 2004, 06:38 PM
What's up Lude. You think that's kinda of wierd. The manual says you can use the same oil!
well its none of my business what you use, My problem with that is not that you use it for the tranny, its that you use Valvoline....I personally dont like valvoline.... but thats just my opinion....I know around here its about the cheapest name brand oil you can buy.....Do they make oil stricly for ATV use?......cause you shouldnt be using auto oil in your atv...specially on the tranny side.... [/b]
what proof do u have of this?
 

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Originally posted by Jumbo747+Jul 16 2004, 07:23 PM-->
Originally posted by [email protected] 16 2004, 05:45 PM
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@Jul 16 2004, 06:38 PM
What's up Lude. You think that's kinda of wierd. The manual says you can use the same oil!

well its none of my business what you use, My problem with that is not that you use it for the tranny, its that you use Valvoline....I personally dont like valvoline.... but thats just my opinion....I know around here its about the cheapest name brand oil you can buy.....Do they make oil stricly for ATV use?......cause you shouldnt be using auto oil in your atv...specially on the tranny side....
what proof do u have of this? [/b]
I said it was just my opinion, no proof. Actually after I posted that I did a google search on that oil and I did not realize Valvoline actually made a oil just for ATV's. It looks like the put quite a bit of R&D in it too. ...I kind of judge things by what they cost because im a electronics person, and in electronics you get what you pay for...If you pay more for it, 9 times out of 10 its better then the cheaper ones. Valvoline is just a cheaper oil around here, and I was just raised with everyone telling me that valvoline sucks....thats the only reason. I have no documented proof that Vavoline is bad.....I do know there are way worse out there. But I like to use the best I can, and Vavoline is simply not it. Im judging this on thier car oil....I have never heard anything good, or bad about thier atv oil.
 

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Originally posted by Jumbo747@Jul 16 2004, 08:38 PM
i use car oil in my engine side but not the tranny side
the only reason your not supposed to use car oil is because it will make the clutch slip....but in your case there is no clutch. The only other thing I would be concerned about is atv oil is a high performance oil for high RPM engines....the oil dont break down as easy. .....I dont think it would ever cause you a problem though. as long as you change your oil often.

In my opinon it really doesnt matter what kind of oil you use if you change your oil alot.....but I still like the expensive stuff I guess.
 
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