Have noticed that when its below zero it needs warm up time. Remember that the motor and trans share the same oil and it is thicker than trans fluid.
I unloaded mine off the trailer today after a minute of running in 60F weather and still got the "hold shift" in first. I think Honda does this to protect the clutches...IE, they know that thick, cold oil can't apply the clutches fast enough to not have a big, flared shift.The local wrench carries older Honda HP4 gold which he has an 0-W. Thats what I was running in the foreman.
Having only had it 3 days I thought I would see if others had this issue, I did'nt plan on the first thing to do when I got it off the trailer was change the oil according to the temp, so it caught me off guard. -25 and nothing above 15 til mon, guess I need to wake up earlier. Thanks
He probaly meant not to run synthetic in it until it is broke in good.I haven't gotten to my first service yet. But, the mechanic I bought my plow system from said DO NOT run synthetic in the Pioneer.
Still learning here and I might be wrong, but seeing as how this is the same engine and tranny (other than gear ratio I believe) as the Rincon and that people have been running synthetic in those since they came out around 2003 I would think your mechanic is wrong on this after break-in.I haven't gotten to my first service yet. But, the mechanic I bought my plow system from said DO NOT run synthetic in the Pioneer.
It says you can use any oil that meets Honda's specs.So, does the owner's manual say you can use synthetic?
Of course it does, it also tells you that any modifications should be done by Honda, and wear your seat belt, and pull down cargo nets, and dont overload it. check tire pressure before every ride etc.etc..The owner's manual tells what kinds of oils you can and cannot run. Check it out.