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thank you for your question hope this helps.
the manual says 3.9 quarts of 10w40
There are two drain holes. The one coming straight out of the bottom will get almost all of it.The one to the front of the engine will drain just a tiny bit of oil that gets dammed up in the crank case. Be sure and get the honda filter. There is nothing better. It is worth the extra money.
Preparation/supplies2 new crush washers available from HDLTorque wrench capable of 20ft/lbs to 22 ft/lbs17mm socketStrap wrench or oil filter socketFunnelDrain pan (whatever your choice is for draining oil into)New filter - I run the OEM ones3.9 qts of your favorite oil
as for the oil being low on the stick i would not worry to much about it there is still 1.5 quarts if it is not on the stick.but i would look carefully at the oil you drain out for mettle.