Step 1: Start the engine and let it run for a few minutes to warm up and thin the oil a little bit, making it easier to drain.
Step 2: Remove the oil fill cap or dipstick to allow the crankcase to breathe while the oil is being drained.
3. Locate the drain bolt, which is on the motorcycle’s underbelly. The oil can then be drained by getting a drain pan ready and removing the bolt with a 17mm wrench.
NOTE: Pay attention to the crush washer on the drain bolt. You must replace it if it is missing or broken. If you can’t locate the drain bolt (#21), see our diagram of the Honda Shadow crankcase parts.
Step 4: After the oil has been drained, replace the drain bolt and its crush washer. To tighten the drain bolt to 22 foot-pounds, use a torque wrench.
5. Using a 65mm oil filter wrench, remove the oil filter. Near the back tire is where you’ll find the Shadow 750 oil filter.
6.To make it simpler to remove the filter in the future, smear some oil over the seal at the top of the O-ring.
Step 7: Replace the old oil filter and tighten the new one to 19 foot-pounds of torque.
8. Add more oil to the engine. It need 2.6 quarts of 10W-30 oil for the Honda Shadow.
Step 9.After getting the oil level near, replace the fill cap/dipstick and start the engine for a few seconds to circulate the fresh oil.
10. Remove the fill cap/dipstick, clean it, and place the dipstick on the crankcase to determine the oil level. If more oil is needed, top it off, and you’re done.
For all Honda motorcycles, the procedure for changing the motor oil is the same or very similar. To understand how to change the oil in a different model of Honda motorbike, though, check out the video below for a Rebel 250.
What distinguishes 10W-40 oil from 1030 oil?
Multigrade oils, such as 10W-40 and 10W-30, combine the characteristics of two different classes of oil. They are sometimes referred to as “multi weight oils.”
Low Temperature Viscosity
The oil’s viscosity at a low temperature is indicated by the first number. Anything below 0oC is often regarded as low temperature (32oF).
A “10W rating” (thus the “W” affixed to it) is an SAE grade for winter use for both 10W-30 and 10W-40 oils. At lower temperatures, these oils behave similarly to an SAE 10W single grade oil.
When starting a car while the engine is still cold and needs quick lubrication, this value is especially crucial. The oil is thinner and more viscous the lower the number.
High Temperature Viscosity
The viscosity of the oil at 100 oC is indicated by the second digit (after the “W”) (212oF). This is frequently taken to be the operating temperature of the engine.
More viscous or thicker the oil is at higher temperatures, the higher the number.
Accordingly, 10W30 engine oil has the viscosity of an SAE 30 single grade oil at 100 oC, whereas 10W40 oil has the viscosity of an SAE 40 oil.
Because 10W40 oil has a higher viscosity than 10W30, it retains more thickness as the temperature increases.
In that situation, 10W-40 motor oil would theoretically offer superior defense against contact between engine wear and higher temperatures.
Next, let’s compare the performance and application of these multi-viscosity oils.
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Step 2: Take out the 17mm drain bolt and crush washer from the engine’s lower left side and let the oil to completely drain.
Step 3: Replace the drain bolt with a fresh crush washer and torque it to 6.5 foot-pounds.
Step 4: Remove the four 6mm Allen bolts and three snap rivets from the left side fairing to gain access to the oil filter.
Step 5: Using an oil filter wrench, remove the oil filter from the lower front of the engine.
Step 6: Install the new oil filter and torque it to 13.5 foot-pounds after applying a thin layer of engine oil to the rubber O-ring.
Step 7: Use brake or contact cleaner to remove any oil that accidentally dripped down the exhaust pipe to avoid it burning or smoking when you start the motorcycle again. the left side fairing must be reinstalled.
Step 8: Remove the oil fill cap from the right side of the crankcase cover, add 2.6 quarts of 10W-40 motorcycle oil to the engine, and then replace the oil fill cap.
