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Recon Oil Change

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Old 01-28-2002, 05:01 PM
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Thanks ! I appreciate it. I was going to change the oil, but I wanted to know about how much it holds. I think it's around 1.6 to 2 qts.,but not sure. It looks like a well built machine. I got it for my son.
 
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Old 01-28-2002, 05:34 PM
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Yeah, they are really well built. They also have a good power to weight ratio for women and kids.
Heck, it runs and jumps pretty good with me on it at 180 pounds.
I don't think you will find many negative reviews of it.
 
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Old 01-28-2002, 06:17 PM
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It's 1.7 quarts.
 
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Old 01-28-2002, 07:59 PM
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Yeah, it's approx. 1.7 quarts.
BTW, what brand oil do you guys use?
I've had 2 dealerships tell me to use Hav. 10W40...
 
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Old 01-28-2002, 08:02 PM
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I run Castrol GTX 10w-30 in my DS. Very good oil and inexpensive. Castrol GTX 10w-40 is nice as well.
 
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Old 01-28-2002, 08:04 PM
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BTW, thanks for the info guys! I plan on running Castrol GTX 10w-30 in the Recon too.
 
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Old 01-28-2002, 08:06 PM
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Take care & enjoy that Recon!
 
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Old 01-28-2002, 09:20 PM
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Butt,
Watch out for the jumping the Recon. I bent the axle on my wifes 01 and it cost me $275 to put replace. I weigh 180# as well and wasn't jumping to high or to often. Just be aware. Other than that it is an excellent little machine. If I were you I would stick what is recomended by manual for oil. I read a lot of posts where guys are using less expensive oils up to mobil 1. Just stick with the recomended oil. The manufacturer knows best.
 
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Old 01-28-2002, 10:37 PM
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hey but when you do chang the oil in your recon be sure to use your dipstik to tell you when it is full,but DO NOT screw it in just put it in until the thraeds touch.we have a recon and for a 250 they are tuff... Good LUCK!


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Old 01-28-2002, 11:12 PM
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I once used Castrol religously in my car and truck, then found out later it could be causing a valve-stick problem that developed in both of them. I was told that Castrol has a reputation for excessive varnish buildup. I switched to Valvoline soon thereafter and haven't seen the problem since. And that was three Toyotas and many years back.
 

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