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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-09-2016, 07:40 AM Thread Starter
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I was putting in food plots this weekend (about 5 acres) and pulling a 800lb 6blade firminator. Which they recommend anything over a 500 to pull it. I have a prowler 650 and it kept overheating. I cleaned all the debris off the radiator and it seemed to help a little but it would still overheat.

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Would the external oil cooler help?

Where does it install to?

When I look into them they say for prowlers without oil cooler.
How do I know if I have one already?

Any other suggestions?
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Welcome to the site, a couple ways to see if you already have the oil cooler is to check below the oil filer to see if you have 2 lines coming out there or look for the cooler mounted behind the radiator. If you need a service manual you can download a free one here: Technical Information - Prowler - Prowler Service Manuals 2006-2014 models
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I can push up my water temps by using high gear in extreme situations, low gear helps greatly! You didn't mention what gear you were in, so just saying! Oil temp is something I watch more than water temp! I run full synthetic oils in mine, normal temp is about 200F even, I've had it up to 260F when really beating on it! Synthetics take a lot more temperature before breaking down, 275F would be about the max I'd like to see! I run 20/50 in the summer! Oil cooler is a plus to have, I can fan mine and actually watch the oil temp drop!

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Thank you for the responses. I was using high gear but quickly switched to low gear. Won't the oil cooler help the radiator cool the engine. All I am trying to is keep the old girl from over heating. Lastly the high temp warning would only come on after shutting the engine off then when I went to restart it, it would give me the warning. Shouldn't it be warning me while I am using it?
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I did the same thing 2 years ago, pulled a drag at our farm. My 650 does NOT have an oil cooler. It should though. I have thought about putting one on. Probably should bite the bullet and do it. Anyway, I was in low the whole time, but was dragging a wicked hill side. I know I burnt the belt some. I could smell it. It would run about 60 mph before dragging, and topped out at about 50, after the drag. Since I put the 28's on it, its lucky to hit 45, now. Its gonna get a new belt and clutch kit as soon as RD moves to my town.
And that one way bearing is getting tossed away, too!

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Thank you for the responses. I was using high gear but quickly switched to low gear. Won't the oil cooler help the radiator cool the engine. All I am trying to is keep the old girl from over heating. Lastly the high temp warning would only come on after shutting the engine off then when I went to restart it, it would give me the warning. Shouldn't it be warning me while I am using it?
Water temp will climb after shutdown due to no water circulation, best bet is to let it idle for a few minutes before shutdown. Usually if they get that hot, they start puking coolant.
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I did the same thing 2 years ago, pulled a drag at our farm. My 650 does NOT have an oil cooler. It should though. I have thought about putting one on. Probably should bite the bullet and do it. Anyway, I was in low the whole time, but was dragging a wicked hill side. I know I burnt the belt some. I could smell it. It would run about 60 mph before dragging, and topped out at about 50, after the drag. Since I put the 28's on it, its lucky to hit 45, now. Its gonna get a new belt and clutch kit as soon as RD moves to my town.
And that one way bearing is getting tossed away, too!
Been thinking about moving! How bad are your winters?

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Probably not quite as bad as those Michigan winters you get. House 2 doors down available. Denise and Pat can do their thing while we Prowl around!

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Hmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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