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Old 09-28-2011, 01:15 PM
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Full predator rebuild

Hi guys I have an 04 predator and it started burning oil and ended up getting run too low on oil. I found this out because I sent it to a private machanic and he checked with a scope camera in the bottom end and says the crank is ruined and not work rebuilding and that I should just find a new motor. Well I cannot find one anywhere. Has this ever happened to anyone and they just rebuilt the bottom end and things have been fine?
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:21 PM
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most places will charge $1500-2500 to redo your motor

you can get used ones off ebay for 1200-1500 all day long.
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:25 AM
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my probly with that is im in canada and the only thing i can find is in the states
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Old 09-29-2011, 11:08 AM
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my probly with that is im in canada and the only thing i can find is in the states

lots of them will shipp to Canada. UPS should cost $175.00 to shipp a motor to you .
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Old 09-29-2011, 03:45 PM
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that is great news too me! sorry im only young and i dont really no very much about that kind of stuff!
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Old 09-29-2011, 05:40 PM
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that is great news too me! sorry im only young and i dont really no very much about that kind of stuff!
your young and have a Pred 500... Dam i wish i had one when i was a kid!!!

And if you keep looking you should find one in Canada. i seen them b4. (mine may be up there in the spring)

also there will be broker and Customs fees on the motor *if you buy from USA *(say you pay $1500.00 for a motor, you will pay ups $180.00 MORE in Taxes

Then after all that. hard to say how long it will last. i say bring it to your local polaris dealer and see how much they will charge you to redo your old motor.
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Old 09-29-2011, 06:43 PM
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haha im 15, work on the farm to pay for the pred!

thanks for all the info I will see what I can do!!
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Old 10-01-2011, 12:31 AM
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get a service manual and build it yourself. its not that hard if you take your time.
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:05 PM
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One of my buddies knows his way around motor pretty good so hes going to give me a hand! how long does it take to switch a crank for someone who knows what their doing? lol

ps motors already out of bike!
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:11 PM
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check your valve clearances before you pull it apart. and write them down that way you can adjust them before you put cams back in. make sure you know how to set the timing on this motor or it will be junk before its running. 1 tooth will = bent valves. i would guess if you have all the parts there and ready to go you should be able to do it in about 8-10 hours tare down and back up and ready to go in the bike.
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