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I have had only one oil change done to my 04 recon since it was bought. The dealer wants like 300+ for the change and labor. Thats why it has had only one done. So my question is how do I change the oil myself and what kind do I use. Any special tools needed I want to save money.:shrug: :confused:
 

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All I had to do to my 98' Recon was pull the plug and drain the oil, put the plug back in and fill it up. They are real simple. There is a filter, but Honda only recommends changing it like every 1,000 hrs or something crazy like that. Its only a screen filter I think. It is recommended to have a Honda dealer change that filter though. Go get you some Honda Four-Stroke oil and do it yourself.
 

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Were is the drain plug located. I was thinking about some royal purple oil or something that I will not have to worrie about it for a while.
 

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Directly underneath...there is a hole in the middle of the skid plate and the drain plug is right there.
 

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Thanks. The next nice weekend it will have the oil changed finally.
 

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I changed the oil on Saturday. I couldnt beleive how black it was. I put in some ATV oil from Autozone. I also pulled the plug and it needs to be replaced so I am going to get one tommrow.
 
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