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    Default Engine Oil change for Honda Activa

    Precautions
    - Ensure that the engine is either warm or cold so that the exhaust will not burn the skin
    - Use working gloves to prevent skin from oil
    - Take necessary precautions when tightening & removing the drain bolt/plug & oil filler/dipstick. Uneven or improper threading leads to very expensive damages.
    - Dispose the old engine oil safely or return back the oil to scrap dealer or oil dealer

    Tools
    - 16mm socket & drive or spanner or adjustable wrench
    - Plastic tray to dispense existing engine oil
    - Measuring jar to measure new engine oil
    - Small funnel
    - Mechanic Plier, helps if the oil filler cap/dipstick is tight & cannot be opened with bare hands

    Procedure
    Step 1
    - Position the scooter in main stand/upright position & remove the engine oil drain bolt using a 16mm wrench/spanner
    - Let the oil drain completely & collect it in a tray to dispose off properly; tilt the scooter towards right to drain off the oil completely


    Step 2
    - Once the oil is drained completely, close the engine drain using the drain bolt & tighten it. Ensure that it is tigtened adequate so that the oil does not leak when filled.
    - Open the Oil filler/dipstick with hands or using pliers. Care should be taken not to break the top of the dipstick if using pliers.
    - Using a measuring jar, measure about 800 ml of good quality 4 stroke engine oil of 20W-40 grade & fill the engine oil in the crankcase using the funnel.
    Tip - During this process, it is convenient to park the scooter on side stand/slanting position rather than main stand/upright position.





    Step 3
    - Once the engine oil is filled, close the oil filler/dipstick & tighten adequately.
    - Start the engine & idle for 2-3 minutes
    - Stop the engine & ensure that the oil level is at upper level mark/max level




    Notes
    1. If the oil level is not at max level, wipe the oil filler/dipstick with a cloth, top up the engine oil to the upper level mark. Do not overfill.
    2. Now reinsert the wiped oil filler/dipstick without screwing it in
    3. Remove the oil filler/dipstick
    4. The oil level should be between the upper & lower marks/max level & min level on the dipstick
    Important - During this process, ensure that the scooter is in upright position or on main stand.
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    Aargee: Wonderful illustration with neat explanation of Oil change methods for Honda Activa.
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    I have been looking forward to this for a long time. Very detailed write-up. I will try it today.
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    I think it's the same procedure for Honda Dio as well. am i right?

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    Excellently written guide. This should be useful as I need to change the oil next week in my sis-in-law's scoot.

    Prajwal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anish71 View Post
    I think it's the same procedure for Honda Dio as well. am i right?
    Yes its the same procedure
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    Thank you aargee for the thread. Today morning i wanted to change the engine oil myself and could not find the engine oil drain out nut. Searched in google and this thread was found
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    The engine oil grade for new activa is the same ??? i.e 20W40 ?? and also is it advisable to shift to motul engine oil from Honda's oil
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    Default Excellent DIY

    Thanks Aargee
    A very useful DIY for Oil change. We really dont know what the service guys do, how much oil they put in and if they "really" change it.
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    I heard that there is a oil strainer screen near the drain bolt but I could'nt see one above. Can anyone tell (with pics if possible) where is this strainer screen exactly located?

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