Tip & How-To about Honda CRF 230 F Motorcycles

How to Change Oil in Honda CRF230F

Changing your oil is an essential part of keeping your motorcycle running and running smooth and increasing longevity!

Step 1) Get all your tools ready
What you will need for this project (All tools/parts listed will have links down below)

-oil pan (to catch the old oil)

-rubber gloves (to protect/keep your hands clean)

-rags (to wipe any mess up)

-some kind of socket set preferably standard and on the larger side up to 15/16
(for removing the oil drain plug)

-an extension for your ratchet

-torque wrench (to properly tighten the oil drain plug)

-funnel (to help when adding oil to your bike go a little smoother)

Step 2) Drain the old oil
-find the oil drain plug on the crf230f it is on the left side and underneath the shifter

-loosen the oil drain plug with a 15/16 socket partnered with an extension until you can start to unscrew by hand (this is where the gloves come in handy!)

-go to the other side of the bike and loosen the oil check/fill plug

-now completely remove the oil drain plug, spring, and metal filter wait in till the oil is completely done draining move the bike around a little side to side to get all the remaining oil out

Step 3) Put it back together
-put the oil drain plug back in as it came out oil drain plug,spring, and then metal filter
-tighten the oil drain plug to around 15-foot pounds of torque

Step 4) Add Oil to Your Bike

-Honda recommends there GN4 10w-40 motor oil to be used in your CRF230f

-Use a funnel that is placed into the oil check/fill plug hole and then put a little over a quart in through the funnel

Step 5) Check your oil level

-Stand the bike straight up and check your oil level by sticking the dip stick in but do not screw it in

-if it is at the proper level then let the bike run for 5 mins then check the oil level again

-if the oil is at the proper level you are ready to hit the trails!

For a full service, you will need to replace your oil filter,air filter, and a few other things. For that check back to my fix ya page in a few weeks! Thanks for reading, good luck with your oil change and hope I helped you out!

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I need to know the fuel mix rato

the ratio is suppose to be 40:1. for McCulloch brand
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[1 gallon of premium fuel to 3.2 ounces of quality 2-cycle oil]

Now that is for air pollution reasons more than longevity. It also helps the engine start easier in cold weather with a higher gas ratio.

It is easier and increases the longevity of the motor if you run it closer to 25:1. But if it is cold out the engine might be difficult to get started with that ratio. After it warms up it is no problem. More oil in the mix gives better lubrication {since there is no oil pan on a 2 cycle engine and the oil in the fuel is the only lubrication it gets)

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How Miles Should the oil be Changed? I been Hearing 3000 to 7 500 miles. Thanks for your Help

various manufacturers give various recommendations, anything upto 12 - 15,000 miles but a change every 5-6,000 miles will greatly contribute to engine longevity and smooth running. Less than this interval is unnecessary, there should not be sufficient deterioration of oil to warrant changing it. This is in reference to an average engine in everyday conditions.
I have a 2.2 Honda with 185000 miles on the odometer and it has had regular oil and filter changes around 6000 miles and it pulls very well still.
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1. Change Engine Oil
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None of these services are ABSOLUTELY required, but are essential in keeping your car running to the best of it's ability.

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