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  2. Isn't the valve lash adjustable on that model?
  3. For plowing, take that cable off and replace it with an old piece of seat belt. They sell plow straps, but the shoulder harness out of a junk car or pickup is just as strong and a lot cheaper.
  4. Since it doesn't have a fuse, check to see if there is 12V at the connector. If there is, your electric choke is probably shot. The symptoms are classic for an automatic choke that is not opening properly.
  5. Is your Electric choke getting power (fuse) and operating correctly?
  6. Read a forum thread on arctichat.com from a guy running 29.5" tires on a 400 and he liked this clutch kit. EBC Brakes - Clutch kits DRC120 DESCRIPTION: Complete DRC Series FITMENT: •Arctic Cat ◦400, 2003-2004 - 2x4 ◦400, 2003-2008 - 4x4 EBC Brakes EBC COMPLETE CLUTCH KITS from ATVUnlimited Brakes Atv&pos=3 EBC DRC Series Complete Clutch Kit - BikeBandit.com [ame=http://www.amazon.com/EBC-DRC-Series-Clutch-DRC120/dp/B000GVA5WQ]Amazon.com: EBC DRC Series Clutch Kit DRC120: [email protected]@[email protected]@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/[email protected]@[email protected]@518QMEZzSkL[/ame] EBC DRC Series Clutch Kit DRC120 Suzuki | eBay Almost forgot, you'll need the CT 006 tool or an equivalent. [ame=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0041CDTXI/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_2?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B00A43TO5K&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=13F78Q625XPR8W1K0E37]Amazon.com: EBC Clutch Removal Tool CT006: [email protected]@[email protected]@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/[email protected]@[email protected]@31egsPa-2-L[/ame] http://www.ebay.com/itm/EBC-CT-Clutch-Tool-Arctic-Cat-400-2x4-4x4-2003-2004-/390527912457?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr&hash=item5aed470a09
  7. That sub-transmission/differential shifter is normally a PITA. Some guys says it is like night and day, regarding how much easier they shift w/o the lockout pin. Others say it didn't make much difference. Probably depends on how well the shifter is broken in and how well they cleaned and greased it. If you have the time, take it completely out and apart and clean any rust, etc. Then grease it with marine grease. Bet it will be a lot better. When you change the oil, watch carefully for the small o-ring under the filter and be sure you re-install it. I usually pull the RR wheel. It just makes everything easier to get at. When you think you have all the oil out, let the jack down as low as you can with that wheel off and watch how much more comes out. To add oil I use a long neck funnel and a 2 ft length of clear hose attached to the end of the funnel. It goes in slow. Fill until it just reaches the fill line in the window with the wheel back on and the machine level. Run it a minute then shut it off and ad enough so that it is between the lines. Make sure the oil says JASO-MA approved on the bottle so your wet clutch won't slip. Personally, I use Shell Rotella T6 fully synthetic 5W-40. That way I can run it year round. I think the main transmission shifts easier with the synthetic oil. Just MHO. While you are in there by the filter, it is also easy to adjust the clutch. It's the little round cover about 11 o'clock from the filter. You just remove the cover, loosen the locknut, tighten the inner adjusting crew until snug then back it out 1/8 turn. Tighten the lock nut and replace the cover. It's hard to hold the inner screw while tightening the locknut, so I just make a mark on the cover lined up with the slot in the screw and check it after tightening the locknut. It usually doesn't move.
  8. On those Suzuki engines many times a simple clutch adjustment will clear up the problem. See attached page from AC service manual. You will definately need a better clutch running 28" tires on a 400 manual.
  9. The only way I know of is to remove the carb. Suzuki manual says 2-7/8 for a new pilot jet screw. I was mistakenly under the impression it was supposed to be 1-1/2 and that is what mine is set at(93-LT-4WD). It runs fine, so I'm not going to remove it to mess with it.
  10. If you want it to plow even better, you can remove the Super Low lockout pin so that it can be put in front differential lock in low or high. The mod also makes it shift ranges easier. Here's a link to a lengthy thread on the mod. It'll probably take longer to read it all than it actually takes to do it. I think the only reason Suzuki put that lockout on them was for product liability reasons. Just don't drive it in High with the differential locked at high speeds on hard surfaces. Differential Mod - Suzuki ATV Forum
  11. Up is off. The Suzuki starter (choke) is not a butterfly choke, but a fuel enrichment system. It is designed to only be needed below 40°F for starting. After starting gradually move it up as the engine warms. Shouldn't be needed after only a few minutes. Also when starting with the starter on (down) because it enriches the fuel, don't touch the throttle or you defeat it. Both of my 93's start down to 20°F by just tapping the starter. No choke and no throttle. If your spark plug and fuel are fresh, yours should start like that. At 2000 miles that model is just getting broken it. With proper maintenance it should last 8000+.
  12. Here's one on ebay for $100. Not all years interchange, but if you go to cheapcycleparts.com and look up the part number for yours and the one for sale, it will tell you if they are the same part number and will therefore interchange. If that one for $100 fit, IMHO grab it. They don't come up real often. Usually by the time you need one, so does every other one made that year unless it was garage kept and babied. In which case they probably aren't parting it out, but still driving it. Most years the KingQuad and LT-4WD (or 250 Quadrunner 4x4) will use the same muffler. http://www.ebay.com/itm/98-Suzuki-LT-F250W-Exhaust-Muffler-/271116939185?hash=item3f1fd42fb1&item=271116939185&pt=Motors_ATV_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr
  13. PM oxidized_black, he may have the service manual PDF. It's a lot more in depth than the owners manual, but everything you'd ever need to know is in it. You might still be able to purchase the owners manual from you local dealer or an online atv parts house, cheapcycleparts.com has them for around $17. When looking up the part E03 is USA 49 states, E28 means Canada, and E33 means the People's Republic of California.

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