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All I hear is Edelbrock Qwilsilver carb, whats up with that. It's a good carb but not that great. Has anyone put on a Mikuni Pumper carb yet, lets say 36mm or bigger. I think it will make this mach scream. And you can change the needle and main jet all at one time. It would make the lower end well (like hell to pay). I have this set-up on my KLX 300 and it makes it come alive. I would change out the carbs, but I'm still working on the Predator. On simple set-ups, oil and water temp ect. I do'nt want to make it any HOTTER till I get the OIL TEMP under control. If I drag race it for more than 300' the oil temp hits 220 real fast. Thats at only 80 deg outside. Heck it gets over a 110 here in the summer. It seems to me that the predator runs 40 degs or more (engine oil) than the water temp. Sorry for the long post.
Maybe some can help me. I'm looking for a oil cooler that is by 3 1/2" wide by 1 1/2" deep, no more, than 11" long with the oil tubes out of the both or one ends. Thanks Find me this oil cooler and will all be greater for it. Hose size 5/8"

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I want to put an oil temp guage on my machine (already has coolant temp), but I read somewhere on another forum that somebody put a larger oil reservoir on their 400EX or something and it helps keep the oil temps down since there's more oil to go around.

Maybe an oil cooler is in order too... why not... they sure make 'em small enough.

I'd love to put a better carb on these machines, that's for sure. But not only on my Predator, also on my Grizzly!

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cfm will have a larger aluminum oil reservoir out shortly, it will hold approx. 1 quart more than stock. Being aluminum, it will help get rid of the heat faster. Plus with the extra quart, the oil will remain in the tank longer, cooling it down even more. I was told it would be in the $175 range.
 

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Hey RobG,

Do you have a link or any info on an oil temp. gauge for the Predator. I too have a coolant gauge, but I'd be interested in an oil temp gauge too.
How would that be installed?
 

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Nobody makes one yet, though I'm going to email the J&T guy and ask him to consider adding one to his product line.

I'm not sure yet where to hook it up either... this is where having an oil temp guage in your product line could get complicated, because the way to hook one up could differ on every quad... whereas a coolant temp guage is pretty straightforward.

For example... on an oil/air-cooled motor, you just tap into the oil line the same way you tap into the coolant line for a coolant temp guage.

For an air-cooled motor, the only place I can think of would be to find the line from the motor back to the reservoir and tap into it. For our Predators, that might be the same way to do it.

For a machine that doesn't use the external oil reservoir, you'd have to find somewhere else to tap into (my Grizzly, for example)...

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I have a picture of one that I made up in my profile oil temp gauge. Cost around 10. bucks.
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I also wonder if CFM would be hip to the idea of an additional welded bung on the tank....even better yet, just install one in place of the drain-plug.
 

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Chilly? is the gauge now the dipstick, or is the original one still on.
 

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I drill out the original one with a hand dremel tool. Use a 1/8" drill bit then one the size of the cooking themometer. Can'nt remember the size. If you put the dipstick up to a 100w light bulb, you can see the drill bit going thur the dipstick. Used seal all to glue it in, then I sealed around the bottom of the themometer using my glue gun. You'll have to cut the dipstick down a little. I cut my off the low oil level. That way about 1" of the themometer is in the oil.
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