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rangertom

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  1. rangertom

    oil draining problem

    All better...Thanks to all...No chips in the screen either...only bugger is with the skid plate (Tonn's) I figured I'd not have to remove it to drain the oil...which I don't, if I don't mind the mess...
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    oil draining problem

    Mine too...
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    oil draining problem

    Thanks Bill! I just didn't think the frame plug was something I needed to do everytime. I'll definately do it in the future...do you just remove the plug, or the one with the screen on it too?
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    oil draining problem

    I made a mess last night... I decided to change my oil, so dropped the drain plug (w/Tonn's racing Skid plate installed...lesson learned), pulled the oil filter while the case was draining, replaced w/ new one, replaced the plug, buttoned it all up, and started pouring in the new oil. The first quart went in no problem, but the second quart didn't. I got about the first 1/4 of the quart down the neck and then the funnel started backing up. SHIZZZ!!! So, I stop...thinking maybe there's an air bubble in the frame...after a minute w/no change in the level in the funnel, I say screw-it, and lift the funnel to see what's going on... After some thought, I can only assume the oil from the frame didn't drain out through the case. Sound about right? So, providing I'm right, I suppose I better pull the two plugs at the bottom of the frame resevoir, to properly drain the entire thing. I've a feeling, since this hasn't ever happened before, that for some odd reason the filter at the bottom of the frame is nearly plugged. Now I did clean this thing 2 oil changes ago, and normally change my oil every 1000 miles, but this time has been 1500 miles... I use Royal Purple full Synthetic and change my filter every time... Any advice on what I should also check while I'm at it would also be helpful and appreciated.
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    Cam Chain question...

    Obviously, I mis-read your post. I was thinking it took you 2.5 hrs instead of 10! Now that I understand, and am at home, and have had a chance to look at my manual, I find there is next to NOTHING about removal and replacement of the cam chain. Go figure! If I'm missing something, someone please pipe up and tell me where to find it! Page #'s would help tremendously. I've got the service manual for the KLX400R (which i'm sure is a basic carbon copy of the DRZ400E manual). Thanks again.
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    Cam Chain question...

    They just said plus parts...didn't get into any details...probably didn't think I'd understand any details... I'm kinda locked into this shop...cuz the next closest one is 80 miles away...and if I've got time take it there, I've got time to do it myself...which I might end up doing anyway...since I haven't had a bad experience yet...doing my own wrenching. Is there any special tools NEEDED??? like primary puller...and more?
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    Cam Chain question...

    that's funny...i thought i might have smelled foul...but figured that's what the shop labor manual might have stipulated... This is also the same mechanic who spent more than 8 hours installing my winch and brushguard on my polaris sportsman 700
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    Cam Chain question...

    Spud, Had you done it before when you did it in half the time? And, did you only need that right side gasket? Thanks!
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    Cam Chain question...

    Due to my busy work and home life, as of late, I was entertaining the thought of having the local Suzuki dealer install my new cam chain. Here's the question: Does 5 hours of labor sound right for this job? I haven't had them do it yet, still weighing the option, as to whether if makes sense for me to do it instead. How much time should it take the shop, if this # is indeed outrageous? THANKS!!!
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    I think I need a cam Chain....what do I need?

    I'm up over 6000 now...
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    Cam Chain Sliders...? for Burned...

    Thanks Gentlemen!
  12. Burned, It was suggested by 10Guy I email you...but figured others might want to know the answer to this question as well. Background: 03KLX400R- 5600 mi. -replacing cam chain, and ACCT w/MCCT from BiTech Question: Have the sliders wearing been a problem in the past? I'm wondering if they ought to be replaced with the Cam Chain. Thanks, Tom
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    I think I need a cam Chain....what do I need?

    One more quick question on this subject...Why has nothing been mentioned about the plastic sliders which are between the tensioner and the cam chain? Do they not wear enough to worry about when changing them when changing the cam chain? I'm only asking so I don't get my engine tore down to replace the chain, only to find I should have ordered the sliders too. Thanks to all you experienced folks out there...
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    I think I need a cam Chain....what do I need?

    Bronco would answer this one...10Guy also...I've yet to do it the first time, but I'm relatively certain the shop manual will tell all...I haven't looked yet. I ordered my chain yesterday from the dealership...$43 bucks...didn't bother looking around...but wish I'd called the TT store first. oh well!
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    I think I need a cam Chain....what do I need?

    5500 total. You?
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