Predator 212 oil for no shroud vertical cylinder

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  1. Tony01

    Tony01 Well-Known Member

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    How much oil should I put in with this engine mounted with the cylinder upright? And the manual recommends 10w-30 and straight 30 for the higher temps. I'm planning to run with no shrouds, so should I change to something else or go by the manual?
     
  2. MotoMagz

    MotoMagz Well-Known Member

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    24 ounces of oil for upright 212cc.
     
  3. Tony01

    Tony01 Well-Known Member

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    Ok so I put 24oz but man it is really gushing out the breather!! I had to make a tube for the stuff to come out under the bottom bracket. Is there some way to get it to circulate back into the block?
     
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    MotoMagz Well-Known Member

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    I use a catch can.hope that helps
     
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    sportscarpat Bonneville Bomber the Salt Flat record breaker

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    20 oz and a catch can.
     
  6. Tony01

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    Alright thanks guys!
     
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    #7 MotoMagz, Jul 27, 2016
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  8. Tony01

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    Woah. Nice engine mount man. Looks very solid.

    Well I put 20oz 10w-30 and 1oz zinc additive for the flat tappets. My motor is angled just a tiny bit back from vertical but that might change soon. Been running it all day and it's sweet with not so much coming out as with 24.
     

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    Hey what headlight is that?
     

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