Predator changes again

Renegade

Member
Opened up a new out of the box Predator #69730 today. Guess what we found, every single part was exactly the same as every 69730 before except the head assembly. This thing has a new head design with enormous ports, 27mm intake valve, 25mm exhaust valve and believe it or not automotive type spring retainers!! Also the valve stem is only 5mm (.196") instead of the normal 5.5mm. There are now 4 different versions of the 69730 engine that we have seen.
 
Opened up a new out of the box Predator #69730 today. Guess what we found, every single part was exactly the same as every 69730 before except the head assembly. This thing has a new head design with enormous ports, 27mm intake valve, 25mm exhaust valve and believe it or not automotive type spring retainers!! Also the valve stem is only 5mm (.196") instead of the normal 5.5mm. There are now 4 different versions of the 69730 engine that we have seen.

Are you serious??
 

W5R

New member
How do you tell which number predators you have, is the part number like Renegade listed above located somewhere on the box so we can tell which one we are getting before buying them?
 

Tuneman

New member
How do you tell which number predators you have, is the part number like Renegade listed above located somewhere on the box so we can tell which one we are getting before buying them?

Opened up a new out of the box Predator #69730 today......on the side of the box where the specs are is where you will find this number
 

Kart43

Member
As I have stated several times these engine manufacturers will have to change to meet the EPA standards or they will not be imported. Wait until someone posts "I bought a new " xxxxxx Clone" today and it won't rev past 3600RPM what's wrong. They will equip them with digital coils to control timing and RPM, you will see different mufflers, catalytic convertors, thicker castings, more nylon cam gears, changed carberators etc.
 

Renegade

Member
Could you see any difference on the outside of the box, or is it the same packaging????

Every marking, spec and picture is the same. Even the sticker on the blower cover is identical in every way. the only way to tell without removing the valve cover is the casting number on the head. this one says RTC-6.
 

sCREamnClones

New member
Every marking, spec and picture is the same. Even the sticker on the blower cover is identical in every way. the only way to tell without removing the valve cover is the casting number on the head. this one says RTC-6.

Wow....worms do come in different colors....and cans!
 
Every marking, spec and picture is the same. Even the sticker on the blower cover is identical in every way. the only way to tell without removing the valve cover is the casting number on the head. this one says RTC-6.

Are you going to dyno it? Tear it all the way down? You got me curious..LOL
 

JPR57

Premium User
We have 5.5mm "piloted" reamers available so the on the shelf stainless valves will work.
 

Renegade

Member
Think I figered it out.
 

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