Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Kingman, AZ 86409
I think Mike (MLH1962) is dead on. There were some issues with the oil pump gears on certain models/years. The bottom end on these motors are pretty durable (all roller bearing, and splash lubrication), not so much top end! My 700 calls for a minimum of 12-20 psi of oil pressure at 2,300 rpm. There are several sites that offer a free service manual download: K&T lawn equipment, Country Cat are two that come to mind. Near the oil filter boss there are two allen plugs, or oil cooler fittings if so equipped. They suggest putting a gage to check pressure on the upper one.
2009 700EFI XTX, , AC Winch, 2010 Dust Shield EPI Sport Utility Clutch Kit , Street Legal, Cage chopped 2 ", Aluminum Diamond Plate Trim, Relocated Factory Bladders with covers, 5 Pt. Harness installed, Bed Tiedown System, Scat Pro-Car Seats, Secondary Battery installed, Oil Pressure, Oil/CVT Temperature, Volt Meter & Water Temp Gauges installed with Dash Plate, Bighorns, ITP Black 212 Wheels. Tonneau cover. 750 Big Bore Kit, Web Cam, and Rocker Arms.
Either - Dick or RD