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A few oil questions

What's the best way to check the oil in the Revolt? The way the book says doesn't seem to accurate to me. How much oil you guys running in your machines?

I was thinking of adding a fan to the oil cooler. Which way should the air flow through the cooler and should it run all the time or tie into rad fan? Also should it be mounted inside or outside cooler? Are you guys running a shroud? Where should I look to get the parts?

What you guys running? Thanks, Ken
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What's the best way to check the oil in the Revolt? The way the book says doesn't seem to accurate to me. How much oil you guys running in your machines?

I was thinking of adding a fan to the oil cooler. Which way should the air flow through the cooler and should it run all the time or tie into rad fan? Also should it be mounted inside or outside cooler? Are you guys running a shroud? Where should I look to get the parts?

What you guys running? Thanks, Ken
Ken, the manual is correct. I run mine till the engine is hot before checking. If its already hot run it for a minute or so, then shut it off and check the oil level right away. Stick the dip stick in all the way but not screwed in. The level should be to the full mark. It usually takes 3 to 4 quarts to fill when changing the oil. You need to have the vent line disconnected from the air intake plenum and hooked to a external vent tank to run this much oil. If you still have the vent line hooked to the air intake plenum you will only be able to run 2 1/2 quarts of oil. The oil will blow into the air plenum and contaminate the map sensor otherwise. Mount a 7" fan on the outside of the oil cooler. Suck the hot air out of the engine compartment. Wire it with a oil temp sender and relay kit so it runs when needed. Siliconeintakes sells them. You don't need a shroud for the oil cooler.
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Thanks, Pilot
Just seems like it would be simpler if it could be checked cold before running more accurately. Nothing is ever easy though. Thanks again, Ken
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Just seems like it would be simpler if it could be checked cold before running more accurately. Nothing is ever easy though. Thanks again, Ken
You can check it cold if you want but you have to run the engine first to pump the oil through the system. Its a dry sump system. When oil is hot it expands so it will read a little higher on the dipstick. So do what you want as long as you start the engine and let it run first before shutting it off and checking it. Seems pretty simple and easy to me.
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What's the best way to check the oil in the Revolt? The way the book says doesn't seem to accurate to me. How much oil you guys running in your machines?

I was thinking of adding a fan to the oil cooler. Which way should the air flow through the cooler and should it run all the time or tie into rad fan? Also should it be mounted inside or outside cooler? Are you guys running a shroud? Where should I look to get the parts?

What you guys running? Thanks, Ken
Ken, the manual is correct. I run mine till the engine is hot before checking. If its already hot run it for a minute or so, then shut it off and check the oil level right away. Stick the dip stick in all the way but not screwed in. The level should be to the full mark. It usually takes 3 to 4 quarts to fill when changing the oil. You need to have the vent line disconnected from the air intake plenum and hooked to a external vent tank to run this much oil. If you still have the vent line hooked to the air intake plenum you will only be able to run 2 1/2 quarts of oil. The oil will blow into the air plenum and contaminate the map sensor otherwise. Mount a 7" fan on the outside of the oil cooler. Suck the hot air out of the engine compartment. Wire it with a oil temp sender and relay kit so it runs when needed. Siliconeintakes sells them. You don't need a shroud for the oil cooler.
Got my fan the other day. Just wondering what temperature switch I should get 160, 180 etc degree. Thanks, Ken
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What's the best way to check the oil in the Revolt? The way the book says doesn't seem to accurate to me. How much oil you guys running in your machines?

I was thinking of adding a fan to the oil cooler. Which way should the air flow through the cooler and should it run all the time or tie into rad fan? Also should it be mounted inside or outside cooler? Are you guys running a shroud? Where should I look to get the parts?

What you guys running? Thanks, Ken
Ken, the manual is correct. I run mine till the engine is hot before checking. If its already hot run it for a minute or so, then shut it off and check the oil level right away. Stick the dip stick in all the way but not screwed in. The level should be to the full mark. It usually takes 3 to 4 quarts to fill when changing the oil. You need to have the vent line disconnected from the air intake plenum and hooked to a external vent tank to run this much oil. If you still have the vent line hooked to the air intake plenum you will only be able to run 2 1/2 quarts of oil. The oil will blow into the air plenum and contaminate the map sensor otherwise. Mount a 7" fan on the outside of the oil cooler. Suck the hot air out of the engine compartment. Wire it with a oil temp sender and relay kit so it runs when needed. Siliconeintakes sells them. You don't need a shroud for the oil cooler.
Got my fan the other day. Just wondering what temperature switch I should get 160, 180 etc degree. Thanks, Ken
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Re: A few oil questions

You should have the oil hotter than the water. I run a 180 sensor for the oil because my ECU turns on the radiator fan at 150. Your ECU turns on the radiator fan at 180 so a 200 to 220 should work for your oil. But its up to you if you want it to come on at 180 its ok. It doesn't really matter except the oil fan will be on all the time pretty much.
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Update fan is installed and working great. I built a shroud with rubber gasket to seal shroud to cooler just for the fun of it. I think it came out pretty nice. Later, Ken
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