9. After starting the engine, let it idle for a short while to allow the fresh oil to circulate throughout the engine.
Check the oil level using the oil sight glass on the right side of the engine after turning the engine off and giving it a moment to cool.
NOTICE: The oil level should be situated between the window’s middle and upper portion. If more oil is needed, top it off.
On all versions of Suzuki motorcycles, the procedure for changing the oil is essentially the same. Watch the video below to learn how to change the oil in a Suzuki TU250X if you want to discover how to perform an oil change on a different Suzuki model.
What occurs if I use 10W40 as opposed to 10W30?
Although the temperature outside doesn’t contribute to the heat your engine produces while running, it does affect oil viscosity. This is why choosing the right oil for your area is crucial. A 10W-30 motor oil would perform better in colder climates than a 10W-40, and a 10W-40 would be better at reducing engine wear and tear in warmer climates.
Can I put 10W40 in my motorcycle instead of 10W30?
Yes, to answer briefly. You can use either oil without any risk because they are both designed to operate equally well. Viscosity and base oil are two aspects of the two oils that differ from one another.
Viscosity describes how fluids move via pipes. A fluid is more difficult to move via a pipe or an engine the greater the viscosity value. The viscosity of an oil is inversely proportional to its thickness; in general, thicker liquids have lower viscosities than thinner liquids.
The heat index value indicates how effectively these oils flow at operational temperatures and during hot weather. The ability of a particular type of FZPNP or API Certified engine oil to keep your car’s components from being harmed by excessive pressure and high-temperature variations will depend on how highly rated it is.
The thickness at operating temperatures of the oils is the only distinction between 10W30 and 10W40. Since both formulations have a viscosity of “10 when reacting with air or other gases, they will both flow equally effectively at cold starts (surplus).
Use 10w30 oil to hasten the warming up of your engine. As it chills down with a lot less energy than standard oils do on hot summer days while they’re overheating, this will lessen the high temperatures and drag caused by cold weather.
This winter, replace your vehicle’s old high-performance fluids with new ones that are made specifically for these seasons to ensure that it runs smoothly.
You’ll immediately notice a difference in the acceleration time, allowing us to return to our cars without incident after spending the entire day outside. Whether something happened while I was simply going down the street or whether I had been traveling too far from home.
Summer is not the appropriate season to use 10w40 oil if you wish to prevent metal-on-metal contact between moving parts. It’s vital to keep our cars cool with a yearly tune-up as in hot temps even light greases might start melting and running out of control.
It’s a good idea to start with the proper fluids when you’re prepared for some winter driving.
Unless we have snowy circumstances, 10w30 is perfectly suitable for the summer and will help keep everything running smoothly throughout the entire season (which would be bad news).
The base oil lubricates moving parts in your car’s engine and makes an oil useful for lubricating them. Petroleum distillates are included in 10W30 while synthetic base oils including polyalphaolefin (PAO) and synthetic mineral oils are present in 10W40 (SMO). Although the physical characteristics of these two oils differ, they both have comparable chemical bases and behave similarly in your engine.
Are older engines better off with thicker oil?
A: I have a 350-powered 1994 GMC 3/4-ton van. The low warning indicator has been on at idle for the past year and the oil pressure has been low, just over the red. The pressure increases as I accelerate up. I perform an oil change every 4,000 miles.
Although the handbook asks for 5W-30, I switched the oil at the last oil change to 10W-40, and it seems to have improved the oil pressure. Is it okay to keep using 10W-40 oil? The van has been driven 145,000 kilometers.
A: Yes. This is a doable way to increase oil pressure in a high-mileage, older engine. Additionally, the somewhat thicker oil layer produced by the larger base weight oil (10W) can aid in defending damaged engine bearings. The thicker oil should provide you many more miles of service from your car as long as you’re not experiencing any major mechanical issues or knocking from the engine.
I’ve even used 15W-40 and 20W-50 oils to enhance oil pressure and lengthen the life of older, high-mileage automobiles I’ve bought and driven over the years.