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I was wondering if a guy could T off the oil line above the filter (banjo fitting that feeds top end of engine) and splice in an tiny transmission cooler for oil cooling? I have one laying around thats pretty tiny just like the one in the picture belot except mine just has regular barbed hose fittings on it.

 

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YEah I don't see why not most just cut the line from the jug to the head and hose it to the cooler, I'm eventually going to do this to my quad.
 

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Me too.I just gotta buy the stuff.I don't need to overheat at busco.lol
 

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I doubt you would need it on a 300 utility. I've owned a bunch of them and I've never had one to run the least bit hot, even when running it hard or pulling heavy loads.
 

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I got it pretty hot one time, granted I don't do that every day, but the oil temp light did come on. I suppose just adding the fan would help and be a hell of alot easier. But when you have stuff just laying around you start thinking..
 

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It shouldn't be very hard at all to use the oil cooler.
 

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yeah it wouldn't be HARD to hook up the oil cooler and actually having both would ensure it will NEVER get hot but I already have the fan, relay and switch but with the cooler I'd have to get spices and T's and what not and then I'd worry that it would leak or break and the top end would run dry. so I dunno.. guess it depends on how bored I get.
 

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most honda 300's rarely over heat..if they do..it could be that your either low on oil..or maybe a bad oil filter..you really have to dog a honda 300 to over heat it..you might also have a oil temp sensor fixing to go out..that will cause your oil temp light to come on...before you go cutting and adding a bunch of stuff..you might wanna check all that i mentioned..worth a shot before you go tearing it up ..lol
 

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Thanks for the input, I'm sure it wasn't low on oil and the filter was good because since the day I brought it home and drained the oil and found it milky I've changed the oil and filter religiously I'm sure probably way more than needed but I figure better to be safe than sorry. Pulling that drag harrow around is what set the light off and it was warm that day and that was really putting a load on it. I few times I could get out of SL and into "first" but mostly it stayed in LOW and it was pulling HARD. I also change the rear diff fluid about every other time I change the oil. However, there are a few times that I turn the key and the oil temp light DOES NOT come on for the test sequence but after it gets warmed up if you turn it off and back on the light will come on for a few seconds and then go back off like it should. So I would bet that I do have some sort of problem in that circut either a lose connection or bad sensor.
 

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prob your oil temp sensor..thier easy to replace :)...instead of draining your oil to replace it..just tilt your bike up on it's side...just enough to keep all the oil on the other side of the oil temp sensor..unplug it..screw it out..screw new one in..done !..oh..that will be $ 29.99 for the info !..j/k...lol.
 

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You definitely won't hurt anything making it run cooler.
 

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Aint that the truth.Just less abuse on the motor.
 

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Yeah, but if it runs cooler, your heater won't work as good. What?............ No heater..................next mod. LOL.
 

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Yeah, but if it runs cooler, your heater won't work as good. What?............ No heater..................next mod. LOL.
dang..nowwwwww i know why i get cold when i roll the power windows down !!!..no heater !..lmfao
 

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How's this for a Rail...LOL I bet you could keep the trails clear!!LOL
 

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Wow that looks fun.LMAO!!!
 

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Well Shadetree I think I have solved you heating Issues!!!

I used to have one of these tops on a 300 utility that I used to have, but it was a different brand and made more square, than round. They will definitely keep you warm, but mine had a frame that was made out of metal tubing and where the tubing went together, it would rattle and really irritate me. Also, when it was raining, if you met a car or something, you would have to stop in the middle of the road, because the lights would blind you through the plastic windshield.
 

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Well Shadetree I think I have solved you heating Issues!!!

lol trx2..that's pretty neat !..but..i won't be out in the cold enough to spend that kinda bucks.just to stay warm..lol..it's still pretty cool though..i've seen the square ones b4..i see they made them more rounded now..maybe they wont blow off as much from a strong head wind.
 
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