How to Change Oil in a Honda ATVby Robert Good
Honda ATV engines are similar on every model and the process for changing the engine oil is the same for all models. Under the oil pan is a metal plug that you'll need to remove to drain the oil from the oil pan. When you fill the oil pan with oil, you'll need to remove a small screw on the side of the oil pan. Once you see oil start to come out of that hole you need to stop pouring oil into the oil pan.
Allow the engine to cool off before you start to change the oil. Slide an oil drain pan under the drain plug on the bottom of the engine.
Remove the oil drain plug using the ratchet set. Allow all of the engine oil to drain from the oil pan. Replace the drain plug in the oil pan.
Remove the small screw on the side of the oil pan using the Allen wrench. Remove the oil pan cap from the top of the oil pan.
Pour Honda ATV 4-stroke engine oil into the oil pan until you see the engine oil coming out of the small hole on the side of the oil pan.
Replace the small screw in the side of the oil pan. Run the engine to circulate the new engine oil.
- "Honda Rancher, Recon & TRX250EX ATV's (Owners Workshop Manual)"; Editors of Haynes Manuals; 2010
- "Four-Wheeler's Bible: 2nd Edition (Motorbooks Workshop)"; Jim Allen; 2009
Things You'll Need
- Oil drain pan
- Ratchet set
- Honda ATV Allen wrench
- Honda ATV engine oil
Living in Tucson, Ariz., Robert Good has been writing from 2003 on a wide variety of subjects ranging from sports, gardening and cooking to auto repair, home maintenance and travel. Good holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of the State of New York.