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dbmachine2010-08-11 04:35:56 +0000 #1
I have a new 09 Brute and man oh man does it get hot on the left leg. The fans also cycles on and off alot. I had 08 Teryx before this bike and it would also get hot but the fan didnt seem to cycle as much as the brute does. After looking around on the web HL sells a oil cooler kit for 179$ plus shipping. Thats a bit too much coin for me to spend. After doing some research on this kit everything can be bought from Summitracing for less than 100$ shipped depending on which size oil cooler you get.

The adapter where the lines hook into the OIl filter location is called a sandwhich adapter. Its part number is Perma-Cool #189 about 24$

The oil cooler and the hose and fitting is Perma-Cool #1007 about 50$

The other oil cooler is the Perma-Cool #1008 is is 80$ but from the looks of the pic it is the same as the 1007 but it has more mounting hardware and the sides of the cooler has a black protective cover on each side.

THis mod would be a win win mod either weay you go. Increases oil capacity and should keep the engine running a little cooler in the summer months.

Just wanted to here some feedback on you guys that have done this mod or have the HL kit and its positive or negative effects.


nmkawierider2010-08-11 04:46:05 +0000 #2
I run a Perma-Cool Oil cooler on my 06, and it is by far the best thing I have ever done for my Brute.. hands down. Took almost 50 degrees off my oil tempature, fan hardly runs anymore, seals stopped failing...like you said ..win win. The Brutes should have had one from the factory.
88rxn/a2010-08-11 04:54:11 +0000 #3
i have one. just waiting to change the oil and put it on.
drtj2010-08-11 05:36:06 +0000 #4
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Originally Posted by 88rxn/a

i have one. just waiting to change the oil and put it on.

Be sure to do a how to or a video!!
blue beast2010-08-11 05:33:55 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by nmkawierider

I run a Perma-Cool Oil cooler on my 06, and it is by far the best thing I have ever done for my Brute.. hands down. Took almost 50 degrees off my oil tempature, fan hardly runs anymore, seals stopped failing...like you said ..win win. The Brutes should have had one from the factory.

where did u mount the oilcooler.
nmkawierider2010-08-11 06:47:47 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by blue beast

where did u mount the oilcooler.

Here is a shot before replacing the plastics. When I first put it on I built a guard, but it restricted the airflow too much so its now off.

Oil Cooler 012.jpg: www.mudinmyblood.net...id=2964&d=1270431906

And one all together. Kinda see it in this one but hard to see.

BJSS112 001.jpg: www.mudinmyblood.net...id=2965&d=1270431972
dbmachine2010-08-11 07:03:31 +0000 #7
The sandwich adapter..did you guys have to grind it down for clearance or does it fit without modification needed?

ALso the threaded sleeve that mounts to the oem filter location, when you go to tighten and loosen the oil filter what keeps the sleeve from turning?
nmkawierider2010-08-11 07:50:43 +0000 #8
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Originally Posted by dbmachine

The sandwich adapter..did you guys have to grind it down for clearance or does it fit without modification needed?

ALso the threaded sleeve that mounts to the oem filter location, when you go to tighten and loosen the oil filter what keeps the sleeve from turning?

No mods needed. The sleeve just goes through and tightens down on the original mount. It stays.
Medic_Up2010-08-11 08:24:41 +0000 #9
@nmkawierider: the sandwich plate (part 189) is that what you have? Also what cooler are you running if you don't mind?
chubbs342010-08-11 08:31:57 +0000 #10
do you run the same filter with this? and does this present the same problem as the radiator getting caked with mud when mounted lower on the bike
nmkawierider2010-08-11 05:51:56 +0000 #11
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Originally Posted by Medic_Up

@nmkawierider: the sandwich plate (part 189) is that what you have? Also what cooler are you running if you don't mind?

I have a write-up and a link to the ebay site where I got the adaptor and I am running the Perma-Cool 5/8" two-pass oil cooler. I think there is a copy of that writeup in the Kawasaki How Tos. If not send me a PM and I will send you a link...it's on another ATV site.

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