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PostSubject: Should I change the oil?   Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:15 am

Hi, all. I just bought a 2008 Swing with 53 miles on the odometer. The guy I bought it from bought it new in 2009 and had the fluids changed in 2011. The oil probably has about 25 miles on it. Do you recommend I change it?
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PostSubject: Re: Should I change the oil?   Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:19 am

No
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PostSubject: Re: Should I change the oil?   Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:32 am

That's what I thought. Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Should I change the oil?   Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:01 am

I replace the oil in all of my vehicles at 3K intervals. Well within the manufacturers' limits. Even my by standard you have 2975 miles left with that oil.

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PostSubject: Re: Should I change the oil?   Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:50 am

Yes, cheap, filter too? Very few people ride these things enough to wear them out----but I like piece of mind.
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PostSubject: Re: Should I change the oil?   Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:56 am

My only caveat would be that in most cases, on cages anyhow it is suggested to change at mileage limits OR at least once a year... Not sure this would apply to Silver Wings but food for thought...
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PostSubject: Re: Should I change the oil?   Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:10 am

I believe Honda says to replace the oil every 8K Miles or once a year, which ever occurs first. I wouldn't let it go 8K miles but I would change it since it's been over 1 year since last change.
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PostSubject: Re: Should I change the oil?   Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:58 am

Like throwing money into the wind!
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PostSubject: Re: Should I change the oil?   Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:55 am

Like RichG.every 8k miles 12800 kl . I use synthetic and change at 10k kl +.The oil looks clean but I ride 95% HWY.Use the wick long filter for better filtration.
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PostSubject: Re: Should I change the oil?   Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:49 am

tinman wrote:
Use the wick long filter for better filtration.

You should proofread your posts so they make sense.
How about substituting WIX for wick.
WIX makes a lot of long filters. How about a part number?
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PostSubject: Re: Should I change the oil?   Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:33 pm

Should change the air in the tires, its probably getting stale by now.
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PostSubject: Re: Should I change the oil?   Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:44 pm

WIX 51356 xtra long.
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PostSubject: Re: Should I change the oil?   Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:47 pm

tinman wrote:
WIX 51356 xtra long.

Thank you
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PostSubject: Re: Should I change the oil?   Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:54 pm

hotwings wrote:
Should change the air in the tires, its probably getting stale by now.

Yes, but be sure to catch the used air in a plastic bag to avoid inhaling any, then dispose of it at your local recycling centre.

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PostSubject: Re: Should I change the oil?   Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:55 pm

I'm not sure if it needs it but I would do it for my peace of mind. It is only 2.25 quarts and a new filter. And when you do decide to change the oil I would also change the Final Drive oil too. If you look at my pictorial you will see that you don't have to remove any tupperware/covers at all to do this.

Again, I would change the oil for peace of mind.
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PostSubject: Re: Should I change the oil?   Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:38 pm

If you decide to change the oil can you ship me the used oil and filter so i can use it on my next oil change? I think im gonna change it this year, if not next year for sure. Maybe i'll just check it this year!
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